I hope you’ve been following my series in collaboration with Cassie from Style-Cassentials. We’re discussing fall trends this week – if you missed any of my previous posts from this special Double Feature, you can check them out here.
Today we are talking about cozy, comfy, cuddly Sweater Glamour!
Last year, I ended up buying a few sweater dresses during end-of-season sales, so I never really got a chance to maximize wearing them. They are PERFECT for the Fall …
What I love best about them is the fact that they are warm enough to allow you to leave home without a proper jacket. I picked up this red caplet from Jack Lux vintage and costume pop-up shop on West Queen West. (A few of my Toronto Vintage Society sisters have been styling their window mannequins over the last few months, click here to read all about that). Adding this bright pop of colour really helps break up the taupes and browns of this outfit.
How I Got The Look: Snake print sweater dress from Old Navy; red caplet from Jack Lux vintage; brown leather purse from a vintage pop-up sale in The Juncton (small bowler bag from Guess); brown suède booties and double drop pearl earrings Reitmans and mother of pearl ring from my travels in Jaipur, India.
I’m really digging this oversized poncho-esk sweater Cassie is rocking. And that fringed purse…**swoon**. Head over to Style-Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trend. Or check her out on Facebook here.
Are you a fan of sweater dresses? Think this might be something you’d rock this Fall? Tell me what you think in the comments section…
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Photo credit: Lawrence Kerr of LawrenceKerrPhotography.com
Sequins was a big trend this winter….and it seems to be carrying into spring. But knowing HOW to wear sequins is a bit tricky. So I thought I’d dedicate this post to just that!
I personally own 5 sequins/shiny items:
- Copper/silver chain purse (Aldo)
- Copper/Gold tank-top (INC, Hudson Bay Co.)
- Gold sequins mini-dress (Sears)
- Blue & black headband/fascinator (Ardene)
Here are a few general tips for incorporating sequins into your wardrobe:
- Mixing sequins with simpler articles of clothing that do not have embellishments will almost always look good. You can dress up something old or something plain without fear of going overboard. For a super casual downtown vibe, I’ve donned my sequins tank layered with long cardi or flannel button-down, black jeans, and a beanie.
- If you’re a little wary about wearing sequins on your clothes, you can still work this style out through your accessories! You might choose a pin, a headband, a purse, shoes, or a piece of jewelry – sequins are great for accent pieces. As you can see … I started that way with a purse, headband and shoes…easing myself into the sequins scene. 🙂
- You don’t have to stick to standard black or even silver. Sequins come in every color of the rainbow, after all, different colored sequins can create a dazzling effect. There’s no reason not to experiment with different colors.
- However, let me repeat: do not try every colour all at one! A multicolored sequined extravaganza might be great for a costume and is common with Bollywood looks….., buuuuuut keep it down to one or two. Otherwise you’re going to look a little like a disco ball threw up on you, and possibly blind someone.
So waddya think? Were my general tips above helpful?
Would YOU incorporate a bit of sequins into your wardrobe and outfits?
Rebecca Northcott, of Rebecca Northcott Photography took a few fab shots of me in this gold sequins dress – insisting that this glittery frock be brought out and worn more often. I wholeheartedly agree! I’ve only worn this ONCE for a company Holiday Party (more than a year ago). But by pairing it something more casual, like these tall knee-high/thigh-high black leather boots (from AdditionElle), gives the dress more wearability for a fun night out and about rather than just limited to a Holiday/New Years/one-time only events. What do you think?
Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott