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A Season of Casual

As we anxiously await some warmer weather here in Calgary it’s time to start thinking about our summer wardrobe. While I never like to focus too heavily on trends, there is one this season that works perfectly with our city’s weather – the t-Shirt and the sweatshirt, the season of casual.

While this might not seem like a daring new idea, how to style these items is. These items have taken on a new function and look great styled with more dressy pieces. Not only are they comforting to wear while adding a fashion-forward feel, but they keep us warmer on those cool nights and cloudy days. A sweatshirt is a modern replacement for the cardigan and t-shirts can be dressed up to replace your go-to blouse.

Sweatshirts and t-shirts work great with different body types and can pair well with a variety of pant and skirt silhouettes. Just pay attention to the length and color; brighter colors will draw the eye so if you’re top-heavy stick to darker colors and play up some summer patterns or colors below the waist. A sweatshirt or tee that hits at the hips is probably a safe bet. Remember that these pieces are versatile; you can still highlight your waist by adding a belt or tucking it in to a pencil skirt and dress it up, they are the perfect canvas for a statement necklace!

There are a lot of great options out there in skimming fabrics and great colors, try it on and have some fun.

My current favorite: the Virginia Sweatshirt from Club Monaco

http://www.clubmonaco.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=15748136

Love & Style,

Rebecca

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