Breanne O’Brien – 24 (pictured above)
Occupation: Creative Resource Manager at Wunderman.
Style Inspiration: Pinterest, Manrepeller
Fave Designer: Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, YSL
Staple go to piece: Statement necklaces
We love everything she is wearing, from the trench coat to the Jeffery Campbell booties, to the flower chain necklace. Definitely all major items on the list of 2012 fashion trends.
Kelly Burke – 38
Occupation: Entrepreneur (fashion consultant)
Style inspiration: “Depends how I feel but I prefer the Jennifer Aniston, Gweneth Paltrow, kind of look.”
Fave Designer: Gucci, Lanvin
Staple go to piece: Boots, skinny jeans and a cozy sweater
Bright coloured denim was a big deal this past year, especially bright red. Combined with the classic leather jacket, the newsboy hat, aviators and of course her amazing statement jewellery, Kelly clearly knows her business in and out.
Nancy Won – 31
Occupation: Freelance writer
Style Inspiration: “Badass babes. Biker chicks, surfer girls, country girls, downtown babes, off-duty models… just rad girls who know what they like. And boys. I shop in the dudes section a lot.”
Fave Designer: “Impossible to pick just one… Phoebe Philo at Celine, Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, the Colovoses at Helmut Lang, and, and, and…”
Staple go to piece: “Black skinnies. I wear them almost everyday.”
Nothing to say except perfection. The denim button down long sleeve made a huge comeback recently…not so 90s when paired with this amazing hat and wool jacket.
Aya McMillan – 30’s
Occupation: Freelance fashion writer for Flare and Elle Canada
Style Inspiration: Blogs, Tommy Ton, Pretty birds
Fave Designer: Isabel Marant
Staple go to piece: Blazer
The blazer is undeniably a classic piece that never goes out of style, especially when it has a great print and texture like this. You can also never go wrong with cropped jeans that show off your fabulous shoes!
Shu-wei James – 28
Occupation: Entrepreneur/Creator of HappySprout.com – site for natural, organic baby products
Style Inspiration: Travels
Fave Designer: Lanvin
Staple go to piece: Rag & Bone/J-Brand jeans with heels
Coral was a huge colour this past year, especially if its on a silk, loose fitting blouse like this. Two-toned heels and big round sunglasses pushed Shu-wei to the top of our list.