Ok ladies, Vancouver is the 4th trendiest area in the world. That’s pretty darn cool since that same list includes Tokyo and New York. I know that yoga pants are awesomely comfy and make our behinds look great, but we ladies can be comfy AND stylish, with some simple tips and tricks. This week I’m focusing on comfy tops and layering. A style profile on a local gal will be all about Aritzia’s signature looks and staple pieces. Next week I’ll be dealing with a different store, making sure I cover as many stores as possible, in order to make staying in style a lot easier – without emptying our wallets.

90's grunge: the oversized shirt


Aritzia: Trendy pieces, high quality. Their items are considered staples to any woman’s wardrobe. Simple design, in an assortment of every day neutrals, the clothes at Aritzia never fail to be in any woman’s closet.

I understand that Aritzia tends to be slightly on the more pricey side, but consider it like this: Almost everything that Aritzia has to offer is items that can be worn in every season, and in so many ways. Because of their neutral colours and simple design, they are items that will take a long time to become unstylish and off trend. If you think of how many wears you will get out of each piece of clothing, the price becomes worth it.

All items can be mixed and matched, layered, and even worn on their own, making Aritzia’s clothes perfect for every season, especially Fall. Completely on trend as far as Vancouver style goes, is the idea of baggy tops as a focus of attention. Whether they are off the shoulder, long sleeved, short sleeved, with buttons or without, the baggy shirt is definitely a must have. Preferably in a thicker fabric, these considerably baggy tops can be worn on their own, with another shirt underneath (as done by this week’s profile on Kasha), or even with a cute button up dress shirt (showing off the collar and sleeve), for that ever popular preppy look. This look is best paired with a maxi skirt, or skinny jeans/pants, with boots or flats. NEVER FLIP FLOPS

*tip: When shirts are meant to be oversized, you should be able to stay true to your size. If you’re a medium, get the medium. If the top wasn’t made to be oversized, and you want to get the slightly grungy, more comfy look, then go up a size.

Kasha, one of the Robson Street Aritzia employees, is someone whose style I’ve been admiring for the past few months. From all the times I’ve seen her in store, her outfits have always been on target with the latest trends of the downtown Vancouver street wear.  When looking at her, I’d always get this sense of 90′s grunge, which evidently, was in her survey answers. Everything she answered depicted her outfit entirely, so it’s safe to say that’s she has her wardrobe aesthetic pretty much figured out.


*** On a side note, no matter where you shop, please remember to read the care instructions for all clothing. I cannot stress how important it is in order for your clothes to have longevity.


Style Profile


Name: Kasha Toolsee





My fashion inspiration comes from:

Music artists
Street style
Grungy looks


My Favourite article of clothing is:

Black j brand high waisted jeans
Black combat boots


Body Type:



My favourite accessory is:

Wolf Circus bullet necklace

(check it out in the pic!)


My favourite store to shop at is:



It takes me  30  minutes to get ready in the morning.


Top 3 songs of all time:

Squarehead- Sometimes
Blawan- Getting Me Down


Music artists that inspire my fashion choices include:

Sunday Girl
Santigold 90's grunge

90's grunge

(sorry about the image quality!)

Shopping list

Black oversized t-shirt-- Wilfred
Black and gray cardigan-- Wilfred
Black jeans-- J Brand
Hinge boots-- Nordstrom
Necklace-- Wolf Circus
Watch-- Michael Kors