Five Ways To Wear This Season’s Chelsea Boots

chelsea boot 2014With a mod sensibility and classic flair, Chelsea boots are now an enduring cold-weather favourite more than ever. This season the shops are awash in Chelsea boots of every variety, whether you want a minimalist pair of black flats or glittery wedges. The basic look hits your ankle and offers a tiny bit of lift, with elastic panels on each side to make them come on and off in a snap. They give a bit of a vintage, rock n’ roll quality to any look, and can be styled comfortably with both jeans and dresses. Try wearing yours with the following looks to stay warm, stylish, and bang on trend this fall.

1. With skinny jeans

One of the most effortless ways to wear Chelsea boots is with a pair of skinnies, particularly as part of a black on black look. You can roll the bottom hems up to show off the top of your boots, choosing a dark wash jean. Skinny jeans can also comfortably tuck into the top of the boots, or you could wear them with cropped drainpipe trousers for a chic look that puts your best foot forward in fall weather. The laid-back vibe of these boots is a natural pairing for flattering jeans.

2. As part of a slouchy layered look

When the leaves start to turn colours, fashion is all about layering. Ankle boots are good layering pieces because they are so versatile. Choose boots with a little bit of a heel to pair with textured tights and slouchy scarves, or opt for a flat pair of no-nonsense boots to wear with an oversized sweater or parka.

miranda kerr wearing chelsea boots

3. With tights and a miniskirt

If you really want to draw attention to your footwear, put on a pair of Chelsea boots with contrasting tights and a miniskirt. Another option is to wear tights the same colour as your boots. Wear a pair with a slight heel to elongate your legs while still staying comfortable. Balenciaga has some hot pairs of varying heel heights this season, which you can check out here at www.lyst.com for inspiration.

4. As part of a rock and roll look 

The Chelsea boot was made popular by the Beatles, and was a rock star classic throughout the 1960’s. Their androgynous style and sleek lines make these boots perfect as part of a too-cool-for-school rocker chick look. Pair them with leather leggings or a cropped biker jacket, or look for a pair that’s decked out with punky studs.

the beatles wearing chelsea boots

5. With chunky socks and bare legs

Are you not quite ready to give up your summer wardrobe just yet? Take your rompers and sundresses well into the autumn by wearing your Chelsea boots with a pair of chunky knit socks and leaving your legs bare. This is a grungy look that combines the 60’s flair of the boots with a 90’s vibe, for effortless comfort.

Although the Chelsea boot is particularly stylish this season, it’s a classic that will round out your wardrobe year after year. How do you like to wear yours?

Hot FW14 Houndstooth Items

Houndstooth is enjoy quite a resurge in popularity. Check out my collection of favourites below:


10 Awesome Houndstooth Items

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Houndstooth is on fire in Fall 2014, and these are my favourite items following the trend.

  • Michael Kors Houndstooth Sequin Track Pants

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    These party ready trackies could hold you from day to night, if styled in the proper way. Talk about a statement piece! $374 [http://ow.ly/BmwXQ](http://ow.ly/BmwXQ)  

  • Grafea Leather & Houndstooth Backpack

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    A perfect school or everyday pack. Since it's made with real leather, it will last a lot longer, and wear beautifully. $324 [http://ow.ly/Bmwed](http://ow.ly/Bmwed) 

  • Just Female Collarless Houndstooth Coat

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    The perfect mod addition to your wardrobe. Black and white makes it a timeless piece – look like you just stepped out of the sixties! [http://ow.ly/BmvQ2](http://ow.ly/BmvQ2) 

  • Rachel Zoe Houndstooth Suspender Trousers

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    Normally I wouldn't be caught dead recommending a Rachel Zoe product, but I couldn't help it with these tweed, cropped trousers. I love them in an unatural way. $250, Shopbop. [http://ow.ly/Bmvp8](http://ow.ly/Bmvp8) 

  • Yesstyle Houndstooth Tee

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    A lower cost favourite retailer from Asia, Yesstyle offers fast fashion, $17. [http://ow.ly/Bmtuj](http://ow.ly/Bmtuj) 

  • Superga Houndstooth Sneaker

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    These are super comfortable, affordable and trendy! You can't go wrong. $75 US, Shopbop.com [http://ow.ly/BmtcK](http://ow.ly/BmtcK) 

6 Alternatives to Sandals


6 Alternatives to Sandals

By demiCouture

Not a fan of having your toes on display? Neglected your pedicure? Here are some alternatives to sandals that show you're embracing summer weather without showing off your hobbit feet.

