The Must-Have Black & White Classics That Are Always In Style

The Must-Have Black & White Classics That Are Always In Style

February is Fashion Month and right now the who’s who of the fashion industry is gathered in Paris (the last stop of the tour) for the final days of fashion shows. And, with Paris as a backdrop, knowing the latest Must-Have classic black & white pieces that will instantly give your wardrobe a boost, is your hidden super-power! Non?

Classic is synonymous with style, and Coco Chanel’s famous quote, ‘Fashion changes, but style endures,” still rings true today. So, if you strategically stock your wardrobe with classic pieces, such as tops, pants, lace and jackets, you will forever be in style. And, once you have these fabulous staple pieces, you can add seasonal trendy items that are bold or whimsical. This combination will allow you to be prepared for any occasion, any season.

 

 CLASSIC STYLING TIPS

The new TanJay Black & White Collection is jam-packed full of pieces that can be dressed up or down. The calibre of the collection makes it easy to look chic from dawn to dusk—simply, select one piece from your wardrobe and build the rest of your look around it. For example, take the classic black jacket with piping (make this your hero piece) and then add a white top or crisp shirt. If you want to take it up a notch, add a patterned top that’s bold and bright, a textured/patterned scarf, or even an elegant brooch. Finish off your outfit with black dress pants for a tailored look or add a straight leg or skinny indigo jeans, a narrow belt, handbag and heels (or flats too!), for a polished but more relaxed look. Keeping the individual pieces simple is a great guideline to follow, and if you are feeling more adventurous, know that texture and print are your best friends.

TOP CLASSIC PIECES

  1. Black Blazer Jacket
  2. White shirt
  3. White Top
  4. Crew Neck Sweater
  5. Black Dress Pants
  6. Blue Jeans
  7. Midi Skirt
  8. Motorcycle Jacket
  9. Shoulder Handbag
  10. Flats or Low Heels

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These are the Best Pull-On Pants to Wear Right Now & Feel Great In

These are the Best Pull-On Pants to Wear Right Now & Feel Great In

It’s January, and the most comfortable way to deal with post-holiday indulgence is to celebrate the pull-on pant! Yes, this style of pant has been around for years and has evolved into a must-have wardrobe staple. So, whether you love leggings, jeggings, skinny jeans, or a classic dress trouser, you already know the benefits of comfort, ease and fashionability that an elastic waist has to offer. 

It’s funny, growing up, I distinctly remember my Mum’s (I use Mum instead of Mom because she was English and that was just how we wrote it!) stylish wardrobe and her affinity for wearing pull-on pants, some of them from NYGÅRD, and wondering why she wore them? This was back in the ‘70s and ’80s when I was just a kid, and the memory stands out because I was fascinated by the way the fabric crinkled over the elastic. But, thanks to the internet and the exponential growth of social media there has been a democratization of fashion where everyone has access to fashion and an influence over what they wear. Just think of all the celebrities and fashion bloggers, whose personal style and lifestyles, influence their followers and thus fashion brands too. This has resulted in the blurring of the lines between fashion for adults and youth, where comfort and lifestyle really dictate the design details of their clothes. Hooray, now everyone of all ages can enjoy the pull-on pant, and I realize that my Mum was really on to something—looking stylish and being comfortable, all while looking after seven children!

Ok, back to the pant at hand. You need look no further than NYGÅRD’s pull-on pants, that are available across the NYGÅRD SLIMS, Peter Nygård, Alia, TanJay and ADX brands and that offer a multitude of styles, leg silhouettes and fabrics. So, there is a style for everyone at every age.

To make it easy for you to shop for the style that suits you, I have rounded up the best pull-on pants that you need to be wearing right now. Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to try our pull-on pants and never look back!

Here is your edit of the BEST PULL-ON PANTS to wear right now:

NYGÅRD SLIMS

TANJAY

ALIA

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The Best Christmas Day Outfits For Your Dress Code

The Best Christmas Day Outfits For Your Dress Code

Christmas day is usually a whirlwind of gifts, breakfast, food preparation and family management! What to wear shouldn’t add to the stress of the day, so whether you want to stay comfy cozy or get dressed up, we have scoured the site to bring you the best Christmas Day tops that you can mix with jeans, pants and skirts to match your dress code for the day.

We have something for everyone—so, go ahead and look your best!

 

THE CLASSIC COZY LOUNGE

THE CHIC CASUAL LUNCH

THE STYLISH FAMILY DINNER

Whatever your plans entail, we hope that you enjoy time with family and friends, and we wish you a fabulously stylish holiday!

Our Favourite Things Holiday List

Our Favourite Things Holiday List

It’s the holiday season and with it brings a whirlwind of things to do, like shopping for the perfect presents, entertaining family and friends, office arties, baking and general running around getting last minute errands done. 

To help make your life a little less stressful, I have put together Our Favourite Things Holiday List from the Holiday Gift Guide so you can find the perfect presents for everyone on your list…and maybe even treat yourself too.

