Two-piece bikinis are so been there, done that! This year, it’s all about the cutout monokini which is a great compromise between a bikini and a one-piece. It’s perfect for people who want to show off a lot of skin without looking like they actually are. And, it also adds some diversity to your swim wear drawer. Paris Hilton donned an abstract cutout monokini while on vacation in Hawaii, which I absolutely love! It’s low cut but doesn’t reveal too much! You really can’t go wrong with this swim wear pick!
Want to get your monokini swag on? Try these pieces:
Abstract cutout monokini (Forever 21, $24), Yanagita sandals (Aldo Shoes, $60), Straw Hat (H&M, $15), Skylar sunglasses (Urban Outfitters, $14), Gliceria bracelets (Aldo Accessories, $15)
Floral prints are an iconic trend for spring and one of the easiest to put together.It’s also the best, if not easiest, way to embrace your inner lady. Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr mixes colour blocking into her floral look which is a neat way to incorporate two very popular trends into one. This works really well because her floral printed trousers are of a lighter shade so using colours from the print itself still keeps it simple and chic.
Want to colour-block with florals? Try these pieces:
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:
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
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
Finding the perfect holiday outfit can be difficult, but Kendall Jenner just made it a little bit easier! Leather is a must do this winter/holiday season and that’s exactly what Kendall donned at KIIS FM’s 2012 Jingle Ball; a high-waisted leather mini. She paired it with a casual top and a statement pair of ankle boots. Leather can often be taken as “trying too hard” but this look is effortless!
Want to try a similar look this holiday? Try these pieces:
Sheer Sequined Metallic Tank, Forever 21, $24
Pleated Faux Leather Skirt, Forever 21, $28
High Heel Studded Ankle Boots, ZARA, $100
Guess who got all dolled up to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family last week? Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale took their boys to Gwen’s parents house in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving dinner. Gwen’s nerd-chic attire is a must-do this season. The plaid shorts and sweater combo is very appropriate for the occasion; dressy but not over the top!
Want to look nerd-chic? Try these pieces:
Sweater, H&M, $15
Jacquard Zippered Shorts, Forever 21, $24
Garlinger, Aldo, $130
The holiday season is just around the corner so why not get your festive spirit on by adding some velvet into your winter wardrobe? Miley Cyrus already has. This Disney graduate was seen out and about earlier this week in New York City donning a velvet skirt paired with what looks to be a faux fur sweater and biker boots. I love the combination of the two textures! Perfect way to add hard edge into your look.
Do you want to experiment with textures? Try these pieces:
Velveteen skater dress, Forever 21, $24
Bejeweled faux fur jacket, Forever 21, $60
Florals might be hibernating this season but animal prints are so on! British TV personality Alexa Chung incorporated three of my favourites at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York last week; lace, leopard print and Chanel! A Chanel bag and lace is expected at a lingerie fashion show, but when you add a print like the cheetah print, it adds a harder edge. Her plain black coat really ties this outfit together!
Long sleeve lace dress, Forever 21, $28
City bag with chains, Zara, $50
Just because it’s getting chilly out, doesn’t mean you can’t show a little leg! Model Miranda Kerr shows off her legs in thigh-high leather boots while on her way to shoot the new campaign for Victoria’s Secret in New York. The short dress and high boots combined together is very work appropriate. Professionalism at its finest.
Need professional yet stylish clothes? Try these pieces:
Metallic-blend sheath dress, Forever 21, $28
Classic double breasted coat, Forever 21, $48
The best thing about Fall? Layers! Olivia Palermo was out and about in New York last week —before hurricane Sandy came to town — sporting leather trousers and an oversized sweater…the two must-haves this season! Leather is great because it enhances your “I’m super lazy today” look, depending on what top you’re wearing. Pairing these pants with an oversized sweater or a simple, white coloured blouse is the perfect way to get that look that effortless style fashionistas everywhere want to possess.
Want an effortless makeover? Try these pieces:
Pyramid stud button down, Forever 21, $17
Textured poncho-style top, ZARA, $50
Faux leather leggings, ZARA, $50
It’s fashion week here in Toronto so why not do it “strike-a-pose” style by getting in touch with your masculine side? Emma Roberts wore a Nanette Lepore “In the Mix” power suit to the Vogue Eyewear and CFDA unveiling of the “Emma” sunglasses in New York last week. She topped off her ultra-chic look with a pair of cream-coloured cat-eye sunglasses and a large orange envelope clutch, which adds a nice pop to this dark grey jacquard pantsuit.
Are you ready to strike-a-pose? Try these pieces:
Blazer, H&M, $60
Blouse, H&M, $30