Winter Scarf Pop

Posted on November 06, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments

Chilly breeze in fall puts shopping for warm woollies and cosy layers at the top of our to do list. This year maxi scarves held at the waist by knotted belts and  bold blanket style wraps took center stage at fall 2015 runways making them the "IT" accessory.

Warm scarves and chunky wraps are a staple wardrobe accessory particularly for those who enjoy a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore or waterfront, visiting festive bazars or spending a laid back evening by the beach.

If you are daunted by the outdoors and dullness in winter, here are some tips for staying stylishly warm using woolly textiles as inspiration for all your cold weather escapes.

Bold Prints and Colors
Make a fabulous style statement with bold prints and deep hues to pop your solid color outfits.

The Cowgirl Bandana

Create a Wild West cowgirl bandana vibe with triangular scarves. This style will keep your neck and upper chest warm leaving your arms free for selfies!

The Maxi Scarf Runway Trend
Maxi scarves created a huge buzz when designers around the world showcased the look on runways for fall 2015. Add a dose of runway to your look with wide blanket style scarves slung loosely on one side or held in place by a belt, a style popularized by Burberry Prorsum and Etro.

Natural Fiber

Choose natural fibres such as pashmina, cashmere or soft wool over synthetic so that your skin can breathe and be free of allergies.

Fashion and Cinema - Tiff 40

Posted on September 20, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments

This year TIFF celebrated its 40th anniversary with a 10 day festival starting from September 10. Tiff kicked off in 1976 with the name “Festival of Festivals” and has become a huge success since then. Obviously, fashion plays a big role in this event where people travel from all the over the world to attend as well as the movies that start fashion trends and create iconic looks remembered decades later. Fashion makes a movie story compelling by speaking volumes about its characters. It conveys a sense of place and time revealing lifestyles and identity of the characters visually.
 We have put together a list of the most iconic fashion looks in movies and fashion trends since 1950s.
  1. Rear Window (1954, Grace Kelly). Famous for elegant dresses and separates  accessorized with pearls and a bag by Mark Cross that sent people scrambling to the stores to get their hands on one.
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, Audrey Hepburn). Who can forget the cool sophistication of the black dress, chunky pearl necklace and dark shades.
  3. Annie Hall (1977, Diane Keaton). The character Annie Hall created a unique look inspired by menswear items such as neckties, fedora and white shirts layered with an oversized vest or blazers.
  4. The Breakfast Club (1985, Molly Ringwald). This movie inspired the trend for high-waisted skirts, distressed, patterned/studded leggings, neon colors and Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
  5. Pulp Fiction (1994, Uma Thurman). Made the monochrome trend popular by wearing simple black slacks and a crisp white button-down shirt.
  6. Clueless (1995, Alicia Silverstone). Inspired trends such as slip dresses, plaid skirts and over-the-knee socks.
  7. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009, Isla Fisher). Put the spotlight on bold hues and patterns, envelope clutch and of course the green scarf!
  8. The Great Gatsby  (2013, Carey Mulligan). This movie made 1920s glam current. The year this movie was released tiaras, pearl tassel necklaces and hand ornaments became the It - accessories.

Tiff featured hundreds of movies and hosted red carpet events and soirees attended by press, publicists, producers/directors and actors as well as guests attending the event form all over the world. Here is a list of top 10 fashion trends seen at TIFF.
  1. Crossbody bags
  2. Backpacks
  3. Gold and silver bracelets and rings
  4. Long necklaces
  5. Ankle boots
  6. Long skirts
  7. Wave pattern accessories
  8. Monochrome outfits
  9. Clutch bags
  10. Bright color scarves 

Back to School Style Essentials

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments

Back-to-school season is just around the corner and with summer drawing to a close, it is time to update your wardrobe. Transitioning from warm days of summer to cool crispy autumnal evenings can be a little tricky. Our back-to-school trend scouts suggest starting the school year with a collegiate style inspiration from the 90s movie " Clueless". Combining preppy collegiate style with full skirts our style scouts have put together a list of basic essentials from accessories that keep you organized for school to looks that will transition you from classroom to social evenings.

