What Are You Wearing This Season?

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Click on the image above to check out the Rag & Bone vest Jodi is wearing.

Hi guys! I’m Jodi, the newest contributor to Spread. I’m super passionate about fashion and am excited to share my ideas with this amazing community. This season I am in love with Rag & Bone. The whole collection is amazing and so wearable, especially their amazing collection of Vests.

I fell in love with the Faye vest the minute I laid eyes on it. The peaked lapel and double breasted style had me hooked and I knew this would be a versatile piece in my wardrobe. Rag & Bone has out done themselves this season with a neutral colour pallet accented with bright reds, purples and oranges.

There is not an item in this collection I wouldn’t love to own. Most of their pieces are sewn in the USA which also appeals to my patriotic nature and sense of community. Their main focus is on classic tailoring and beautifully constructed clothing and they are constantly redefining urban style and how we dress.

What do you guys think? What are you excited about this season?

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Author: Jodi Olthuis / Vest: Rag & Bone

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Click on the image above to check out the Rag & Bone vest Jodi is wearing.

#SpreadStyle – A Live Twitter Chat About Fashion And Beauty

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Hey guys!

I’m super excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first live Twitter Chat on Monday November 9th from 2pm-3pm EST! This will be a place where we can discuss, share and celebrate each other’s style, opinions and uniqueness. Whether you’re a fashion blogger, beauty blogger, or are just passionate about fashion and beauty, we hope you’re able to stop by and say hi!

If you’re new to Twitter Chats, just search for our hashtag #SpreadStyle on Twitter, click “live” and join the conversation. If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to learn more, feel free to leave us a comment below. We look forward to seeing you all there! 😊

Undeniable Street Style

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Click on the image above to check out this gorgeous Givenchy bag!

It’s cold, it’s gloomy, whatever. It’s time to work it.

Black, grey and silver can make a profound statement. Leather pants, a chic jacket, matching toque and some shiny accessories can and will change your mood.

Go for matching tones and crisp contrasts. Don’t overthink it – just be you. ✌️

Shop the look on Spread:

Model: Shoppisticated / Coat: Only / Hat: Johnston’s / Sunglasses: Dior / Satchel: Givenchy / Top: Topshop

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Click on the image above to shop this wool jacket, by Only.

Undeniable Street Style

Obsessed with these shades? Me too. They’re by Dior. Click on the image above to learn more.

Work Your Wardrobe With Karen: Image Sabotage Or Image Savvy?

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If you’re looking for ways to boost your image, hop on Spread and explore the wonderful world of fashion and beauty products!

Your image is either holding you back – or propelling you forward. Check how you’re doing on this Image Insight Scale. I feel…

1. Sabotage

  • Stuck in a rut
  • I’m not getting all the opportunities or relationships I want
  • Undervalued and unnoticed

2. Status Quo

  • Comfortable and sometimes a little bored
  • Good about myself, but I want to be more
  • I want others to see something more in me

3. Savvy:

  • Excited about my potential and the opportunities that just keep getting better
  • I am a valuable person who makes the world a better place
  • Others see the best in me and respect me

How did you do? If you checked at least one in #1 or #2, you may need an image consultant like myself to help guide you in the right direction! My next article will teach you how to work your wardrobe from 9-5 and outline the do’s and don’ts of dressing in the office, so stay tuned!

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Karen Brunger, BHEc, AICI CIP
President, International Image Institute Inc.
Past-President, Association of Image Consultants International
www.imageinstitute.com

Work Your Wardrobe With Karen

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Hi everyone! I’m Karen Brunger, the newest addition to Spread! I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining this passionate community, and can’t wait to share some of my knowledge and expertise with all of you.

To share a little bit about myself, I’m the Founder and President of the International Image Institute and Past-President of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). I’m also responsible for the Image Consulting Program at George Brown College in Toronto.

If any of you have struggled to find your own look and personal style, don’t worry because I’m here to help! I have 28 years of experience as an image trainer and consultant, and can’t wait to share my holistic approach with all of you!

So follow along my new segment on Spread, Work Your Wardrobe With Karen, and let’s work together in creating a more polished, fearless and self-confident you!

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Model Monday: Topshop

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Wandering through giant department stores like Topshop or H&M can be overwhelming at times. There are so many choices it’s hard to even know where to begin.

This entire outfit was picked up off the rack and is a perfect example of building off neutral shades to build something chic and bold. Some shaded black jeans and a matching tank is a perfect building block. Inexpensive, comfortable and versatile, you can pair them with anything.

A suede jacket and some frilled boots? Perfect.

What do you guys think? What do you look for when you’re bombing around big department stores?

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Model: Em Sheldon / Outfit: Jacket, Shirt, Jeans and Boots from Topshop

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Work It Wednesday: Create Your Own Winter Style

No matter what the weather is like or which season it is, you’ll be able to ‘work’ your wardrobe remembering these two simple rules:

1. “Working It” is a state of mind.

Choose articles of clothing that reflect your mood. If you’re feeling bold and powerful, let people know by rocking something sleek, glittery an colourful! If you’re feeling down, there’s no better way to pick yourself back up than by presenting your best self. No need to be extravagant and glamorous. Simply accentuate your strengths and showcase what it is you love about yourself!

2. Don’t let the weather stifle your creativity.

This model (Nichole Ciotti) is wearing a cozy Steve Madden poncho with some fun glittery accents. Top it off with some Mimi Chica leggings and some stylish Lulu booties and Voila, she has found a way to stay stylish, creative and warm during winter!

Model: Nichole Ciotti / Poncho: Steve Madden (Sold Out) / Similar Poncho: Cejon / Booties: Lulu’s / Leggings: Mimi Chica