Effortless style is easy to have during the warmer seasons. Mostly because you can just put on a short dress paired with some cute flats and you’re good to go. Emma Watson put the trendy in casual while she was shopping in New York City this week. Love her pairing of the drawstring pants, a simple striped tee and cardigan. Those soft yellow loafers just add to this actress’s effortless style.
Want to look trendy while dressed casual? Try these pieces:
This is by far the sweetest and (ignore the bad tagline) tenderest ad I’ve seen all year. Probably because it has a ’60s and ’70s feel to it. And the children have British accents.
Beyonce has banned outside photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show world tour and wants to give publications “pre-approved” images provided by her management. Like that’ll stop people from taking derby photographs of her performing. I think she’s forgetting she’s living in the era of social media, in which she has zero control over. Instagram was flooded with not-so-glamourous images from the tour. And after viewing some of them, we can see why she’s desperately wanting to control her image. Guess she’s just as insecure as the average folk. Poor Bey!
Who knew “tweaking” would ruin lives? Dozens of teenage girls from a high school in San Diego were suspended for making a “twerk team” video, which was posted to YouTube. The school was furious and suspended all 33 students involved, banning them from prom (a little extreme) and not allowing them to walk during commencement (REALLY EXTREME). The video itself is harmless. It would’ve been worse if the girls were shaking their booties in thongs or booty shorts! If you’re thinking about making a twerk video, wait until after you’ve graduated. Or we can all just put a stop to this twerking madness.
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WARNING: What you’re about to see may (I’m positive that it will) change your life. Upon viewing this video, you’ll feel like your entire life was a lie. Well, at least that’s how I feel. It just so happens that we’ve all been eating apples the wrong way! The core, which we tend to discard, should be consumed. According to this video, an apple’s core essentially disappears if you eat top-to-bottom (WHAT?!) or vice versa.
According to a Facebook thread, which has been taken down, Amanda Bynes was in flip flops and sunglasses while working out at the gym. She really shouldn’t have her hands waving up in the air like that. All I could think about while watching this video was when she’s gonna fly off the treadmill. And what song she’s listening to. My bets on ‘Scream & Shout’ by Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears, but who knows?
Her ways may be different but it doesn’t mean she’s not getting a good work out. I mean, just look at Phoebe…
Remember when Justin Bieber first started off? He sounded like a little girl. Well, the female Justin Bieber sounds like a Beyonce and Christina on their best days…except she’s 12! Meet Heather Russell, a Toronto singer/songwriter who was signed to Simon Cowell’s (she must be good) record label back in 2011. Like the Biebs, Russell began posting videos on YouTube at a very young age – but with original songs. She may be a pint sized diva, but her talent is well beyond her years, both musically and lyrically.
Here’s some of her jaw-dropping work:
She’s nine-years-old in this video. NINE!
This spring, you’ll have zero problem finding something sexy to wear on date night or if you’re just going out with the girls! Daring cutouts, up-to-there slits, and sheer fabrics were all over the runways for this season. Thanks to strategically placed windows and lace, this illusionist approach offers suggestive glimpses of skin while still keeping you fully clothed. So pull on coordinating lingerie, and play a bit of hide-and-seek with these look-at-me style statements that are very now and very wow.
Here are three ways to wear this daring and adventurous trend:
1. The High Slit
It’s spring! Let’s rejoice by busting out that denim dress we’ve been dying to wear. Aside from its epic wearability, denim is one of the biggest trends this season. It’s the one material that keeps revamping itself, fueling our obsession with new prints, washes and construction. And of course it can be paired with almost anything. I am obsessed with Alexa Chung’s pairing of the combat jacket and denim dress. Chic with a grunge twist!
Want the denim twist? Try these pieces:
Bolt Studded Denim Dress, Forever21, $28
Ecote Classic Surplus Jacket, Urban Outfitters, $78
This spring season, designers put the emphasis on strong black and white looks. This trend is the definition of wearable, appropriate to wear year-round, easy to pull off at every budget and sleek enough to wear at the office or on date night.
The bigger and bolder the motif, the better. If worn head-to-toe, they’re just plain cool. The art of contrast and colour blocking are bigs news when playing around with black and white. Here are three ways to wear this trend:
1. The head-to-toe pant suit
2. Mix and match stripes
Black. A colour that is perfect for the not-so-glorious weather we’ve been having here in Toronto. Thank you Miranda Kerr for dressing in head-to-toe black this week in New York with a key piece that is trending and very popular this season…leather! Finding the perfect fit in leather pants especially can be tough. My suggestion is to go for leather leggings if you’re having trouble finding pants that are a comfortable fit for your body.
