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5 ways to wear a button down shirt

A classic button down shirt is a wardrobe staple. Boyfriend style or fitted, it can be worn anywhere and styled to accommodate any personality.

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1. Meghan - Understated and stylishly simple, pairing a button down with jeans or a simple trousers is a classic look that will always work. The recycled leather bag is a classic style that would be worn well with any look. Available from PaperThinks
 

2. J. Law - A little bit of boho flair makes this look charming and approachable. We recommend a fitted shirt with a  tuck or half tuck of the shirt to keep the volume slimmer. These wool culottes sold by Cooperativa are an easy item to style and make a good canvas to build a variety of looks.
 

3. Poppy - Bright contrasting colors are an immediate pick me up and attention-getter. 2forjoy has a selection of fantastic sustainable wardrobe building items including full skirts. 
 

4. Gal - A pencil skirt is another wardrobe staple and pairing these two basics with some metallic shoes and accessories elevates the look from basic to breathtaking. This Sseko cow horn bangle is a stylish decoration for the arm. 
 

5. Kristen - Earth tones and nature inspired accessories make are what make this look so down-to-earth, without sacrificing style. The suede skirt is by R. M. Williams, a specialty boot maker from Down Under. 

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5 ways to wear bright pants

Brightly coloured trousers are easy to work into a versatile wardrobe. Here are some fun ways to style them.  

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1. Midwest  Comfortable and casual but still stylish. A sweatshirt can get dressed up with the right accessories. This Claire V. clutch is a perfect compliment. 

2. Southeast  I'm not normally a fan of printed t-shirts but an occasional positive message works for a busy day outfit. Recycled and recyclable vegan flats from Rothys add a little but of edge to this look.

3. Northeast   This FAIR+true blouse is a delightful take on a button down. It'll dress up any look.

4. Northwest   A open cardigan is a wardrobe staple that works as an added layer for any look. Matt&Nat's vegan bags are a classic accompaniment. 

5. Southeast  Easy, breezy, a white tunic top is another wardrobe staple that works with so many looks. A pair of long necklaces like these from Baroni designs put some polish on this casual ensemble.

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Style Spotlight - Cooperativa

Luxurious and sustainable at the same time, these pieces from Cooperativa are flirty and fun. All of the items on their site are made by South American designers, many of whom are reviving or continuing traditional crafts and cultural aesthetics. 

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We styled this look for a night out, combining pieces from 4 different designers that are available in the site. It was hard to choose from all of the many wonderful pieces so look for another set in the furture. 

Bustier SANDRA WEIL  Shorts KRIS GOYRI  Necklace by LUCCA LUC  Bracelet ISHI

Vegan leather boots BEAD AND REEL   Bag AMOUR VERT

5 ways to wear a summer print

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1. The Isolde - Colourful, functional, and fun. This look combines contrasting colours to make a flirtatious ensemble that works well for a desk to dinner look. 

2. The Calliope - Feminine, classic, and versatile. Adding neutral accessories keeps the dress the main focal point of the look, whether you are wearing it to a party, date or just for shopping. 

3. TheJuno - Layered, bold, and unconventional. That old rule that you can't belt a sweater, that one is out. Throw on a cardigan, add a belt or sash for silhouette enhancing and sashay your way through the day. 

4. The Oya - Simple, easy, and practical. On a hot summer day, nothing could be easier than throwing on a dress and very little else. 

5. The Lorelei - Unpredictable, original, and fetching. A short dress over jeans is a great way to transition the piece when the temperatures fall. 

5 ways to wear B&W

1.  50/50 Print

Black and White doesn't need to mean basic. Simple prints work well to add some spice to a wardrobe.

2.  Mostly white

Forget about the LBD, a LWD is equally functional and looks great as the base for a B&W ensemble.

3.  Stripes

Classic and always in style, simple stripes are a staple for adding a little visual interest into a look.

4.  80/20 Print

Instead of all black, a splash of a white infuses a bit of freshness into the look.

5. Mostly black

Pairing a black outfit with white accents makes the accessories pop even more.

5 ways to wear stripes

1. Vertical

You don't need us to tell you that vertical stripes are slimming and elongating.

2. Colorful

No reason keep to only a few colors with your stripes. Something bold can make a cheerful statement.

3. Every which way

Using stripes in a variety of directions creates a fantastic silhouette and lots of swing.

4. Bright

Simple stripes are most often seen in black or navy. These bright stripes are anything but basic.

