Trend Alert: oh captain, my captain!

Fashion’s most fabulous females are donning a new piece of head wear this season.

This nautical inspired hat is every it-girl’s must have accessory as of late, and you’ll be amazed by how versatile it is.

Pair it with an all black ensemble for a pop of texture, or try a teddy bear coat and vintage tee combo for a look that’s perfectly on trend.

Whether you’re looking to take your weekend look to the next level or disguise a not-so-cute hair day, you’ll have this classic head piece on repeat in your wardrobe.

Grab one here:

Forever 21

The perfect basic option to match everything in your closet.

MISSGUIDED

MISSGUIDED pulls through with a detailed all black number perfect for adding texture to your look.

ASOS

Why not try something grey for a slightly different take on this trend?

Will you be adding this vintage inspired accessory to your street style repertoire?

I want to know!

-Cydney

*Photos courtesy of Garance Dore, the Zoe Report, Modern Gypsy Media for Tess Christine and Natalie Off Duty.

Trend Alert: a trick up our sleeves

There’s a new trick up the sleeves of some of the most prominent fashionistas this season, and it’s literally right at your fingertips.

Intricate additions to your sleeves are all the rage, with runway models and street style starlets alike sporting them in their own way.

Buckles, grommits, ties or pleats, the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your cuffs. Check out these options for a fast fix:

MISSGUIDED

Get frilly with this sheer number by the much loved UK brand.

ASOS

A classic “little white top” with a trendy twist at your wrist.

Free People

This darling peek-a-boo smock is spot on! (a few other good finds on here…keep an eye out!)

Pair it with boyfriend jeans for casual, off duty vibes, or add a tailored pant and heels for a look that’s 100% “unstoppable girl boss”.

Whatever way you style it, it’s all in the wrist this season!

-Cydney

*photos courtesy of ACK, Vogue, ZARA, Ann Demeulemeester and le cool et chic.

TREND ALERT: layered fishnets

Monday means the start of a new week, or as I like to call it “7 new outfit opportunities”.

Why not opt for something new this week and layer some fishnets into your look?

Never fear, this trend is easier to pull off than you think!

An instant way to add texture and depth to a look, this trend can be adapted for every style.

Add a pair of fishnets under uber-distressed denim for double the edgy, street style vibes.

Throw on some little white fishnet socks with your flats for a look that’s both sugar and spice.

Pair high waisted fishnet tights with a cropped top for a retro look with a modern twist.

Draw some inspiration from these fishnet clad ladies and let your imagination run wild.

Fishnets are an easy find. Check out some of these fast fashion stops for all your nylon needs:

ASOS

A vast array of fishnet items here. Have fun playing around with different takes on this trend!

HOT TOPIC

This trend has HOT TOPIC written all over it.

(and they’re having a sale!)

Forever 21

As always, hit up the latest trends without breaking the bank.

Feeling adventurous this week?

I want to hear your thoughts on this trend.

-Cydney

**photos courtesy of The Cut, We Heart It, Who What Wear, and Blog Lovin.

TREND ALERT: off the shoulder

Greetings people of the internet!

Lately I’ve been feeling more than ready to switch my closet over to summer attire.

Maybe it’s because Vancouver is insisting upon being rainy and depriving us of sunshine.

Or maybe it’s because I’m a little too excited to incorporate some new warm weather pieces into my wardrobe, including  these cute little off the shoulder numbers.

I love the bohemian yet modern vibes this Bardot neckline adds to any look, not to mention it’s super flattering on nearly everyone!

Dress it up with heels and a handbag or keep things casual with some distressed denim and a floppy hat. Any way you style it this laid back look is sure to give you that summer time feel.

Hop on the trend here:

ASOS

Tops, dresses, casual, dressy; there’s a Bardot moment for every occasion with ASOS

TOPSHOP

All the pretty prints and colours you could ever desire

BOOHOO

You don’t have to break the bank to try this trend!

May your day be filled with sunshine,

-Cydney

 

TREND ALERT: raw denim

As someone who’s only average at sewing (on a good day) there’s nothing I love seeing more than trendy pieces that are easy to recreate.

The latest one I’ve spotted: raw denim.

It seems that care free, frayed hems are the newest craze to sweep the fashion scene.

Visions of pants that no longer require hemming are frolicking through my mind.

And to someone that once sewed two pant legs together in fashion school, that’s kind of a big deal.

Add a couple frayed edges to your look and elevate it to instant “cool girl” status.

Not to mention the endless styling possibilities!

Already scouring the internet for your own piece of the trend? Look no further:

GAP

Call me bias, but I’ve had my eye on these 1969 True Skinny jeans for weeks now…

FOREVER 21

If you can imagine it, FOREVER 21 has made it out of denim and frayed the edges.

ASOS

ASOS, back at it again with ALL the trends.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts!

I want to know your take on this trend.

-Cydney

Colour of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity

New Year, New Pantone.

The trend forecasts have spoken: the official Pantone of 2016 is Rose Quartz and Serenity, a cool, fresh, harmonious duo that evokes the most elegant of feelings.

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Serious fairytale vibes, right?

Pantone must have gotten my letter this year guys, because I am head over heels for this pairing.

What are your thoughts on this year’s darling new colour palette?

Happy New Year everyone!

-Cydney

 

 

 

TREND ALERT: suede skirts

The latest look you need in your closet?

The little suede skirt!

With the 70’s continuing to take over our fashionable lives, the little suede skirt was poised to make its comeback.

I fell in love with the preppy, yet bohemian vibe these skirts create after spotting them endless amounts in street style looks during fashion week.

Nothing says fall like the perfect skirt paired with a cozy knit sweater.

Throw in some button front detailing or patchwork for extra points.

Check out how these ladies brought the 70’s back into their closets with this latest must-have:

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect suede skirt to spice up your wardrobe this fall look no further:

MISSGUIDED

The possibilities are endless with this HUGE variety of 70’s inspired skirts

ASOS

If you’re looking to add some more colour into your wardrobe be sure to check out these options

Forever 21

All the style without the price tag! Some great affordable options here

I recently invested in my own little suede skirt, so come back soon to see how I style it!

-Cydney

One to Watch: Designer Joline Cadieux

One of my favourite things about being a part of the fashion industry is meeting new people who share my love for clothing.

Networking and forming connections result in both beneficial business relationships and friendships too.

Last month I had the pleasure of working with designer Joline Cadieux for the Vancouver Fashion Week SS16 blogger campaign, which included modeling one of her designs for her lookbook, as well as getting an insider look at her new collection.

Upon first seeing preliminary designs for Joline’s Spring/Summer looks I knew they were going to be a hit on the runway.

In a world where black and white are the “it” colours of the moment it was majorly refreshing to see looks with pinks and orange coming to life on the pages of her sketchbook.

As I watched her collection walk the runway at VFW this season I could hear the audience members around me admiring her designs as they fell in love with Joline’s free flowing silhouettes and floral prints.

Check out Joline’s latest collection, Petite Fleur, below and be sure to let me know your thoughts:

I had such a fabulous time working with Joline for the blogger campaign and want to thank her for including me in her collection this coming season! Follow me around the shoot in the vlog below:

Be sure to check out Joline’s website for more of her designs, personal style and even tutorials!

Counting down the days till next season,

-Cydney

*Photography provided by Mike Wu Photography