For you dudes who often think that the fashion world is catered strongly towards women, and doesn't give men enough attention- you're right.
During Montreal Fashion Week, 90% of the runway shows showcased fashion collections for women.
So what about the guys? Where are they supposed to find style inspiration?
We found just the place! Gentlemen Of The Street is a Tumblr account that showcases everything men love and need- fashion, cars, luxury goods and women!
Gentlemen Of The Street displays a slightly upper scale attitude, but its fashion photos are super authentic, stylish and wearable.
For guys that are looking for some fashion inspiration this fall, be sure to check out Gentlemen Of The Street, and let us know of other domains in which you confide for fashion advice in the comments below!
I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from some serious wardrobe fatigue right now. My summer stuff is redundant, my winter gear is bulky and ugly, and what’s left over is looking a lot more ‘crazy cat lady’ than it is Kim Kardashian.
Some new clothes are definitely in my future and the place to get them has to be WTFash, Montreal’s new must-visit for fashion pilgrims. Located downtown on Crescent Street, WTFash are dedicated to providing the women of this city with great-looking clothes at the lowest possible prices. Plus, the boutique itself is SUPER cute.
With designs that seamlessly blend your fav Instagram star’s best lookswith high-end clobber, WTFash’s aim is to make sure every fashion-forward Montrealer has access to the style they want. Their collections are unique, unconventional and unforgettable - perfect for women who refuse to blend into the background.
WTFash aren’t your standard fashion brand where there are fifty degrees of separation between you and the people designing your clothes. The fashion buyer is a recent graduate from Parsons the New School in NYC who partnered up with two JMSB Concordia students to open a store that is run by millennials and for millennials. The owners are all about listening to what you want and giving it to you and they have the friendliest staff ready to offer advice and make sure you’re happy and comfortable in what you’re wearing!
Not to mention the fact that they have stores both on the web and IRL is something of a godsend – online shopping in Montreal can be a massive pain due to retailers generally favouring our friends in the US. WTFash keep their prices low and update their inventory on the regular to ensure that you always have access to all the latest looks without breaking the bank. They even have a "Vintage section" where they accept consignments from customers and sell them on their behalf. So you can not only buy vintage items at a low price, you can sell yours as well!
Despite the name, street style is often frustratingly inaccessible to us normal people, and dressing as boldly as you feel can be difficult. WTFash are invested in making sure every woman can dress according to her personality and regardless of her budget, with a never-ending stock of fresh looks, low prices and – best of all – really regular sales. They also have their very own fur brand, which offers vests, coats and beanies, all for very accessible prices!
When you can dress how you want without worrying about the price tag, why settle for less? Visit WTFash now or check out their pre-Holiday sample sale on November 12 and 13 and tap into a world of fashion designed for women who make waves.
For more info on WTFash, check them out on Instagram or their website, or go take a peek in person at their shop on Crescent.
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If you know anything about fashion, you know that it takes Montreal some time to pick up on trends. We're never really 100% relevant when it comes to street style or style in general and that's ok. We learned to live with it.
Our city is like a cute younger sister of New York, Paris and Milan who desperately tries to be like them. She applies lipstick that doesn't match her skin tone, steals their dresses and does everything she can to be just like them... It never really works out and no one actually takes her seriously because, well... she's harmless and adorable. It's like, "Awww, you're cute, Montreal!"
In case you're curious about what's going on fashionwise in the rest of the world, I've compiled the ultimate "2016 fashion cheat sheet" if you will. Perhaps, next year, you will see these trends emerge on the streets of Montreal. That's if we're lucky, of course. It might take even longer... LOL.
But hey! Keep in mind, these are nothing but mainstream-ish fashion trends... You don't NEED to follow them. It's just cool to know what's up, if you know what I mean.
So here's what Spring/Summer 2016 looks like in the world of fashion:
Bohemian Geek Chic
Gucci mixes geek and chic in a way that looks very aesthetically pleasing. A lot of colours (dominant green), textures and GLASSES. Glasses are so hot right now.
Fire orange is the colour of the season. Don't be afraid to be bold, go all out and have fun with it. Do you see what Veronica Beard did there? Orange dress with exposed shoulders. Two trends, one dress.
Low Rise Slouchy
Low rise slouchy trousers are back! Remember when these were popular in the late 90's early 00's? Yeah. Totally "in" right now.
I follow a bunch of Montreal fashion gurus and enthusiasts on Instagram. They keep our city relevant and hip. Thank you for that! They absolutely need to be recognized for bringing Montreal street style game to the next level. These people make everyday life fun and exciting. They inspire me to dress better, that's for sure. Hopefully, it will give you a little fashion "kick in the butt" as well. Without further ado, here are 10 Montreal best dressed people.
Ladies, fall is here and it's the time of the year where we all kind of struggle to find the right trends. Fall in Montreal gets quite intense, but I'm here to save your fashion season this year with a few options and tips for you to apply.
Let me show you a few cheap ways to get real cozy & trendy this fall in Montreal:
Business casual is the best way to be trendy with a touch of professionalism this fall. It's not complicated to put all together and it's quite cheap if the pieces are found at the right spots. Hop in the subway and head downtown towards H&M, Simons or Zara for easy pick ups.
Cheap & prefered pieces - White long sleeve shirt, cardigan and black skinny trousers.
Tip - You can keep the cardigan open on top to show your shirt's collar. It's a nice little touch and adds professionalism. High boots are also a great add-on.
We have tons of fashionistas in this city. For most of these young montrealers, it's hard to keep up to date with how much fashion actually costs. The fashionista is most seen running the arts scene of his/her city and dresses between designer and common brands.
Cheap & prefered pieces - Long sleeved jersey at H&M, Zara black sweats or ripped H&M black jeans, black boots found anywhere in Montreal.
Tips - Distressed clothing is the best kind of clothing. Don't be shy to wear oversized sweaters or shirts, if it mixes with your outfit properly, it's probably nice.
Preppy should feel very close to business casual. However,being a real preppy girl requires a nice touch of "school mixed with business". The skirt is always a great option if you are trying to fully reach the preppy zone.
Cheap & prefered pieces - Skirt and cute little boots are a thumbs up. A nice mix of colors or all black is a great path to take as well.
Tips - Getting the right preppy look often comes down to being very structural in its clothing choice. Tight cuts, always. Give your outfit a clean structure.
My personal favorite. A mix of fashionistas, but with a street touch to it all. If you are an individual who travels through the city from meetings to meetings, projects to projects you'll enjoy this trend.
Cheap & prefered pieces - Jeans jacket, black high top boots, black skinny jeans and insane sneakers.
Tips - Street style is all about mixing styles. Use your knowledge of preppy/business casual vibe and mix it with a bit of trashness to get the right street style look. Also, please make sure you have proper sneakers if you are about to run the streets !
Sports wear is great when properly applied during fall season. It is one of the coolest and most comfortable style you can have in your wardrobe.
Cheap & prefered pieces - Well cut black hoodie, long coat (H&M, Zara & Simons for cheap), warm black leggings, beige boots (yes, like the ones Drake is wearing in Hot Line Bling).
Tips - My suggestion to you is to keep it all under one color. If you go for a black hoodie, go for black sneakers and black leggings. It'll look pretty darn good !