Street Style

Walking distance

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Unless you're employed at a workout studio, you can probably leave the hoodie, yoga pants and performance apparel at home for the weekend. There are ample ways to look stylish while still accommodating comfortable travels to work. Consider this; you'll be providing some much needed interesting visuals for the other bored bus riders or the grocery store cashier! Back in the day (nearly a hundred years ago) men and women wore formal wear and suits nearly all the time; choices were quite limited. We've evolved now to a place where we have far more options. We may not always be commuting by car, however, must we park our style at home?


This is such a polished, fresh and uncomplicated look. Note the cute kicks for a nice comfortable walk. Layer it with the Soya concept trench coat if the weather is less than fabulous! All in all, this is how many European's tend to dress, simple yet with a bit of flair!

Orb Milea ribbed long sleeve cropped knit top (black or heather grey) $49

Orb pencil skirt side slit (black or heather grey) $55


Perhaps you have a day of errands and appointments planned. This does not mean you need to bury yourself in sweatshirt material. This is a great little dress, with some simple added features. Easy to pair with a long cardigan or open front sweater or poncho, and tights. Keep the self belt or try it with a wide one.

Cream gathered neck stripe dress (black) $119


There is simply no reason we must always resort to wearing jean jackets or blazers. This really lovely, water colour inspired print jacket can easily be worn with jeans OR a pencil skirt, simple flats and you're set for the day.

Cream Evallan watercolour print bomber jacket (blue mix) $149


Speaking of Europe. This certainly has that vibe...easy yet stylish, fresh yet sexy! See how the simple addition of a scarf adds a little something without going over the top? And there is no reason not to try this with a lace cami....after all, when it belongs to you, you can experiment!

Orb Maja stripe off shoulder fitted t shirt (Navy) $55

Look paisley cotton scarf (navy) $39


Well, sometimes, you just can't do without a sweatshirt...however, there are sweatshirts and then there are sweatshirts with style! Given the choice, I'd go for the one with a bit of a unique design feature.

Ellison crew neck open back knit top (burgundy or cement) $59

A complicated life doesn't mean we need to leave part of our personalities at home, in a closet, saved for a weekend date night, or party (like the good china). Style is merely an extension of your personality, not the entire contents of it.

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

ps: life is short, style it with your personality! ;)

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Vancouver Street Style




Well, hello there! For our blog post this week, we've been taking to the streets of downtown Vancouver in the name of style! Photographer Richard Dolmat and I were pounding the pavement in search of fun and unique styles to document for No Guru.


Here's me, getting the ball rolling (and/or getting in the way of the photographer doing the test shot)

While there were those that breezed right on past, leaving my "I love your outfit!" trailing behind them, we did find some cheerful participants and some notable style to document. 

So, without further ado, here's your outfit inspiration for the day!


Neon floral? Colour me green with envy



I spy with my little eye a gorgeous cardigan from Plum.



That's what I call a dedication to coordination. Love everything about this pic!



I love colour in all its forms, but sometimes you forget that neutrals can pack a 'wow' factor too.



Coral and green make a great colour combination.



Two fashionistas (and two very different looks) at once! It just goes to show, there are lots of ways to be stylish.



A boho-chic dress is toughened up a notch with these stilettos.



If shoe envy is the sincerest form of flattery, this gal should feel very flattered.



We also  bumped into a gang of roving ninjas! One even climbed a tree. Gotta give them props for running around in all black in July. Hope those ninja suits breathe!


Scoping these street styles gave me a chance to reflect on all of the big trends that we saw over the spring and summer. Neon, florals, coloured denim, beautiful bold prints, we saw a bit of everything! But what I'd really love is to see some of the great styles you've been sporting this season!

E-mail me a photo of yourself rocking a spring trend (along with your permission for me to post it) and we'll consider posting it on No Guru! If you've got style, help spread the wealth ;)

E-mail photos to

Or if you just want to weigh in on your favourite trend from spring, you can leave a comment here, on our Facebook page (, or tweet me @PlumClothing


And if you like street style, here are some other great Canadian blogs you should definitely check out:

Danna from Halifax has a great eye for street style and documents it (as well as other musings on fashion and beauty) on her blog, YouLookFiiine

Stefania writes her street style blog, Textstyles,  out of Toronto. Textstyles is very visually interesting and definitely merits a look-see.  

And for Vancouver style, StyleQuotient is a must-see. It's a beautiful website featuring stunning fashion photography.

Have fun!




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