Style Files

Style Files
February 2014
Must-Have Fashion Trends for Spring
Our Windsor Crossing fashion expert has rounded up the top five must-have fashion trends for spring.
Spring is nature's way of saying, “Let's Party!” - Robin Williams

Alright, I get it, we live in Canada, its winter, its cold and it snows, but come on! I seriously think I started to go stir crazy until I saw it at New York Fashion Week and all the SPRING collections for 2014! The colour is bright like the sun and the prints mimic flowering gardens. It looks like renewed happiness walking down the runway. I need to get a jumpstart on my spring must haves, like right this second. Luckily, most stores are setting up for spring wear, which is what is getting me through these last few bleak, vial weeks of winter.

What I've gathered is that this season is full of ready to wear fashion that is bright and bold or crisp and geometric. However, there are some things that stood out as the key to looking hot once the weather gets warmer. Now I have a mission to capture these items that will put a fire under my boring basics. First thing first though what items do I covet most?

1. White Collars. If you thought a white button down was for the guys, you have not seen the runways of New York. The freshest look was a crispy white collar. Imagine a sexy pair of perfectly fit dress shorts with a button down fit to a T. Makes you want to scream “I LOOK FRICKIN' FABULOUS!” right? Banana Repub [...]
5 Top Tips for Men on Valentines Day
Stumped on what to do for your lady this Valentines Day? Here is a five-step cheat sheet to help you create the perfect day.

You know you are in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

This is your wakeup call! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and whether you like it or not, the lady in your life wants you to make a big deal of it. She may not say it, she may tell you she doesn't care, but she does - a lot. So you need to make sure you do it up in style and to personalize anything you give that special someone. For example, flowers are great, but are they her favourite bright white Lily's with simple white daisies, fresh baby's breath and a white rose for every year you've been together? Or are they the flowers that are on special for Valentine's Day at the local grocery store? Although you may see them all as just flowers, we ladies see them as a symbol of your affection, how much you actually listen and care. But, if you're still stumped, here's a five step cheat sheet to your perfect Valentine's Day:

1. Have something fun planned that the two of you can do together. Couples that play together, stay together. There are loads of things to do in Essex County as a couple. A wintery stroll through Ojibway Park or tobogganing at Malden Hill, maybe a yoga class or a whiskey tasting. If you wanted something a li [...]