WHAT IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN
For 2020, we are seeing the resurgence of straight leg denim after a decade of skinny jean obsession. While skinny jeans are here to stay, more leg styles are making a comeback including wide-leg denim, flares and bell-bottoms.
Embellishments and colours continue to be on-trend for spring and summer.
Two-tone stitching, fringe, and raw hem ankle pants are popular styles.
Look for mint green, coral and white denim at the Boutique now.
State-of-art denim now moves with you for the most comfortable fit ever. Denim companies are using their own proprietary formulas to create softer fabrics with 4-way stretch. Diagonal stretch is a relatively recent innovation which eliminates bagging and increases the memory of the fabric. You’ll also find new waistbands that stretch while avoiding gaps. One of our favourite innovations is from FDJ. Their Coolmax denim is moisture-wicking and breathable – perfect for travel and ladies who overheat easily.
DENIM AT WORK
Over 12 years ago, when we first opened, made in Canada suiting from lines like Ingenuity, Mondo, and Louben (all out of business companies now) was the popular choice for women at work. Over the decade, fashion trends for the workplace on the west coast have shifted entirely to a more casual style. Denim is now the mainstay of office wear!
Upgrade your work wardrobe with comfortable and chic denim from any of our top lines. Look for pull-on styles that move and stretch with you.
FIND IT AT KC’S
We have specialized in fashion-forward, innovative denim for women of all shapes including petite ladies. Come in and see what is new from the top brands like FDJ, JAG, and Raffinalla Petites and have fun with denim in 2020!
Too much black in your wardrobe? We’ve heard this often: “If I bring home one more piece of black clothing, my husband or daughter will kill me!” Well, we have another prominent colour choice to suggest: NAVY BLUE!
Brands have made black the dominant wardrobe colour for years because of its versatility. Let’s face it, basic black bottoms are essential travel and work wear, and flattering as well. Navy blue is the perfect replacement though!
Fashion designers have listened and all of our brands have put navy front and centre in their spring collections. Since we have already bought our fall 2018 pieces for next season, we can tell you that it’s here to stay!
Navy is just as versatile as black and just like black, it makes you look thinner because it is a receding colour, which minimizes. Other slimming colours include dark brown and grey, but navy is more universal because it complements all skin tones.
This winning fashion colour is excellent in professional settings and is quoted as the #1 power colour for business wear. It works well to project strength and lift your confidence. It’s a must for your work wardrobe.
Navy blue is an excellent alternative to black, especially if you find black too harsh. If black washes you out, go with navy tops instead for a flattering look.
If you’re still not convinced that navy is for you, remember that navy exists in almost every closet in the form of denim! Dark navy denim goes with everything and gives you an elevated look without resorting to black. You can even wear dark denim in the evening and still look chic.
We tend to have every wardrobe piece in navy including capris, pants, and jackets, plus complementary pieces to suit your navy choices. Hot pinks, reds, lime green and white all look fantastic with navy. Whether using navy in a casual, travel, or evening outfit, it’s a winner!
Adding colour to our outfits as we get older is a great way to look young and stylish, and it’s an ideal way of looking on-trend, while still keeping an outfit less fussy.
Jewel colours such as crimson red, emerald green, or amethyst look particularly good against older skin, plus women over 50 have the experience and maturity to pull them off.
However, bright primary colors can look draining against the face.
That good old wardrobe staple black can also make some older skins look washed out, in which case, add a hint of metallic in an accessory, or wear a brighter colour near the face in the guise of a necklace or scarf.
Colours such as plum, deep red and chocolate brown look sophisticated on women over 50, and wearing black with beige or navy looks both expensive and elegant.
There are certain universal prints that will flatter any age such as stripes, leopard print and polka dots.
However, some floral prints can be incredibly aging, such as dark wallpaper florals.
It’s also time to avoid those silly prints that look better on 20- and 30-somethings, in favour of a medium-sized print, or one with a solid background of single color.
Choose a print that relates to your body frame – i.e. if you are petite then look for a smaller print (such as on-trend polka dot or swallow prints) or you will look lost in an oversized one.
The opposite is also true; a tiny print on a large frame will make you look bigger than you are.
On the West Coast, we can wear colour all year round. Some of the most popular colours include red, hibiscus, coral, royal blue, ocean aqua, yellow, magenta, lime green… there’s something for everyone!
If you’ve bought bright-coloured capris or jeans and then get home and think they might be too bright, you can tone it down by adding a white or cream-coloured top to tone them.
If you aren’t comfortable in the brighter tops and bottoms or you want to freshen up your neutral wardrobe, be sure to use brightly coloured accessories to carry you into the sunny months. Add a colourful scarf, bracelet or necklace to update or modify your look.
Fashionistas – wear all the colour you can! It’s in style and always makes you feel great when you step out the door!