Friday Fashion for CTV

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!

More than one way to wear a dress

One of the most crucial things we tend to forget about after shopping for awesome new styles, is the creativity to accompany how to show off your new fashion. Today, I want to show that there’s more ways to wear the same piece of clothing. Specifically, I’ll show two ways to wear the same dress. Both for work, and for play. This dress is from LOFT. First up, is a look for work.   If you’re wearing this dress to work, remember to add a belt. I’ve contrasted this look with two different patterns, here. Personally, my belt is old and well-loved; it’s from Banana Republic.  But, here are two awesome and more up-to-date options: the Bria Belt and the calf hair belt. A briefcase is a necessary addition to pull off this professional look. And, finally, to keep that professional look, polished, add a pair of low, walk-around-town nude, pointed pumps to your ensemble. Second up is how to add a casual spin to this dress. First, you should add a pair of casual sneakers. Personally, I can’t stop wearing these Nubuck Street Shoes. Besides the shoe change, you’ll want to lose the belt. Leave your dress loose and flowing to pull off the casual look. What do you think of these options? What are your favourite pieces that can be pulled off both professionally and casually? Tell us on our L Squared Style page on Facebook or Twitter.

Friday Find: Navy Transitional Coats

It’s that time again. Time to layer it up for Fall. Gents, I want to show you three ah-mazing lightweight coats for fall. Oh, and they’re all navy- a universally flattering colour which is classic for any season. If you’re looking to upgrade your Fall coat situation, these are all great choices.  They: Can be worn on their own, with either a t shirt or a couple of layers underneath Would layer well under a winter coat for when it gets really chilly out Check these out: Quilted Chambray Jacket (La Panoplie)- $121 Field Jacket (BOSS)- $598 Harrington Jacket (Ben Sherman)- $213