This Fall; Cool and Classy

The sun is embedding itself somewhere deep within the clouds, and well, the cooler weather is finally starting to kick in. But we can’t let the weather get the best of us! The casual tees and jeans were an easy solution for the days where dressing up was just ‘meh’. Buuuut, with the slightly chiller weather and not to mention the showers and splashes here and there you’ll need to throw on another layer or two.

Solution #1: Vest up!

Add a simple vest overtop of your casual tee, which will not only add another layer but will add some style ! A simple button up vest will give you the professional look while still keeping you comfy. A variety of colors can be worn, albeit a darker shade will help accent your outfit. Throwing on top a sweater such as a V-neck or button up instead can also keep you from getting the chills.

 

A pair of light, washed out jeans will do you good and can be worn with almost anything, button-ups, long sleeves, and even half-sleeve T-shirts. Use reflecting colors, like white and other cool tints, under the vest to complete the look.

Solution #2: Bring out the Boots!

As for shoes, almost any pair of shoes can be rocked with this outfit, but by going for a low-cut leather boot, you can balance the light color outfit with a darker and warmer color shade. They’ll also keep you safe from the chillier weather as well as those splashes! Of course, accessories are always a must! So just throw on a simple watch some and a pair of sunglasses and get ready for a day out while keeping yourself from those breezy winds.

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Florals and Dresses? It’s Summer!

I must say, dresses are a girl’s best friend! Especially when you’ve got to beat the heat this summer! Dresses are perfect for when you’re on the go or on those humid days when a pair of jeans or jeggings just feel too sticky and icky!

The best part about dresses is you don’t need much, maybe some accessories and a pair of matching shoes, be it a pair of heels for fancier occasions or flats for the more casual days. Remember, dresses themselves are a statement so keeping it simple and elegant is ideal.

 

Florals  are your go to for summer! They give off the perfect spring/ summer vibe and add just the right color to your look! Additionally, floral prints make the ‘mix n’ match’ process easy because a simple, solid color goes well with the look even basic colours such as black and white. So for the breezier nights throwing on a simple black shawl or cardigan will match just right.

As for accessories, like I said, you don’t need much! Although, if you’re attending a fancier occasion, adding a necklace along with a pair of earrings, a watch or maybe a bracelet will fit perfectly. Otherwise, those humid days call for something simple and easy!

Whether it’s to go fancy or to simply avoid the heat, dresses are your go to this summer so make use of the weather while it lasts or in other words, beat the heat!

Casual and Comfy

Casual day with the boys? Summer’s here and those casual weekends with the boys calls for a simple and easy to wear outfit.

Straight cut jeans never go out of style and are so comfy! Spending on a pair of jeans that you can call home are definitely worth it! They can honestly be worn with anything be it a plaid shirt or even simple tee. Although rather than wearing just a casual t-shirt, wear the trending over-sized t-shirts! They still keep you feeling comfy and casual but add some style.

Casual days mean your favorite pair of casual shoes! Whether it’s a pair of flip-flops, loafers or a pair of sneakers, wear what you love! Straight cut jeans are ideal as they work with any pair of shoes. And my personal favorite, accessories! The street style look calls for some add-ons such as dog tags, arm candy and watches!

So finally when you get days off from work and plans with the boys, be yourself, be casual and be comfy.

CONVEY YOUR STYLE

Forget about all those cliche looks because Butiik’s new partnership with CONVEY will redefine your fashion outlook! CONVEY is a boutique established in Toronto, which aims to provide its customers with the most up-to-date, universal fashion trends. The best pathway is CONVEY, as the boutique is able to provide originality to its customers by obtaining an international group of designers. The store offers choice, as customers can follow the latest fashion trends from Sweden, New Zealand, the UK, Denmark and many more. Women can wear cut off shorts on a hot sunny day and men can wear a Sonderby raincoat when a rain storm comes in. It’s the perfect fit for just about anyone, so make your day by shopping at CONVEY!

Located at

754 Queen St West,
Toronto, ON
416-363-7676

HOURS:
Mon – Wed: 12 PM – 7 PM
Thu – Fri: 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 11 PM – 5 PM

 

 

Make a Statement

It’s that time of the year again! Summer time! So all those bbq’s, work get togethers, and meet ups are on roll and well you’ve got to dress to impress! So if you’re attending a family member’s big day or a fancy Friday at work, here are tips to stay classy.

Firstly, July is the heart of the warm summer days and the best way to get through them are by wearing light or neutral colors that reflect the sun. Whites are ideal for days like these and not only do they keep you cool but make a statement so it’s easy to pair with any set of bottoms! Whether it’s a pair of leather leggings or the immensely trending high waisted palazzo pants, a simple top goes a long way.

Secondly, heels! Heels are a definite must for any party related events so pull out the trendiest of heels and make a statement! Because the outfit is simple, fancy heels will carry the outfit well.

Lastly the accessories! With a simple, classy and statement making outfit you don’t need much to polish up the look but if you’re like me and just cant make do without accessories, adding a watch, bracelet, or a few rings will add the itsy bits to the look.

So this summer around, be sure to keep it simple, classy and attend all those parties with some style!

 

Rock those Socks!

