Style Ideas

7 Style Ideas To Steal From Oak + Fort

Oak + Fort is a retailer that has been on my radar for just under a year now. When you walk past by their store window you cannot help but notice the effortless and simplicity of their store design. Minimalism at it’s finest. Founded in 2010, they have curated uncomplicated luxury fashion that will go easy on your pocket. Not distracted by trends, they have continued to stick to their design philosophies. Did I mention that they are Canadian too? They sure are! Based out of Vancouver, Canada with multiple stores across Canada and their first US store in New York.

I love that their main focus is to show the clothes, not worrying so much about showing off the body. Playing alot with proportions and putting unconventional pieces together is something they do very well. They make basic look expensive with their exceptional tailoring. You will note that majority of their looks are completed with white sneakers. Putting comfort hand in hand with style.

From a new way to wear your turtleneck, to layering ideas, these are the style ideas I especially took note of that you can steal from Oak + Fort. These are quick tricks and tweaks you can try using what you already have in your closet. Get style inspired today!



Untucked turtleneck + cropped trousers

If you want to go for the less sexy route, this is a refreshing way to do so. We’re so used to tucking all of our shirts in that we forget that it’s feminine to leave it out too. To pull this look off, it’s best to go for a turtleneck a size bigger so it’s not snug on your hips.


Top + jumpsuit

I really love this idea of wearing a t-shirt or long sleeved under a jumpsuit. It kind of gives you a prep school uniform vibe. Oak+Fort’s website is filled with looks similar to this.

 

 

White shirt dress + white sneakers

You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt. Pair it with some white sneakers and it’s a totally different ball game. It’s as if you just threw on your boyfriend’s shirt and some sneakers. It’s a great go to look for summer when you have nothing to wear.



 

Light coat + slip dress

I love a good slip dress, it’s sexy, seductive and flirty. Throw on a robe style coat over it and  get ready to serve some serious bedroom style. Finish this look with some booties or strappy heels for night. Sneakers go well with this look for day.


 

Cropped bomber + cropped trousers

Try pairing your cropped bomber with some cropped trousers for a change. This look is unexpected, yet works so well together. It’s a great minimalist sporty look.


 

Cropped flared sweater set

Now this is a look I was excited to see. I love the spin they’ve put on the sweater set. Instead of the typical drawstring style, try a set that is both flared on the arms and legs.



 

Midi skirt + white sneakers

I’m so here for this look and it’s a look you tend to see alot of Fashion Editors wear during fashion month. Sneakers with your midi skirt is a great transitional look when commuting about. It’s comfy, clean and streetstyle worthy.

Photo Credits: Oak + Fort

Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not just about finding the perfect gift for that special someone. It’s also another excuse for us to get all dressed up! Whether you’re heading out for date night, kicking it with your girls or keeping it solo, the right outfit can make a difference. 

Get style inspired with three simple looks you can steal for your night out. Plus shop each look!



Date Night
  

Pale pinks, dusty pinks and blush tones have always been a favourite of mines. For me I consider them to be neutrals. This blush tone dress is perfect for the gals who are not so into a bright pink or red for Valentine’s Day and likes to keep it simple and low key. Show that special someone that you made an effort but you didn’t go over-the-top. This cute dress rests just above your knee and has very thin shoulder straps. From a far it would look invisible, bringing a focus to your shoulders and elongating your neck as well. This is a great way to show off some cleavage in the most unexpected places. Not just for the small chested ladies, but for any woman, just to wear something different from the obvious. Spray your favourite scent behind your ears, in your hair, on your neck and shoulders, then go!
  
