Robyn Chalmers of Fashionista 514, Montreal
This week, Canada’s best dressed took a break from the usual colour bonanza in favour of black and white with divine textures, cuts, and accessories.
Kristin’s indisputably charming look illustrates the often ignored but serious power of buttons. I’m now convinced that gold buttons are the best kind of buttons, as they transform her blouse from ordinary to extraordinary. Meanwhile, the pearl buttons of her jacket perfectly complement its scalloped trim – primarily in the sense that both are elegant details, but also in that both allude to the ocean.
Rivaling the magnificence of Kristin’s jacket is Robyn’s white jacquard blazer (close-up here). She pairs it with an otherwise all black ensemble of lace, leather and metallic trimmings – unlikely ingredients to a summer-perfect getup. And can we take a moment to ooh and aah over her Preen for ALDO RISE sculptural shoes (close-up here)? They’re downright amazing.
If you’ve ever attempted to wear knitted shorts, then you know they’re the hardest thing to pull off. Bianca does it admirably by incorporating them into an outfit that’s more dark and futuristic, and less cute and casual. Jay has a similar look going on and pulls off his knit sweater with plunging neckline with equal success. Plunging necklines are, of course, a summer style essential. You can take that one to the bank.
Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto
Jen Tam of Her Waise Choice, Vancouver
Jay Strut of Jay Strut, Toronto
Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary
Kristin MacDonald of Doll Parade, Fredericton
Kristy Petra of Monochroma.Chic, Toronto
Bianca Venerayan of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto