Archive for ‘Street Style’

May 25, 2012

Take Me Out

by Kaylee Pare


It could be the influx of flawless summer weather we’ve been having lately, or that I’ve recently taken up the sport, but my fascination for baseball caps has certainly matured in recent weeks. Avoiding the beer, golf or car branded variations – and of course, any semblance of a trucker hat – a small category of simple, two-tone styles are fit for a Sunday stroll or a casual drink. Reminiscent of those peewee soccer days, a cap with minimalist tendencies brings an unlikely pair – sports and fashion – to new heights. Similar to the recent revamp of the sneaker wedge (which I also can’t get enough of), it’s finally time for us unqualified (heels-digging-in-grass) sports groupies to get a little taste of the playing field. And on that note…take me out to the ball game?
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March 17, 2012

St. Party’s Day

by Kaylee Pare

Dare to wear head-to-toe green today (I know I am), and enjoy the day that brings so many people together, all for the one simple cause of adoring celebrations and a wealth of beer. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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March 6, 2012

Prrrr.

by Kaylee Pare

If the above ode to leopard pumps doesn’t convince you that spotted stilettos are incredibly versatile, I don’t know what will. Someone setting out to purchase classic footwear in nude or black, may just as well keep an eye out for leopard too. This is one print that does not discriminate. Buddies with the likes of floral, denim, pencil skirts, polka-dot sheaths, leggings and so many others, a touch of fierce will up the ante in any outfit; plain, print-heavy or otherwise. My modest row of wedges, boots and pumps is screaming for a furry pair – and so am I. Consider it added to the mile-long list of things my wardrobe needs, or maybe I should rephrase that by saying, the list of things I forever crave for my wardrobe. I can hear the prrrr from my closet floor already…

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March 5, 2012

Top it Off

by Kaylee Pare

With March in our midst, I’m beginning to dream of the day when my bulky Winter coat can be traded in for a fitted wool blazer or a light Spring jacket. The novelty of sporting thinner layers that don’t contain down feathers really never gets old after months of Michelin-man-impersonations. One or two lovely statement frocks is what my Spring wardrobe needs for that revived feeling to truly last. My worn-out leather jacket will always be there, but a stand-out colour, some feather detail or a bold pattern certainly wouldn’t hurt. Whether an outfit is lacking in substance or it’s asking for a touch more texture, a unique jacket is the ultimate way to top it all off this Spring. Is your closet well stocked for the upcoming season?

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February 8, 2012

Reader’s Digest

by Kaylee Pare

This beyond-unique bag caught my eye in 2011, and ever since, I’ve been searching for items that match its distinctiveness, to no avail until recently. Today, I was finally able to unearth the bag’s designer. Olympia Le-Tan, a self-taught Parisian designer who started her career at Karl Legerfeld and Balmain. The two-year old brand of accessories encapsulates the designer’s two passions; embroidery and literature. The result is a collection of bags that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere. They are unique in their quality, shape and concept – bringing the typical satchels, shoulder bags and hobo shapes to shame. With celebrities like Natalie Portman and Tilda Swinton supporting the designer on red carpets, there’s no telling where Olympia Le-Tan’s next creations will take her. Truth be told, we carry our lives in our purses, so it’s nice to be forced to downsize every once and a while…and carrying a little piece of creative genius on your hip or in your hand, never, ever goes out of style.

Book clutches by Olympia Le-Tan


Olympia Le-Tan Milk Box Bags spotted on the street

See the full collection here.
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February 3, 2012

Fringe Benefits

by Kaylee Pare

Among the hundreds of street style photos I peruse daily, the ones I choose to save often have a unit of correlation. Whether it’s a particular shade of yellow, a fresh take on denim, a flawless pattern combination or a touch of fringe on a suede jacket and a leather skirt. While the idea of a fringe detail may evoke a Western feel, these women prove that a touch of leather transforms the look from southern belle to edgy style maven. I’m definitely feeling persuaded to add some embellished leather to my wardrobe and try this look on for size. As Tamu McPherson (left), Taylor Tomasi-Hill (right) and an unknown show-goer demonstrate, leather and fringe are versatile. Pairing them with an oversized wool sweater is just as fly as opting for thigh-high boots and a wide-brim hat. Truthfully, I expect that any way you decide to style this look will be impeccable – as long as a few loose leather threads are invited to the party.


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January 13, 2012

The Joos

by Kaylee Pare

Natalie Joos, famed casting director, is not only known for her playful, daring sense of style but for her signature pose shown here, a stance that street style photogs have deemed “The Joos”. Hunched back, confident and basking in the beauty that she resonates, Natalie Joos is a style blogger’s dream subject. Her pattern-mixing, added vintage touches and lively, no rules outfits make for a kaleidoscopic repertoire.


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December 29, 2011

Fixated

by Kaylee Pare

I’m completely fixated on these pants, and the outfit altogether. The subject in question is Sarah Rutson of Lane Crawford, heading to her next show I presume. I love the tiny roll she’s added at the bottom too, it’s all absolutely flawless. If it’s not these in particular, I absolutely need a pair of silk graphic print pants in my life. Hello, 2012 shopping list. The pants (which are Tibi) can be purchased here.

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December 16, 2011

Yellow Tape

by Kaylee Pare


1. Jason Wu stretch-cotton shirt
2. Oscar de la Renta neon earrings
3. Michael Kors stretch wool-crepe dress
4. Shourouk E. Vegas crystal and sequin earrings
5. Christopher Kane laser-cut leather clutch

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November 24, 2011

Fall Fever

by Kaylee Pare

I had a bit of a revelation when I returned from Europe. And once I admitted it to myself, I felt close to heartbroken. What I realized was…I completely missed Fall.

As you know, I wasn’t in some tropical place where the temperature remains balmy through each season, I was in Europe, where for the most part, Fall weather is fairly similar to ours. So yes, if we want to be technical, I did not miss the turning of the leaves or the cool breezes. However, seeing as though I was backpacking, my clothing collection did not consist of the usual Fall items (which, might I add, are my favorite). I returned home to find leather jackets, decorative headbands, suede boots and wool vests in my closet, most of which can only be worn within the months of September and November, each oozing with Fall charm, and all officially extinct since yesterday’s snowstorm. Boo hoo. Ever since I admitted this to myself, I’ve been drawn to looks that are excessively Fall inspired. Here are two of them that have me hoping for a miracle of season backpedaling.

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