Nelly Cami Strap Bodycon
  
 Monki Danni Coat

  
Guess Sophia Quilted Clutch
  
Tamara Mellon Horizon Suede Sandal

  
Mac Lady Danger Lipstick

Ladies Night

  
Some single ladies prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their girls. It’s a great time to get some girl time in and just to celebrate being you. Forget about all the pressure of having a Valentine and enjoy the company of your girls over drinks and good food. With good music too of course! When you’re with your girls comfort is key because you just never know what the night will bring. I didn’t want this look to be too dressed down so I added some dusty pink clear heel ankle boots to kick it up a notch. Lastly, I added a brown lip which is super popular right now for some nineties vibe. When I think of a brown lip nineties girl group immediately comes to mind. It’s a perfect choice for a ladies night out or in. 

  
Beautiful Halo High Neck Plain Turn Up Cuff Thick Longling Sweater

  
Abercrombie & Fitch Boyfriend Jeans

  
Acne Studios Leather Biker Jacket

  

Very Metal Trim Trilby

  
Ego Chloe Ankle Boots

  
Mac Lipstick in Photo

Solo Night

  
I’m actually obsessed with this look. Gotta give a high five to all my ladies out there celebrating Valentine’s Day solo. Just know that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with kicking it solo tonight. Catch a movie, take yourself shopping or go to your favourite restaurant for brunch. When you look good you feel good, so do your hair, do your makeup and put some fur on!

  
Mango Long Knit Jumper

  
Mango Skinny Elektra Jeans
  
Pam & Gela Mongolian Faux Fur Coat

    
  
Puma Creepers by Rihanna 

  
  
Chloé Drew Leather Crossbody
  
L’Oreal Riche Lipstick Naomi

Gray Matters

Start your weekend off to a good start and get some style inpiration from this week’s look. Wearing a little gray today to match the weather! Did I mention that I cannot wait until summer? I will take the heat anyday, but less complaining and more focus on the positives. This look I put together with an occasion in mind. This is something I would wear to a casual lunch meeting. It’s super comfortable and by adding the pumps you get that ‘I’m serious about my business’ vibe. Paired with the ripped girlfriend jeans, it says I can also losen up as well. Topped it off with a light weight collarless gray coat, and a simple white long sleeve underneath. I’m carrying my current go-to quilted purse from Forever 21. Thanks to Chanel, quilted purses are everywhere in fast fashion and I had to get my hands on one. One day Chanel, i’m coming for ya!

Don’t forget to shop this look below!

  

  

  

  

  

  

Photography by Jaemelle Lindo

  

 Forever 21 Open-Front Coat In Charcoal

  
Forever 21 Classic Cotton Tee

 

H&M Girlfriend Jeans 

  
Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody

 

Forever 21 Faux Leather Pumps 

Rock Your Turtleneck Bodysuit 5x

Let’s face it, most of us cannot afford to wear something different everyday. Even if you can, it’s totally okay to rock and repeat items in your closet. Afterall, the most stylish people are great at repeating the same items in unique and fun ways. I find it’s especially common in the more colder months to repeat items a couple days in a row. You are layering basic pieces under your coat so repeating the same turtleneck a couple times per week is no biggie. Turtlenecks are one of my favourite items of the moment, so it’s only right I created some looks for you to steal. Get style inspired and see five looks you can try to wear your black turtleneck bodysuit fives days in a row.

 

 

SHE MEANS BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

OFF DUTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

KICKIN’ IT

 

 

 

 

THE COOL CHICK

 

 

 

 

 

THAT 70S GIRL

 

Looks to Inspire Your Weekend Happenings

Happy hump day everyone!

With the first week of the year coming to an end, it’s time to gear up for the weekend. Whether you have social plans or work scheduled for this weekend, I’ve put together five looks for you to steal.

 

LACED UP

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CAMEL, BLACK AND WHITE

 

 

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COZY CASUALS

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BLACK AND BLUSH

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BLACK ON BLACK

 

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Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For NYE

Happy NYE everyone!

Can you believe that 2015 is coming to end already! I mean come on, it feels like we just rang in 2015, no? I know we say this every year, but this year just felt like it went by extra fast. As you reflect on the past year, gear up for the new one and set your goals and resolutions, you always have that one question lingering in your mind: What should I wear? With just a day away from the biggest celebration world wide I thought I’d give you a hand. So don’t fret, here are three fab looks for you to steal to ring in the New Year in style.

