Country Inspired Fashion in Calgary Alberta

by Cailyn, Miss Teenage Calgary 2017

I live in Calgary and consider myself lucky when it comes to fashion. We have everything we need here including fancy evening dresses and country wear, which includes cowboy boots and, during The Calgary Stampede, a cowboy hat. Even for simply enjoying a Saturday night inside with the girls, you have to still go out and pick up that pizza, and so you have to look semi presentable.  That’s the look I find myself wearing more than I’d like to admit.

In Calgary, we have many diverse fashion styles; some folks like long, baggy shirts worn as a dress with a plaid around your waist, while others seem to always choose sweat pants and jersey tops. These styles are not gender specific and us younger ladies like to occasionally wear a man’s shirt or a blazer.

I have four different looks that I find myself wearing most frequently, and sometimes I mix them up and combine styles.

My first look is something you can wear to a casual event/ outing or you can dress it up with heels like I did or even a bit of jewelry like bracelets or a longer necklace since the front is quite plain and you’re good to go to a nice dinner.

The model is me, Cailyn. Here I’m wearing a shoulder less top which is a must in every girls closet during the summer (free those shoulders) but due to the fact that there is no hiding annoying bra straps I highly recommend a strapless bra, which I know can be tricky to keep up sometimes but your outfit will look so much better. The shirt is just a plain high waisted black skirt which gives you the freedom to tuck in your shirt or leave it untucked, the shirt I’m wearing was quite long, so I decided to have it tucked-in for a cleaner and more put-together look.

My second outfit is ‘country inspired’ and is something I find myself wearing quite often. This is a look I could wear for a day out, to the Calgary stampede or another local outing like many country-themed restaurants and bars we have in town. I chose a light coloured jeans and top because not only does it get less hot, the subtle notes make your boots pop. Regardless you could just as easily throw on some dark blue jeans and the outfit would still work.

Traditionally, with cowboy boots, I would wear boot cut jeans that cover them, but not and then I like to show them off by wearing tight jeans such as a ‘skinny jean’ to show those boots off. Also on a side note is like to add the fact that cowboy boots are one of my favorite shoes because they are versatile and functional but also they look great with jeans and if planned right they go amazingly well with a skirt or cute summer dress.

Cailyn on the Mustang workout clothes in CalgaryMy third look is street wear that is comfortable for an exercise  work-out and nice enough that you could wear outside and do your daily deeds. I went with white sweat pants because I feel like they are a great statement piece considering how often you actually see white sweatpants. I went with the white tank top to blend in under to make the black jersey standout more. Then I used the red bandana and lipstick to give the look a pop of color and as a standout piece. Also I swear by Converse running shoes, they are my absolute favorite sneakers because you can where them with anything at any time!Cailyn Miss Teen Calgary

For my last outfit I went for more of a classic look with the 50s style red dress. You can wear it whenever and its light enough to wear in the summer and once winter rolls around you can throw on some leggings or thighs and put on an old style knitted jacket (the one I have reminds me of a sock monkey)

I think my favorite part about any of these outfits is that you can wear them anytime and dress them up or down due to your mood and what you are dressing for. ​

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Peekaboo Bean’s Fashion for Pre-Schoolers in Calgary Alberta

