Hot Shop: March 12, 2012

It’s almost time to ditch our winter jackets and bust out our spring wardrobes. Until the sticky summer months roll in, we know how the evenings can get chilly and how necessary a cardigan or light spring jacket may be.

For the ladies, we love:

Valentine K ‘Mac’ Cardigan in Nude with Navy Suede
The problem with most cardigans is that they are boring or even sort of grandma-ish. Valentine K cardigans are a sexy comfort, all made with luxurious cashmere and in a variety of colours. The best part about the cardigans is the detailing, which includes things like hand-picked leather and suede elbow pads and even sequins. We love the length of the ‘Mac’ cardigan and the detail of the suede patches, buttons and belt accents that make the simple sweater stylish again. It will come in handy again in the fall; with a distinct vintage feel and contemporary silhouette, this sweater won’t go out of style. 

If you live in Toronto, Valentine K will feature a trunk show at TNT Hazelton Lanes from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st.  For a complete list of stores across the country currently carrying the brand, click here

For the gentlemen, we love:

Ralph Lauren Knit Chino Twill Jacket
Perfect for spring weekend brunches or walks, this military-inspired knit jacket is infused with naval details offers a rustic edge with oxidized grommets and other classic utility elements, including metal grommets at the underarms for ventilation. It features a full-zip front with a fold-over buttoned placket, with a metal clasp closure at the top. It is complete with a ribbed mockneck collar, cuffs and hem, and angled patch pockets at the waist. Style-savvy YP males can rock this over khaki shorts or a pair of relaxed pants this spring.

Price: $325