Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#SUMMERSTYLETRENDS with Amanda's Fashion Spot: Graphic Print T-Shirts










Outfit details: Jeans are from Joe Fresh (similar, similar) T-Shirt is from an Eiffel Tower gift shop in Paris (similar, similar), Scarf is from Le Chateau (similar, similar), Bag is from Forever 21 (similar, similar), Lip Ring is from Aldo Accessories (similar, similar), 'A' Ring is from Dogeared (similar, similar), Shoes are from Aldo (similar, similar) and Bracelets are from Alex and Ani (similar, similar)

T-Shirts are the old standby in most wardrobes and are loved for their wearability and simplicity. Despite my love of trying new fashion trends and styles, it is nice to sometimes throw on a simple T-Shirt. However lately, T-Shirts have become more than simple. There is a new wave of graphic T-Shirts that seem to be taking the fashion world by storm. These T-Shirts are not the same corny graphic T-Shirts that you might remember your Dad wearing when you were kid. The new crop of graphic T-Shirts are dare I say chic? stylish? You bet! With the right combination of sleek fonts and images, a basic T-Shirt can become fashion-forward just look at this T-Shirt and this T-Shirt. Even the way T-Shirts are styled are more fashion-minded than they once were and are often seen with statement necklaces like this one and leather leggings.

For this graphic print T-Shirt look, I decided to go with my Eiffel Tower T-Shirt because anything that references Paris is chic to me! The touches of red in my T-Shirt are what I used for this outfits colour inspiration and is also very fitting with Canada Day style. I felt that my red and white polka dot/striped scarf would work perfectly with this outfit along with my favourite lip ring and red handbag. Structured handbags are one of my favourite handbags to carry because there always seems to be a place in them to hold everything you need without the handbag becoming a bottomless pit. Metallic accents look good with any outfit so I decided to wear my initial ring, charm bracelets and black high heels with gold studs. I felt that my shoes were a great addition to this outfit because they add the right amount of edge.


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Canada Day Style Part Four: Buffalo Checks

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Buffalo checks are always a wardrobe staple in the fall anywhere in Canada and can be seen on anything from button-up shirts, pea coats and scarves. The red and black colours are perfect for the darker skies and rich leaf colours in the autumn but it does not mean that the buffalo check must be reserved to the cooler seasons. Buffalo checks can fit right in for the summertime season as they resemble the warm season print, gingham and wearing red is perfect for Canada Day!

The buffalo check sleeveless shirt worn by Doutzen Kroes in the inspiration photo above is the right way to wear buffalo checks in the summertime. The styling of the blouse is perfect for a fun summer backyard BBQ as it is unbuttoned and tied around her waist making the look carefree and relaxed. Wearing a bright blue bikini top (this one is cute too) underneath adds to the summer feel. Yellow shorts are a fun piece to pair with red and black and surprisingly look good with other prints as well such as camo print like in this post. I love this pair and this pair of yellow shorts as well. To top off the look, Doutzen wears one of my favourite summertime hats. I love straw fedoras because they are easy to wear and make any outfit look cool while protecting your face from the sun. This pair and this pair are stylish and chic.

What do you think of wearing buffalo checks on Canada Day? What will you be wearing on Canada Day? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!



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Monday, June 29, 2015

Canada Day Style Part Three: Red and White Canadian Day Outfit

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Our nation's flag is red and white so what better way to show your nation's pride by wearing these two beautiful shades together. Red is one of my personal favourite colours and looks fresh, nautical and summery when it is worn with the pure, clean shade of white. There are many ways that you can mix and match red and white into your Canada Day look, just read this article where I gave Canada Day style tips last year, but one of my favourite ways to mix and match the colours this year is with classic stripes. Stripes are a fun and subtle way to add colour to your outfit especially if you are someone who avoids colour. By wearing a red and white striped blouse on Canada Day not only will you look festive but you will look stylish too! This style outfit inspiration with its white skirt, animal print heels and black studded handbag are a great way to ring in Canada Day in style!

Scroll down below for an outfit analysis breakdown!

1) The Striped Blouse
I love the striped blouse above and also in the outfit inspiration photo because the stripes go in different directions which gives the classic style a twist. Part of reinventing an at times cheesy look is to give it a spin.

2) The White Skirt
Canada Day or not a white skirt is a great addition to your summer wardrobe! This mini skirt is similar to the style in the outfit inspiration photo and has an equally interesting hem making it more than just your average white summer skirt.

