Blogger Picks: Annika ReidMay 11, 2017
With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re bringing you a special edition of our Blogger Picks series! Plus size blogger and proud mother of daughter Aniyah, Annika Reid of The Stylish Reid shares her five designer must-haves from Toni Plus. Browse the self-proclaimed mompreneur’s top picks for a touch of style and maybe even a Mother’s Day gift idea (or two!).
1. The Fit & Flare Dress.
It’s not officially spring/summer until you add the perfect swing dress to your wardrobe! I absolutely love this fit and flare style dress by Rachel Roy. This piece drips with sophistication and trend but most importantly, versatility. This is not your typical floral dress, the soft print and embroidered details on this garment introduce this look into the season in a very luxurious way. Not to mention, the dark backdrop of this blooming dress also makes it a great transitional piece for the fall and winter months.
2. The Staple Vest.
Who says layering is just for the colder months? You can find many chic style options to add to your day-to-day looks by experimenting with layering. This Lafayette 148 New York zip front vest provides chic clean lines and a multitude of style variety. Pair this gorgeous vest with your favourite pair of jeans, ankle pants or a fabulous pencil skirt. You can switch it up for a more business casual look for the office by wearing a crisp button down, or style it down with denim and kitten heels for a fun, yet polished and casual look.
3. The Tuxedo Pant.
Do not underestimate the power of a well-tailored tuxedo pant! Dresses are always a style go-to for the warmer months, but if you are anything like me, then you love being different by making a style statement from time-to-time. You can pair this trouser with your best blazer and a crisp button down shirt decorated with a cute pair of pumps. Alternatively, you can allow the pant to be the statement of your entire look and style it with a simple fitted T-shirt. These pants are fabulous for formal occasions as well, that includes date nights or just a cute trendy look for the office.
4. The Bright Dress.
Nothing says spring/summer like a bright, bold colour paired with trend and comfort. This private label toni T. dress embodies all of that (and more!). This is an amazing staple piece you can mix-and-match with a variety of accessories to create any look you wish. Pair it with a chic flat sandal for a playful daytime look or spice it up with strappy heels and a clutch to take this look into the evening. As a mother, it is imperative that the items I purchase can serve multiple style uses, so I can maximize my wardrobe for all of my day-to-day lifestyle needs—this dress is perfect for just that!
5. The Go-To Skirt.
A black pencil skirt is a year-round staple. This Sympli Grand skirt is no exception—this piece can be worn with anything and everything from a printed blouse for a chic workwear look, to a flirty off-the-shoulder top for a fun evening out on the town. I love an item that gives me endless style options and this skirt is just perfect for me!