  • Espadrilles

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    Patterns, lace-up, every colour imaginable. Espardrilles are the perfect beach shoe with a breathable fabric and slipper-like sole. Comfy!

  • D'Orsay Flats

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    A popular shoe right now, the D'Orsay style flat provides ample foot coverage, but also supplies a nice cross breeze. Look for summery colour combos, woven version, or metallics.

  • Moccasins

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    Summer is the perfect time for slipper-like shoes. Try a pair of moccasins for a comfortable look that is equally as casual as it is polished. Leather or suede options give you some choice.

  • Boat Shoes

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    Definitely a preppy look, boat shoes scream "I've been out on the water, "which is quite summery thing to broadcast. Give them a try in a nautical stripe or floral print for some extra summer cred.

  • Canvas Sneakers

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    Canvas sneakers are definitely on-trend. I'm sure you've seen the white Converse take-over, but it's for good reason. These shoes are good for walking, breathable, and can be thrown in the wash.

  • Huarache Flats

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    This sandal-adjacent footwear keeps your feet cool but provides some more coverage. They're also great with everything from pants to dresses and come in a variety of colours—even multi-colour!

5 Awesome Summer Blazers


5 Awesome Summer Blazers

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For most, summertime means short sleeves. But on those chilly nights, try one of these summery blazers to pull your look together (and stay warm!)

  • Zara Short Blazer

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    This little blazer packs a punch with a great orange-y red hue. Pop this on with a pair of boyfriend jeans or your favourite all-black ensemble.

  • H&M Patterned Kimono

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    I know this isn't exactly a blazer, but the kimono is a close cousin with a more drapey silhouette. It's also a summer-staple for everything from beach days to festivals.

  • F21 Garden Party Blazer

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    Jazz up a basic black blazer with a summer-y floral print. The colour scheme on this one is great to transition between seasons too.

  • Gap Knit Blazer

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    Classic grey with a hint of neon. This is the perfect work to play blazer with it's slouch sweater feeling, but structured, polished look.

  • Club Monaco Lavine Embroidered Bomber

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    A little bit of a different style, this embroidered bomber is perfect to pair with a pair of athletic sneakers for Sporty Spice look. Throw it on with a dress for something a bit more feminine.

6 Must-Visit Consignment Stores in Vancouver


6 Must-Visit Consignment Stores in Vancouver

By demiCouture

Looking for a good deal on great pieces? Have a heap of clothes looking for a good home? Check out one of the following consignment stores for unique finds and a chance to make a few extra dollars!

  • Shine

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    Great prices for unique items and an even better consignment program. Make an appointment and try your luck!

  • My Sister's Closet

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    With proceeds going to a good cause, this is a great place to pick up (or drop-off) some great consignment finds.

  • Turnabout

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    With locations in Kitsilano, South Granville, and South Surrey, this consignment shop always has a great selection of pieces and definitely has a focus on trends.

  • Bon Retour

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    Upscale consignment in Steveston, this shop is worth the trip. Actually, a short drive to the suburbs can often return some great finds! Try thrift & consignment stores in the Fraser valley too.

  • Mine & Yours Co.

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    Unlike most second hand stores, Mine & Yours pays cash on the spot for good condition designer clothing, shoes and handbags. Check out their blog for inspiration!

  • Front & Company

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    With new and used items, you'll be tempted to spend your consignment dollars on their fabulous selection of gifts, clothes, accessories and more. Their window displays are also amazing!

CONTEST: Win $100 & $50 Gift Cards For EAST DANE / SHOPBOP

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It’s that time again! Leave a comment telling why you want one of the three East Dane gift cards, and you may be the lucky winner of one of the gift cards!

East Dane is North America’s premiere menswear shop, offering a delightfully curated collection of men’s clothing, accessories, shoes and home items.

Drawing is on Friday, June 27th 2014.  Comments will be closed when drawing is complete!

Leave a comment now, to win a $100 gift card to East Dane or one of two $50 gift cards to East Dane!

Remember, these gift cards are also valid at Shopbop, so if you’re a gal, you can still enter! :)

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