Preppy with plaid: You cannot go wrong with a plaid and stripes blazer or scarf. Plaid has been a popular print for handbags and shoes as well.

Feminine flourishes: Use Poms poms, bows and lace embellishments or pearl and floral jewels for a dose of feminine chic.

Dots and hearts: Keep your things organized with functional but fun and quirky carryall cases with dots, hearts and handmade illustrations.

Statement Necklaces: Statement necklaces trend is here to stay. Style your basic solid with a statement necklace or layer with pieces of varying length.

Stack 'em up bracelets: Pile up several skinny bracelets or a set of multiple bracelets on your wrist. Beads, leather, chain are all favorites for this season.

Small dose of animal print: Animal print can be tricky. One accessory with animal print is enough to inject a dose of sophistication. Pair with denim or tan outfits.

Pocket memos/journals: Use pocket memos and mini journals for notekeeping where ever you go. It is more stylish than electronic devices!

Portable adhesive notes: If you are a sticky addict, the portable adhesive notes are your best aid. Enclosed in color jackets these are easy to drop in your bag and head to the library!

Wristlets: Perfect for the time when you have books or backpacks to carry. Wristlets cease to be just utilitarian with so much variety and has become a staple for the wardrobe.

Small handbags: Swap your bulky oversized handbag for small crossbody or slim clutch when you want a slim streamlined look for the evening or dinner out with friends.

Summer Chic

Posted on July 01, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments

Summer is all about getting out and enjoying the beach, traveling to exotic destinations, visiting flea markets or going hiking at a nature conservancy.

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Handbag update - Small is Stylish

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments


Clutches and wristlets are the it accessory for summer wardrobe!  Most handbags get loaded with far too much stuff that is rarely used. Looking for keys and small items can sometimes get annoying and hanging handbags on chairs in tightly packed seating areas is just not practical! For most women, carry out essentials comprises their cell phone, keys, credit cards and lipstick  when making a quick trip to the mall or out for dinner/movie. So why not downsize and swap the handbags for wristlets and clutches to get instant access to your essentials.

A wristlet looks like a large coin purse or a pouch that you can conveniently wear on your wrist and some even come with inside pockets. Very convenient if you are biking, out strolling or great for campus especially if you carry a backpack.

These days pouches come in a variety of designs and materials and have moved away from being just a basic accessory. Pouches are also a popular choice as they can double for wristlets and clutches and are a handy accessory to travel with. Store chargers, cosmetics, business cards or jewelry in a pouch and drop it inside the handbag.

Clutches are irreplaceable accessories for evenings out or at parties when you don't want to be weighed down by a handbag. While traveling a smart approach would be to carry at least two clutches that can be paired with day and evening wear. Browse our selection of wristlets and carryall accessories.


Wedding Season - Style without stress

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments

Summer is just around the corner and the buzz about weddings is everywhere. Friends sharing ideas about upcoming weddings, pinning wedding decorations, shoes, accessories, chiffon dresses and what not! It is the beginning of the wedding season and the excitement and drama around weddings is just building up. You are thinking about your expenses - shopping for gifts, buying plane tickets to out-of-town weddings and trips to salon can become stressful!

Here are a few tips to look stylish at weddings without stress.

1. Relax have fun planning the wedding details!

2. Rummage through your wardrobe for nude, pastel or black dresses as these are easy to     accessorize with jewelry and work well with makeup.

3. Plan early so you can shop around and buy things slowly and not all at once.

4. Keep a budget for nail and hair for the perfect finishing touch.

Looking for wedding bijoux and accessories? See our bridal collection.

Inspiration for spring/summer looks

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Bijoux Closet Team | 0 comments