What to Wear Wednesday – SPRINGing in the Rain

What to Wear Wednesday - SPRINGing in the Rain

What to Wear Wednesday – SPRINGing in the Rain by freshcollective featuring missoni

Okay, so it’s raining… a lot, but in an effort to play devil’s advocate, I decided to have fun creating a rainy-day set for today’s WTWW post.

I based today’s set around one of our great Soia & Kyo spring jackets. this stylish jacket creates a great silhouette while it’s fashionable hood (yes, that’s possible) keeps your ‘do safe from the drizzle!

Underneath, throw on your favourite pair of jeans and one of our brand new Yasmine Louis tops – I LOVE the slouchy comfy long-sleeved ones! I’d rock it off one shoulder for a casual cool look. Finish it off with your umbrella and give a pair of your fall boots (Miz Mooz pictured) another trip around town!

What to Wear Wednesday – A Pop of Pink

What to Wear Wednesday - A Pop of Pink!

What to Wear Wednesday – A Pop of Pink! by freshcollective on Polyvore

Good morning, friends!
It seems that after a few FREEZING COLD (and snowy?!) days, Mother Nature is finally finishing up her cruel April Fools joke on us all… it’s going to be 10 DEGREES tomorrow!!!

In typical over-eager Canadian spring style, I will be gallivanting about in bare legs and sunglasses like it’s a summer heat wave. Will you?

Welcome the warmth in this bright, fun outfit from Mandala Design. A bold colour matched with an equally bold print = a bold, spring-ready you!

Brooke Top by Mandala Design
Lela Silk Skirt by Mandala Design
Waltz Shoe by Miz Mooz
Necklace by Curious Oddities

What to Wear Wednesday – Ring in Spring

What to Wear Wednesday - Ring in Spring
What’s that? Sunshine? ABOVE ZERO TEMPERATURES? Could it be… SPRING!?!?
I’m afraid to say it out loud, lest mother nature hit us with another ill-timed snowstorm, but it seems this time it may actually be true!
Finally we can break out our new spring dresses, bold colours, floral patterns and flats (at least with a sweater and some tights).

Dress: Brand new arrival from Mandala
Shoes: Hush Puppies
Necklace: Curious Oddities

Looking for more outfit ideas? Check out the WTWW archive

What to Wear Wednesday – Terrific in Teal

What to Wear Wednesday - Terrific in Teal

What to Wear Wednesday – Terrific in Teal by freshcollective

There are so many great spring dresses coming through the Fresh Collective doors these days, but with the winter chill still in the air it’s hard to wait… FEAR NOT! You don’t have to! Pair a great new dress with some warm tights and your favourite cardigan and you can start spring early!

Dress: Address Apparel (formally Bionic), Shoes: Hush Puppies, Earrings: Curious Oddities

What to Wear Wednesday – Prints & Pinks

What to Wear Wednesday - Prints & Pinks

What to Wear Wednesday – Prints & Pinks by freshcollective

Hard to imagine when the weather is this dismal, but Spring IS just around the corner (we must keep telling ourselves that)! So I put together a look with some hot seasonal trends featuring great new Fresh Collective arrivals!

TOP: The Joan Cowl top from Paper People Clothing adds a bright colour pop to an otherwise black and white outfit. It’s a great way to introduce spring brights slowly (but boldly)!

PANTS: These cropped pants from Brenda Beddome are one of my favourite new arrivals of the season so far! They perfectly capture two of the hottest trends of the coming season: Black & White, and Bold Prints!

CARDIGAN: It’s still too soon to go sleeve-free so top of your look with a smart black cardigan like this one from Mandala to stay toasty.

BOOTS: I would ideally pair this outfit with a cute pair of flats for spring, but today I couldn’t fathom it, so instead, added weatherproof Hush Puppies boots, and I think it’s an unexpected footwear choice that really makes the look!

EARRINGS: These cute studs from Curious Oddities compliment the printed pants just right and really complete the look with a touch of vintage flair.

What to Wear Wednesday: Oscar Party!

What to Wear Wednesday - Oscar Party!

What to Wear Wednesday – Oscar Party! by freshcollective featuring peacock jewelry

The most glamorous night in Hollywood is just around the corner, but why let the celebrities have all the fun? Many people host fancy nights in with friends and family to watch the big show, gaze longingly at the stunning gowns of the evening and cheer on their favourite films!

Wear a gorgeous dress in a classic cut like this new number from Michelle Carey, and pair it with a great pair of heels or wedges (Hush Puppies pictured). Top off your look with some hollywood red lips and your most stunning statement jewellery (necklace by Elementals) and you’re ready to rock the red carpet!

