Jump into a one-piece this spring

When the weather starts getting warmer, girls will be jumping into these suits.

When the weather starts getting warmer, girls will be jumping into these suits. It’s all about the one-piece look that designers and buyers have opted for this season.

The jumpsuit can look a little too monochromatic, so break up the colour with accessories.

Pair your rompers with beautiful braided leather belts or long layered necklaces.

Not sure what footwear to match with it? Try a gladiator sandal or a cute cork wedge.

The quintessential all-season basic is the wrap. It’s an everyday garment you can layer underneath a winter jacket or simply wear as a jacket.

It is one of my favourite pieces because it’s comfortable and practical. This season, wraps will be seen and worn in neutral colours.

When you’re out buying a wrap, look for the little design details, such as pockets, hoods and belts, to get more use out of your wrap.


This week Canadian artist Jeff Hamada will be debuting his Chuck Taylor All-Star shoe he designed for the Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist collaboration series. Ten per cent of the net wholesale price going to the Global Fund, $70. Available at various retailers (www.converse.com).

Tip: Clothing moths are dark in colour. If you spot them, air all clothing outside, vacuum the base of the wardrobe, scrub down the walls and check for clothing with holes. (www.wikihow.com).

Ask Kim
Q. I recently started nursing school and I’m looking for scrubs; where can I go to buy some?

A. There are several big retail stores that carry healthwear uniforms. Try Sears and Wal-Mart for general and inexpensive scrubs or go to Mark’s Work Wearhouse for a wide variety in styles and patterns. If you like to keep things fashionable, check out Chi Couture Uniforms. They carry comfortable and flattering uniforms that can also be worn outside the hospital. (www.mychi.ca).

Email your style questions to kim.elbo@gmail.com.

– Vancouver’s Kim Elbo has a passion for fashion. Here she shares the latest style tips.

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