Unless you’ve been living under a rock a couple of months ago, you must have seen this hilarious video on wearing activewear. I love the “never exercising in my activewear” line. In this edition of Stumped by Style, we’re taking a look at one of the most common problems I hear from you – how to build a casual outfit that doesn’t involve a single hoodie, stretchy gym pant or running shoe. We’ve gone to LOFT to pull together this look – just for you. Check it. » Check out the whole video here. Hit me up with your questions on casual attire- on Facebook or Twitter. I know you have them. To see some of our other Stumped by Style posts, click here.
This week’s edition Stumped by Style capably covers another burning fashion question. This time, I visited Floc Boutique in Edmonton to talk about trouser jeans, and how to wear them for both casual and professional occasions. Many people don’t fully utilize the trouser-jean look and don’t realize how they can pull off this look at the office, as well as on the weekend. With the right colour and pattern, you can dress up these trouser jeans with a blazer and nice shirt, or with more casual clothing to make the outfit comfy for the weekends. » Check out the whole video here. What do you think of these outfits? How would you wear these trouser jeans? Tell us on our L Squared Style page on Facebook or Twitter.
Last Friday, I appeared on CTV Morning Live with my dear friend, Kimberly Wynn. I was so happy to get to work with Addition Elle, a powerhouse in the 14+ ladies wear market. I showcased some looks for fall to help get you through this season. You can check out the full segment here. (Love this photo…. “hey girl”) Adjusting to fall, and the amazing layering season, is a fun transition to make every year, and the outfits I’ve showcased in this CTV segment are stylish ways of how to stay stylish through the next few months. Model #1: Off to Work Why I love this outfit: This outfit is perfect for the office each day. The full camel look is ah-mazing, with the laser cut blouse and faux suede skirt (which has a sexy, yet work appropriate, slit). You’ll likely want to add a black blazer to the outfit, but resist! Instead, add a more interesting colour. Right now, merlot is a great option. Yes, it’s on trend right now but is a great “black alternative” to add to your wardrobe both now and in the future. To complete the outfit, add a fierce belt with standout hardware. As for the shoes, I’ve added a low wedge with an almond toe. But if you want to take this from office to evening, swap out those shoes for a sky high-pointed stiletto. Model #2: Going to the Farmer’s Market or Lunch with a Friend Why I love this outfit: Layering is a big deal for fall. This outfit is a great example of how to do that successfully. This dress is perfect for a casual Friday look at work, and it easily transitions into weekend casual attire too- as I’m showing you here. Why? It’ll add some polish to an easy weekend look. Here’s how you can wear that chunky cardigan look without looking too bulky. An effortlessly stylish addition to this overall outfit is the leather colour blocking. Finally, go with a flat bootie for shoes. This is going to be easy to walk in and has much more of a casual vibe for a weekend look. Model #3: Going to a Cocktail Party Why I love this outfit: Do it up right with this dress! The lace overlay adds quite a feminine touch. To contrast with such a feminine choice, we’ve added a caged stiletto and punk hair. The faux fur stole can be a dressy addition, as we’ve shown here. Throw it off the shoulder for a slightly different look. Where credit is due Thanks to Makeup by Bean and Kelli Bland from Ponytails and Horseshoes. What’s your favourite fall fashion for work, weekend or a night out? Tell us on our L Squared Style page on Facebook or Twitter. Now go to Addition Elle and find these outfits!