 

Luxe in Tuxe

I love a good blazer dress and paired with some thigh high boots, yum! This is a great alternative to the typical super tight LBD. It’s “tight enough to show that you’re a woman and loose enough to show that you’re lady.” Baby it’s cold outside, so not only are you keeping your pedi in tact, but those legs will be nicely warmed. Keeping it business on top and a little sassy on the bottom, you’re guaranteed to have heads turning all night. Leave your out and sleek the front back with some gel with a red lip to finish the look.

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Blush Crush

Blush is a subtle way to add colour without the pop. I personally consider blush a neutral and it’s a great way to incorporate colour into an already neutral wardrobe. It’s also a great alternative to wearing something red because it’s unexpected. Super popular right now, a high neck top is chic, sexy and classy. I paired it with a feathered skirt and leopard print pumps, and topped it off with a blush coat and silver accessories. Because this is a neutral look, you can see that I played with patterns and textures to vamp up this look. A sleek pony with pink lips finishes the look.

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Suit It Up

Not feeling the dress this year? No problem, a little black suit does the trick. Take that nine to five suit and give it a spin by replacing your white button up with a sequin bandeau top. What makes this masculine look so sexy is showing the right amount of skin in the right places. Your neck, shoulders and midriff are the stars tonight. Finish this look with a centre part sleek back bun and deep red lips.

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Outfit Ideas: What To Wear To A Holiday Dinner

Happy Holidays everyone!

It’s that time of the year again! This is the best time of the year to have an excuse to get all dolled up, with our hair did, nails did and everything did. We’re all so caught up in our own lives during the year so why not put on your very best when you visit the family. Yes I know what you’re thinking, we’re just going to eat and sit around anyways so why dress up. Dressing up just makes you feel good and when you feel good it shows and people notice. Not to mention how contagious it is. So go on and spread the good vibes and energy.

With Christmas just a day away I’ve pulled together three outfit ideas to get you through your dinner rounds this weekend. Whether you want to keep it comfy, glam or trendy, get style inspired and shop your favourite look below.

 

Ready to Rock

This is a great semi-casual look for the gals who want to be comfy, with some edge to it. Sweater dresses are super popular this season and they’re a quick go-to piece to make your dinner rounds this weekend.

 

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Glam Gal

This look is great for a dinner soirée where a dresscode is implied. Cocktails and o’dourves are served, music is playing and conversations are flowing. Even though you are covered up, this is a very sexy and sophisticated look. Leather is a sexy material, while red is a sexy colour. Put the two together and you have a match made in holiday fashion heaven.

 

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Cozy Chic

This is my version of the sweat pants and hoodie plus Uggs. It’s a cozy and comfortable look without looking like you just rolled out of bed. I chose I slightly oversized knit sweater in mustard, an a-line skirt and over-the-knee boots for a casual feel. StyleTip: Pairing a slightly oversized sweater with a dressy bottom will give the same effect.

 

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Leopard Is A Neutral

Happy Friday!

If you don’t know, then now you know! Leopard is a neutral – at least in my eyes. If you think about it, the colours in a leopard print are just black and variations of camel, but paired together they seem more threatening right! Breaking down the colours in a print this way makes it much easier to work with. For today’s look I used the black in the leopard print as my starting point. I wanted the skirt to be the centre of attention so my other pieces were black to let that happen. Always keeping my accessories to a minimum, I added just a statment belt for a hint of glam. Plated belts like these are not only a great way to cinch in your waist, but also a great way tie your whole look together for a clean and chic feel. I finished the look with my favourite pointed toe booties and a coat over the shoulders. The shades were actually a last minute touch because I tend to close my eyes alot in photos. This helped to get better shots quicker. This is a look I would wear over the holiday to dinner or a night out with the girls. 

