Posts tagged style advice
How-to organize your closet for style success

I’ve got a truth for you: that wardrobe you’ve spent so much money and time on creating—it’s only as good as how you store it.


How you organize and store your clothes has as much to do with how you feel about your style, and how you show up, as the clothes themselves.

But there’s some real good news!

Organizing your clothes the right way can improve your style overnight—without having to buy anything new.

And the strategies I teach you in this video can all be implemented in a Saturday afternoon. (Heck yes!)

So grab a cup of tea or a gin and tonic, and let’s organize your closet for style success! 

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3 Ways to Style a Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Is the black leather jacket a staple in your wardrobe?
Or is it one you’ve thought of buying but haven’t pulled the trigger on? 
(I mean, they can be expensive!)
Or do you have a very expensive one you feel like you’re not getting enough wear out of?

Whether buying vegan leather or genuine, it can be a majorinvestment piece. And for that reason, I want to make sure you are equipped to get the most wear out of your leather jacket. So in this fall lookbook, I’m showing you 3 new ways to wear your black leather jacket.

As you watch the lookbook video, think about how these looks can inspire an outfit in your own closet.

After the video, keep scrolling for outfit details and styling tips.

Psst!  Even if you don’t have a leather jacket, how can these looks inspire your style? Do you have a cropped jacket that’s a similar shape? (Say, a denim jacket, perhaps?) Mentally substitute the jacket you do have into these style equations.



3 WAYS TO WEAR your black leather motorcycle jacket THIS FALL


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What to buy for fall (how to make the right shopping list for you)

One of the pieces of fashion advice I give all the time as a personal stylist: buy less, choose better.

You might have heard it before. In fact, it’s become a kind of motto being thrown around on this here internet—but there’s a big component this concise minimalist mantra leaves out: what does choosing better actuallymean?

Fashion industry members use it to mean spending more money—buy less, choose more luxury pieces.

But to me that doesn’t add up. A piece that is made “better” doesn’t necessarily make it a “better” choice for you.

A better choice is one that you love. One that is aligned with the lifestyle you live, the story you want to tell, and—here’s the kicker—the budget you have.

In other words, “choosing better” looks like an easier time getting dressed everyday, more clarity in your style, and less financial and shopping stress.

But when we get to the store, it’s really hard to know if a piece will do all those things for us—if it will be a good choice.

So, I came up with a method. A method for how we can actually choose better.

And today I’m sharing it with you, so that this fall you can choose better.



WHAT CLOTHES YOU SHOULD BUY THIS FALL(how to make shopping lists)


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Clothing Essentials: The piece you need to buy

Today’s advice is my favourite kind to give. It’s the kind that has emails rushing to my inbox and messages to my phone of clients + coterie dames saying they’ve had a style breakthrough.

Because, when you get that essential item that’s been missing from your closet, it can transform your wardrobe overnight.

Suddenly, all the clothes you like but hardly wear are wearable, getting dressed is easier, and your outfits feel more like you.

Now it might sound like magic (and maybe it is!) but your wardrobe doesn‘t transform with items from a generic list of “wardrobe essentials for every woman”. But, when you start with you and your own closet, and follow these effective strategies for figuring out what item is missing from your wardrobe, it can transform your wardrobe, style, and life.



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Is it time to wrangle in your wardrobe or grow it back out?

A year ago, I was stripping my wardrobe back down to its roots. I was getting to know myself and what my authentic personal style looked and felt like.

A year ago, I had no patterns and no colour (outside of some pastel hues.)

I was in a season of cutting the excess + gaining clarity.

Today, well, I’m wearing not just one, but TWO patterns. My wardrobe has flourished back out into a spectrum of colour and pattern.

I’m in a season of turning my clarity into confidence.

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5 Pieces to transition your wardrobe from recent grad to professional

The month after I handed in my final university project, I walked through the doors of my first job at a downtown Toronto design agency. I can’t remember what exactly I was wearing, but I vividly rememberfeeling like I ran out of outfits to wear to work that first week fast.

I knew I wasn’t going to wear a power suit and pumps, but I also knew my collection of oversized, skin-tight, or semi-sheer tops didn’t feel right.

At first black leggings felt like my secret professional weapon, but soon they made me feel like a total professional-fraud.

That wardrobe I had—the carefree whimsical eccentric unique wardrobe—stopped feeling like me. And instead started to feel like a weight holding me back from where I was going.

And when I changed my wardrobe, something more changed.

I started having creative ideas at meetings.
I started speaking up when my opinion differed.
I started owning my skills and expertise.

And I didn’t have to wear pumps and blazer to do it.

Today, I’m sharing with you, my dear friend, 5 little pieces that can make a big impact in looking (and feeling) like the professional and expert you now are, from stepping out your front door to leaving a post-work happy hour.

...Or as I like to say:
Feeling like your best self from coffee to cocktails.

Let's go!



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