Blogger Picks: Karen Ward

July 06, 2017

Summer has officially arrived! With warmer weather comes effortless fashion, lightweight fabrics and fun summer styles—we’re talking maxi dresses, exposed shoulders and luxurious linen with Toronto-based plus size influencer and celebrity stylist Karen Ward of Curvy Canadian. Keep scrolling for Karen’s top five summer must-haves from Toni Plus.

1. The Maxi.
This gorgeous London Times maxi dress plays perfectly for all of those super fun summer festivals. The mosaic print gives this dress a gorgeous bohemian vibe. Wear it with a jean jacket and lace-up sandals for a fun and flirty hippie feel, or dress it up with some heels and a top knot.

Shop now: London Times Moroccan Medallion Maxi, $225.

2. The Dramatic Sleeve.
I am a total sucker for a dramatic sleeve. This Joseph Ribkoff top certainly delivers! I absolutely love the off the shoulder look, and the lace-fluted sleeve gives this top such a luxurious vibe. You could pair this with a full or pencil skirt, or even jeans for an I-just-threw-this-together-and-l-look-totally-fabulous feel!

Shop now: Joseph Ribkoff Off The Shoulder Chiffon Top with Lace Accent Flutter Sleeve, $160.

3. The Pop of Colour.
I adore bright colours in the summer, so when I get the chance to rock out in hot pink, I always take it! This Rachel Roy dress is definitely a stand-out piece, and I would pair it with neutral accessories to let that beautiful colour do most of the talking! Also, it has POCKETS. How awesome is that?!

Shop now: Rachel Roy Cold Shoulder Split Neck Elizabeth Dress, $169.

4. The Lagenlook Style.
Lagenlook is a style that comes from Europe and roughly translates from German as “layered look.” It is also sometimes referred to as “art teacher chic” because it involves playing with texture, shape and colour. This Bryn Walker top is perfect for achieving your lagenlook! The limoncello colour makes a statement, while the gorgeous clean lines add much visual interest. The texture of the linen is beautiful, and so breathable in the heat!

Shop now: Bryn Walker Light Linen Judy Shirt, available in Limoncello and White, $190.

5. The Bomber Jacket.
I fell in love with the embroidery trend the moment I saw it on the runway! It has become quite popular since then, and it’s not going anywhere soon, which I’m so happy about. This Rachel Roy jacket is completely gorgeous—the white makes it very fresh, and the pink floral embroidery is so pretty and feminine. A definite must-have!

Shop now: Rachel Roy Embroidered Bomber Jacket, $189.

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