In the beautiful city of Calgary there is not a day that passes that you don’t see a variety of different clothing and fashion styles! Whether it’s the style of someone’s hair, their choice of outfit,  or the style of one of the amazing buildings in downtown Calgary, it is a truly beautiful and fashionable place! The word ‘fashion’ normally brings to mind well dressed women and men in the streets of a busy cosmopolitan city, or beautiful, well dressed models walking a runway. 
For this blog post I decided to focus on a smaller segment of the fashion population, which are the kids who will define the fashion of the future.  Kids can be very fashionable, while still doing what they do best, which is just being kids!
Peekaboo Beans clothes lets kids do just that. This Street Chic blog post focuses on a sharp-looking line of Canadian designed kids’ clothing that are soft and comfortable yet durable and inspire kids to run, jump and play. You will find many fashionable kids on the streets and playgrounds of Calgary sporting the very stylish Peekaboo Beans clothing line. This apparel is great for young kids who are excited to play.  
Peekaboo Beans has fashionable and comfortable clothes that kids all around Canada will wear and find comfortable. Peekaboo Beans was created with a vision that kids can play and look amazing at the same time. These clothes are also super durable and can last through even the toughest falls and stains! These clothes are also great because children can easily dress themselves without going crazy on patterns.
All Peekaboo Beans clothes are mix and match so even the littlest ones can dress themselves and always have a coordinating outfit!  The young people in the photos definitely stand out the streets of Calgary with their clothes. These boys enjoy running, playing and having fun like any kids should, but with the dependable fabrics their parents don’t need to worry about the Peekaboo Beans clothing getting ripped! 
As if the clothing line of Peekaboo Beans isn’t amazing enough the founder of the company, Traci, has incorporated some great safety and comfort features into the clothes as well.  For example the clothing items with zippers include a chin guard to protect your child’s chin from getting caught in the zipper! And, just when you think it can’t get any better you don’t have to worry about itchy tags that can irritate your child’s skin.  Peekaboo Beans has cleverly taken care of this annoying feature by hiding the tags within the layers of the fabric. 
Justin Trudeau  with toddler wearing Peekaboo BeansThe very fashionable founder of Peekaboo Beans, Traci is always working to market her products and get the word out about her stylish and comfortable kids’ line.  She recently designed the outfits that were on display at our country’s capital on Canada Day, being modeled by the children of our Prime Minister, as can be seen in the picture attached.  
All of the Peekaboo Bean prices are very reasonable as well given the amazing value that is coming with your clothes.  Most  dresses range anywhere from $40-$60. And for a boys T-shirt only $30-$40. To sum up my blog post I would like to address how these clothes tie into my platform, These clothes can let kids stay active and healthy in a very fashionable way and I hope all parents and kids decide to make the switch, as their website says “Once you go BEANS, you never go back!”
*All promotional photos are used with written permission of Peekaboo Beans Founder Traci

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The Many Fashions of Medicine Hat Alberta

By Nyamal, Miss Teen Medicine Hat 2017

“I like to push the barriers when it comes to fashion” – Nyamal

I could not have said it better myself.  Fashion is an expression of both emotion and character. Every person alive adds more flavour to the world of fashion by daring to be unapologetic and adding their own flare to their outfits.

With this definition in mind, I could not have found better individuals to take part in this article with me.

Our first model is Mervat, a 19 year old college student who aspires to be a paramedic. She is outgoing, talkative, supporting, and the type of person who fills the room with energy simply by entering.

For this shoot we’d agreed to take photos at six pm on College Dr. She decided to wear something a little more casual sporting vintage denim jeans with a “Bad influence” graphic halter top with threaded roses. She had purchased her trendy top at Urban Planet and thrifted her Levi jeans from a friend. She accessorizes with a pair of sunglasses and beaded flower sandals. Adding a bit of colour with a camel, braided leather belt from Bluenotes she managed to create an outfit that’s tré cute but manageable.

I think my favourite thing about this look is that it’s inexpensive, quick to put together, and comfortable. All three things that are important when considering an outfit that will take you from the busy, lesson filled days to late night study sessions as a college student.

Bad inlfuence in Medicine Hat AlbertaI choose to take photos of her at the college because it holds a lot of memories and emotions for me and many others. Medicine Hat College offers a place of enjoyment and learning for its students and hatters alike. In the summer it provides camps for children and preteens. It also holds academic assistance for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers during the school year – I for one owe my successful school year to the program and study groups I was able to have at the college. Not only does the college act as a beacon of educational success but it adds more multiculturalism to our city with the many international students it holds.

