What to Wear

How To Make Your Wardrobe Feel New Again (Without Shopping)

The Huffington Post Canada | Aney Mei | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Style

For those days when you feel like you have "nothing to wear."

How To Layer Your Wardrobe Into Fall

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Layering can be as simple as throwing on a cardigan or a long sleeve shirt over your outfit when it's cool and then taking it off or tying it around your waist or hips when it warms up. Or it can be adding another topper like a vest and then throwing a blazer or jacket (bomber and varsity are big for Fall) on top of that. All depends on the thermometer and what look you're going for.

What To Do When You Don't Know How To Dress Yourself

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When it comes to creating outfits, the key words here are layering and accessorizing. Many women feel that their outfits are incomplete because they don't take this final step. Think of it this way -- putting clothes on and being dressed is like a simple, plain cake. Layering and accessorizing are the icing and decorations. Sure the plain cake will do, but how much better will the fully iced and decorated one look?

Dressing For Your Body Shape Is The Key To Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When you know how to dress for your shape, you know how to play up your assets and downplay the areas of your body that you don't necessarily want to draw attention to. You know how to highlight certain parts, de-emphasize others and fool the eye into believing that you are the epitome of proportion and balance.

A Closet Audit Can Pick You Up When Life Knocks You Down

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

very once in a while, life knocks us down. Like it's trying to show us who's boss. One of the biggest blows I've ever encountered was my divorce. Now I'm no therapist, but I do know that when you look good, you feel good -- and feeling good, in my books, is exactly what you need when life deals its blows.

Here's What You Should Wear On A First Date

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Short | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Style

Because the last thing you need to stress about is your outfit.

5 Stylish Ways To Love Yourself

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

We all know that when you take care of yourself first, you're better able to take care of those around you. Besides, who doesn't like a little spoiling every now and then. Whether soaking in a bath, hitting the spa or indulging in your favourite meal is your idea of a little self love, as a personal stylist, mine always involve clothing.

How To Dress To Impress For Your Next Job Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Short | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Style

Foolproof tips on what to wear to a job interview, no matter what position you're interviewing for.

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.

Here's The Real Reason You're Sick Of Your Clothes

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Style

Feel like you have nothing to wear? This is probably why.

These Plus-Size Fashion Staples Are Perfect For Spring

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Style

There may be snow on the ground, but spring is coming. We can feel it. Once the weather warms up, we, along with our wardrobes, undergo a massive ...

How To Shop Your Closet This Spring

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Style

Spring is here! ... Kind of. Although Mother Nature has put a damper on our spring fashion plans, there's no reason why shouldn't fight back. As th...

10 Ways to Look Subtly Sexy This Valentine's Day

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Looking overtly sexy is pretty easy. Throw on some tight, skimpy clothes, expose a ton of skin and you're good to go. Being subtly sexy however, can take a little more thought and effort. This Valentine's Day, if subtle sexiness is the look you're going for, here are 10 ways to achieve it.

5 Ways to Style a Plain White T-Shirt to Match Your Mood

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Much like many of my clients, I am a woman of many moods. Instead of letting it confuse or overwhelm, why not embrace it and go with it. Below are my picks for how to style just some of the many moods you might be feeling. For each look, I've chosen to go with a simple white T-shirt and jeans to show how easy it is to switch up some basics.

Transition Your Wardrobe for Fall and Look Great Doing It

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Knowing what to wear as Fall approaches can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you transition your wardrobe from the end of Summer, through Fall and into the early days of Winter (and keep you looking great doing it).

The Top 5 Style Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I've been styling a lot of clients online lately and the more women I work with globally, the more I realize the majority of them struggle with the same issues. Here are the top 5 style challenges I see, and how to overcome them...

#Holiday911 Is Your Answer To Any -- And Every -- Christmas Problem

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living

Readers, there's no easy way to put this, so we're just going to come out and say it: The holidays can be a pain. Yes, Christmas parties are tons ...

Six Clever Halloween Costumes for Couples

29Secrets | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada Style

Halloween is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than making up a goofy couples costume with your significant other. There are endless possibilities for costumes for two, here are a few ideas to get you started.

How to Make the Best First Impression at the Interview

masalamommas | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Style

The biggest question on everyone's mind is "what to wear to that dreaded job interview?" I'm here to tell you that by showing you made an effort for your interview you are demonstrating that you will make an effort on the job. all you need to do is remember the three Cs.

Top Your Wardrobe Off This Fall

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

It's time to top off your wardrobe with new statement shirts, blouses and blazers. While we're all about coloured and printed pants for autumn, we...

Pants And Jeans To Fill Your Closet With

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Brights. Palazzo. Cosmos. Dalmatian. The sky is literally the limit for fall's take on trousers or jeans. Whether you're ready to keep wearing you...

How to Ride Your Scooter in Style

TheKit.ca | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

By: Glynnis Mapp, TheKit.ca Scooters have been all the rage this summer and will surely stay on until fall. It’s obvious why they’re such a hit...

What To Wear When The Invite Says Casual-Chic

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

It's that time of year: summer. The time when we get to prance around in flirty frocks and ripped jean shorts like it's nobody's business. In the heat...

The Hottest Accessory Among Celebs This Summer? Calgary Made Cowboy Hats

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Style

CALGARY - The impact of royalty continues to resonate a year after Prince William and his wife Kate donned cowboy hats during their visit to the Stamp...

Calgary Stampede Fashion: Stylists Sound Off On What To (And Not) Wear

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Style

CALGARY - Thinking about donning head-to-toe blue denim or Daisy Duke shorts during Stampede this year? Calgary style mavens say no siree.Alexandra Ga...