spring style gets social
get a head start on springs best looks
From my 8th floor vantage point in mid-town Toronto on Sunday morning, I was more than a little confused. The calendar on my iPhone confirms its late January and yet, there isn’t a single snowflake in the air. My trusty weather app indicates it’s a balmy and altogether unseasonably +7 outside so I can’t help but wonder, where is winter? As a result of Mother Nature’s recent identity crisis, I find myself looking ahead to spring as I begin planning my warm weather wardrobe.
After all, it’s never been easier to get a head start on the best looks for spring without having to break the comfortable habits of winter hibernation. Just grab your smart phone, tablet or laptop and get scrolling through your favorite fashion feeds. In a matter of seconds, you’re instantly transported to another world where you’ve gained access to the worlds top stylists and the perfect front row seat at fashion week. Fueled with newfound inspiration, you’re sure to swipe right as you begin shopping next season’s hottest trends.
Not sure where to start? Are you someone who’s followers list is a little more ‘cute cats’ than ‘haute couture’? Never fear, this is a safe space and there’s no judgment here. We’ve provided you with the perfect arsenal of inspiration as you plan your assault on spring style. With the help of social medias top fashion influencers, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect look that’s sure to stop your thumb dead in its tracks.
your style advisor
@styleiswhat will quickly become any stylish man's most trusted advisor and can be found on Instagram, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter and through their homepage. The brand is a global network of top fashion and design influencers who inspire millions of men around the world everyday and help take the guesswork out of highly stylized street style. The best part is their ability to seamlessly bridge the gap between inspiring, effortlessly cool combinations and instant access. Once you find something that speaks to your style, simply ‘shop the look’ to recreate the entire outfit through the magic of 21st century e-commerce. Many of the items featured come from retail giants such as Asos, Topman and Zara so you won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on next season’s biggest trends. A few current standouts from the page that are sure to continue trending into spring include a great camel wool overcoat, paired with fitted, distressed denim and suede Chelsea boots.
@StyleAlbum is the fashion and lifestyle passion project created by a group of five well dressed, well-traveled and well-to-do London-based women. Spearheaded by former pop star and WAG Louise Redknapp and her pal Emma Thatcher, their blog is a single platform that mixes fashion, beauty and lifestyle finds that provide their loyal audience with a daily dose of diverse inspiration. The ladies have a six sense on how to perfectly pair high fashion pieces right from the runway with cool, contemporary, street wear. It’s a skill that helps to set the brand apart from the competition and their highly stylized Instagram posts are sure to stand out when scrolling through your feed. Recently the ladies have played a big role in helping to break the next big names in fashion, including fun and funky designers like Mira Mikati. These ladies can also take a current trend that sounds crazy, like pyjama dressing (yes, you heard me) and make it totally wearable. Be sure to check them out!
@monicarosestyle is literally ‘the’ woman who is single handedly dictating what’s currently cool in Hollywood. If you’ve ever wondered who’s behind the hottest looks seen on current style icons such as Gigi Hadid, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and Giuliana Rancic than look no further than Monica. The celebrity stylist and designer’s Instagram page is leading the charge and ‘keeping up’ with a constant pulse on the latest and greatest trends. Her head turning signature style is hard to miss and everyone from Vogue to Elle (not to mention her nearly 1M followers) is waiting with baited breath to see exactly what Monica will do next. The high fashion mother of two also provides great tips for parents looking to dress their mini-fashionistas in the making. Monica often posts photos of her own stylish offspring in refreshingly realistic and totally attainable looks from the likes of Old Navy.
clothing with a conscience
@peacecollectiv3 is a Toronto based clothing company with a conscience. The brand prides itself on the fact that every garment sold provides school meals to a Canadian child in need. During the lead up to the world series it was almost impossible to avoid the Peace Collective’s patriotic pieces on the busy streets of Toronto. Known for their ‘Toronto Vs. Everybody’ tagline that was constantly trending throughout the Blue Jay’s 2015 winning streak, the label has made it socially acceptable for Canadian’s from coast to coast to wear their pride and be totally patriotic without apology. Fans have taken the labels sporty, spunky street style and ran with it on social media. Captioning themselves in the instantly recognizable sweaters, tees and varsity jackets in a variety of exotic locales around the world. Wearing your Canadian passport around the globe has never been cooler!
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