Check out our Holiday Gift Guide Here and find all of our favourite things below:

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Everything you Need To Know About Wearing Petite Sizes: Your Ultimate Guide

Everything you Need To Know About Wearing Petite Sizes: Your Ultimate Guide

Finding clothes that fit properly when you are 5’4″ and under can be a challenge, at the best of times. But, what if you are over 5’4″ or have long legs but short arms or maybe even a short torso or just don’t think that you match the traditional petite category parameters? If you fit any of these combinations and shopping for clothes is a ‘Bush-Tucker Trial”, then make the NYGÅRD Petite Collections from TanJayAlia and Slims your new best friend. Knowing what styles and trends to wear that suit your height, shape and weight is the key to looking your sartorial best.

Top Styling Tips For Petite Women

  • Cinch in that waist
  • Tuck in shirts and tops to show off your waist
  • Wear short skirts (Stay clear of midi skirts) with pointed toe boots or shoes
  • Fitted, cropped jeans are your friend
  • If you are busty, try an empire waist, fitted top and a Hi-Lo hemline
  • Wear high-waisted pants
  • Put a tailor on speed-dial
  • Don’t layer – go for one statement over-sized piece
  • Low heels are just as good as high heels
  • Streamline your silhouette
  • Match your tights to your shoes to lengthen your legs
  • Avoid over-sized bags, try a mini shoulder bag or backpack instead

 

So, how do you know if you need a petite size?

Here at NYGÅRD, the petite customer is 5’4″ and under. If this is you, then you can safely assume that you will take a petite fit. However, if you have long legs but a short torso, then buy a petite size on top and a regular size on the bottom (and vice versa.) It’s really all about mixing and matching pieces to work with your measurements and proportions! This even works if you are tall but want a shorter length pant, then you may want to try a petite size so that it falls at the right part of your ankle or if you want a cropped blazer effect, then maybe the petite size will give you that look.

The best-kept secret to determine if you need a petite or regular size (as boring as it sounds) is to check the size chart for each item. The link for the size chart is found on the right-hand side of the product page, just under & to the right of the available sizes.  I have included it below for handy reference.

 

NYGÅRD is obsessed with fit, so petite measurements are kept as consistent as possible across all styles and brands. Typically, tops are 1 inch shorter in length than a regular fit, in the torso, waist and sleeves but sometimes the difference in torso length depends on the fabric and print. For example, if a specific print needs to fall at bust level, then the length of the body may need to be shortened or lengthened slightly to accommodate this factor.

For petite bottoms, the inseam (leg length) is 1-2 inches shorter than a regular fit, depending on the fabric and style. The crotch length will also be shorter to accommodate a shorter body. There is also more forgiveness in leg lengths with looser styles and less forgiveness in more structured styles such as an ankle pant which is generally 1.5 inches shorter than a regular fit. 

“Top Tips to follow when buying a garment is to refer to the size chart.

Bring out your tape measure and follow the recommended measurements as closely as possible, then compare them to your own body measurements. Do NOT rely on your size from another brand as every brand uses different sizing. If you fall between sizes, then take the larger size and have it tailored to fit you exactly. Remember, you can always take something in if there is extra fabric.”

Anna Owczarek, merchandise marketing coordinator, NYGÅRD International

To help you create amazing outfits that fit your shape and style, I have put together the Ultimate Guide of the Best Petite Pieces you need in your wardrobe:

MODERN PETITES

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CONTEMPORARY PETITES

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CLASSIC PETITES

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Wear It This Weekend: Winter Pastels

Wear It This Weekend: Winter Pastels

Imagine Wearing Pastels This Weekend. You Might Think That Pastels Are Only For The Summer Months, But By Injecting These Chalky Hues Into Your Winter Wardrobe, You Can Say, “Goodbye Winter Blues” and ‘Hello Sunshine.”

Winter Pastels have been trending on the runways of fashion month for the last few seasons, and this winter is no exception. So, why not incorporate them into your own personal runway? Instead of instinctively going for black, burgundy or grey as standard go-to pieces for styling your outfit every morning, jump outside the box with a pallet of sorbet pinks, baby blues, buttery yellows, wintery whites, moody mauves and sherbet mints. These shades not only flatter every skin tone, but they also brighten your mood and lift your spirits. And really, who doesn’t need a little boost to help get through the cold temps, dark mornings and even darker nights of a Northern Hemisphere country?

If the idea of where to start fills you with fear, look no further than the Alia and TanJay collections for inspiration. Right now, they are brimming with sweaters, tops and trousers in shades of sweets and macarons.

You can approach winter pastels in two ways:

Layer up in head-to-toe pastels

Tread softly with ONE statement pastel piece

The easiest way to start injecting pastels into your wardrobe is to pair a statement piece, such as a sweater, with a staple black or grey pant to ground your outfit. Then, add in another colour (either another pastel or black) in the form of a coat, boots, handbag or woolly toque & mitts.  Finally, add some texture like leather, faux fur or sequins. Keep your outfit to 3 colours and you can’t go wrong! 

I have chalked up all the BEST winter pastels on the website, so you don’t have to search for them. Check out my edit and get some inspiration on how to mix and match your NYGÅRD winter pastels. Plus, watch our Winter Pastels video HERE.

 

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