With a mixture of retro and modern trend Merv rocks a confident and casual street style for a summer afternoon.

black body suit and dark blue denim jean shorts fashion in Medicine Hat albertaOur second look today is at Belle an 18 year old free spirit who is hands down one of the most exciting people you will ever meet. She is a dedicated hard worker currently holding two jobs at David’s Tea and Marshalls, both located in Medicine Hat mall. With a great love for friends and a soul meant to wonder she loves to take adventures. Being the wildheart she is she loves to take risks with her style. Today she decided to pair a fitted cotton-mesh black bodysuit from Garage with dark denim Hollister jean shorts and simple black flip flops for a cute summer look. A flattering outfit for checking out the nightlife downtown with friends.

For accessories, she gives us a small, grey, textured Guess coin purse with stunning shimmering and beige nails to give the look a little more glam factor.

The third look was created by Jordyn, an intelligent young lady that carries a sense of mature, calm about herself. Jordyn is 18 years old and currently working at the Cineplex before attending University in the Fall. She enjoys reading, soccer, driving, and listening to some of her favourite musicians such as 21 pilots and Halsey. She is a witty and creative individual with an amazing talent for painting. With a style that’s typically a little more alternative and hipster, Jordyn brings a blue and white graphic tee referencing the classic film Clueless complimented by a denim pairing of shorts and a baseball cap.Whatever shift on blue tie dye patterm t shirt Medicine Hat Alberta

She adds to the outfit with a pair of white and pink Nike trainers. Some may be against rips in clothing but I personally feel that a tear like this gives the top a small but adequate amount of character.

Credit for where you can purchase the clothing is given to Forever 21 for the shirt and Garage for her jeans.

Jordyn has a casual outfit with just a bit of edge; its perfect for catching a flick at the movies.

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Eighteen year old Micayla involves herself in anything that revolves around the arts; it’s no wonder she’s able to wear such a bright coloured clothes and look stunning in daring outfits. The future student of Calgary University describes her overall style as more European inspired although she pulls inspiration from everywhere. blue jeans ball cap, round sunglasses and red shirt collar , pretty girl in Medicine Hat Alberta

For one of her looks Micayla sports a red v neck came from Garage costing $10.00 with an American Apparel bomber jacket that had costed her $120.00. For bottoms she styles Levis wedgie fit denim at the price of $130.00 and adds unique flare and colour with the addition of her $30.00 Topshop floral pink mule heels. She accessorizes this look with Guay Australia round frame shades and a Calvin Klein denim hat. The sunglasses prices at $75.00 and the cap at $45.00. This look is as high-end and beautiful as her second look.

 

For her second look, Micayla paired her vibrant floral heels with a full Topshop outfit consisting of a white ¾ sleeve ribbed, high neck sweater with blue suit cigarette trousers. Her outfit total being $30.00 for the top and $60.00 for the bottoms. She also uses a silver ring from south Africa and a black leather purse for accessories.blue cigarette trousers with white top in Medicine Hat Alberta

The way the pink heels and vibrant blue bottoms compliment each other is simply stunning.

gas lamps in downtown medicine Hat albertaDue to the artistic nature of Micayla and Jordyn some photos of the trio took place in front of the Esplanade located on 1 St SE. The Esplanade holds art shows, concerts, plays, and other events. It is a cultural hub open to all and meaningful to many.

Other photos were all taken on 2 St WE in downtown Medicine Hat from 8 to 9 pm. I felt this was the perfect place to take photos because the beauty of the streets, the gas lights, and it is also the location one of our long standing local business.

The Monarch Theatre is Canada’s oldest operating movie theatre. The theatre remains relevant playing new movies and also allows viewers to enjoy classical films now and then. Many citizens in the Hat hold fond memories here such as watching movies together with their father or spending times with friends.

gas lights in Medicine Hat AlbertaThe gas lights brighten up the streets of downtown Medicine Hat, and serve as a reminder of the importance of natural gas to the city.

