Unless you’ve been on a really (really) long vacation, you’d know that all bets are off in terms of mixing and matching prints, patterns, colours and the like. As such, the once deemed statement but now almost mainstay designs have been seen on the streets all summer long. Here are some of our favourites shot around Toronto.
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Style Snaps Trend: If these 28 shots of vibrantly mixed prints don’t make you want to take a chance with your summer wardrobe, we don’t know what will
The beautiful print on this top makes it a great stand alone piece, and is perfect paired with simple separates like denim cut-offs or white linen pants.
From candy colours to the oh-so-hot-right-now ombré to Poision Ivy red, the sky seems to be the limit with hair dye jobs as of late, and Toronto’s most fashionable inhabitants seem to be embracing the trend that we saw on the runways and the streets of fashion week full stop. Need proof? Just feast your eyes on the recent shots Lewis Mirrett snapped of the zaniest dos in and around the Toronto streets.
The trendy print and low back on this luxe linen tank makes this piece a summer wardrobe standout.
Zara geometric print linen tank ($30, zara.com)
While the fictional editrix Miranda Priestly may think spring florals are a thing of the past, there’s no doubt that the feminine print comes back each and every year with a fresh and new vibrant take, and we’re totally loving the latest iterations (hellooooo PS1!)
Rumour has it that when makeup artist Pat McGrath set out to create her “living doll” look for Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 show, she and her team pulled an all-nighter (at the Ritz, of course!) to glue together 10 sets of false lashes for each model. When the show opened with models perched on a revolving carousel in candy-coloured frocks, their flawless makeup and dense, fluttery lashes momentarily created the illusion that mannequins were instead the stars.
Despite its high maintenance appearance, it’s really simple to recreate this Barbie-esque beauty look. And forget 10 sets of falsies—you can pull it off with just five products in the bat of an eyelash!
Style Snaps Trends: From the stark to the colour-blocked, we present 24 black-and-white outfit combos
This stark colour-combo (or rather, lack-of-colour combo) made it big on the spring runways and now it’s made it to the Toronto streets. Simple enough to emulate for those who are brights-challenged, and graphic enough for those who like to make a bold statement, click through for some of our favourite recent black-and-white interpretations.
Beauty trend: Flushed cheeks, glistening skin and hit-the-showers hair did laps on the Spring 2012 runways. We take a closer look at athletic-inspired beauty
Drenched hair and skin, cheeks flushed from exertion—with clear eyes and full hearts, Kari Molvar contends this season’s beauty can’t lose.
Gearing up for fashion week is always a sport in itself, but this season designers and backstage beauty pros went for a literal interpretation. With slicked-back hair and rosy cheeks flushed as if they’d just come in from a run, models strode athletically down the runways in mesh tracksuits, neoprene zip-ups and jerseys ticked with racing stripes. But even if you’re not in training mode, the look is just as chic. With that in mind, we asked the elite hair and makeup pros to give us a few pointers on pulling off the trend.