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Photography by Jae Lindo

 
 

Similar, Boohoo Bodysuit

 

Topshop Jacquard Animal Print Pelmet Skirt 
 

  
Similar, ASOS Oversized Coat

 

Similar, Aldo Ankle Boots

  

 H&M Waist Belt 

  

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Black, White & Gray 

Cheers to the weekend!

I still cannot believe that it’s mid December and it’s still so mild outside. But i’m not complaining by any means. I’m enjoying every bit of it while it lasts.

 
I put together today’s look with a relaxed vibe in mind. When you think of mini skirts, sexy automatically comes to mind because you are showing your legs. Also usually with a-line skirt, pairing it with a more fitted top tucked in gives you a more pulled together look. Instead I wanted to look less put together so I left my white button up hanging over the skirt. I paired it with some pantyhose from H&M, which are super cheap and is usually my go to place to buy them. Over the years i’ve had such a love/hate relationship with pantyhose. They’re such an essential item when you live in a colder climate yet they can be such a pain in the butt. They do wonders for our legs, but god forbid something clings onto it and there goes that pair. I’ve purchased expensive pairs and i’ve purchased cheaper ones. The conclusion is I don’t see a huge difference in fit, but a slight difference in the amount of wears you get out of it. They both get ruined the same way, but with a little hair spray or a little freezing technique (I can’t wait to try) apparently they last longer. I finished up the look with a leather jacket from Suzy Shier and some black booties. Lastly, I tied a gray knitted sweater around my waist for some cool factor. For me this is a great styling trick to make you look less put together, as if little to no thought was put into your look. Paired with a leather jacket and you’re an instant cool chick. Sexy is always the easy route for us women, but try turning that sexy look into something loose from time to time because loose is sexy too.

 

Get style inspired and shop this look below!

Photography by Shantel Rousseau

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Vero Moda VMVEGA Shirt

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Similar, Zara Leather Jacket

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Forever 21 Marled Mini Skirt

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Similar, Gap Roll Neck Ribbed Sweater

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Similar, H&M Platform Ankle Boots

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H&M 2-Pack Semi Shiny Tights

I’ll Have A Camel And Black Combo Please!

Happy Friday everyone!

I know we always say it this time of the year, but can you believe it’s already December? But hey the closer we are to Christmas means that we are that much closer to Summer! Nothing but positive thinking over here.

 

Today I’m wearing my go-to camel coat. Camel coats are super popular right now and they’re just an awesome neutral piece to have to throw on over any outfit. If you’re pretty clueless about what your personal style is, a camel coat can give you an instant cool factor and easily give people style envy. It’s a great starter piece that will stay as a staple in your wardrobe. I’m a huge fan of the camel and black colour combo so I had to take it for a spin myself. This is a simple look you can recreate by just wearing black pants, a black top and black shoes and then of course topping it off with the camel coat. For my top I decided to wear a graphic sweater to just give the look a pop without colour. This is something you can also try, if neutrals are your thing but you are unsure on of how to incorporate some pop in your look, try a graphic top. I mentioned in a previous post that I snatched up my camel coat from H&M for a great deal, but I also have my eye on a few other candidates. Zara and Topshop are my two in-store options, but I haven’t really scoped out the online options. This is a piece you will definitely want to try on for fit, length and warmth before making that commitment. For a good quality one that can take you into at least five seasons that you will drop a couple hundred dollars on, you should get it right the first time. When I make that decision I’m really looking forward in sharing that with you guys and possibly do a ‘ways to wear’ a camel coat style story.

 

In the meantime, get style inspired with this look and shop some camel coat options below.


 Photography by Jae Lindo

 

 

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Forever 21 Wide Brim Hat

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Similar, H&M Pile Coat

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Similar, ASOS Cocoon Coat

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Forever 21 Flatforms

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Calvin Klein Leather Gloves