With the seasons changing and the temperature on the rise it is time to put your winter fashion away and brighten up your wardrobe all while matching your business's clothing attire. Are shorts okay? Skirts? What does smart-casual actually mean?
Spring work-wear is a minefield, so we’ve stepped in with some handy hints and tips to make this seasonal transition a little easier.
Don’t be afraid of colour
If you’re most comfortable in winter’s blacks and grays, no need to jump right in to bright spring colors. Start by adding a bright accessory in a color that you love, then add a few more pieces in that same color as it gets deeper into spring, says Dina Scherer, wardrobe stylist and owner of Modnitsa Styling. Once you get used to a more colorful look, start playing around with complementary combinations, like brown and blue, or red and green to make a bigger statement, she says.
Try a bright bottom
Ready to start plunging into color? Instead of starting with a bright top, pull on a colored pants or skirt, suggests Lauren Rothman, fashion stylist and author of Style Bible: What to Wear to Work. “Whether it’s ballet pink or fuchsia, doing that color on the bottom is edgier—a little more unexpected,” she says.
Dig out your white jeans
No need to hide your white pants away until Memorial Day—you can pull them out as soon as the weather starts warming up. Keep them season-appropriate during chillier transition months by pairing them with a black knit sweater instead of your usual summer brights, says Rothman. “That’s a fresh, crisp look,” she says.
Plan to Get Layer-y
Outfit-planning can be tricky in the spring, when the temperature might be chilly in the morning but warm up by lunchtime. On days like that, layering is your best friend. Pull a blazer or blanket scarf over your outfit, paying attention to how the outfit looks without that warmer piece. “You want your look to be able to look good if you take off a layer,” says Rothman. “In winter you don’t have to worry about that—you’re not expecting to have to remove a layer. In spring it’s something you have to be aware of.”
“Shoes are really what can change a lot of your look,” says Rothman. You’ll want to save peep-toe shoes for late spring, when the weather really warms up, she says. In the meantime, though, an ankle strap or slingback shoe transitions well in March and April.
To better help you keep up with the latest trends we have compiled a list of the Top Choice Boutiques in your city who will be sure to bring out a new confidence in you this Spring.
Here are the Top Choice in your city:
Vasken Jewellers - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Avant Garde Jewelers - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Calgary Jewellery - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Knickers n Lace - Top Choice Lingerie Retailer of 2019
Mariloff Diamonds - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Crowley's Jewellers - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Sonia's Runway - Top Choice Women's Clothing Retailer of 2019
Greater Toronto Area
Kimberfire - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Maison Jolie - Top Choice Lingerie Retailer of 2019
Thomas Markle Jewelers - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Gordons Gold Jewellers - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Valencia Jewellery Enterprises - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Design By Sevan - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Empire Customs - Top Choice Men's Clothing Retailer of 2019
Luksus Diamonds - Top Choice Jewellery Retailer of 2019
Mijaneaux -Top Choice Women's Clothing Store of 2019