While the weather is getting warmer and we’re gearing up our SS16 wardrobe, the fashion world is already thinking of the next season of fall/winter trends. Every year, Canadian designers hit the runway at Toronto Fashion Week (#TFW) showcasing their coveted collections. Lucky for Torontonians, many of the labels can be found right in the neighbourhood. [Feature image: Hayley Elsaesser]
There’s something very magical about beach weddings that inspire couples to fly to the tropics to tie the knot. Walk down the aisle barefoot to the sound of waves kissing the shore – that picture-perfect scene deserves an equally flawless bridal gown. Shop for that light and carefree wedding dress at these Toronto boutiques.
Tailoring may seem like a lost art these days but it’s alive and well in Toronto’s east end. Whether it be a quick adjustment to a set of slacks, or a made-to-measure bespoke clothing project, these east end tailors are skilled at the tale-of-the-tape.
So you’ve decided to book a last-minute trip to the Caribbean, but have absolutely no beachwear-appropriate attire. Your bikini is old and worn out, and your summer clothes are so last year. Where in the world are you going to find sundresses, bikinis, and sandals all year round? Try these Toronto boutiques that carry beachwear from the peak of summer to the dead of winter. [Photo courtesy of 6 By Gee Beauty]
Gals about town know well that sometimes, the best way to shake off a bad day is a little retail therapy, lingerie style. Luckily, Toronto is stocked with seriously sexy boutiques to get your bra-and-panty fix. After all, no one can see beneath your clothes, but when you don a lacy number, it feels as though they can. Pamper yourself with some classy French lingerie, or cute everyday pieces at these seductive spots.
Being pregnant doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style. While there are a few stylish maternity stores in Toronto, you can still shop from trendy non-maternity stores, too. Show off that baby bump and look hella chic. Here’s where to shop for styles you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. [Image credit: iStock.com/Chet_W]
Toronto is a lingerie lover’s dream. With local designers like Fortnight and Mary Young making waves on the international scene, and boutiques importing cool brands from New Zealand and Los Angeles, this is the city to find your dream bra. Sprawl out in lush change rooms and consult with expert fitters on style and size. Who says high quality comfort has to be a luxury? [Feature image: Melmira Bra & Swimsuits Inc]
Going back to school can be tough, especially when you still haven’t found the right books-worthy backpack or tote. For those looking for functionality without sacrificing style, here are some boutiques in Toronto that carry sleek bags – from designer handbags to leather backpacks to bags with the fur – that can take you from school to work to play all in one day. [Photo courtesy of Eleven Thirty]
Fashionistas know that sunglasses are essential pieces to a wardrobe. You could be wearing the most basic outfit, but with the right pair of Karen Walker sunnies, you’ll be looking hella fine. Plus, no festival outfit is complete without a pair of Quay Australia or Illesteva shades. Shop fashionista-worthy sunglasses at these clothing and accessories boutiques in the 6. [Image credit: iStock.com/baona] 
Canadian Olympians are getting ready to hit the #RoadToRio for the 2016 summer games, taking place August 5th to the 21st. Are you ready for #Rio2016? Cheer on team Canada in true patriot love fashion, get styled like an Olympian, and wear the team uniform to show your support. Here’s where to shop Olympic fashion and performance wear. [Photo courtesy of Mark Blinch/Canadian Olympic Committee]
The humidex is off the charts, summer festivals are in full swing and patios are packed. Yes, summer has finally arrived in the 6. To survive the dog days of summer, we’ve handpicked some of our top spots for must have summer essentials – from sunscreen, swimsuits and sunnies, to bikes, hats and sandals. [Image credit: iStock.com/Atilla ALTUN]
In the winter months, it’s easy to let your wardrobe start sagging. Practicality seems to take the place of style and sass. There’s no better place to spice up a drab outfit than Kensington Market, the headquarters of self-decor. Follow this guide and reclaim your own unique style with some one-of-a-kind outfit adornments. [Feature image: Courage My Love]
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