Instead of wearing pastels this spring, turn to the season’s breakout tones of vibrant purple. “We love how it punctuates against neutrals,” Canadian designer lida Baday says. How to wear it? Pair with black, navy, cream or white. Or, go one fashionable step further by adding an envelope clutch in an unusual colour, like citrine or mustard.
Meet a cropped topper that inspires instant lust, and makes your black leather jacket seem instantly boring. Soia & Kyo leather Lizzie jacket, $195, soiakyo.com
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With shoulder coverage and a drapey faux-wrap fit, consider this your ideal day dress. Arthur Mendonça crepe de chine dress, $995, arthurmendonca.ca
On-trend and easy to wear, a bag in the season’s hit hue is a smart investment. Reitmans Crossbody synthetic leather bag, $34, reitmans.com
Use accessories with presence, like stacked heels, to balance out this ladylike silhouette. Lida Baday viscose-blend jacket, $745, lidabaday.com