Spring 2016: Fashion You Can Actually Wear

Lets be honest, what trends we wear in real life are really decided by what looks good on us, and not because they are “trendy.” Choose the looks you love and feel comfortable in. Fashion is all about expressing yourself and feeling good while wearing it.

With Groundhog Day confirming that we will have an early Spring, we thought it would be appropriate to share some Spring 2016 Trends.  And good news, a lot of these trends are from previous seasons!  We have compiled a list of trends that are easy to wear and incorporate into any wardrobe.

Check out our top picks below:

Print on Print!

It’s back! This is a trend that just keeps on popping up every season. It’s an old trend made new. You take a tiny print and pair it with a bigger print, take a bold print and in and coordinate the colors and walk out the door!


IMG_7407Dress – HepKat Vintage, Stockings – H&M, Heels – Le Chateau, Brooch – Vintage

Retro Chic

Whatever you want to call this trend, it is not going away! Vintage look and feel is here to stay.

winner  winner11Blouse – Winners, Trouser & Boots – Zara, Watch – Fossil


Sailor Stripes

Stripes and nauticals are returning this spring – and we are excited. However, wide stripes seem to be dominating the runways thus far.



Crop Top – Forever 21, Maxi Dress – Winners, Necklace – H&M, Heels – Old Navy, Glasses – Polette Eyewear


Cardigan – Winners, Dress – Forever 21, Belt – Joe Fresh, Necklace – Peoples Jewellers

Fringe Effect

Love your fringe bag, skirt, jacket or vest? Well the fringe is hanging around this spring, too!


Jacket – Zara, Dress – Copious Fashions, Socks & Sandals – Urban Outfitters, Necklace – Forever 21


Dress – Vintage, Fringe Vest – Forever 21, Watch – Fossil, Socks – Urban Outfitters

Floral Feast

Who doesn’t like flowers? Try a floral patterned full skirt or dress to satisfy your floral cravings.


Dress – HepKat Vintage, Necklace – Aldo Accessories, Heels – Winners


         Dress – Sirens, Floral Jacket & Bolo Tie – Value Village, Tights – Calvin Klein  , Ankle Boots – Zara


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Don’t stick to your lipstick routine

Just because lipstick was invented 5000 years ago, it doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to the few shades that existed back then. It’s time to get outside your comfort zone and try something new. Bright oranges and deep fuchsia shades can create a great contrast with the tones in your outfit and dress up a casual look. Find a bright colour and rock it!
If you want to try this look, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. Use a pale blush and thin black winged liner with a thick coat of mascara. I like to coordinate an accessory with my lipstick for fun. I’ll wear a matching ring, nail polish, clutch or same coloured pumps to pull the entire look together.chantal sarkisian chantsy canadian beauty expert fashion blogger Ottawa Mode XLusive Fashion Canadians lipstick chantal sarkisian chantsy canadian beauty expert fashion blogger Ottawa Mode XLusive Fashion Canadians orange lipstick