Todays WTWW is inspired by my best friend Jessica, who has just gone back to school. Sadly for me, it means her social calendar is far less open for girl talk, wine dates and gossip, but I’m proud of her – she’s worked like a maniac to get where she is!
Jess and I are the total stereotype when it comes to friends. If life were a romantic comedy – she would play the classy leading lady and I would be the kooky but charming best friend. While my wardrobe is filled with loud, patterned, often vintage statement pieces, hers is filled with neutral tones, streamlined designs, classic pieces. If we go out for ladies night, she’ll wear a little black dress, simple necklace and a red clutch, and I’ll be wearing a white top, black skirt, sequin suspenders and about 8 pieces of jewellery, including at least one ring the size of my fist (true story). She’s Calvin Klein, I’m Emilio Pucci…
I have always envied her effortless style so today I thought I’d put together a little FC outfit just for her!
A simple long-sleeved jersey top – perfect for fall with a flattering cowl neckline in navy (one of Jess’s staple wardrobe colours). Mandala Designs (available in our online store!) Neutral skinny jeans – our beloved Yoga Jeans in this fantastic sand colour, are a versatile option that’s a nice change from basic blue. ONE long and simple necklace – this message-in-a-bottle long necklace by Curious Oddities is the perfect piece to dress up a simple outfit without going over the top. A carry-all tote – I love this Alice in Wonderland tote by Aether Gallery – great for carrying school books! Statement shoes – Jess has a bit of a shoe addiction (what girl doesn’t?) so I made sure to add a super fun pair of Miz Mooz ankle boots for a pop of colour!
There you have it – classic, simple, comfortable – a great outfit for a day of studying at the library or your favourite coffee shop!
So he asked you out to lunch! Great! Easygoing, informal – a lunch date is a great way to get to know someone. Then your mind starts spinning about wardrobe choices – you want to look sexy, but not too sexy (it is DAYTIME after all), you want to be comfortable but still polished. The whole “accidentally sexy” look is one I’m personally always striving for!
Here is a little outfit I threw together that is casual and feminine but with a little rock and roll edge (my favourite thing to add to any outfit) that is sure to turn heads.
Base your outfit around a dress – one that’s comfortable but flattering with a fun pattern. The dress above by Mandala is a great option, not too low-cut, not too short, but still very flirty and in a great fall pattern/colour combo (available online now!)
Add some boots and a leather jacket – I’m not talking lace-up, vinyl thigh high boots with a 6in stiletto heel or a beat up biker jacket with chains – just a nice pair of knee-high fall boots and a classic leather jacket to add a splash of sex appeal that’s still daytime appropriate. (Boots in set by Miz Mooz – available at FC Roncesvalles, Jacket available at Joie.com)
Keep makeup and hair simple – a nude or pale peach lip gloss and a simple cat eye (think Christina Hendricks, not Amy Winehouse) will do the trick!
Finish with a touch of sparkle – a pair of earrings with crystal or rhinestones and some metallic nail polish (fall trend alert!) will add just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle to balance out the leather accessories. (Earrings by Sugar Rush – styles available vary by location)
The best thing about fall fashion is how versatile it is! Layering different patterns and fabrics can create a really interesting outfits that can easily be altered based on the temperature!
A pair of skinny jeans is a staple in any wardrobe, but I believe a good blazer is just as important. I’m loving the new Paper People Clothing styles (made from repurposed fabric)! Toss that blazer over a tank top in a rich fall colour in case you get too toasty in your blazer. Finish off your outfit with some statement accessories in gold or brass (these new pieces from Odd Bird are amazing), a pair of oxford shoes (NEW from Hush Puppies) and a light scarf in a fun print for a touch of personality!
Today’s WTWW is based around one of my favourite pieces. MUSTARD SKINNY JEANS! Now to some these may seem alarming, but I promise they are a staple of the season.
We’ve got these great mustard-coloured Yoga Jeans in store right now at our Roncesvalles and Kensington Market locations and I wanted to put together a fun outfit with them!
You may think “what on earth do you wear with pants this colour?” but you’d be surprised at the number of combinations you can pull off! Obviously a basic black or white top will work, but pair it with an unexpected splash of colour (a royal blue or rust orange perhaps?) or a bold print to really stand out!
Below I paired them with a loose fitting bohemian white tank, a long necklace (Sugar Rush), stackable bangles (Odd Bird) and a great plaid blazer. Statement blazers in plaid or brocade are a big trend this fall and can take a casual outfit and turn it professional, while maintaining a high fashion edge and stand-out style. Finish your outfit with a pair of flats (in a colour that ties in the blazer) OR on a cooler day, try a pair of knee-high boots in a rich brown or black to complete the equestrian look!