Skirt – Topshop // Blouse – H&M // Neck scarf – H&M // Sunglasses – Barton Perreira (Available at Kalten Bock) // Purse – Kate Spade (similar here) // Heels – Aldo // Socks – Topshop // Jacket – Calvin Klein (old) // Earrings – Aldo Accessories (old) // Hair – Medulla & Co
This past week I got my first taste of Fashion Week in Toronto and all the madness it entails (and of course I loved every moment of it). I was so sad that I had to miss a couple of days in the middle but *sigh* a girl has got to work to afford new clothes (and life). It was so exciting to see people out at the tents dressed in their very best and expressing themselves through their outfits. There was so much inspiration everywhere and it was definitely an experience to be surrounded by so many people who love and care about fashion as much as I do. The shows were fantastic, and although I always enjoyed the ones back home these were definitely a step up from what I am used to.
For day 1 I decided to go with a bit of a twist on a classic “school girl” look. I found the embroidered floral skirt at Topshop which I fell in love with immediately and knew I wanted to build an outfit around. It’s such a pretty skirt and so versatile. I knew right away that I wanted to pair the skirt with a bow blouse (which are always my favourite) and I found this one at H&M. Although the shirt did come with it’s own black neck scarf it was much smaller than the one I chose to wear it with. I wanted something a little bit bigger and bolder to make more of a statement. I’ve always admired the sock and heel look but have been too chicken to try it out until now. I figured there is no better time than fashion week to try something new and a little bit out of your comfort zone. I ended up actually really liking it, except for the fact that my feet kept sliding down in my shoes and squishing my toes. Not the most comfortable… but then again who is really focused on comfort during fashion week. I absolutely love the sunglasses I wore which are Barton Perreira, from Kalten Bock here in Toronto. They were a very different shape than what I am used to wearing but I really like how they looked!
I had such a great time at day 1 of Fashion Week and expect posts of my other looks coming soon. In the meantime check out some of the day 1 street style photos snapped by Mauricio Calero featured on Fashion Canada’s website here to get a taste of just some of the many inspirational outfits people were wearing.