Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – October 17, 2014 Edition

Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver

This week’s Lookbook is all about fashion firsts.

Lisa was the first to rock a look from the highly anticipated Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration (#NBD), Sasha was the first to sport a piece from the 424 Fifth Fall collection we’ve been obsessing about for months, and Nelia was the first to ever make us consider going grey on purpose as she debuted her new platinum ‘do.

We may be hanging out in the backseat, but our favourite Canadian style bloggers sure aren’t – they’re right at the forefront of the scene.

Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/New York

Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto

Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do, Vancouver

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – October 3, 2014 Edition

Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto

Last week’s takeover of the Canadian style blogs by pretty dresses did not wane this week; ’tis the season, it seems.

This week, Liz sported the sweetest blue frock complete with bow and ruffles, Sonya paired a beautiful floral number with fierce leopard print pumps, and Nelia rocked an uber-cool printed Clover Canyon design (we’re obsessed).

Time to break out those dresses – special occasion not required.

Liz Clark of Elizabeth Victoria Clark, Toronto

Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto

Jill Lanky of The August Diaries, Vancouver

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 4, 2014 Edition

Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto

This week, we’re all obsessed with head-to-toe white looks, thanks to Sonya here in Toronto and Claire over in Vancouver.

Sonya sported a lovely crochet lace frock that had us instantly clicking to snag our very own, while Claire’s effortlessly chic white separates and matching shoes had a similar effect on us (i.e. wear to buy a pair of white sandals, stat?).

Are you rocking the summer whites too, or are you weary of spilling your ice cream on your bright white duds?

Lily Nguyen of Bleed For Fashion, Vancouver

Claire Liu of Von Vogue, Vancouver

Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People, Edmonton

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – May 9, 2014 Edition

Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary

Just when we were ready to declare that spring has really, truly, finally arrived and it’s safe to store the boots and parkas away, Ania in Calgary posts personal style snaps with falling snow as her backdrop. Definitely makes for some stunning photos.

Truthfully, though, we prefer to admire the snow from afar. And from the looks of the sunshine-filled shots from Nelia in Toronto, Mo in Halifax, and Laura in Ottawa this week, so do they. Enjoy the spring weather this weekend!

Cailli Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto

Julia Monson of Julia Monson, Toronto

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 25, 2014 Edition

Jenny Jovanovic of Crazy Style Love, Toronto

This week, Canadian style bloggers from coast to coast made one thing clear: pants are for suckers. Cute skirts, chic dresses and bare legs are the formula for spring dressing – they’re all abiding by it and looking downright fresh too.

From Jenny‘s girly fuchsia birdcage skirt and polka dot top pairing to Alanna‘s whimsical bird print frock getup, we’re feeling inspired to finally put those black tights in storage and show some leg. Now if only the gams weren’t so grey from a long winter away from the sun…

Vanessa Cesario of The Brunette Salad, Toronto

Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver

Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 18, 2014 Edition

Jill Lansky of The August Diaries, Vancouver

Spring has sprung in our favourite Canadian style bloggers’ wardrobes. Flowers have begun blooming (in some parts of the country), and likewise greenery is making appearances in bloggers’ sartorial odes to the arrival of spring.

This week, Ania paired a foliage print collared shirt with white trousers for a cool, mensy vibe, Marie sported rose print cropped pants in the perfect transitional look, and Ivy donned a cute palm tree print sweatshirt for a visit to see the cherry blossoms that have already bloomed in Vancouver.

Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York

Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto

Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do, Vancouver

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 4, 2014 Edition

Kassandra Camponi of Kastles, Edmonton

If you get a feeling of déjà vu with this week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, you’re bang on. A few standout pieces that have made appearances recently are featured again, styled in a fresh new way.

Case #1: Joe Fresh‘s trompe l’oeil shirt. We first spotted it on Barbara, who knocked it out of the park with a head-to-toe black and white ensemble. This week, Lookbook newcomer Vickie paired the same shirt with a bright red perforated leather jacket for the perfect pop of colour. One shirt, worn two fantastic ways.

Case #2: Ann Taylor‘s TDF cage pencil skirt. It first showed up in the Lookbook on Christina, who got us lusting after the skirt when she expertly paired it with a black moto jacket and baby pink pumps. This week, Nelia made us want it even more with an equally fierce black, white and red getup, one of our favourite colour combos ever. Again, one skirt, worn two uber-cool ways.

Déjà vu? Why not when it looks this good.

Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto

Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/Beijing

Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto

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Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 20 Matchy-Matchy Sets to Rock This Spring

If three’s a trend, we’re almost there with the matching separates. First, we spotted Alanna of Xander Vintage in a daisy print ensemble in The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, then it was Nelia of Style Blog in a cute striped duo at World Mastercard Fashion Week. Even sans a third, we’re calling it now: this is officially a trend and we’re totally on board.

Getting dressed in the morning just got that much quicker. From fast fashion to runway, we’ve found you 20 of the chicest matching sets you’ll want to rock this spring. Check out the gallery below – which just made your shopping list?

Image credit: Max Kopanygin

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Spotted from the Backseat: Toronto Fashion Week #WashableFashion Edition

Blogger twins Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman in washable denim on denim

We’ve had #washablefashion on the brain of late. We’ve been busily sharing our own washable #ootds, oohing and aahing over yours, and even scouting World Mastercard Fashion Week for some good old #washablefashion on some of the most sartorially gifted industry insiders we know. In between shows, we snapped editors, bloggers and stylists alike, all sporting their washable best at the tents. Denim? Check. Plaid? Check. Cozy knits? Check. Washable? But of course!

Take a gander at our WMCFW street style snaps for some #washablefashion inspiration. Want to up your #washablefashion game too? Be sure to check out Pink Tartan‘s latest Washable Collection, a very stylish and practical collaboration with Tide Pods.

P.S. Thanks to all who entered our Pink Tartan x Tide Pods giveaway - you sure are a fashionable bunch! The winner will be announced shortly.

Blogger Anita Clarke in a too cool for school washable patterned moto jacket

Blogger Nelia Belkova in washable head-to-toe stripes and a furry blue friend

Wardrobe stylist Kirsten Reader in a fierce washable black and white getup

Blogger Vanessa Cesario in the most amazing washable overalls

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#BeautyBrunchTO: Our Fashion Week Prep Sesh At Do My Hair

One fabulous Toronto Fashion Week ago, we teamed up with our blogger BFFs Nelia Belkova of Style Blog and Kimberly Lyn of The Souls Of My Shoes for a pre-WMCFW primp session at Do My Hair. The lovely salon in midtown Toronto generously offered our lovely readers complimentary haircuts, blowouts and makeup application on the sunny Sunday afternoon right before opening night of fashion week, and we – and you! – definitely took them up on their offer.

Thanks to all who came out for #BeautyBrunchTO! We had an absolute blast meeting you all and witnessing your gorgeous makeovers, and even learned a few beauty tips and tricks from the pros. And a huge thank you to the talented folks at Do My Hair for hosting us, and to smartwater and vitaminwater for supplying the very addictive refreshments.

Missed the fun? Check out the gallery below for a few snaps from #BeautyBrunchTO, and be sure to stay tuned for news of our next big event!

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