Although we may not be a bustling fashion district, inspiring the next fall fashion week, we are a city filled with quality characters, risk takers, and unique fashions. Medicine Hat is a small city with a rich history and many beautiful locations as well as amazing people. Being able to spend time with my models and take a minute to appreciate our surroundings I think it’s safe to say that Medicine Hat has a lot to offer via fashion and amazing personality.

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Friends Are Always in Fashion in Red Deer Alberta

By Scotia, Miss Teen Central Alberta 2017

What is fashion really about? Lots of people have ideas, or guesses but does anyone really know the true meaning of fashion? My guess is Fashion is about making yourself feel like the best you. Making you feel confident and proud of what you wear. With my street chic, I chose three friends to model of what makes them confident with their bodies. To fit my theme of “What is Fashion to You?”, I asked all of my models what fashion means to them.

First is Brooklyne

Brooklyne is a very lovely lady with a kind heart and soul. Brooklyne spends most of her free time out with her boyfriend or plays volleyball with her friends. Brooklyne decided to  wear an off-the-shoulder black blouse from Stitches paired with blue knee-slit skinny jeans from Garage. To finish off her look Brooklyne chose black wedged heels from H&M, also including a neon pink Coach purse to match her lipstick.

barefoot on red cobblestones, blue jeans, walking away, in Airdrie Alberta

Brooklyne expressed how fashion is “A way to express yourself without having to say anything.”

Next is Lexi

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Lexi is an adventurous spirit who is humble and soft. You can catch Lexi most when she is out-and-about with her friends. Lexi is wearing a comfy yellow shirt from American Eagle with knee-slit blue skinny jeans from Stitches and white Converse shoes.

bright colours are confident style choices for summer fashion in Alberta teen wardrobe“Street fashion to me shows comfort and character.” Lexi explained, “Also bright colors show bright personalities.”

Last but not least is Emilee.

Emily in the soda shoppe in Airdrie Alberta vintage fashion

Emilee is a smart girl with a sassy attitude. If you were looking for Emilee, you would most likely find her dancing her feet off. Emilee had on a salmon crop top from Stitches, Black slit jeans from Garage and Allstar shoes from Adidas. Emilee described fashion as, “clothes and accessories that make you confident, comfortable, and follow the trends. It should speak who you are and about your mind.”

Adidas sneakers, skin tight black jeans, pink tank top

As well as being the models for my fashion photos, Brooklyne, Lexi and Emilee and I had so much fun messing around Downtown Red Deer Alberta.

Three best friends in the park in Airdrie Alberta

We had such a good time, and couldn’t stop laughing and that’s always in fashion.

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Casual Classics in Lethbridge, Alberta

By Grace, Miss Teenage Alberta 2017

“In a world full of trends I want to remain a classic.” –Iman

In fashion terms, I would consider myself to be more on the sophisticated, classy, artsy, chic end of the spectrum. The outfits in this article are what I would wear every day. With a modern look that holds onto classic pieces that are sure to turn heads. Fashion is art, and in art there is no rules.

At the end of July, my awesome photographer, Adam and I took some pictures in the heart of my home town Lethbridge. Born and raised in this urban city, I encounter art every day. I’m 17 years old and graduated high school in Lethbridge a year early. Driven and ambitious, I’m headed into the world of business. My wardrobe reflects my light-heartedness and professionalism. For my outfits. on a day to day basis, I find one piece that I’m inspired by and mold my attire around it.

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Calm Confidence – My first look is inspired by this black hat called “The Jackson Fedora” by Shannon Phillips. “The Jackson Fedora” is 100% wool and a replica of one of Michael Jackson’s hats. The designs of hats haven’t changed in hundreds of years. I forgo trendy pieces in favour of the classics. The other accessories I’m wearing in this picture are vintage Swarovski crystal earrings, a Swiss watch by Wittnauer and a sterling silver bangle & ring set from Pandora. The real gem of this outfit is the sapphire lady Diane ring!!

