Shopping Habits

Style Confessions

Should you buy a top or skirt when you have nothing to wear it with?

We all know that this issue is not only limited to a top or a skirt. It could be basically anything. So, what do you do when you see something in a store that you absolutely love, but you can’t think of a thing to wear it with? What I usually do when I go shopping and I see something I like, I mentally catalogue what’s in my wardrobe and “take out” the things I can wear it with. If I can’t “see” anything that I can wear it with, I don’t buy it. Why? Because I am less likely to wear it, it will just sit there in my closet with nowhere to go. Choosing items simply because you “like them” is probably not the best idea. If you want the best bang for your buck and the most wear out of your clothes, choose carefully when you go shopping.

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Pink in Fall and Winter

Style Confessions: Pink in Fall and Winter

Can you wear pink in fall and winter?

Lately, I’ve been wondering if I could get away with wearing pink in fall and winter. Just to clarify, I am talking about pretty much all shades of pink. I have a few items of pink in my wardrobe and thought it would be a bit sad if I had to wait until the spring to wear them. But I did a bit of research and it looks like pink is an acceptable colour to wear in both the fall and winter months. The trick is knowing what to wear with it. Style your pink top, blazer, sweater or cardigan with other fall colours such as black or grey. Also, add “rougher” elements such as leather or wear it with a scarf and boots.

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Wardrobe Staple

Style Confessions

What is one wardrobe staple that you can’t live without?

Without a doubt, my wardrobe staple would have to be the little black dress. As you may already know, I have numerous versions of the little black dress. Because the little black dress is extremely versatile and never goes out of style, I wouldn’t be able to live without it. A basic black dress can be dressed up and down, worn out for drinks, to the office, on weekends, or just about anywhere. You can also easily change up the look with accessories such as statement necklaces, handbags and scarves. It’s a definite go-to when I simply can’t figure out what else to wear. A black dress also looks great with blazers, leather-look jackets and denim jackets as well.

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Tights with Peep Toe Shoes

Style Confessions: Tights with Peep Toe Shoes

Would you wear tights with peep toe shoes?

In preparation for fall, I’ve been thinking about what types of spring/summer shoes that I can wear during the new season. So, I have been doing some research on the opinions that fashionistas and fashion gurus had about this topic. But I found out that the views were mixed. Some said that you can wear tights with peep toe shoes as long as the toes aren’t reinforced. Others said that you should never wear them together – it’s a fashion don’t. But, what do I think? Although, I have never worn tights with peep toe shoes, this summer season I purchased a pair and I was wondering if I could pull it off. I think I would try wearing black opaque tights (sheer would look too weird) with my black peep toe shoes. Or, I could see how grey or red tights would look. I am thinking that the contrast would be eye-catching.

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Short Shorts

Style Confessions: Short Shorts

How short should your shorts be?

Your shorts should definitely cover your rear end. If they don’t, your shorts are too short. This is a simple “rule” to follow, but I see so many girls wearing shorts that barely cover parts that shouldn’t be on display. Not a good look! So, what is a good length for shorts? Generally, shorts should hit about mid-thigh or right above your knees (Bermuda shorts). They should feel comfortable to wear and you shouldn’t have to pull them down constantly. When shopping for shorts, always try them on and look for shorts that have a little bit of stretch in them. Avoid shorts that are 100% cotton because they will wrinkle like crazy. And, above all, pay attention to the length!

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Canada Day 2016

Style Confessions: Canada Day

What will you be wearing on Canada Day?

I don’t really have an outfit picked out for Canada Day, but I think I will definitely be wearing red and white. I have a pair of red shorts that have been sitting in my closet since I bought them, which have been for a couple of months. I just haven’t had the opportunity to wear them in between these thunderstorms and unpredictable torrential rain that we have been getting for the past two weeks. Do I sound annoyed? Must be because I am. So, if the weather decides to co-operate, I will wear these said red shorts and a white sleeveless blouse. Fingers crossed for sunny, dry weather!

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Always Be in Style

Style Confessions

Which pieces of clothing will always be in style?

Knowing which pieces of clothing that are always in style is helpful when you are re-building your wardrobe from scratch or updating your wardrobe. The best way to simplify this answer is to give you an idea of the few basics that will never go out of style. Blazers, pencil skirts, sheath dresses, button-down shirts and straight-legged pants will be forever in style. If you have at least a few of these pieces of clothing in each category, your wardrobe will never go out of style. Try to select these pieces in a mix of neutral and bright colours to make putting together outfits easier and more interesting.

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