It doesn’t matter what shoes you’re wearing, if you’ve got skinny, straight or boyfriend cut jeans on your outfit is instantly better when you roll that hem. I remember being a kid and DYING of mortification when my mother would roll my jeans up but now I almost never wear jeans that aren’t cuffed.
There are two reasons why I love a cuffed hem. The first is you can customize the hem of your jeans to hit the perfect spot to slim and elongate your leg (you want to hit the slimmest part of your ankle, ladies!). The second is that it gives you insta-cool girl cred. Plus, there’s nothing sexy about scrunched hem at the ankle. Rolling or cuffing your jeans is also a super easy way to add just a little interest and oomph to your outfit.
Cuffed or rolled skinnies are a must when wearing ankle boots. Cuffed straight legs look great with your favourite flats. Cuffed boyfriend jeans and a stiletto? Lawd have mercy. But there really is a trick to mastering the cuff. And here it is:
When you tug the sides of the cuff/roll down it loosens the cuff, making your style look lived-in in the best possible way. Consider this your new cool-girl cuff! Don't like the look of cuffed jeans, but wish your pants were cropped just the same? You can always carefully roll your hem UNDER to create a cropped look without the visible roll. Easy. Peasy. (And commitment free!)
I don’t know about you, but fall is my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion: boots, scarves, rich colours and decadent fabrics. The air is crisp enough to beg a sweater in the morning, but it’s warm enough to forgo a jacket. I’d be OK with having September weather all year round. I really would.
The trends in fashion this fall are a great mix of surprises and old faithfuls, but these are a few of my favourites!
Move aside, stilettos: flat and low-heel loafers are the go-to for fashion forward ladies this fall. The lower heel heights make for comfortable walking, and the block heel provides additional support. Bonus: flat loafers look AMAZING with everything from cropped or rolled jeans to your favourite skirt suit. Have fun with these once-boring shoes by playing with texture and pattern!
The 70’s are calling, and they’re on their way over. Patchwork is probably the most unexpected print you can find, with a mix of textures, colours and even patterns. Done right, patchwork is fun and super chic. Do it on a bag, a dress or a boot depending on how out-there you want to look.
For a look that’s a little more fashion week and a lot less Farmer Clem, pair your plaid top with a tailored piece - like a pencil skirt or leather mini - and accessorize. Think outside the shirt and reach for plaid pants, skirts or outerwear or accessories, like the ever-fab plaid blanket scarf.
From moto jackets to edgy details, there’s a leather look for every commitment level. Try on a leather skirt, leggings with a stripe or even leather sleeves on an otherwise plain tee!
Despite the fact that they could easily pass as modern day torture devices, pantyhose are all kinds of hot (and keeping you warm!) this fall. Try on bright colours, funky patterns and heavier materials this season to dress up all those skirt-boot ensembles you’ve been dying to wear.
Now tell me: Will you try any of these trends or do you have another favourite trend you're loving this season?
Two things most of us value when it comes to our morning routines are sleep and punctuality. We've all had mornings where we get up extra early to wash and style our hair, and I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who's looked in the mirror and thought "Hmm, it's not that bad." Mornings are busy enough without the added hassle of washing and drying your hair, right? You already know that the less time you spend doing your hair the more time you'll have to make that second cup of coffee.
Last year, I decided to cut down on my shampooing to avoid spending precious time on washing and blow drying my hair. As a single mom, I want to spend as much time as possible with my son, so finding ways to spend less time in front of a mirror and more time next to him in the morning is important. As a working mom, I know that appearances in the workplace matter, so the styles you see below are perfect for the office (and because you will be spending a lot less time on your hair in the morning, punctuality will not be a problem!)
For me, a bonus to not shampooing as often has been that my hair has been feeling smoother and has been thicker than ever before. I also have fewer dark circles, and save a ton of money on shampoo and water bills! Win! I now wash my hair one to three times a week, depending on my activities.
Here’s what a week of no-wash styles looks like for me. With the exception of Monday’s style, you can use any of these as a second-day option. (And there is no shame in fifth-day hair. None.)
It’s clean hair day! After shampooing, brush hair with Goody QuikStyle brush to cut down on dry time. I like to fake a blowout on Mondays to last me most of - if not the entire - work week.
If needed, freshen your second day hair with dry shampoo (I prefer to use dry shampoo BEFORE bed to save precious time in the morning).
Let your inner retro RAWR, today.
The end of the week is almost here! This simple no-wash style will bridge the gap to Friday.
Let the natural grit in your hair work to your benefit today.
With a little pre-planning, you can rock a week of no-wash styles. Spend less time washing and drying in the morning so you can spend more time doing the things you love before heading out for the day.