Layers

After a mini break prepping for the 3rd anniversary party of Sarah’s store, Room 152, and the official launch of Hollis + Jane, we’re back! We’d like to thank everyone who came out last Friday night to celebrate with us! It was so great to meet all of you, and we’re ecstatic to hear that so many of you have been enjoying the blog so far :D!

With that said, let’s talk LAYERS!!!

As sad as it is to say goodbye to yet another beautiful Summer, we’re just as equally excited to head on into Fall. The crisp cool air, gorgeous tree colours, and endless outfit possibilities make this one of our favourite times of year! One of our absolute, hands down, most loved looks is LAYERS! Big or small, by adding a couple of additional pieces, you can turn a simple look into something so much more. We’ve heard many times that attempts at layering can be intimating, confusing, and is only for the creatives types. We say hogwash! Anyone can layer! No need to rush out to buy all new clothes, you’d be amazed with what you already own. Start small with the basics, and ease your way up to the major leagues. Tank tops, simple sweaters, oversized coats, necklaces, scarves… just layer those puppies!

Here are a couple of step by step ideas to help inspire!

XO

Hollis & Jane


Styling tip: A key staple in our closets is the Sèvres Blouse from Aritzia (link in the photo comments), which can be worn under tops and sweaters to create an effortless layering look.

Big Layers:

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Top: Wilfred “Sèvres Blouse” (available at www.aritzia.com), Leggings: Tyler Madison (available at Bodega Boutique
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Sweater: Club Monaco, Top: Wilfred, Leggings: Tyler Madison
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Third layer – Duster Coat: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Sweater: Club Monaco, Necklace: Ment Jewellery (available at Room 152 Boutique & Makenew Curated Thrift), Top: Wilfred, Leggings: Tyler Madison, Glasses: Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Scarf: Wilfred, Duster Coat: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Sweater: Club Monaco, Top: Wilfred, Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Leggings: Tyler Madison

Small Layers:

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First layer – Top: Periphery Denim: Citizens of Humanity
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Second layer – Gold Statement Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Top: Periphery
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Third layer – Jacket: Banana Republic, Top: Periphery, Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Bag: Michael Kors

 

The Best of Summer

It’s sad to say, but another summer is just about to come to a close. Soon it’ll be time to grab some knits, slap on those boots and LAYER! We’ve had a really great summer here on the East Coast, as they typically are. We especially enjoyed the times when we were able to shoot some of the pretty incredible pieces that made their way to Sarah’s store. Here are a couple of our favourites!

XO

Hollis + Jane

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Dress: Judith & Charles, Bag: Louis Vuitton “Ellipse PM”, Location: Halifax Waterfront
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Sweater: Banana Republic, Pants: J Crew, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Luggage: Louis Vuitton – Left – “Sac Chasse”, Right – “Monogram Sirius 65” (currently for sale at Room 152), Location: Halifax Station
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Sweater: Banana Republic, Pants – J Crew, Luggage: Louis Vuitton “Sac Chasse”, Location: Halifax Station
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Dress: BB Dakota, Sandals: Valentino T- Strap Rockstuds, Location: King’s Wharf
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Sandals: Valentino T- Strap Rockstuds