FASHION Magazine Style Panel

Happy humpday friends!!! I’ll never stop saying it, so sorry…humpday, humpday, humpday. Anyway, I have some joyous news for this particularly sunny humpday: I’ll be joining FASHION Magazine‘s Style Panel alongside some of Canada’s finest blogging talent and each week, we will be tasked with sorting out some sort of sartorial challenge. As some of you know, I’m also an online editorial intern at FASHION over the summer, so yes, they’re awesome bosses.
This week we were asked: how can you wear flats but still look fancy? This was my take! Oh, and feel free to check out all the other lovely ladies’ responses here.
Forever 21 dress, H&M necklace, clutch and sandals, vintage belt
My general tactic is if you’re going to tone down one area of an outfit (the height aspect in this case), then you need to up another factor. Since I never shy away from colour, I decided to pair a colour explosion with some high-impact accessories and there you go…still an easy and comfortable outfit but by no means too casual to wear out!
Oh in case you were wondering…I had an amazing time at baseball: a. baseball is actually not boring in person at all, b. there was a big fight in the stands and c. beer. Enough said. Anyway, we’re basically going all season.
Oh one more thing…happy humpday!!!
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  1. 5.30.12
    Emilie said:

    Congratulations Alexandra!
    I love the outfit, the dress is gorgeous, and you styled it so well with all the accesories! but I think it would have looked even better with heels hahah 🙂


  2. 5.30.12

    how exciting!! love this color combo! xo

  3. 5.30.12

    Congrats, you look gorgeous per usual!!


  4. 5.30.12
    Kelli said:

    i love this whole outfit- perfect for hot summer days. i always wear flats so i like seeing ways to dress them up 🙂

  5. 5.30.12

    That's exciting news! You'll be totally brilliant at it, I have no doubt. And I love this blue on you, so pretty.

    Courtney ~

  6. 5.30.12

    Ohhh congrats, you're going to do great. I love this look, the flat sandals are a lot of fun, especially with the bright blue dress. Your necklace is gorgeous too.
    Sounds like a good baseball game 🙂

  7. 5.30.12
    becks said:

    you look gorgeous in that blue dress!

  8. 5.30.12
    Liv said:

    so envious you're wearing summer clothing. We're miserable here in vancouver with rain and I'm inside with my fireplace on!!

    You look impeccable as usual and have a great time at the panel.

  9. 5.30.12
    Kacie said:

    Another great outfit! I love the accessories you paired with the dress!

  10. 5.30.12

    We love how you paired these two colours together! The green belt is a spectacular match!!

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  11. 5.30.12
    Sandy Joe said:

    I'm so glad you were added to the style panel, an excellent addition if you ask me! I am really digging the colour explosion, you really nailed this one. Your instagram photos are making me miss living in Toronto GREATLY.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  12. 5.30.12

    great outfit, love that dress so much!! you look lovely as always!!

  13. 5.30.12

    Beautiful dress. Beautiful legs. Beautiful girl. I love this challenge thing you'll be doing. Sounds like so much fun!

  14. 5.30.12
    Petra said:

    Love this pretty dress. The color is amazing.
    xo, Petra take a look on my first Outfit Post

  15. 5.30.12
    lisa said:

    Congrats on the new style panel gig! Your advice for this question is right on the money.

  16. 5.30.12
    Well... said:

    Haha, humpday is such a weird sounding expression xD
    And wow, I need to go see a baseball game in person!
    Love how you toned down the height part of this outfit but still look totally chic. Way to rock color! Haha, you look gorgeous as always 🙂

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  17. 5.30.12
    Cee said:

    Hurray! So proud of you, my lovely pal! (I sent an email to join the Style Panel earlier this week; fingers crossed we'll be panelists together soon!) I love this take on looking fancy in flats – the two definitely don't have to be mutually exclusive, as you've shown here. And seriously, can I just say again how absolutely fabulous that Rory Becca for Forever 21 dress is? The colour, the hemline, everything. You have style, my friend 🙂

  18. 5.30.12
    Shannon said:

    That is TOO COOL! Congratulations!

  19. 5.30.12
    Rachel said:

    Congratulations! Can't wait to check it out! You're necklace is totally cute!!

    xo Rachel

  20. 5.31.12
    Z said:

    Gorgeous cobalt blue colour! You definitely look 'fancy'!

  21. 5.31.12
    Kaitlin said:

    i love all the touches of pretty color.
    those shoes though are to die for.
    you look totally beautiful as always

    xo kaitlin

  22. 5.31.12
    Georgina said:

    I'm so happy I found your blog (via the guest post) – it's beautiful. I look forward to more posts.

    xo Your newest follower, Georgina

  23. 5.31.12

    Perfect summer outfit! Loving those colors.

  24. 5.31.12
    Jules M said:

    Loving all of the pretty colors!

  25. 5.31.12
    Marisa said:

    Congrats on being a part of FASHION Magazine's Style Panel! It sounds like you're having an amazing time there. Your take on how to wear flats without looking too casual is really great. I'd wear this outfit in a heartbeat.


  26. 5.31.12

    Happy humpday! Cheers on your internship! Your styling advice is so right! This is how to dress up some flats!

  27. 5.31.12

    I love you style..and your blog.. i love it this look.. i follow you!!! Kisses from Spain.

  28. 5.31.12
    Danie said:

    I love your outfit! Everything about it is absolutely perfect!

  29. 5.31.12

    Very cute. Probably a very relevant post for me as it looks like flats will be my staple for the next 6 months. Also dying of jealousy at the summer weather in Toronto. Copenhagen's like Vancouver, even on the warmest day you still need a cardi. Enjoy it!

  30. 5.31.12
    Annie said:

    That's so awesome! Love your take – this is such a perfect outfit…the colors all look gorgeous together, and pairing the flats with that dress definitely makes you still look fancy 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  31. 5.31.12

    Looks chic! I love FASHION magazine – I wish I could find it here in LA!

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  34. 6.1.12

    nice dress and necklace! Lovely

  35. 6.1.12
    Britta said:

    this is a great question! it's true: i often do the opposite and dress a look UP by adding heels. this is a great idea though! your look definitely comes across as upscale and dressy, even with the flats


  36. 6.1.12
    Hattitude said:

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    gorgeous flats alex! i love them! all this colour makes me a little more sad that i'm huddled in a sweater on this rainy day! at least the parks will be GORGEOUS after this rain.

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  37. 6.2.12

    The colour of your dress is stunning! And I love the way you styled it – you look fantastic!

  38. 6.2.12
    Wren KW said:

    You certainly aced this challenge. I love this look. Those flats are so cute.

    ps I'm so glad you're enjoying Toronto. I'm sure you miss the ocean as much as I do though. I can't wait to head back to the coast in September.


  39. 6.2.12

    Beautiful outfit, totally perfect way to wear flats! 🙂

  40. 6.3.12

    Love your look! I need to invest in some more flats. Good luck on the panel!

  41. 6.5.12

    Oh wow! love this blue dress too.

  42. 6.7.12
    VITTORIA said:

    congrats!you deserve it 🙂 I really like your style and I think you're such a beautiful girl!

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