Want to deck out in black? Try these pieces:
BDG Slant Pullover Sweater, Urban Outfitters, $40
Faux Leather Panel Leggings, Forever21, $28
Satin Platform Pumps, Forever21, $36
Box Chain Crossbody, Forever21, $24
A lumberjack shirt is a must have, despite of what season it is. It’s the trend that never goes out of style. Finding the appropriate pieces to match it with is key to making this look work. The best way is usually to add darker colours with a touch of brown. I am loving Ashley Benson’s lumberjack and laced-up boots combination – you got the dark tones and the brown.
Want to perfect your lumberjack look? Try these pieces:
Checked shirt, ZARA, $60
Denim Jeggings, ZARA, $40
Straight-cut coat, ZARA, $90
Studded Cowboy Boots, ZARA, $50
Shay Mitchell rocked a pair of hot pink pants for the Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2013 show held at the Lincoln Centre at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. This is one of my favourite ways to add colour to an all black outfit — so glam rock! Not only is it super simple, it’s got that professional element to it. And the matching pink lipstick is the cherry-on-top to completing this look.
Want to add some colour to your look? Here are three pairs of fun trousers:
Paisley Print Trousers, ZARA, $60
The temperatures have dropped immensely in Toronto this week and Dakota Fanning’s LAX attire was the perfect look of bundled-up fashion. Fur is one of the best ways to stay warm. And one of the most stylish accessories one can possess during these harsh weather conditions. I love the combination between the leather boots and the fur; two must-haves this winter season.
Combined Leopardskin Parka, ZARA, $80
Oversize Maxi Sweater, ZARA, $20
Jessica Alba is probably one of the most stylish moms in Hollywood. She was spotted with her baby at F&S Fabrics for the Home in Los Angeles earlier this week donning this two-tone jacket with leather sleeves paired with Dr. Martens boots. This look defines comfort and style; both of which Jessica is often seen doing while she’s out and about!
Want the look? Try these pieces:
Two-tone zip jacket, ZARA, $70
Skinny jeans, ZARA, $20
Anne Hathaway is a dedicated follower of fashion but it appears she has taken some inspiration from Les Misérables co-star Hugh Jackman as she donned this very foppish-sleek Saint Laurent black tux with gothic nails. I am loving the dark attire Anne has been wearing these days on the red carpet. Opting out of gowns and dresses for this chic look is definitely the way to go. This look is professional enough for the office yet dressy enough to wear to a party.
After the first actual snow fall of the season, we all need to get our sweater-swag on! Miley Cyrus is the queen of comfort and edge and combined both these elements while grabbing a cup of coffee from Starbucks in Toluca Lake, California a few days ago. She donned a pair of grey leopard print pants with an overgrown sweater tucked in to show off her vintage-looking belt. Leopard print is the perfect way to transform a simple outfit into a statement look.
Want the look? Try these pieces:
Sweater, ZARA, $50
Leopard-Print Trousers, ZARA, $50
Blake Lively donned a red-orange leather mini Isabel Marant dress at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief concert held in New York at Madison Square Garden last week. The studded embellishment on the tough leather is truly something we all need to incorporate into our holiday wardrobe. Sequins and glitter are a given during the holiday season but this unique combination adds edge to a simple look. I love how she paired nude accessories with this oh-so-bright colour – a colour we normally don’t see very often in the winter time.
Want to get this red carpet look? Try these pieces:
Studded Bodycon Dress, Zara, $60
High-Heel Two-Tone Sandal, Zara, $90
Colour-blocking is a must this season and reality star Kourtney Kardashian was camera ready while
shopping filming her reality show in Miami with Kim Kardashian. Kourtney stepped out into the sun in an olive green peplum skirt blocking it with a simple salmon coloured blouse. The key to colour blocking is finding accessories that are the same colour. Too many different colours can result in you looking like a clown (not cute). The black heels, bag and sunglasses are perfect for this pop-of-colour ensemble.
Want a pop-of-colour in your wardrobe? Try these pieces:
Sequined Collar Layered Shirt, Forever 21, $30
Paneled Peplum Skirt, Forever 21, $24