Sunday, May 1, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, 5 Summer Basics Everyone Needs

With summer around the corner, we are all busy talking about trends, trends, trends....but what about the basics?! Those staples that round out your closet and are the building blocks of any stylish gals warm weather wardrobe are a total must.  

So, here are 5 of my summer basic must-haves!
(All items pictured from Neiman Marcus)

1. The Blank Canvas, The White Tee
A perfect white T-shirt is like a clean backdrop; It lets the rest of the outfit sing! The ideal fit is a must and go for the collar that suits your neckline (v-neck is a good bet for most). Pair with a statement necklace and denim for casual-fabulousness all summer long.  

2. Daisy Duke Denim 
Jean shorts are a way to complete your look with a causal and edgy touch. Distressed details add some rock and roll and the comfort factor is not to be downplayed. Grab a pair of strappy sandals and a blazer for a night on the town or throw on a tank, some funky running shoes and a light cardigan for a road-trip-worthy get-up. 
 3. The LPD (Little Pattern Dress)
Pattern is like a basic in summer.  It adds seasonal colour and texture to your wardrobe and makes for some colour matching fun. Wear your LPD to the office with toe-covered espadrilles, on a date with metallic sandals, or to go grocery shopping in your Stan Smiths. 
4. The White Blazer
A blazer is the best way to look polished and be prepared for air-con or a cooler evening breeze. The fact that it is white keeps it from looking too heavy in summer. Throw it over a T-Shirt (see number 1!!) for an easy-chic vibe, or pair it with a tight tank and some cute capris for a ready-to-take-on-the-world attitude. 

5. Cart it All Colour: 
A bright tote is a fun way to add some pizzazz to your summer style and a tote is ideal as the weather warms up. Why? Well, you will need a spot to stash your water bottle, sunscreen, lipgloss, sunglasses, and extra layers as you peel them off. If you don't mind a little sand at the bottom, it can always double as a beach bag. 


Now you are basically ready for summer! 

xxx

LKIS

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LKISStyle: On Global Morning, Spring Shoe Trends

I was on Global chatting all about shoe trends for Spring 2016! Had a blast chatting metallics, tribal print, personalizing and more...watch it all here:


xxx
LKIS

Friday, April 8, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, 5 Must-Try Spring Style Trends

Spring is in the air! Fiiiiiiinally! And that means a reason to shop/rifle through your closet and try some of the hottest trends for this season. 

So, here are the first 5 of my top picks for looks that are all the rage this Spring: 

1. Oversized Bouquet: 
What says that winter is over like a batch of beautiful florals?! Go for the larger print for a more modern version of this classic. (All looks pictured from www.forever21.com)
 2. Cry on my Shoulder: 
Bare shoulders is, in my opinion, a great way to appear sexy without taking off too many layers.  Perfect for spring weather and not yet-ready-for-bikini-season bods. 
(All looks pictured from www.hm.com)
 3. Pleats Please: 
Micropleats are in my mind an homage to all things fabulously Studio 54.  Be weary though ladies, as this trend does not subtract from your silhouette. 
(All looks pictured from www.nastygal.com)
 4. Be a Star in Stripes: 
Can't you just picture Paris in the Springtime when I say stripes are on trend?! Sleek and sophisticated this print is a classic but also super on-trend this season.  Try mixing it with florals for a next-level style statement. 
(All looks pictured from www.zara.com)
 5. Fall Short: 
Nothing makes this gal happier than a way-short hemline and low and behold, Spring 2016 is all about the mini. Grab some self-tanner to keep from blinding everyone and then let this be your nod to temperatures about to get hot, hot, hot. 
(All looks pictured from www.asos.com)
Ready for spring? Um, now you are! 
Stay tuned...part 2 in next week. 

xxx

LKIS

Friday, April 1, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Deciding on The Perfect Spring Jacket


Need to know what spring jacket you must have? Or maybe you are deciding on the perfect trench? Watch my video featuring outerwear for this season from Le Chateau.  And then tune in at 12:30 on Virgin Radio when I chat all about it with Andrea Collins! 

Happy Trenching, 
xxx

LKIS

Friday, March 18, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Trend Preview from the Runways at Toronto Fashion Week

It's barely spring and I am now going to talk to you about FALL??!!! yup.  Such is fashion week: we get a sneak peek into the future and have a chance to see what is hot (or not) for the year to come.  Tune in at 12:30 on Virgin Radio for my take on these looks and read on for more!

Here are 4 trends I am loving for next season seen this week on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week
(all pictures courtesy of Paul Ross, Opique Photography

1. Blushing Beauty:
Blush is a huge trend for spring and according to this runway report it is carrying over into Fall/Winter 2016. 


2. Red Fox
Sexy, sultry and perfectly warm for crisp weather.


3. Royal Reign
 For a little extra drama, there was definitely some royalty-inspired looks that were totally attention-grabbing. 


4. Grunge Girl 
A nineties gal myself, I love that we are seeing some serious teen-spirit for fashion this fall. 


5. Loving Lace
Feminine and pretty but with a definite edge, lace is a texture that will be cropping up next season. 

It's Day 5 and I am heading to the tents soon! For my take straight from the runway head to my instagram or snapchat! 

xxx

LKIS


Friday, March 11, 2016

LKISStyle: 5 Must-try Shoe Trends This Spring

A new season means new footwear and (truly) nothing makes me happier...
Here are five shoes that are super-duper hot this Spring 2016 season! 

So, first up, check out my video with Le Chateau where I run through some of the trends:


Now for my top five: 

1. Western
Hit the festivals in style with boots that will make you want to kick up your heels.
(All western shoes pictured are from www.neimanmarcus.com)


2. Silver
Bling out your toesies with silver. It goes with everything (and, I do mean everything!).
(All silver shoes pictured are from www.shopbop.com)


3. Lace Up
Tie one on with lace-up shoes.  Any height and any style, this look is perfect for spring.
(All lace up shoes pictured are from www.nastygal.com)


4. Lug Sole
Not ready to declare summer yet? The lug sole will help you ease into that transition.
(All lug sole shoes pictured are from www.neimanmarcus.com)


5. Mule
The easiest shoe to throw on.  It says: I rolled out of bed and still look fabulous.
(Mule shoes pictured are from www.neimanmarcus.com)

A new season means new shoes...I have happy feet. 
xxx
LKIS