Suzy Shier

Sequin x Leather

  

  
Photography by Shantel Rousseau

Happy Friday!
 

Who says you can’t wear sequins during the day! Well, growing up we were all told to save those ‘special’ pieces for only ‘special occasions’. You know, your birthday, a wedding, Christmas party, New Years Eve etc. In the last couple of years I’ve had to ask myself why am I saving these special pieces for just a one-time wear. My motto now is ‘if you’ve got it, wear it!’ I mean why have items sitting there collecting dust when you purchased it to wear it. I sure was guilty of this because I’ve actually had this blazer for a while now, but only worn it a couple of times. It’s a great stand-alone piece that I can also just throw on with a t-shirt and jeans, no accessories needed. For cocktail hour I can also throw it over a fitted mini dress and go! If you’re not a heels gal and you have a lot of walking to do during your day, I suggest switching the heels in for some white sneakers instead. I’m also wearing my bodysuit of the moment from Missguided with leather pants from Forever 21. The bag I purchased from Value Village years ago, but it’s nice to see that this style is coming around again and in stores now. Get style inspired and shop the look below!

 

 

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Similar, Free People Sequin Blazer

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Missguided Sleeveless Bodysuit

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Pants

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Similar, ASOS HINT Heeled Sandals

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Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

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Keeping it Neutral

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Summer is quickly slipping away from us, so this may just be one my last few moments in shorts until Spring. In this look I’m keeping a neutral palette with a pop of colour and mix prints. My tip is to treat leopard print as if it were a neutral – if you’re able to think this way you will be able to pair your leopard print with just about anything with no fear. Keep in mind that in small dosages works best. Here I paired mines with small horizontal stripes, khaki and a pop of orange to give the look some colour. Style tip: when pairing two prints together, make sure one is large and one is just tad smaller to give your outfit some dimension. Khaki is classic and neutral so this sleeveless trench helped pull together my look to give it a cleaner feel. See below for some of my favourite pieces to help you put this look together yourself.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Sleeveless trench, Suzy Shier

Striped top, Suzy Shier

Leopard print shorts, H&M

Strappy heels, Jessica Simpson

Shop similar pieces below to get the look.

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Totally Ripped

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I’m all for mixing and matching and looking a little undone at times; so in this look I left the top untucked, to give off a more laid back look. Pairing a classic piece like the blazer with ripped jeans is a mix match made in heaven. In this look there’s an equal balance between nudes and brights, and casual and classics. Instead of the classic white button up I decided to pair the blazer with a neon green sleeveless  one instead. Style tip: To take your look from the norm to the next level, choose classic pieces with a new spin on it. It can be anything from a different fabric, pattern or cut. This look is great for a casual Friday in a more creative office environment.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Blazer (oldie), Suzy Shier

Sleeveless button-up (oldie), Sirens

Ripped jeans (oldie), Bluenotes Jeans

Heels (oldie), Fergie

Clutch, Aldo

Shop some of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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Casually Cool

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Summer is here and my sandals are out! This season a huge trend are slip ons – dress them up or dress them down, they just make your outfit look super easy. I personally love these hot items because I can skip the heels and easily slip them on for an all day pool party. It does a great job in toning down an overly sexy bikini to create the right balance between sexy and cool.

Also when you think of a pool or patio event white is the colour that often comes to mind. If you’re a complete brand obsess chick, definitely check out the Birkenstocks, if not, Zara’s affordable version are great too. Top is from Suzy Shier, Skinnies are H&M, Sandals are from Ardene. The handbag is one of my best buys from Value Village. See outfit details below.

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

 

Top, old: Suzy Shier

Skinny jeans, similar: H&M

Sandals, in black: Ardene

Biker Babe

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This is one of two of the biker jackets I own. I’ve had it for over 5 years now and to be honest it’s starting to show some wear and tear (sad face). I have though, been eyeing two replacement choices, one from H&M another from Zara – so next season I will make that decision. I paired this jacket from Suzy Shier with a mini skirt from Sirens to balance the look and a white V-neck t-shirt tucked in. The t-shirt is from Urban Outfitters and it’s absolutely one of my new favorite places to buy t-shirts. I really find that their t-shirts are made with the perfect amount of looseness to give you that relaxed look and feel. Super comfy of course and affordable too. To finish the look I wore one of the season’s hottest trends – ankle strap heels with buckle detail – also from Sirens. Accessories were kept to a minimum, with gold bangles and a gold watch.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Suzy Shier biker jacket

Urban Outfitters white V-neck t-shirt

Sirens printed mini skirt

Sirens ankle strap heels with buckle detail