City Style Profile: Toronto

I couldn’t help but notice the unique styles of individual Torontonians, in the downtown area especially. Toronto is known for its fluctuating weather so of course it becomes a challenge to look good and stay warm at the same time. Often, there are many people wearing the same basic apparel simply because they’ve given up on Toronto style but here, I hope to highlight some of the ones doing it right.

Of course, we all have to dress according to the weather but today I bring you three Toronto-based fashion bloggers with great style tips for remaining fashionable in this great but unpredictable city I call home.

Suburban Faux-Pas

We love Krystin Lee’s way of surviving the Toronto weather, “In the winter months, you’ll find a fashion emergency kit in my car which contains Hunter boots for the snow, an embellished toque, gloves and tinted chopstick for the cold!” She recommends a Mackage winter jacket to stay chic and cozy this winter and admires the unique culture of the city, in all aspects.

“With cooler temps dominating most of our year, you’re forced to layer in ways you never thought possible to stay warm but also make your own personal statement.”

Fashion Blogger Toronto Style


Sasha’s Satisfashion 

Sasha Xiao is always looking for new ways to stay warm and fashionable so she recommends a nice pair of over-the-knee boots since they can be incorporated into many different outfits. She understands Torontonians’ reliance on comfy and conservative clothing but she favors layering and has fun with it because it frees you to take something on or off accordingly.

“The fashion industry [in Toronto] is not crowded just yet, so we still have a chance to build something amazing here.”

Fashion Blogger Toronto Style



Stefania Yarhi says we’ve made some progress in terms of fashion sense. “I mean the downtown kids really bring it and there are so many talented people with amazing creative eyes and style.” She has many favourite designs to shop like Ewanika and Pink Tartan but wants to remind us that Toronto is home to many amazing vintage stores like Life of Manek and The Cat’s Meow , as well.

“Embrace the changes! Canadians are so adept at layering, in a day it’s not uncommon to have several different types of weather and you just learn to roll with it.”

Fashion Blogger Toronto Style


Do you have any tips for wearing fashionable outfits in Toronto? Let us know at @LuevoFashion!

This article was written by our co-op student extraordinaire, Samantha Chung Sang.

City Style Profile: San Diego

Beautiful San Diego is filled to the brim with incredibly stylish people. This isn’t to say that everyone has the same style, on the contrary, we find San Diego has a beautiful mix of many styles and here, we explore them!

There’s the art majors who visit the Balboa Park museum in admirably smart attire, the thrill-seekers roaming the Belmont amusement park in comfortable fashions and the everyday fashionistas showing off their OOTDs at different events in the San Diego Convention Centre.

With so many things to see, places to go, people to meet, it’s amazing how Nacole, Paulina and Britt have come up with such trendy, cute, and feminine outfit ideas on their respective blogs.

Rich Skinny Pretty

Nacole Gray is all about featuring real women with style that ranges from casual to lavish. Her blog has that high class, stylish feel that is perfect for anybody in search of a trendy wardrobe. On you can find tons of style interviews with influential managers, high school fashion lovers, inspiring founders, etc. You can also find great beauty, cooking, and shopping tips.

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Rich Skinny Pretty Fashion Blog

“Don’t let the name fool you. Everyday women, everyday style”. – Nacole Gray, founder of RSP

Lil Bits of Chic

For fashion blogger Paulina Mo, what started off as a simple, 9-5 stress erasing hobby ended up becoming her passion. At she has conjured up hundreds of great style related blog posts. This blog thrives on subtle fashions which is all anybody could ask for. Even her gifts guides and giveaways include stunning pieces that anybody can use to spice up their own looks. Paulina is also a contributor and founder of , a compilation of all things stylish.

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Paulina Mo, San Diego Fashion Blogger


Finally, we reach fashion enthusiast, sisters Britt and Gretchen Hackmann. They’ve created to be the one spot for fashion forward people to get all the style, beauty, health, love, and travel tips that they could ever wish for. The girly look and styles that they feature on the blog is perfect for those looking for a sweet feminine wardrobe.

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Britt & Gretchen Hackmann, founders

“Helping gals become prettier, healthier, more stylish babes.” – Hackmann sisters, Nubry founders

Whether you’re visiting San Diego or know the place very well, you’ll surely notice its fashion forward citizens roaming the streets with confidence and class. Take a page from their book and don’t be afraid to be unique, if everyone dressed the same the world would be a much more boring place to be!

This article was written by our co-op student-extraordinaire, Samantha Chung Sang.

Instagram and Fashion: 5 Emerging Instagrammers

There is no doubt that Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing platforms available to the masses. If you don’t know what Instagram is, the app that is available for your smartphone gives users the option to edit and share photos with quirky filters. Instagrammers’ latest masterpieces can be shared with their followers.

It has become a great way for fashionistas to showcase their style and inspire their followers to express themselves through the clothes they wear and the photos they share. Because of this, I have found some of my favorite Instagrammers to inspire Luevo readers.

Meet fashion blogger Pari Ehsan. One look at her Instagram feed and I was instantly entranced. Her photos exhibit beautiful pieces of artwork found in galleries and studios from all around the world alongside her alluring outfits, stunning makeup and elegant hairstyles. On her website you can read her admirable take on each design and even learn about her ensemble. It’s no wonder she has over 200K Instagram followers.


Paridust Instagram starFrom @paridust

Christina Caradona is fashion and lifestyle blogger based in New York City. Her feed is the perfect blend of citystyle meets avant-garde. Although her outfits are beyond good-looking, it is on her blog where you can actually find out what she is wearing in each photo plus gain exclusive know-how on the ways she keeps herself looking radiant and healthy. Her 135K friends on Instagram probably love her fashion sense as much as I do.

Troprouge Instagram starFrom @troprouge

Vintage lover, Steffy Degreff, is a happily married, doggy-momma who launched Steffy’s Pros and Cons  back in 2011. Her photos on Instagram are what originally caught my eye because they are so lively and colourful, not to mention, stylish. However it was her just as nicely-polished, blog that stole my heart with all its trendy posts and photos of her dog, Claude Pepper. Find out what Degreff is wearing at the bottom of each blog post. 51K followers is nothing to look past and this instagrammer is definitely on her way up.

Steffy instagram starFrom @steffyspandcs

This Instagrammer’s name is Bonnie Barton and her Instagram photos are some of the cutest I have seen. Almost every one of her posts has her signature hazy filter and her lucky 120K followers get to see some adorable cats, every once in a while. But what I loved the most were her charming outfits. I can tell she is a fan of floral and lace, but she always finds ways to switch it up with different prints or styles while maintaining that feminine approach. Learn what she is wearing from her blog,  Flashes of Style.

Flashesofstyle Instagram StarFrom @flashesofstyle

Last, but certainly not least, we meet “aliencreature”, a self-proclaimed martian who happens to have great style. Her metallic-purple hair is one of the things her followers admire most about her but when looking through her website, Alien Creaturex. it became clear that they love her edgy fashions as much as I. Although she is not an official fashion blogger, she definitely inspires her 320K followers to push the boundaries and take risks with the clothes they wear.

Aliencreature Instagram starFrom @aliencreature

Who are some of your favourite instagrammers? Give them a shoutout by tweeting @luevofashion

This article was written by our co-op student-extraordinaire, Samantha Chung Sang.