Just when you thought Butiik’s partnerships couldn’t get any more interesting, they do! Butiik partners with Floorplaysocks, a Toronto based brand that sells quality socks, which are unique and sourced from Canada, the United States as well as all over the world.  The partnership is very satisfying as socks are gradually becoming a major fashion statement, and you know what they say; “never leave home without wearing a nice pair of socks.” The company does just that by selling pairs of socks that can match just about any personality out there! Socks are important and carry several purposes. They always come in handy to make sure your feet stay warm during the winters, men can find the perfect pair of socks to match with a business suit, or they can simply be used for comfort.

Floorplaysocks  aims to keep its customers engaged, so if you have any sock ideas, make sure to shoot Janet (founder) an email!

If you’re in the area, drop by!

762 Queen St West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1E9
416-504-7325
info@floorplaysocks.com

HOURS:
Mon – Sat: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

Comfy yet Stylish, Oh Its Possible!

As summer kicks off and the vacations and summer parties are right the around corner so are those summer jobs and work! So even though staying in PJ’s or sweats all day is ‘oh so easy’, sadly, you’ll have to change eventually! So here are three easy tips on how to stay comfy yet chic for those long working hours!

Firstly, make sure you get a pair of comfy jeans or jeggings and from personal experience, spending a couple of dollars on a pair that fits and feels just right is definitely worth it! When you’re spending the 9-5 in one outfit, staying comfy is key.

Secondly, a pair of comfortable shoes is absolutely essential! If you’re up on your feet all day long, comfortable shoes will keep you going. Getting a pair of comfy flats in basic colors such as black, beige, or brown is ideal as they work with a variety of different colors and go well with any outfit really. So make sure you’ve got a pair or two that you can slip on when you’re in a rush and those days are yet to come!

Number three! Basic shirts! It may sound rudimentary but trust me; it’s better than having a formal blouse that you’re worried you are going to get stained or is hard to move around in. Blouses and fancy tops are great but surely not an everyday. A casual top can go a long way! It’s easy to accessorize with such as with a simple statement necklace, watch, and maybe a ring or two, which will not only add some charm but also keep it stylish yet comfortable.

All in all, hope this summer has many happy days to bring and if you’re working then make sure to stay comfy but nonetheless, elegant and well put together.

Nothing gets Classier than Velvet!

Its that time of the year again! University/ College is coming to an end and summer is getting closer! For those graduating and moving on to newer, bigger and better things in life, first off, good luck! Secondly, such a cliché, but its time to party! Cocktail parties, summer BBQ’s, formal gatherings and dinners will keep you wrapped up so bring out all the fancy attire and party with some style!

Lets just say, nothing gets classier than velvet! I absolutely love, and I mean love velvet. It just adds class to any outfit and is suitable for those evening cocktail parties or formal dinners. Make use of the slightly chilly weather to wear them before it gets too warm out. To get a more springy feel, printed shirts are your go to’s! Although, keep in mind to not take too much away from the statement of the outfit, (in this case the velvet blazer) so keep the shirt and pants lighter shades of color, such as whites or neutrals.

Lastly, accessories! Putting on a bow tie will definitely add a touch of modern and classy and give the outfit the ‘sophisticated’ look, as well as a wristwatch. Keeping the shoes simple will keep the outfit polished and a pair of loafers will do just that. So throw on a pair of shades and start to attend all your gatherings with some style and don’t forget to make use of the velvet before it gets too warm!

Provoke the Smoke in Fashion

Summer is finally here and Butiik’s recent partnership with Smoke + Ash will make it worth every girl’s while. Smoke + Ash is a Toronto based company that focuses on a contemporary style, with the goal of providing women with a bunch of fashion do’s.  They fulfill this by selling a wide range of items, such as clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry and lingerie.

What more can a girl ask for? By providing uniqueness and variety in outfits, Smoke + Ash give their customers’ choice, whether girls want to keep it casual by wearing a pair of boyfriend jeans or seek formal attire by wearing the perfect black Osaka dress. It’s up to you, and just as Lagerfeld once said “one is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.”

644 Queen St West,
Toronto, ON M6J 1E4
647-770-0443

HOURS:
Mon – Fri: 12 PM – 7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM

Denims and Lace, Lace up for Warmer Weather!

So the weather is finally starting to warm up and it’s time to pull out those dresses and skirts and put away the coats and boots! I think we’ve all been dreading this winter as it seemed to stay much longer than expected. Although, I wouldn’t recommend trusting Canada’s weather just yet, so make sure you keep denim jackets around! They go perfectly with a simple outfit and keep it casual yet dressed.

The best thing about denims is that they work with neutrals or darks and add just the right touch of color! Whether it’s a knee-high skirt or a maxi dress, denim jackets are perfect to pull over and well, if it decides to get chilly out, it’ll keep you warm. And a plus for denims is that you don’t need to accessorize much, just add a small side bag or clutch and if you’d like to add more, a bracelet or watch will look just right. But keeping the outfit simple and casual is perfect for a nice day out!


Anything lace just dresses up any outfit! Be it a skirt or a top. Lace patterned skirts add just the right touch of ‘fancy’ and add style to any look. Like denims, lace skirts make a statement on their own and don’t need to be accessorized as much.

So as the weather changes and it finally gets a little warmer out, pull out the denims and dresses/ skirts and welcome it with a smile!