Clothing

How To Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Downsizing Your Space

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When I downsized into my condo and found myself with one garment rack and one dresser to store my clothing, I realized that some things would have to go. I also realized that I really didn't wear most of my clothes. I just kept cycling through my favorites. I've heard it said that we typically wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time. So why bother hanging on to one-off's, unworn, or unloved pieces that take up valuable storage space?

How To Buy A Great Suit In 3 Easy Steps

Andrea Traynor | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Style
Andrea Traynor

There's so much that goes into a bespoke suit -- from the subtleties of a man's posture to the numerous fittings before the suit is even finished -- that it inevitably comes with a much higher price tag; you'd be hard-pressed to find a proper bespoke suit for less than $2,000. They're also made by the tailor (or within his small team) and not shipped off to a factory or overseas, adding to the premium pricing.

Travel Essentials You Need For Your Next Trip

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle....

What Clothes You Should Splurge On

Caroline Topperman | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

The question is, how do you know when you should be pulling out your wallet and when you shouldn't? How do you know which piece is a real investment and which one isn't? Even if you can afford to splurge more often than not, sometimes there are better ways to spend your money.

How To Take Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

Caroline Topperman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so ready for spring that I've already started updating my wardrobe. I'm actually not convinced that the sun still exists. So what to do? Well, I guess it's up to us to keep our spirits up and make our own sunshine.

Dressing Your Way To Weight Loss Success

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

What if I told you that there was one simple step you could take every single day that would tip the scale in your favour towards reaching your desired weight loss goals? No special diets, no popping pills. All you have to do, every single day, is -- wait for it -- get dressed.

Holiday Style: To Hose, Or Not To Hose

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

The great debate continues -- to hose or not to hose. In the winter, that really is the question. It's interesting that when it comes to pantyhose (or nylons), stockings (thigh high) and tights, both men and women seem to have an opinion. They're either for or against.

My Open Love Letter to American Apparel

Jedannah Vieira | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Style
Jedannah Vieira

American Apparel's energy and fashion risk-taking was refreshing, and I would venture to say that it revived a love for long-lost styles that have since been adopted and copied by many fast-fashion retailers. Blatant dare-to-dream mentality and unabated vision is so hard to come by these days. Whatever happens, American Apparel is an example of what to do.

How to Shop Like You Mean Business

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

While shopping to create and add to this perfectly curated wardrobe might be a casual pastime to some, to me, it's serious business. Shopping with a plan always starts before you leave the house, mainly in your closet. That's where you want to take stock of your wardrobe to see what you have and what you're missing.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Wardrobe and Your Dollar

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Being clear on my style, knowing how to put things together and shopping smart keeps my wardrobe super lean. If you're looking to create a clean, solid, functional yet fabulous wardrobe and want to make the most of every item of clothing you own, here are three things that should help maximize your wardrobe. And your dollar.

Work With a Designer to Make Your Outfit Dreams Come True

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Canada is home to a number of extremely talented Independent Fashion Designers who, for lack of exposure in mainstream malls, have their talents hidden from most of us. Yet all you have to do is browse through local boutiques to find that many of them stock their pieces.

My Struggle to Dress Appropriately During Ramadan

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

The one aspect I constantly struggle with every Ramadan is my clothing choice. I feel that if I am fasting, I should dress closer in accordance with the Muslim dress code. But is my ultimate goal that one day I will leave Ramadan dressing more conservatively for the rest of the year? I am not sure, but maybe.

The Hottest Trends In Undergarments For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The hottest trend in undergarments this spring is delivering invisibility for a smooth, no-line look under clothes. Invisibility is delivered through seam free construction, laser cut edges and/or and bonded leg finishes.

Is Your Stuff Bringing You Down? Get Rid of It!

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

This weekend I got rid of about 20 per cent of the crap in my closet. And it felt FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. Included in the purge: every pair of high heels that hurts my feet, anything beige, a briefcase that I hate, and pretty lace underwear that I love but is TOO SMALL. Because, really, who needs a daily reminder that your ass used to be smaller?

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Carrie Kirkman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Carrie Kirkman

I am a firm believer that as you climb the corporate ladder it's incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. When I discovered G(irls)20, I knew this was an organization I could get behind both professionally and personally.

Keep Gender Stereotypes Out of Raising Kids

Jenn Neilson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jenn Neilson

With kids growing up surrounded by advertising, movies and TV, toys, books, and clothes that tell them that some things are for girls, and others are for boys, we're already fighting an uphill battle if our goal is to raise girls who know that they can solve tough, real world problems, and boys who are interested in collaboration, not just competition.

Canadian Fashion Designer Gives Rwandan Women a Future

r/ally | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

Canadian fashion designer Johanne St. Louis was always passionate about social justice but when she happened to watch a documentary about the genocide in Rwanda, she knew just what to do. She would train Rwandan female victims of genocide to sew clothes for her company, Dreamyz Loungewear.

Five Things Grown Men Should Never Wear

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Ward Anderson

I saw someone wearing parachute pants the other day. It reminded me that clothing and fashion goes out of style and then comes back in again. Yet there remains several fashion choices that need to forever say in the "DO NOT RESUSCITATE" category. What follows are five things you won't see me wearing...and that no grown man should be wearing.

How to Buy a Bra in Your 40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There comes some miraculous point in every woman's life, where the bra gods look down at you and designate a lifelong bra size. I would march into a lingerie shop (let's be honest: a department store) and ask the sales person for my designated size. And lo and behold, it would fit. How wrong I was.

How to Maximize Back to School Shopping With Your Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

I recently went shopping for back to school clothes with my three young kids in tow. As insane as it may seem to take your kids along with you while picking out clothes for the season, it actually makes things easier and more efficient as you're able to size things on the spot. As the first day of school looms, here are some proven tips for back to school shopping with kids.

SavvyMom Roundup: Autism Awareness, Bacon and White T-Shirts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Autism Awareness, April Fools' Day spoofs, more bacon, more white t-shirts and party favours -- that's what caught my attention this week. 1. April 2...

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic! With many iconic tribal prints, colours and daring choices, this fashion and food festival was one of many sights.

JACOB Spring 2012 And L'ATELIER Line (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Style

Who doesn't love a good sneak peek -- especially when it comes to home decor, fashion or beauty products? In this regular feature, we'll take you behi...

20 Fashionable Offerings And Tips From The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Style

The Man Repeller in three words: Sassy. Pants. #armparty. Three terms that don't make sense when describing absolutely anything -- except Leandra Medi...

Build The Perfect Holiday Wardrobe With Tips From Kelly Millar

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

The holiday season is here and we have one question for you: Whatever will you wear? With everything you have on your to-do list -- party planning,...