Happy first days of summer and Pride Toronto! It’s time for fun patterns (I’ve been seeing a lots of pink flamingos on tees and bags), breezy fabrics, and light footwear. Throw your hair up in a top knot, slip on some sandals, and get outside! Walk around Kensington Market, check out Pink Market 2015 at Artscape Youngplace, have a picnic in High Park, watch Iris at Hot Docs, bike the Leslie Spit, hop on the Toronto Islands ferry, check out All Hopped Up!, explore the Evergreen Brickworks … there’s so much to do! So what are you waiting for? Woohoo, it’s summer!
Fashion tends to be a playground for the young. Most clothes are designed to fit the body and style of an eighteen year old, trends often cater to the under 30 set, and stores tend to carry smaller sizes. That’s why I’m so much more impressed with people who aren’t skinny young things that have great style. It’s that much harder to find things to wear when the fashion industry doesn’t have you (or someone like you) in mind.
Luckily, the tide is slowly turning and the industry is opening up its horizons. You may have spotted Iris Apfel in the recent Kate Spade print ads. The woman is a living fashion icon and inspiration for the rest of us who can’t relate to models. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is currently showing a documentary on Mrs. Apfel titled Iris. This week is your last chance to see it before it goes. You’ll walk away knowing that the best style tip is to have fun, find the things that bring out your individuality, and wear what makes YOU happy!