In 1926, Wharton School of Business economist George Taylor coined the theory known as the “Hemline Index”. The Hemline Index describes the relationship between the economy and hemlines, in which the length of women’s skirts are an indicator of stock market potential. In other words: the shorter the skirt the better the economy. Well, we are sorry to inform you Mr. Taylor, but we will have to refute your claim because we are seeing skirts of ALL lengths for spring 2015. While it is true that in past years mini or maxi skirts have been the ‘it’ skirt for that particular season, we are seeing a newfound appreciation of all hemlines. Women rejoice!
There is just something about a great skirt that makes us feel feminine and gives us that boost of confidence to help us look and feel our best. Not only are there no rules to follow when it comes to skirt length this spring, we are seeing a wide range in style, shape, and colour. Some of our go-to patterns, such as florals and stripes are classics and are always popular for spring; however, it would be an understatement to say that sheer is hot right now. What we love about a sheer skirt is that they are so sexy and yet still sophisticated. Whatever your favourite style is, trust that it will be on trend.
We have put together some of our favourite pieces from Tibi, Clu, TOME, and more here, so happy shopping! The world is your oyster.
As summer is quickly approaching, we are getting our closets ready for the warm weather ahead of us. Summer is the time for us to live in the moment and be carefree, an attitude that we try to replicate when choosing our wardrobes. We don’t want to fuss about our outfits, we want easy pieces that are soft and light, while still being chic and giving us cool-girl street credit.
It is now time to tuck away our cashmere *tear*, tweed, and merino wool, and pull out pieces that are open wovens or lightweight in nature. Certain fabrics, such as linen, cotton, and ramie, are great choices for those hot summer nights because they are breathable, keep us looking fresh, and can still be layered without feeling too heavy. The best part is that they are also transitional pieces that can be worn into fall and winter, layered under our sweaters and coats.
While we will only stop wearing black when they make a darker colour, we like most of our summer attire in whites, neutrals, and pastel hues. Shop some of our favourite summer easy breezy looks here!
Shop some of our favourite effortless pieces here, and never worry about what you are going to wear this summer!
When we thought our obsession with Derek Lam 10 Crosby could not reach new limits, Vice President of Design, Liz Giardina, went above and beyond anything we could have dreamed of. Giardina combined pleats, sweatshirts, and structural elements and created a collection of 2-in-1 tonal separates in dresses and tops that has completely blown our minds. What could possibly be better than fashion meeting practicality?
Derek Lam 10 Crosby resolves a common issue that many working professionals have: taking an outfit from day to night. One of our favourite pieces, the 2-in-1 sweatshirt dress, is a perfect item that can be worn both at the office and at a party later on. Layer the sweatshirt over top of the dress for work appropriate attire and peel it off and keep it in your purse for drinks with your girlfriends in the evening.
There is something that we love about a great print. It brings that boldness to your outfit while still being easy and effortless. Throw on a great printed skirt and pair it with a plain tee or an eccentric top with jeans. There is no need to over accessorize as we like to keep it simple and let the prints do the talking!
All over the Spring catwalks we saw wonderful novelty prints that are graphic and whimsical, showing a bit of the designer's humour and personality. Shop some of our favourite pieces here!
While it has been said, "Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking," even floral prints this season have been updated with with a quirky flare.
It's hard not to smile when you're wearing something so fun! Shop the look here.
Not only is Tibi's tunic on trend with the Bohemian theme we saw all over the Spring catwalks, but it is fresh, feminine, and extremely versatile. Styling should be minimal with this piece as we like to keep the focus on our collarbones.
Our favourite is the Aqua and you can get it here now. Happy shopping!
Having strong basics is the most important aspect of any stylish woman’s closet. They form the foundation of your wardrobe and will transcend seasons, never going out of style or losing their cool-girl appeal. Fashion trends come and go but the fundamental pieces are the ones that will last a lifetime. Shop our picks below, whether you are looking for brand new items or just an update, and you’ll no longer stand in front of your closet telling yourself, “I have nothing to wear!” Day to day dressing will be incredibly easy.
The blazer is no longer solely associated with office wear. While it can pull together an office look, it is also perfect over that little cocktail dress for evening wear, or paired with jeans and a white tee for weekend attire. Shop here.
Ripped jeans are the best way to add that edgy, cool-girl element to your outfit. While they can be worn with sneaks for comfy weekend vibes, we love them with a pair of heels in order to lengthen our legs and make us feel sky high. Shop here.
The best way to achieve an effortlessly chic look is to throw on a striped tee. There is absolutely nothing that it doesn’t go with: solids, florals, plaids, you name it. Shop Here.Silk Cami
Worn alone or as a layering piece, the silk cami is a wardrobe necessity. It is a luxurious, year-round wardrobe staple that can be paired with jeans or a flowy skirt, or underneath a leather jacket or blazer. Shop here.Boyfriend Button Up
It is very easy to dress up or dress down the boyfriend button up. Throw on some heels, have the shirt buttoned all the way up, and leave untucked for a crisp, polished look. For a more laid back, edgy look, we like to do a half tuck, something we like to call “the cool girl tuck”. Shop here.Track Pant
A step up from the traditional black trouser, the track pant trouser can be worn with just about anything. Pair with a silk blouse and pumps for the office or a tee and sneaks for weekend wear. Shop here.Leather Jacket
If there is anything to splurge on, it is this leather jacket. Trust us, you won’t regret it, as it will be the last leather jacket you’ll ever buy. Wear your leather jacket year round and don’t worry about it getting worn - it only gets better with age! Shop here.Graphic Tee
The graphic tee is perfect on its own and is also a great layering piece. Wear it with jeans and under a blazer or with a tight midi skirt. Shop here.