Fashion Tips

Five Steps to the Perfect Outfit Every Time

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients is that they don't know how to create an outfit. What they don't realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. Here are five easy steps that will help anyone create the perfect outfit for any occasion.

5 Easy Summer Style Staples to Keep You Cool and Hot

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

In summer, I tend to gravitate towards clothes that are easy to wear, comfortable and practical. At the same time, I don't want to sacrifice style. Here are my picks for five easy summer style staples that will leave you cool, comfortable and looking super fab.

10 Gay Ways to a Stylish Home

Colin & Justin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Some of our best friends, you see, are straight. And some of them, we should report, are very stylish. The following epistle, therefore, is simply a quick fix master class for those who feel their style gene is somewhat compromised. Think of us as wing men. Fabulous -- if often fey -- fixers.

Take a Load Off: 5 Ways to Pack Light

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada Travel
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Packing for a trip can be challenging at the best of times, but packing light can be downright difficult. Here are five tips that I found to be quite useful and are sure to help you Pack Like a Pro -- lite-style.

Style Tips From an Unexpected Source

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

My 11-year-old daughter Annabelle's had an opinion on every single one of her (and my) outfit's since I can remember. And as a result, the most amazing thing happened. I have learned so many lessons from this little girl -- especially when it comes to style and being true to yourself.

The Art of Layering for Spring Weather

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

April's a tricky month to dress for at best -- cool mornings, warm afternoons, rainy days. With this fluctuating weather comes the challenge of knowing how to dress for the day to be both comfortable and appropriately dressed. The key to dressing for these types of conditions is to layer.

The Only Fashion Tips You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey & Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

With a whole new year upon us, many will be thinking about how to revamp their wardrobe or look throughout 2013. But with so many bits of advice float...

Sequins and Leather and Lace, Oh My!

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

What better time of year to pull out the sequins, leather and lace than the holiday season? Whether it's a cocktail party, dinner with friends or a gathering to trim the tree, how about donning something special to mark the festive occasion. Below I've provided three looks for each of the materials.

Be the Belle of the Ball, Not the Office Ho-Ho-Ho

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When it comes to office holiday parties, there's almost always One. The One who looks absolutely incredible. The One who, when you see her, you do a double-take and can't believe your eyes. Here are five simple ways to ensure that you're The One at the office holiday party that they're discussing around the water cooler Monday morning -- in a good way.

Five Ways to Dress for Success at Your Holiday Party

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Whether for business or pleasure, most people's December schedules are filled with cocktail parties and get-togethers. So how do successfully manage to stay on top of all these events, knowing that you're going out looking your absolute best? Here are five ways to ensure that you're well prepared and looking fabulous for any and all of your holiday festivities.

Stay Ahead of the Curve with This Fall Fashion Trendwatch

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

It may be over 30 degrees outside, but my mind has already turned to fall fashion. It's one of my favourite fashion seasons. Truth be told, I've already started making purchases. The early bird catches the worm after all! From leather, to lace and all the fun fall styles in between -- here's what is on my radar (and wish list!!)

Neon Brights: How to Wear Spring's Hottest Trend to Work

Serda Evren | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Style
Serda Evren

What's with all the neon you ask? Well, it is the "it" colour this season. Of course, the majority of Canadians might be too intimidated to wear it to work, including me. So, I decided to figure out subtle ways to incorporate this trend in to my work wardrobe without resembling Big Bird.

1 Dress, 4 Outfits

Christie Ressel | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Style
Christie Ressel

Clients often ask me how to create different looks using pieces in their wardrobes. Here are a few examples to show how you can change the look of a dress for multiple occasions using accessories.

Tips for Reinventing Your Style

Christie Ressel | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Style
Christie Ressel

Many clients tell me that they are tired of what's hanging in their closet because they feel they have nothing to wear. Sound familiar? For those of you looking to step it up a notch with your style, here are some things that will help you shine for years to come.

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...

Up Your Fall Fashion Ante With Tips From Colleen Uncao

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living

How we dress says a lot about who we are and how we want to be perceived by those around us. It's often wise to invest a little time in putting your b...