hair to share in Lethbridge Alberta - fashion shot on steps
The rest of my outfit is chic and artsy. Blue jean button up shirt from Pseudo, faded plaid beige blazer from Le Chateau and black ankle pants from Reitman’s. These nude, lace up corduroy heels from The Bay are a must for me to complete this outfit. They look hot and will keep anyone who wears them cool for the summer. Also getting a head start on fall fashion for 2017, corduroy will be almost inescapable! Finding one or two key clothing items to build an outfit around, saves time in our busy lives. It keeps my street style looking put together on any occasion. Layering is a fun way to change up a look instantly. In the morning before going to my favourite local coffee shop, Bread Milk & Honey, in my hometown we did some shopping and went for a walk through Galt Gardens.

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Cool & Casual – The following day, July 31st was a day to run some errands in downtown Lethbridge. I enjoy strolling through the shops and streets. The farmer’s market on 6th street is where I sold rafiki bracelets to fund-raise for the We Charity and enjoy browsing through all the vendors. Thought it was fitting to take some cool pictures downtown, where I attend local events.

Dress to Kill in Lethbridge Alberta

For my second look, I focused on the must have maxi dress by KOY Resort from the Travelman Luggage & Swimwear Warehouse. Light, flowy, soft and timeless with a slit half-way up the leg on both sides makes it perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having in Lethbridge. It has a jaw string to accentuate my waistline and several buttons from the center of the neckline to the jaw string. I paired it with a cute blue pair of dark blue lace up flats from The Bay. The over the shoulder, edgy, white and grey alligator textured leather purse from Guess compliments the edginess of the slits up the sides of the dress. The earth friendly is a pair of Kuma sunglasses with bamboo arms. Lastly, I added the earrings from Le Chateau with a gold frame as they add a little bit of sparkle.

Lethbridge Alberta fashion on display in restaurant patioIn fashion terms, individuals can be whoever they want to portray. I prefer sophisticated pieces and having classic go to items that have endless outfit combinations. We live in 2017, people shouldn’t have to look a certain way to feel beautiful or accepted. To me fashion is how individuals express themselves through hair, make-up, clothes, and accessories. The second definition of fashion is “a manner of doing something.” Both of those sentences are about self-expression. When I say fashion is art and in art there is no rules, I mean there is no limits for self-expression. Fashion is about expressing our own individuality through our own unique styles. All our differences makes us beautiful!

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Hay Bales To High Fashion in Airdrie, Alberta

by Mackenzie, Miss Teen Western Alberta 2017

Boutiques, live music, good food and good people fill Calgary’s skyline. As you look upon the beaming lights of the city from a distance, it’s hard to notice all the beauty that surrounds it. As you wander through the outskirts of town, you’ll find miles upon miles of both prairie land filled with bright yellow and green patches in the summer haze, and Alberta’s infamous mountains framing the border to our neighboring province, BC.

Mikaela is a girl that can enjoy both of these views. Living in Airdrie, a town just minutes outside of Calgary, Mikaela is able to transform her style from comfortably chic venturing through the back roads of her town, to country styling in the city. Taking the road less traveled, Mikaela is paving the way of country fashion; creating a cowgirl couture for the everyday woman.

Keeping her essential hiking gear on hand in her sand colored lug bag purchased at The Store Upstairs boutique for $79.99, Mikaela can store sunscreen, extra sweaters and those much needed snacks for her adventure. Ensuring to be fit for any challenge needing to be hop, skipped or jumped over, Mikaela is wearing her black mesh, Puma leggings that she snagged from The Store Upstairs for $75.00.

While she was there, Mikaela made sure to add a subtle pop of color to the look by pairing a khaki green Puma jacket ($60.00) with her blush toned MPG shirt ($46.00) that allows her to feel and look comfortably cool on a hot summer day.

Looking fit for a journey is imperative, and this dirt road symbolizes that very journey. When chasing a big, hairy, and audacious dream, you’ll be met with a few bumps along the way, have a few rocks by your side, and may drift here, there and everywhere figuring out where your path may lead you. Whether striving to be a trendsetter in a new destination, or vying to be the next Miss Teenage Canada, one must be comfortable, confidant and beautifully authentic in their personality and style.