5. Multiple width

Wide bands of color mixed with well spaced stripes make for great style in this dress.

5 ways to wear a bold hat

Shop the looks here

1. Movie Heroine

This look has a vintage feel like something that an old school movie star would wear for a night on the town.

2. Trend Setter

A major sleeve and some simple accessories are the perfect accompaniment for a statement hat.

3. Boho Babe

A pair of wide leg pants in a neutral color are a fantastic compliment to a boldly colored hat.

4. Denim Diva

Since jeans go with everything, they make the perfect compliment for a bold head piece.

5. Office Hottie

Hats might not be appropriate office attire but they can certainly be a great piece to help transition to an after work ensemble with ease.

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5 ways to wear a sweatshirt

Now that sweatshirts are officially allowed out of the house, here are 5 fab ways to wear yours to any event on your calendar.

1. Rock & Roll

A bum-covering sweatshirt is great paired with leggings & some fun boots. Of course you'll need the requisite moto jacket to finish the look.

2. Pop

Confetti pattern pants and a confetti necklace would be the perfect pep to get that sweatshirt concert ready. After all, a statement necklace changes everything!

3. Folk

Layering a sweatshirt over a summer maxi dress will instantly add more seasonal life to the dress. A little sparkle with some comfy shoes makes an appropriate look for any casual occasion.

4. Jazz

Shimmer and a sweatshirt? Why not! In this you'll look swanky enough to get into the club and still comfortable enough to sway to the beat.

5. Country

Laid back, low key, ready for the road, and with a  story to tell. This story is to be narrated by the accessories.

5 ways to wear a maxi skirt

1. Air Goddess - Theia (Greek)

The feathers, leaves, and image of a dream catcher in this look lend to an airy, light feeling. Perfect for a casual day of walking and admiring the wonders of nature.

2. Water Goddess - Sedna (Inuit)

The flow of a cowl neck partnered with the drape of a jersey maxi are reminiscent of soft waves lapping at the shore line. It'll be easy to feel graceful, steady, and clam in this look.

3. Metal Goddess - Arianrhod (Celtic)

Silver and grey are a fantastic compliment in this metallic inflected look. It's ready from everything from drinks to brunch to a springtime stroll.

4. Earth Goddess - Kuan Yin (Buddhist)

With all the colours of spring bursting forth from this ensemble, it'd be easy to embrace the inner goddess in all of us.

5. Fire Goddess - Hestia (Greek)

This fire is white hot! The sparks fly in the accents of silver jewelry and beads down the blouse. Great for a desk to dinner type of day.

5 ways to wear an open cardigan

1. Open Heart

Literally in this case. A plunging neckline just barely visible beneath the open cardigan (along with some bright accessories) will hint at your openness to all the world has to offer.

2. Open Bar

It may be dark but some bright accessories will light your path directly to where you need to be. Perched stylishly at the bar, of course.

3. Open Mind

Perfect for a day of walking around looking at modern art or modern fashion, which requires an open mind and comfortable shoes.

4. Open Office

Offices may be getting a little less formal but that doesn't mean that you don't need to look good. Just try not to distract your co-workers.

5. Open Table

While you are walking to your table, all eyes will be on you as you gracefully cross the room and stylishly take your seat.

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5 ways to wear a full skirt

1. Pink Cadillac

For a classic look, tuck a silk blouse into your full skirt and slip on a pair of pumps. Great for office, dinner, party, or brunch.

2. Red Shoe Diaries

A pair of red pumps with a cropped red sweater paired with the full skirt turns it into a come-hither look.

3. Grey Gardens

There is nothing at all depressing about this look. A fitted jacket balances out the fullness of the skirt. The adorable flats are ready to take you to market, or wherever you are headed.

4. White Oleander

This look, reminiscent of something Holly Golightly would have thrown on to look effortlessly chic, is as delicate as a flower.

5. The Black Dahlia

A little bit of edge gives this look a rock feel, but the comfort level means you can wear it anywhere.

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5 ways to wear a LWD

1. The Angel

Draped blazer, metal tipped shoes, gold bag (Work; Desk to Dinner; Date Night)

2. The Devil

A statement print bag with some sleek red accessories (Date Night; Event)

3. The China Doll

A floral print jacket with matching flats, understated bag (Work; Desk to Dinner)

4. The Rocker

Cropped jacket, strap shoes, statement clutch (Event; Date Night)

5. The Gaia

Beige scarf, knee boots, tortoiseshell glasses, satchel (Work; Ladies Night; Day Event)

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