In Toronto it feels like Spring is in the air; all the snow has melted and there is a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. The only problem is that it’s still cold. No matter how much you squint your eyes or try to put yourself in a spring-state-of-mind your imagination will only carry you so far. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve always had more fun with fashion in the spring and summer seasons. While I like to experiment, I have a general inclination towards feminine, flowy silhouettes and fabrics, which is my fashion-element of sorts. Of course heavy coats and layers tend to weigh all this down – subduing and oppressing their lightness. But there are ways of minimizing this heaviness and bulkiness. The key is to stay conscious of what is necessary and to eliminate what is not. Dress for the weather of the specific day. It may sound like a given but people often get into the trap of wearing additional pieces simply because it’s winter outside and that’s what you are “supposed to do.” Dress for the weather, so if it’s +6 C and not windy you don’t need to look like you are on an Antarctic expedition :).

Today’s look-of-the-day is taken from my trip to New York and Montreal in September of 2009. I wore the Missoni silk dress with a trench-inspired coat that also served as my ‘purse’ because of its gigantic pockets (convenient).

What I’m wearing:

  • Coat by “Vera Wang Lavender Label”
  • Silk dress by “Missoni”
  • Shoes by “Guillaume Hinfray”