Mikaela’s outfit shows her authenticity and allows her to have some fun along the way.

Sticking with her hometown roots, Mikaela is rocking a blue denim button up blouse by Picadilly ($85.00)  Dressing up the look, she tucks Picadilly’s blouse into her white lace, over the knee skirt by Pink Stich ($200.00) to allow this look to be more versatile for both in town, and in the city. She finishes the look by trading in Alberta’s traditional cowboy hat for a more chic and wearable alternative. This brown, suede, wide brim hat is just the cherry on top to take Mikaela from straight from the country to the city.

From actively seeking out to crush some goals in an outfit made for leaping over obstacles that are bound to come your way, to achieving these goals and seeing the progression made throughout the process, you must remain humble and true to your roots. Mikaela’s style evolved, and overtime so did she. But her success never took away from her small yet meaningful beginnings. Keeping in touch with her roots in the end prevailed, as it made for some unbelievable style.

Beyond fashion, the take away lesson from this is to reach for those unbelievably big dreams. While you’re reaching you’ll come across a beautiful and enticing journey. Along that journey you’ll make wrong turns, and maybe even hit some potholes that seem impossible to get yourself out of. But you’ll also grow. You’ll grow into someone you never envisioned yourself being able to become, and that will make the climb to success all the worthwhile.

Airdrie Alberta fashion in rural wheat fields and farms

From climbing over hay bales in the outback’s of Alberta, to high fashion in the booming city, never lose sight of the journey that shaped you.

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Fashion at Cambridge Center Mall on Hespeler Rd

By Kaitlyn, Miss Teenage Waterloo Region 2017

On the Thursday before the August civic holiday weekend in Cambridge, Ontario, when all of our local-fashionistas are out preparing for upcoming endeavours, I took an opportunity to visit the Cambridge Center Mall on Hespeler road and get some inspiration. Along the way I happened to run into a beautiful girl named Chloe.

vneck tshirt from ReitmansChloe is 21 years old and loves to travel, in fact she moved to Canada 3 years ago from Wales.  She described herself as creative and shared with me her passion for drawing. So… what is she wearing!? Being a full time Pandora employee, her uniform requires her to wear black on black on black. Chloe is wearing a high fashion black twisted V-neck T-shirt from Urban Planet made from polyester and nylon which she purchased for $15. For pants she chose trendy black leggings from Reitmans made out of viscose and nylon for $45. Black Adidas flats, and 2 gorgeous Pandora bracelets and 3 rings all made from sterling silver, cubic zirconia, and pearl accents.

Next up in the Cambridge Center on Hespeler Road I stumbled upon a true beauty, Brianna. Brianna is the youngest out of 9 biological siblings, and also has 4 foster siblings! She just switched school’s at the age of 17, and currently works 4 jobs! Brianna is an equestrian, she loves to ride horses at Irish Creek Stables, and loves art and fitness. She was wearing a blue dress from Winners made out of cotton for $14, a cover up black jacket made from nylon and polyester also from Winners for $25. To tie the outfit together she wore a thick black belt made out of leather and elastic from Ardenes for $10. And on her feet, heels from Aldo for $80. I noticed this gorgeous ring on her finger as well, and it came out of a candle! Charmed aroma candles and bath bombs are gifts she receives often, and they definitely pay off. (And might I add, her makeup skills are incredible.)

Lastly, on my way home I bumped into Kimberly. Kimberly is 43 years old and in the pharmaceutical industry, she loves fitness, gardening and water sports at her cottage. When Kimberly has down time, she listens to audiobooks. In fact she just finished listening to 44 hours of Stephen King’s ‘It’ novel. Kimberly is wearing a Frank Lyman designer beaded white dress made out of lycra, nylon, and cotton which she purchased for $165. On her feet gorgeous sparkly heels from Aldo for $99 and on her wrist a FitBit Charge 2 for $169. This was taken on McFarlane Drive, in Cambridge Ontario.

