Packing for a Summer Vacation

There’s two types of people out there when it comes to packing for a vacation, the ones that begin weeks ahead of time with a organized list of what they need to bring and the ones who decide to tackle this time consuming and daunting task the night before or even the morning of. If you find yourself to be one of the latter, then this is the post for you. Not sure what to bring and what to leave at home for your vacation this summer? Don’t worry Hunnis, with this guide to packing for a summer vacation, we’ve got you covered!

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Canada Day Style Guide

Canada Day Guide & Look book

With the end of June nearing and July right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for Canada Day. For many Canada Day can be an event that marks the beginning of summer, making it all the more fun and exciting. Whether you’re going to be staying home and celebrating with a backyard barbecue or rather have bigger plans like venturing out to a community celebration or fireworks, you’re going to need a cute and festive outfit. Not sure what to wear this Canada day?Don’t worry Hunnis, we’ve got you covered with this Canada day inspired style guide!

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A Vintage Summer

Summer is upon us, and with it comes a rush of nostalgia for seasons past. Although the summers I have lived through wouldn’t quite qualify as “vintage”, the idealization of what had happened – rather than happening – incites a sense of longing and romanticism for what may have been an ultimately mundane three months. However, lack of first hand experience doesn’t mean we can’t dress as though it is the height of the 1950s and Frank Sinatra is on repetition on our car radio.

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June Lookbook

The month of June can be an exciting time of year for various different reasons. Not only does June mark the end of school and the beginning of summer, it can also be a month filled with many different celebrations such as Fathers Day and graduations. With such a busy and exciting month ahead of us, we thought we would put together a series of different outfits perfect for any activities or occasions you may find yourself in need of a new look for!

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A Guide To Wedding Season

A Guide To Wedding Season

The season of weddings is upon us, and those of you who have received one or possibly multiple invitations to a wedding this summer may be starting to feel a bit of the stress that comes with being a guest. Weddings are typically events that come with great expectations, making each and every little detail of the big day very important. Including everything from what to wear to what to give, we’ve put together a brief guide to help you survive this wedding season.

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A Nautical Lookbook

A timeless pattern I have mentioned time and time again is stripes. It is ageless, versatile, and not committed to any one season. The popularization of this alternating pattern is routed in nautical fashion, which was originally sported by sailors. Although we have previously associated stripes with floating out at sea and the maritime, stripes have become so normalized that we no longer need associate such patterns with the open ocean. For this post, I’ve attempted to show you a couple ways you can maintain the nautical influence while modernizing this style to fit the streets!

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Trends For Spring

Hello there Hunnis!

Lets celebrate because the time has come where I chat about this year’s spring trends as I  implement them into my own, personal wardrobe. Big thank you to mother nature for finally bringing some sunshine and warmth, rather than our typically dreary PNW weather! So as you have probably guessed, today I will be sharing some of the spring trends that we are sure to be wearing throughout the next couple of months! Including everything from prints to different styles, keep reading to learn about a few easy pieces you can add into your wardrobe to be on trend this spring!

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A Guide To Festival Season

Aside from the obvious reasons for attending a music festival this summer, such as seeing your favourite artists perform live or spending the weekend dancing beneath the sunshine, one our favourite parts of festival season is of course, the outfits and style. In the world of music festivals, anything goes when it comes to fashion. This can be quite a daunting thought for many, but don’t worry Hunnis, that’s why we’re here! Every April festival season is kicked off at one of the world’s most popular and widely celebrated music festivals, Coachella. With weekend one behind us and weekend two only a few more days away, we thought it would be the perfect time to compile a guide on everything you need to know about this upcoming festival season.

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Neutralizing Patterns

We tend to fall into the trap of basics, focusing on the simple and recombinable, rather than the statement. Our gravitation to items that are easy to throw on, are not made without merit, they timeless and neutral, leaving little doubt for its wear-ability. However, we’ve all had those moments when we find an outrageous or slightly out of our comfort zone piece that is that encourages a similar gravitation, but we pass on it thinking we could never style it. This is why I’ve decided show you a few ways that you can.

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Valentines Day Look Book

It’s coming around to that time of year that gives us an excuse to doll up and spend time with loved ones. Whether you’re going to dinner with a significant other or spending the night out with friends, Valentines day is an opportunity to spend the day roaming the streets and feeling your best.

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Right Move Blouse

For the bolder and more experimental fashion connoisseurs, this outfit takes a loud and busy print, then tones it down to create casual yet sophisticated ensemble. The rambunctious vintage print is accentuated with ruffles and Victorian-inspired sleeves to create a statement item that can be styled to suit a variety of looks! I cinched the waist with a little grey asymmetric pencil skirt to add definition.

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Smell The Roses Jacket

Simply Put Top

For those who shy from the traditional ideas of wearing a dress on Valentines day, or simply want to add a little warmth during the mid-winter, you can still look romantic and Valentines day-appropriate by playing with flirtatious colours, like red and pink. I styled this outfit around my absolute favourite light pink blazer coat whose long and structured shape creates movement in the overall basic outfit. Since I don’t want to draw attention away from the coat, I kept the rest of the outfit clean and neutral to compliment the pink, rather than distract from it. This button up respects the structure of the jacket while it’s shades of pink draw attention to the colour palette.

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True Romance Blouse

The gingham print has left it’s mark the last few years as a staple spring/summer trend, however, that doesn’t mean we can’t break it out a few months in advance. The classic black and white check pattern connotes romanticism with it’s nostalgic summer vibe. The ruffles and baby-doll fit emphasizes femininity without seeming overly youthful. This can be worn as a top for taller wearers, or you can size up to style it as a dress!
Pro tip: A baby-doll dress is ideal for concealing the pound of pasta you’ll be ordering later.

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Alexandra The Great Dress

As someone who just barely surpasses the five-foot mark, any opportunity to add height is beneficial. Vertical stripes are not only slimming but create length by concealing the beginning and end of the torso. This pink striped off-the-should dress is flirtatious with its open shoulder, but conservative with its sophisticated stripe pattern and long sleeves. I thought I’d accentuate the class of the dress by throwing a classic white duster to shield against the chill of winter!

Happy Valentines Day!

Gabby, Sales Associate, Hunnis Coquitlam

Images by Miranda Anderson 

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