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Fashion Files 2019- 3rd Edition: CBB Style

The CBB hallways may as well be a New York Fashion Week runway with the outfits our summer students have been pulling out. Fashion is a way to show off your personality, and a work dress code doesn’t have to limit that expression. Whether it’s rocking a tailored suit or a dress and blazer, the CBB students have definitely mastered the art of dressing for success.

Zach Zittel – Bold and Trendy

How would you describe your style? That’s a very abstract question. I like to see my style as an expression of my personality.

Tips on dressing for the job? Don’t be shy. Wear something you’re comfortable in, but you shouldn’t be afraid to take risks. It’s easier to start out a little more conservative and then ease into some more bold choices.

Thoughts on casual Friday? I think it’s great. I’m not the biggest supporter/fan of such a formal work look, I think the legal industry is edging towards a more casual look. Casual gets a bad rep, but it’s actually really great for self-expression. You can be business-casual and still maintain a professional look.

Where do you like to shop for work? I have two suits I got made in Vietnam, and those are a solid foundation to work with. I get a variation of shirts from Club Monaco, J. Crew, Harry Rosen, and Muji.

   

Spencer Green – Big and Tall

How would you describe your style? Generally, I’m a big proponent of athleisure. I am almost always rocking at least one article of raptors gear (*journalist fact check – Spencer has been a Raptors fan long before the recent win), the second I leave the office, I throw on a raps sweater. What about at work? I keep it simple at work. I like to funk it up with my tie or socks – I’m a big funky socks guy.

Who is your style inspiration? I don’t have one – I just do me, I’m my own style inspiration.

Where do you like to shop for work? Suit Supply because they have a great big and tall section, and I am both big and tall. Banana republic has a great tall section too.

Comfort or style? No doubt about it, comfort. It’s so easy to find things that are comfortable and stylish. You’ve got to feel comfortable at work to do be able to sit down and get your work done. Being confident in yourself requires you to be comfortable with yourself, and that starts with what you’re wearing.

Simone Dreskler – Queen of Minimalism

How would you describe your style? Grab and go – all about easy, no-brainer mornings, so I try to get lots of neutrals that match each other.

Heels or flats? One-two inch block heel – just as comfortable as flats and feel a little more put together (even if it’s just an illusion).

Best accessory for a work outfit? Pockets!

When you’re not at work, you can be found in … Jeans and a t-shirt.

Kayla Smith – Fashion Forward

How would you describe your style? I wear what feeds my confidence. Few days call for suits, some days call for dresses, and other days I’ll wear a skirt and blouse.

Tips on dressing for the job? Don’t feel forced to wear the “typical work outfit” (or colours), whatever those are anyways. You can still be professional while shining in your personal style!

Number one fashion no-no? Wearing heels you can’t walk in.

Best dressed CBB employee? Peter Sullivan.

The general consensus seems to be keeping it comfortable – whether you like to rock a bold pattern to reflect your personality, or keep it simple and throw on the first thing you pull out of your closet. When shopping for work clothes, make sure the clothes you choose fit properly and can easily integrate with the rest of your wardrobe. You should always keep a spare shirt and blazer in your office – you never want to feel panicked if you get called into a last minute meeting with a client or accidentally spill coffee on your shirt. Cassels may be a law firm, but there’s  no fashion police to be scared of.

   

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Fashion Files: August 11, 2017

With one week left for our Summer Students, we thought we would change things up a little bit with an outdoor shoot! Featured here are Ave Bross and Kojo Hayward…taking Bay Street to a whole new level!



Ave Bross

Suit-Strelson; Top- Strelson;  Shoes- Ecco

1) Who is your style inspiration?

I am definitely impressed with the outfits worn by Jacobin Mugatu.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A nice tie and funky socks. It adds some character to the suit.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

The key for interviews is to wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking (and sometimes running) throughout interview week and the last thing you want is to be distracted because your feet are hurting and you have blisters. Invest in comfortable shoes so you can be ready for whatever comes your way!

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

The Bay and Banana Republic (for business-casual).