My favourite part about seeking out the greatest fashions in my region was getting to meet new people. All of the girls were so lovely and helpful to me, I definitely made new friends today! This experience has taught me that you don’t have to be wearing Gucci or Kate Spade to be considered chic. If Brianna hadn’t told me her belt was from Ardenes, I would never have known. The moral of the story here is that you can be extremely fashionable and not break the bank. It’s all about knowing where to look. I hope this article changes your perspective about brands. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the creation of this article, you’re all beautiful, and are definitely worthy of the title “Street Chic”.

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Casual Fashion in Kensington Village, Calgary

By Emily, Miss Teen North Calgary 2017

Fashion is one of the most personal forms of expression. Since my style has always been different, I’ve never really fallen into a specific category with my wardrobe. Through first and last days of school, bowties and ‘DIY’ jewelry, I’ve learned that getting creative with your attire can make a lasting impression wherever you go.

Traveling anywhere in the world will give you the opportunity to explore new looks and ideas in regards to what fashion is. It could be defined by what the hottest celebrities are wearing, or simply by what makes you feel your absolute best. You can find Inspiration for your wardrobe anywhere; the mall, Instagram, and even your friends and family. I have personally always admired the styles of Julia and Sarah, two talented and successful girls who are taking the world by storm.

While working full time as a restaurant chef, Julia doesn’t have many opportunities to get creative with her style. Therefore when she isn’t in uniform, she fully embraces her chance to make a statement with her fashion. On the other hand, Sarah works full time as a Nanny, which creates more opportunities to get creative with her wardrobe. Nevertheless, when the two girls aren’t working, they take to the streets of Kensington Village, just north of Downtown Calgary to relax, grab a coffee, and express their own personal styles.

white tube top and ripped denim blue jeansOne of Julia’s favourite go-to looks is a $45 simple white tube top from Aritzia and a pair of $67 stylishly ripped light wash American Eagle jeans. She’s paired this look with ($25) 3” chunky heeled sandals from Walmart and a $35 matching black cross shoulder bag from Garage. This edgy and inexpensive look never fails to get Julia feeling ready to take on whatever the day will hold.fashion pink shirt jeans in Calgary

Sarah’s first outfit consists of a $30 fitted bright pink shirt with a triangle-shaped keyhole neckline that she purchased from express, which she paired with classic $75 dark blue jeans from Guess, some stylish $120 light brown leather block heels from Steve Madden and a matching $50 brown purse from Spring.

pink dres, casual wear in Kensengton Village, CalgaryAnother look you can find Julia in frequently is this beautifully feminine $25 pastel pink wraparound dress. Tying the dress in the front with a bow completes the look and provides a fun and flirty feeling. It was purchased from Winners for $25. Pairing this dress with $80 white converse gives this dress a relaxed and casual vibe.

rasutant exterior fashion in Calgary red skirt and pink topSarah enjoys dressing it up with a stylish $45 white v-neck bodysuit from Aritzia, as well as a bright red $35 pencil skirt purchased from the same store. The bright colours in this look give Sarah the perfect summer style. She completed the look with some beautiful blue $40 heeled sandals purchased from Lulus.

on the street, jeans and top in CalgaryThis last look is classy and perfect for any summer outing. The $45 black off the shoulder shirt from Dynamite is dotted with a white and pink flowers print and has a looser fit to keep you cooler longer in the hot Calgarian sun. The sleeves on the shirt are complete with a slit running down the outer arm. Julia paired this look with $67 blue jeans from American Eagle, and some fashion forward $75 loafer style shoes from Aldo. She worked the same black bag into this new look, which proves just how versatile fashion can be.

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The dress that Sarah is wearing in this final photo was only $30 that she bought from Forever 21 It is an elegant white fitted dress with a scoop neckline. She added to the summery look with an adorable pendant necklace from Hawaii. She completed the look with some navy blue tie up heels that she purchased for $40 from Lulus.

