Street Style for Young Professionals at Toronto Fashion Week SS14: October 25

The velvet craze is one of fashion’s oldest and most traditional styles. Today it is seen in new and surprising ways and brings luxury to every look. Wearing this trend in a royal colour as demonstrated with this purple blazer adds richness to a more conventional jeans and dress shirt look without overdoing it. If you are brave enough in this chilly weather, wearing an open toe sandal adds subtle sexiness to a more concealed ensemble. 

Wearing a jacket over the shoulders seems to be all the rage on the streets of Toronto this fashion week. This undemanding look is both effortless and elegant and is clearly making a comeback from old Hollywood movies. An over-the-shoulder jacket goes charmingly with this modest maxi skirt, and adding a rhinestone or crystal statement necklace creates additional allure. Whether for work or play, a blazer over the shoulders is chic for any affair and is one of the more cost-effective and straightforward trends of the season. 

An absence of loud is never a problem at the office, so this black and white ensemble is perfect for any YP. Escalate a standard slim suit’s swankiness by adding details such as suspenders, a sleek striped tie and a contemporary do.