Kojo Hayward

 

Suit-Custom;  Shoes- Stacy Adams

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Dwayne Wade.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A pocket watch.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Don’t be afraid to look stylish, just save the most stylish (or loud) pieces in your closet for now. You can usually show as much personality as you want with socks, a moderate amount with your tie, but be as basic as your closet permits in your suit (Charcoal or Navy). If you have a simple shirt and tie combo, feel free to throw in a pocket square and/or tie clip. If you already “stand out” in your combo, consider ditching the pocket square and tie so your outfit does not appear too busy.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Nordstorms and the Bay at the change of seasons (Sales!).


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Fashion Files: July 27, 2017

We’re kicking off this rainy day (go away) with another fantastic edition of Fashion Files featuring Heesoo Kim and Tristan Davis. This dynamic duo certainly knows how to put an outfit together!



Heesoo Kim

Jacket-H&M; Dress- Winners; Shoes- Oak & Fort

1) Who is your style inspiration?

N/A.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Rings.

3) What advice can you give to the students about choosing the right outfit for interview?

Prioritize comfort! It is hard to be your best self while being distracted by blisters or awkwardly fitting blazers.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Winners.


Tristan Davis

Suit-Tailored; Top- M2M by Indochino;  Shoes- Aldo

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Idris Elba and Mahershala Ali.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A subtle cologne.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

It is important that your suit fits right. You will be interviewing in an environment where the majority of people are knowledgeable in business attire so you should invest in your outfit. It is best to have at least one quality suit and a couple well-fitted shirts. Also, do not be afraid to show your personality with your outfit! It may help you stand out.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Harry Rosen and Club Monaco (for business-casual).

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Fashion Files: Vancouver Edition!

Oh hey Blogwell followers! Our incredible Vancouver students Rebecca and Sean have been hard at work on the Westcoast/ Bestcoast. Take at look at some of the looks they have been spotting in the CBB Vancouver Office!



Rebecca Sims

 

Jacket-J.Crew; Dress- Simons;  Shoes- Nordstorms

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Jillian Harris and Meghan Markle.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A dress

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Spend some extra time (and maybe money) finding an outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Most sales associates in the bigger retail stores (Nordstorms, Holts etc) know what is appropriate for interviews so take advantage of their expertise and let them help you make an outfit that is both professional and comfortable.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Nordstorms


Sean Baraich

Suit-Calvin Klein; Top- Michael Kors;  Shoes- Aldo

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Connor McGregor

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Tie-Clip.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

Comfort is key. Sitting through numerous interviews is uncomfortable enough…it helps to be sitting through them in something easy to wear and comfortable.

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

The Bay.

 

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Fashion Files-July 5th, 2017

Can you believe it? We’re almost half way done the summer! In this week’s edition of Fashion Files, we present to you Tiffany Chiu and Joseph Hamaliuk. Tiff and Joseph offer you their best advice on how to prepare for firm tour fashion. Looking for the ideal suit? Summer Sales are happening everywhere…so take advantage before OCIs and In-Firms.

    


Tiffany Chiu

Suit-J.Crew; Top- Club Monaco; Tights- Wolford;  Shoes- Zara

1) Who is your style inspiration?

Meghan Markle.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

A pair of good heels.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

I’d recommend getting a well-fitted navy or charcoal suit with light-coloured tops or dress shirts! It’s great for those more formal meetings. Check to make sure the shirts are not wrinkled before your interview—iron them the night before or better yet, get non-iron shirts (for example, Brooks Brothers has a good selection).

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Club Monaco for dresses; J.Crew for suits; the Bay or Holts for shoes.


Joseph Hamaliuk

Suit-Joseph Abboud; Top- Joseph Abboud;  Shoes-Joseph Abboud

1) Who is your style inspiration?

The Donald.

2) What is your “go-to” signature item that you need to wear to work?

Pants.

3) What advice can you give to students about choosing the right outfit for interviews?

High contrast between suit and shirt (eg. charcoal suit, white/light shirt).

4) What is your favourite store to shop at for business clothing?

Winners.

Until next time,

Your 2017 Bloggers.

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