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Hi, I'm Zoe.

Welcome to my blog, The Canadian Creative! Here, I share all the fun things I am eating, doing, and wearing.

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Spring Shopping 101

Spring Shopping 101

While it may not feel like spring in Toronto just yet (it sure does in San Fransisco, too bad I'm leaving today..), I figure that if I start fantasizing about a spring wardrobe maybe it will come a little faster. I love the transition seasons, spring and fall are my faves. Winter is to cold for my little fingers and toes to bear, and summer is great and all but there's just something about sweat that makes me feel icky. Spring brings rain, which brings stunning and brightly coloured flowers. And when the flowers bloom, so do some pretty wonderful fashion trends. Below are a few of my favourite parts about shopping for spring, and a few pieces that you should keep an eye out for as the snow melts away!

FLORALS

Listen, not every floral is made equal. Some prints make you look like you're wearing an old sun dress from when you were a tiny tot with grass stained knees. Try upgrading your spring florals by choosing a flower print that goes with your body type. As a leggy, average-to-tall woman, I like to go with larger prints because smaller patterns can sometimes look to dainty on my body. However, those same larger patterns may be too overwhelming for someone who is more petite. Either way, I find that spreading the pattern out gives the piece a classier vibe. See some examples below: 

PASTELS

Pastels are a spring staple. In no other season are they welcomed in the same way. They're the colours of the flowers that sprout from the rain, and the colours of the birds and the butterflies that come back during the warmer months. Pastel colours are so versatile, which is why I honestly wear them all year round, but something about wearing them in the spring makes everything seem good in the world. Check out some of the pastels I'm loving this season below:

LACE

For some reason, lace makes me think of spring. It's a light and airy fabric that is stunning in any colour or material. Pair a white lace dress with an espadrille or sandals, a pair of robin's egg blue lace shorts with a crisp white blouse, or rock some lace accent pieces like the Ted Baker daisy lace earrings below. However you choose to wear your lace, bohemian, edgy, even simple and sophisticated, be sure to wear it with confidence! Find some more of my lace picks below:

What is your favourite season? Do you love the transition seasons or do you like them polarized? And what are some of the trends you're excited about for spring? Share them with me in the comments!

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