We’ve put together a Pinterest board of fun Oscar party ideas:

Not up for hosting and don’t know any friends having a screening? There are many events popping up at nightclubs and restaurants across the city, including this one at Riverside Public House on Queen St E that I plan to attend in my red carpet finest:oscar party

 

(click the photo for the Facebook Event)

It’s been a great year in film and I’m really excited to see who comes out on top. Personally I’m rooting for Les Miserables – it’s always been one of my favourite musicals and I think they did a stunning job of it – I actually went to see it twice I loved it so much!

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Which film do you hope to see celebrated this Sunday night?

What to Wear Wednesday – Happy GALentine’s Day!

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh it’s only the best day of the year! Every February 13th my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just kick it – breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair… minus the angst… plus fritattas.”
– Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), Parks and Recreation

 

We are ALL about ladies celebrating ladies and so – we at FC are totally taking on the Parks and Rec way of life! HAPPY GALentine’s DAY!
What to Wear Wednesday - Happy Galentine's Day!

What to Wear Wednesday – Happy Galentine’s Day! by freshcollective featuring cardigans

Sooooo the perfect Galentine’s Day outfit? It mixes comfort and a little sass! Wear your favourite pair of comfy black Yoga jeans with a brand new Kollontai tunic (just arrived THIS WEEK!). This tunic is flirty and romantic, but still manages to be casual over jeans and paired with sweet Chaste Skimmer flats from Hush Puppies (also brand new)! Toss a Mandala cardigan over top to keep warm and you’re ready for a night out (or in) with your best gal pals!

Unsure of what to do for Galentine’s? Why not grab a girlfriend and bring her down to Fresh Collective Queen St tonight at 7:30 – You’ll have a blast shopping with our style coaches, seeing our new spring arrivals and meeting even more great gals!

Even more fun: We’re GIVING AWAY 2 pieces from the Kollontai spring collection!

Click the photo below for event details and to RSVP!

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What to Wear Wednesday – Sassy Sweetheart

What to Wear Wednesday - Sassy Sweetheart

What to Wear Wednesday – Sassy Sweetheart by freshcollective

All You Need is Love… and a sweet outfit for your Valentines plans! Whether you’re going out with that special someone, or having a wine night with the ladies, the Vanessa Sweetheart Dress from Mandala Design is the perfect choice!

Pair it with a cute pair of Pique wedges from Hush Puppies that are the perfect mix of cute and comfortable, and a stunning statement necklace of freshwater pearls from Elementals Jewellery and you’re all set for a lovely evening!

What are your plans for February 14th?

What to Wear Wednesday – Beauty in Black

What to Wear Wednesday - Beauty in Black

What to Wear Wednesday – Beauty in Black by freshcollective

Black. I could write a love story, a poem, a ballad about my love of black. Don’t we all? It’s slimming, it’s sleek, it’s classic, it’s always appropriate. I’m wearing all black today (with the exception of some fun red boots) and feel confident and stylish, and so I decided today’s WTWW would pay homage to the queen of shades!

Top: Studio Fresh – Okay, so this isn’t all black, but I love the structure, the interesting contrast of fabric and texture, and I’m a sucker for anything involving lace…

Jeans: Yoga Jeans – by now you know these are the best jeans around. I love them in the slimming, flattering “sky-rise” cut. No more muffin top!

Boots: Hush Puppies – These Moorland boots are cozy, comfy and weatherproof! With a peek-a-boo grey plaid lining, they’re a great all purpose black boot you can dress up and down all fall/winter/spring long!

Earrings: Odd Bird – A pair of geometric dangling earrings add a touch of modern glam to this outfit. Best part? Odd Bird is now a whopping 50% off!

What to Wear Wednesday – Deep Freeze Darling

What to Wear Wednesday - Deep Freeze Darling

What to Wear Wednesday – Deep Freeze Darling by freshcollective

Well… it’s a bit brisk outside, wouldn’t you say? I kind of wanted to put together some sort of head-to-toe down-filled ensemble (can someone design me one that’s still chic?) but instead this adorable number will have to do!

Top: This Alexi Isla Knit top from Studio Fresh is great for winter layering. It’s lightweight knit makes it great for transitioning from outdoors (don’t you hate when you bundle up in a heavy sweater only to find yourself overwhelmed and overheated when you get to work?)

Jeans: Our beloved Yoga Jeans are great for an active winter lifestyle. These jeans move with you and form to your curves so you can look great while you skate! Available in several colours, this merlot tone will bring a warm glow to the winter cold.

Boots: I’ve overlooked these little Miz Mooz ankle boots for awhile now, and I can’t figure out why…they’re adorable! Maybe not perfect for trudging through snow, but my goodness, if you’re indoors – try these on for size!

Headwear: Last but not least, keep yourself toasty with a bit of Paper People Clothing winter style. A fashionable alternative to your normal knit cap, this headband/turban hybrid made from repurposed wool is a stylish way to stay warm!