Wardrobe

Dress Code: Decoding your Holiday Party Invitation

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Festive? Cocktail? Or festive cocktail? The language of party invitations is key to cracking the dress code, well, code. Following are some cues to heed in your choice of attire. And heed away. Here's a guide to help you interpret the holiday party lingo.

Do You Dress to Impress Other Women, Men or Yourself?

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Getting dressed and choosing my outfit has always been a combination of purpose, function, mood and self-expression. But somewhere in that decision-making process is there a subconscious need to dress for or impress someone other than myself?

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.

Corporate Conundrum: What Should I Wear to Work?

Sue Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Sue Jacques

Ask ten people what business casual means and you're sure to get ten different answers. While some advisers will suggest that you always represent the dress code of the client, industry, or culture you are engaging with, my stance is different.

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.

How to Get a Designer Wardrobe For Less

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

Every year, fashion-minded people resolve to transform their wardrobes in the hopes of purchasing fewer, higher quality items. From one designer sale shopper to another, here are my tried and true tips for getting that highly covetable investment piece for your wardrobe, for less.

Out With the Old? Not for These Five Classic Pieces

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Every January there's always so much talk about embracing the new. What we don't typically hear about in January is keeping the old -- hanging on to the things that really work. So this January, instead of focusing on the newest, latest and hottest, I'm going to appreciate five classic keepers.

Five Ways to Update Your Look For Less

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Many of us ladies like to change things up. Every once in a while, we like to update our look or change the way we do things. Quite often, this can result in a bit of excess, adding to an already full closet or brimming drawers. How can we change the way we look, how we dress or put ourselves together, without adding more? How can we update our look with less?

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.

Building a Wardrobe of Staples for Any Occasion

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

If you're the kind of woman who literally wonders what to wear some days, maybe you're missing some of those anchor pieces that make it easy to build a variety of outfits from. Once you know what your staple pieces are, you'll have an easy foundation for dressing for any occasion, day or night.

Dress the Part

Lu Curran | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Style
Lu Curran

Image is everything. When it comes to your image, the way you dress and how you are groomed make up the majority of a first impression. What are the top five image breakers, you ask?

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.

7 Fall Wardrobe Classics

Lauren Baker | Posted 01.05.2012 | Canada Living
Lauren Baker

For many ladies, a change in season means a change in wardrobe -- and, inevitably, an upward change in your credit card balance. But stacking your drawers with classic, well-made pieces is a great way to save money and look amazing for any occasion.