I believe that fashion is undoubtedly defined by you. Wear what makes you feel beautiful, and wear it with pride. “Style is very personal, it has nothing to do with fashion, fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” -Ralph Lauren

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Fashion on Stephen Ave in Calgary

Fashion on Stephen Ave Walk in Calgary

by Maneet, Miss Southern Alberta World 2017

On July 7, 2017 I took to the ever-famous Stephen Avenue in Calgary as Miss Southern Alberta World to begin my street chic blog journey. When choosing what street I would use in this blog Stephen Avenue was the first place that came to mind without a single thought. In 2002 the street was declared a National Historical District!

Every person in Calgary knows the Stephen Avenue Walk, whether it be young or old. It is one of the busiest streets of downtown no matter which day you decide to go. This street is known as the ‘pedestrian mall’, with numerous stores, restaurants, entertainment and hot spots, there are also opportunities for smaller vendors to get their product and services on display. From a live band performance to clothing, Stephen Avenue has it all. This famous street is also the one place you can find people rocking all sorts of different clothing styles. It is definitely the epicenter of Calgary fashion as the street links to ‘The Core’, downtown’s largest indoor mall that carries almost every brand that you can think of.

To begin, the day was quite warm for what us Calgarians are used to at around 30 degrees

Thus the street was busier than ever and people were off enjoying their day in the heat. Thus I ran into quite a few stylish people throughout my day.

Bronwhyn on Stephen Street

Bronwhyn on Stephen Ave in Calgary’s downtown core.

The first was Bronwhyn, who was wearing a beautiful white chiffon dress by Jessica Simpson, she had purchased it from The Bay. With it she had paired a blue denim vest from Gap. Her mint green purse was by Kate Spade, which was also purchased from The Bay. Along with her dress she was rocking a pair of burgundy cowgirl boots by Riley and McCormick.

Next I saw Daniele, she was just finishing up work and was dressed up in spirit of the Calgary Stampede, which is an outdoor show that happens in Calgary every July. Daniele was styled in an American Eagle  purple and pink flannel and denim shorts along with a pair of sneakers from Keds Shoes. Her leopard trim glasses were from Forever 21 and only cost her $5!

Danielle and Wei on Stephen St

Danielle and Wei on Stephen Ave in Calgary

Wei’s outfit was definitely an eye-catcher for me, I could see her standing out from a distance. She was wearing a blue chiffon dress from The Bay, and white shoes from The Shoe Company. Her glasses were purchased from the Sunglasses hut, her hat and purse were from Aldo.

Me asking Mung

Maneet asks Mung why wear a black suit on the hot day?

Then I saw Mung, who was wearing a full suit on quite a hot day, he was actually heading to a quick meeting with someone at Cactus Club Café on Stephen Avenue. He was dressed in a double-breasted suit and shirt with French cuffs all from RW & Co. Interestingly; he had bought his shoes from Mongolia, and they were definitely eye-catching.

Brandon and Ryan on Stephen St

Bradon and Mung on Stephen Ave in Calgary

Bradon was just finishing up his day at work as he was heading out on Stephan Avenue. He was dressed in a navy blue block wrangler shirt and Levi jeans, while also sporting a white cowboy hat in spirit of the Calgary Stampede.  His shoes were from Larriat and watch from Hugo Boss.

Ryan Fashion on Stephen Ave in Calgary

Lastly, I met Ryan. He had recently just moved to the city and was out to explore the hottest spots, so I had caught him in just the right place. Ryan was rocking a navy blue suit from Calvin Klein, along with a striped J crew shirt. His shoes were from Johnston & Murphy, which he paired with colorful blue and green socks from Express.

Ryans socks on Stephen Ave

As I was on the street I noticed that there were many diverse clothing styles, whether it be the men in business suits on a hot day coming from work, or the girls in dresses spending their day out. However none of them failed to stand out with their unique styles, which made my street chic experience on Stephen Avenue definitely a success.