Classic Looks with a Twist

Staying stylish all day long isn't always easy. Making it a little simpler is fashion expert Genny Iannucci, who shows us how updated classics are the easiest way to look polished and pulled together whatever the occasion.

Running Errands

This is a great look for a day of running errands. It's polished yet comfy!

Classic Looks with a Twist: Running Errands

Get the look: t-shirt, jeans and scarf, Hudson's Bay; jacket, Zara; shoes, Nine West; purse, Holt Renfrew

Classics: The blazer, t-shirt and jeans are all classics.
Updates: Look for a well-fitting blazer with some stretch. The brightly coloured jeans are also really stretchy and happen to be the colour of the year!
Shopping Tip: Opt for a cross-body bag to free up your hands for all your errands.

Art Gallery Visit

Keep it casual, yet chic for the art gallery.

Classic Looks with a Twist: Art Gallery Visit

Get the look: shell, cardigan, skirt: Ann Taylor; shoes, necklace, Hudson's Bay

Classics: A cardigan, shell tank and pencil skirt are all classics. Updates: The box pleat in the peplum updates the classic shell and adds some interest at the waist. The watercolour florals are an artistic and updated touch in the pencil skirt. Shopping Tip: A cardigan is the perfect choice for a day at the art gallery or museum. Slip it on if you're feeling cold, or tuck it in your purse if you're warm.

Babysitting the Grandkids

Look for an easy-to-wear outfit so you can keep up, while looking pulled together and sophisticated.

Classic Looks with a Twist: Babysitting the Grandkids

Get the look: blouse, Ann Taylor; jacket, Winners; pants, Tommy Hilfiger; shoes, bag, Hudson's Bay

Classics: Nautically inspired wide leg navy trousers and striped tank.
Updates: Choose a hot pink coat instead of the traditional choice, red. Variegated stripes in the shell are more flattering than the traditional stripe and an oversized tote holds all your babysitting essentials.
Shopping Tip: When adding colour to your wardrobe, opt for jewel tones and more saturated colours. Jewel tones look richer and are much more flattering on everyone, particularly as we mature.

Night on the Town

If you're going to a hot spot for dinner, drinks and dancing - keep your look sexy, but modern.

Classic Looks with a Twist: Night on the Town

Get the look: dress, Holt Renfrew; shoes, clutch, bracelet, Hudson's Bay

Classics: The shift dress, clutch and bangle are all classics.
Updates: The shift dress has been updated in a vibrant blood orange and features a built in necklace. The evening clutch is sleek, but blinged out with bejeweled rings.
Shopping Tip: Dress to flatter your assets. If you have great arms or legs, show them off!

Going to the Theatre

Opt for wrinkle-free sophistication since you'll be sitting through the show, but walking around during intermission.

Classic Looks with a Twist: Going to the Theatre

Get the look: jacket, Zara; pants, clutch, Holt Renfrew; blouse, necklace, shoes, Hudson's Bay

Classics: You can't go wrong with a well-fitted evening coat and a pair of straight leg trousers.
Updates: Update the coat with a beautiful zebra print. Put on a pair of cigarette pants instead of a traditional straight leg. Keep it cropped for a slim and sophisticated silhouette.
Shopping Tip: Replace black trousers every few seasons. The colour will fade quickly and you always want the black to be as dark as the day you bought it.

A Special Anniversary

Choose pieces that command attention but are not too flashy.

Classic Looks with a Twist: A Special Anniversary

Get the look: coat, dress, necklace, Toca Finita; shoes, ring, Hudson's Bay

Classic: You can't go wrong with a trench coat, knee length dress and pumps.
Updates: The trench coat is in a new lasercut, techno jersey. The bold fuchsia in the dress is flattering, but balanced with a blush for an ultra sophisticated look.
Shopping Tip: Look for fabrics with substance and a beautiful drape. They look richer and truly flatter.

 

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