3) The Shoes
A touch of animal print makes any outfit instantly chic and I love how the girl in the inspiration photo  takes a simple look and makes it fashion-forward by wearing animal print heels. I love the animal print mules in the photo above.

What do you think of wearing red and white on Canada Day? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!


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Canada Day Style Part Two: Canadian Bikini

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If your Canada Day plans involve heading to the beach, lounging by the pool or even catching some sun in your backyard, take inspiration from the Canadian Tuxedo and wear a Canadian Bikini like supermodel Gigi Hadid. A denim bathing suit may be the last thing that you have in mind when you think of swimwear but many denim bathing suits are not made of the same fabric as your skinny jeans, but rather bathing suit material so no need to feel uncomfortable wearing your denim bikini! Canadian Bikini's have the same every day feel as a Canadian Tuxedo and can easily earn style points once you accessorize with it. Blue is also a very flattering shade on many skin tones and colourings so not only will you be celebrating Canadian style in your two-peice but you will also look good while doing it!

Scroll down below to see how you can wear this Canadian Bikini look!

1) The Bikini
Just like their two-legged counterparts, denim bikinis come in every shade of blue making it easy to choose a style that flatters your style and complexion the most. If you are hesitant to try this denim bikini then I recommend wearing a darker-hued style like the one above.

2) Loose Denim Blouse
Whenever I am lounging in my bikini, I always like to wear a swimsuit light cover up. The style above is actually a loose denim blouse that isn't necessarily meant to be worn as a swimsuit cover up but it can still function as a swimsuit cover up because it is larger which will keep you cozy and the denim fabric helps you achieve the Canadian Tuxedo look.

3) The Accessory
When you are in your swimsuit and you are not swimming why not wear a few accessories like Gigi? Gold accessories complement a denim bikini nicely because blue and gold are opposing colours so by mixing the two you create a dynamic look. I also love how when the gold jewelry is worn with a denim bikini and blouse the look becomes everyday chic.


What do you think of this Canadian Bikini? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!


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Canada Day Style Part One: Canadian Tuxedo


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This Wednesday, July 1st our home and native land will celebrate it's birthday and in honour of this wonderful country I will blog about it's wonderful style or its wonderful style stereotypes. You see here in Canada there a few fashion items that we have become famous (or infamous) for. Fashion don'ts that at one point in time may have been stylish to some but as time went on became synonymous with cheesy, corny and tacky. However, here we are in the year 2015 where it seems as if anything goes in the world of style. What was once out is now in. What was once an eye sore is now stylish and unique. Amanda's Fashion Spot will take a look at some of Canada's style staples to show all of you how to reimagine them in new, fresh and fashionable ways.

Starting with the Canadian Tuxedo, I will be taking inspiration from Kylie Jenner's outfit above. This  interpretation of the Canadian Tuxedo has been very popular as of late being worn by fellow fashionistas Rihanna and her big sis Kim Kardashian. I love this look because it is a fresh take on the Canadian Tuxedo showing that in order to wear the infamous look you do not have to include jeans, all you need to do wear is denim or denim.

Scroll down below to get see how to put this outfit together!

1) The Denim Blouse



No Canadian Tuxedo would be complete without a denim blouse. I love the soft shade of this style above. The tiny buttons on the sleeves make it rolling up your sleeves a cinch! This blouse is also long enough to easily to tie around your waist a la Kylie's look or you can tuck your blouse in your skirt.

2) The Denim Skirt

We all know how edgy and stylish ripped jeans can look and a ripped, distressed denim skirt is no exception. I love how the rips and tears can give a sometimes dorky style such sass and personality. The medium wash of the skirt makes it versatile meaning you can wear it with a light denim blouse like this one or a dark denim blouse like this one and still rock the Canadian Tuxedo in style.

3) The Accessory
Canada may be known for its chilly winters but come July it is often sunny and one of the best ways to combat the sun in style is a pair of some sunnies. Like Kylie's look this pair of sunglasses has a zebra-like print which instantly gives your Canadian Tuxedo style cred.



What do you think of this Canadian Tuxedo look? How do you like to wear the Canadian Tuxedo? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

What to Pack For A New York City Weekend Vacation!









Outfit details: Shirt is from H&M (similar), Shorts are from Joe Fresh (similar), Scarf is Vintage Chanel and I got it from the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market in NYC (similar), Sunglasses are from a Camden Market in London (similar), Bracelets are from Alex and Ani (similar), Rings are Marc Jacobs Specialty Items (similar), Handbag is Michael Kors (same) and the shoes are Birkenstocks (same).

