Colour, Pattern, Texture and Shine

Colour, pattern, texture and shine give an outfit depth, making it look more interesting, eye-catching and attractive. If you think your outfit is missing something, troubleshoot by assessing whether it needs the addition of one or more of these elements.

Link Love: The Art of the Holiday Window Display

Author Susie Boyt shares her mixed feelings about this year’s holiday windows. I love the thought and effort that goes into …

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Gifts of Fashion and Style

There are many ways to give someone the gift of fashion and style. The important thing to remember is to focus on their sartorial …

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Five Ways to Spruce Up Your Footwear

There are the usual footwear cleaning and sprucing up tips, like using shoe polish and weatherproofing spray, or making a trip to the …

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Fashion News Roundup: November 2017

A new subscription clothing rental service, the #1 holiday beauty trend, a brick-and-mortar Everlane store, and more news from the …

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A Love-Hate Relationship with Hosiery

By hosiery, I mean all forms of pantyhose. From the sheerest nudes to the thickest&.....aques, woolly tights, and everything …

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Link Love: New Lipstick for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, it might be fun to experiment with a new lip colour. Lipstick also makes for a fun stocking filler …

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Out of Context Colour Combinations: Yay or Nay

There are some colours and colour combinations that we wear at a certain time of year, for a sports event, or on a specific public …

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Colours and Personality

The stereotypes around colour preferences go something like this: Introverts tend to prefer neutrals, low-contrast colour …

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The Polarization of Retail Price Points

Retail has changed so much over the last twenty years. Department stores are disappearing and online shopping has taken over the …

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Link Love: The Modern Bra

With the help of a team of female engineers, Bree McKeen, the founder of Evelyn & Bobbie, has created a wireless, seamless and …

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Polyester in Jeans: Yay or Nay

Denim fabric has changed a great deal in my 47 years. I remember it being stiff, crisp, thick and 100% cotton when I first started …

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Reminder: Stock Up on Wardrobe Essentials

As we transition to Autumn and Winter, think about your wardrobe essentials. These are the wardrobe staples without which your …

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Width Variety in Your Outerwear Capsule

My 2009 guidelines for fitting a coat still hold true in 2017. Earlier this week I suggested creating a capsule with a variety …

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