Posts Tagged ‘Spring’
Hopping on the coloured denim wagon, I recently added a pair of Zara pastel turquoise jeans to my wardrobe. I wish I had scooped up another pair, or two, because they are definitely a piece that is soon to be deemed a spring/summer go-to. Adding to my pastel blue collection I also picked up a perfect sleeveless blouse from H&M (which unfortunately is not online), this time I chose blue and black, to keep myself well-stocked.
Something about pastels is so easy, especially blue — pairing it with denim is just too simple. With many shades available in pastel hues, I’m loving the brighter Madewell lace bra below. China Glaze in Audrey fits perfectly with this colour wheel, and another great option is Zoya in Bevin, which has painted my tips all week long.
Often I say I feel like my outfit makes me feel like a boy. This is a prime example. Typically these boyish feelings are encouraged by very simple outfits, and this is too simple, it felt weird taking only two minutes to get dressed in the morning.
Sunglasses – Michael Kors, Jacket – TNA, Sweater – Gap, Scarf – Aritzia, Jeans – Zara, Booties – H&M, Purse – H&M
Spring is upon us, with 16+ daily highs, I certainly have no problem with trading in my wool coats for leather and canvas jackets. My goal this spring/summer season is to incorporate more brights into my closet, and ask myself ”do your 18 other grey shirts need another sibling?” This isn’t 19 Kids and Counting.
Photos by Alice
Anthropologie’s April 2011 Catalog is set in Cartagena, Colombia. I never knew Colombia was so beautiful, but all I know now is that I need a vacation.
When looking at these pictures I can’t help but think that this is what my parents’ house would look like if in an exotic city. They’ve always used vibrant, unique colours when decorating my house in Ottawa. Not to mention the furniture, they’re crazy for vintage upholstered furniture.
Philip Sparks is a Toronto based menswear designer. Having just showed his 7th collection, two weeks prior to LG Fashion Week, we think it’s more than appropriate to give everyone else a little taste of this designer. Sparks’ designs are recognized for the heirloom tailoring techniques, creating classic but modern looks. The last two seasons have circled around the theme of, what I will call, “let’s go fishing.” Spring ’10 is inspired by cottage life and the 1950′s Canadian Pacific Railway gateway ads, where as Fall ’10 takes inspiration from the classic novel Moby Dick. Both have nautical themes and can be incorporated into the spring must-haves for men and new styles of the season.
Well boys, you asked for it, so here it is. These looks are GQ’s “best new looks for the season” but the following four are our personal faves.
1) The Denim Shirt- Versatile, comfortable, casual, but iconic. You can dress it up, paired with a fitted sport jacket, or down with jeans. Just remember to mix up the wash if you are wearing jean-on-jean!
2) Fitted Blazers & Neutral Outerwear- This season it’s all about the fitted blazer. Perfect to dress up a casual outfit and acts as a light-weight jacket for a night out. On those chillier rainy summer nights opt for a neutral water resistant, but always tailored, jacket.
3) Upturned Cuffs- So you may not be convinced on this, but pair your lightly rolled up cuffed jeans with some boat shoes and you are set for a stroll through the park or a visit to the island. This is the perfect outfit-tweak for the transition into summer.
4) The Light-Weight Plaid Shirt- This winter it was all about the plaid flannel, and as I’ve told many, in my opinion you can never have too much plaid. For the warmer months try on a light-weight cotton plaid bottom-up. This plaid is a little more sophisticated and a little less hipster.
Don’t forget to read up on our past post of spring must-haves for men!
goodbye wool coat and parka…hello leather coat loveliness! i’m not sure about you, but the sunshine makes me one happy girl. it’s like when you haven’t heard from an old friend who lives in a long-lost city, and then all of a sudden, “oh hello, there you are!” it’s like we never parted.
Although there is still months of snow and cold ahead, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that light, as we all know it, is spring. Stores have already begun to receive shipments of their spring merchandise, and online retailers have started putting up previews of their spring collections (Urban Outfitters being one). So while you are stuck in traffic on the 401 during a snow storm, or trekking through heaps of snow on the way to the school, remember that every day that passes is one day closer to April showers and May flowers!