"New York, New York It's a Helluva Town!" I should know since I have lived there and visited the Big Apple countless times. The city that never sleeps is an exciting, whirlwind of crazy, good energy, delicious food, fun events, Broadway shows and memorable events. Just walking down the street you might stumble upon an outdoor concert, a line-up for a fashion show, a television set or you favourite celebrity going for an afternoon bike ride. In fact, when I was there I saw Katy Perry and Russell Brand riding their bikes by Central Park! Living in Toronto, New York City is a very short plane ride away making it an easy hop, skip and a jump to shopping, socializing and strolling the powerful city. When travelling I think it is always fun to pack clothes that reflect your destinations fashion sense. By doing that it makes packing easier and adds to the fantasy of your whole trip. Whenever I travel, I always feel like I am going on an adventure and by wearing clothes that fit with in that adventure it makes me more excited about my trip. New York City is known for its chic, clean and modern style so I recommend packing clothes that fit within that style. Think blazers, clean lines and flowing fabric. Although black is synonymous with New York City style, that does not mean that wearing colour is completely out of the question. Have fun with your wardrobe, take clothing risks that you wouldn't normally take while at home and let the city inspire your style. As a fashionista, you will be happy to know that New York City is filled with amazing shopping destinations so it is easy to add clothes to your travel wardrobe. When packing I recommend choosing versatile pieces such as, a necklace, a jumpsuit, stilettos, a blazer and a tote bag.

1) The Necklace

Source: Alex and Ani

When you are going to be on vacation for a short time I recommend packing one statement piece of jewelry that you can wear with multiple outfits, that way you can dress up the most simple day outfit and the most fancy night look in a few short seconds. The above necklace from Alex and Ani is from their "Road to Romance" collection and fits right in with the chic style of New York City. I love the tassel-like detail and shape of this necklace which resembles a bird.

2) The Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuits are on trend and easy to wear whether you are visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art , shopping at the Brooklyn Flea Market or grabbing drinks. I love this black style from GUESS because it can be worn with anything from an everyday handbag like this pair during the day and a necklace like the one above at night.

3) The Stiletto

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The concrete jungle was made for wearing heels. Well maybe it wasn't but the hard New York City streets make wearing stilettos that much more fun because of the click-y sound they make when you are walking down the street. This strappy, nude pair is dressy and will look good with anything from the above jumpsuit to a pair of distressed jeans to a colourful print mini dress like this one

4) The Summer Blazer

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Blazers are now interchangeable with jackets and despite the hot, muggy heat of New York City once the sun sets, the weather always gets cooler which is why packing a blazer is paramount. A blazer is a stylish and easy way to stay warm. I love this nautical-looking pair from GUESS. With its gold buttons and minimal lapel, it is the perfect accent piece to a great look.

5) The Tote Bag
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The]is black tote bag with its simple design and gold chain is not only good for stashing your travel essentials but it works for carrying around when sightseeing and taking #OOTDs and #selfies. After you unpack your things in your hotel or Air BnB room, use this bag to store your room key, cell phone and cash so you fit right in with the stylish New Yorkers.

What are your style rules when packing for a New York City weekend vacation? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

1 Easy Style Tip When Packing for a Summer Weekend Getaway!












Outfit details: Blouse is from Smart Set (similar), Shorts are from H&M (similar), Hat is from Big It Up! (similar), Eagle Necklace is from Top Shop in London (similar), Blue Necklace is from Dogeared (similar), Sunglasses are from ALDO (similar), Bracelets are from Alex and Ani (similar), Shoes are Birkenstocks (similar) and the purse is from Forever 21 (similar).

With summer officially here, weekends are hotter and more fun than ever! Sometimes with the excitement of the sunshine we are often faced with last minute weekend getaway plans that give us a few hours to pack our bags and head off on our adventure. Now, the fashionista in all of us that wants to pack their entire wardrobe in their bag "just in case" some unforeseen event comes up, knows that this method of packing can be inconvenient. When trekking off to your summer getaway, the last thing you want to do carry a really heavy bag. In order to make packing for your short vacay easier it is best to have a method to your packing style, so I suggest picking a colour scheme for your entire travel wardrobe. By choosing a wardrobe colour scheme, it gives you one less thing to think about when you are throwing all of your clothes in a carry-on bag at the last minute. The colour scheme that you choose will depend on your weekend plans. If your going camping, then you may want to stick to a darker colour scheme so you don't stain your lighter clothes with dirt. If you are going to the Caribbean for the weekend, then a white colour scheme would work better due to the hot climate. For this post I am going to focus on a neutral colour scheme which makes it easier to create last minute outfits and matches with any accessories of your choosing.

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1) The Printed Dress
Source: GUESS
Just because a dress is printed it does not mean that it cannot be neutral. The colours on this printed dress are soft and light which is similar to a neutral so it works all the same. This dress has gold chainlink straps which makes it more dressy and appropriate for after dinner drinks. This dress and this dress are cute too.

2) The Crochet Dress
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With its deep V-Neckline, there is nothing matronly about this crochet dress whose fabric also tends to make it more form-fitting. I recommend wearing this dress during the daytime with this necklace and this denim jacket just in case there is a cool breeze where you are vacationing.

3) The Fringe Bathingsuit
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When wearing a neutral colour, interesting details like fringe keep the look edgy and different. I love the flattering halter-style of this bathing suit from GUESS which gives the fringe more dimension since the fringe details will be pulled up when you tie it. Try wearing this bathing suit with this lightweight kimono while lounging by the pool.

4) White Distressed Shorts



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I love shorts! They are about as easy to wear as jeans are to wear in the cooler seasons, they are great for showing off those legs and, you know how I feel about wearing white in the summer. These shorts can be worn with the above bathing suit when you are lounging or shopping at a near by gift shop. You can also wear these shorts with this chic, cropped blouse.

5) The Wedges






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If you are going to wear heels in the summer, wedges are the way to go especially when travelling because they are comfortable enough for walking around and with the right pair can give you the right amount of height. This pair from GUESS has nice feminine details with the lace and bow. This pair and this pair are some of my other favourite pairs of wedges.

6) The Carry-on Bag





Source: GUESS
No need to leave the neutral colour scheme to your wardrobe, the same rules can apply to your carry-on bag. You have probably heard the statement, "leopard print is my neutral" well guess what snake print is a neutral too and it adds interest to any look. This snakeskin tote bag is as totes chic as the one above.
What are your easy style tips when packing for a summer weekend getaways? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

#SUMMERSTYLETRENDS with Amanda's Fashion Spot: Pencil Skirt and Crop Top












Outfit details: Crop Top is from H&M (similar), Skirt is from Forever 21 (similar), Purse is from ALDO (similar), Shoes are from Michael Kors (similar), Sunglasses are from Aldo (similar), Necklaces are from Dogeared (similar, similar), Ring is from Aldo (similar), Bracelet is from H&M (similar).



There is something about the combination of a crop top and pencil skirt that makes me feel extra feminine. Crop tops highlight the small of the waist which gives the illusion of an hourglass figure and pencil skirts skim over the curves of your lower half. Last summer, crop tops and pencil skirts were all the summer style rage and this year they are still going strong. One of the things that I love the most about combining these two pieces is that they achieve a sexy and subtle look because they cover up your skin while giving the illusion of a body con dress. Wearing fitted clothing does not have to be uncomfortable or constricting. For example, the crop top and pencil skirt that I am wearing in these outfit photos are made of a stretchy, form-fitting fabric that allows me to show off my shape while still feeling comfortable. 

For this crop top and pencil skirt look, I decided to combine a neutral colour, grey with a bright pop of colour, fuchsia. Instead of wearing two bright colours together or two neutral colours together, I decided to combine the these two colours in order to give the look dimension and interest. If you are interested in wearing the crop top and pencil skirt look, you can try wearing an on-trend denim halter-style crop top like this one with a black pencil skirt or you can wear a bright yellow crop top with a matching yellow pencil skirt, similar to this style. When combining two different colours together in one outfit for optimal style points, consider colours that complement each other or a monochromatic look. Both are fool proof ways to put together a stylish look. Other than following my style rules,  experiment! Part of the fun of creating an outfit is trying different colours, prints and styles before settling on what looks best.

For my accessories, I decided to go with bright colours like my green mirrored sunglasses and green and pink pyramid necklace. These colours contrast with the colour of my skirt and complement the grey shade of my crop top.



What do you think of the crop top and pencil skirt look? Will you be giving it a try? Share your answers with me in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!



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Enjoy!

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