Funnily enough, our style secrets aren't exactly hush hush - but what they lack in discretion, they make up for in personality. What better way to get to know the RADmag team than by finding out their best-kept tricks! We asked our team these following three questions...
1. What is one style secret that you live by?
2. What is the biggest fashion faux-pas or trend you have ever seen or been a part of?
3. Name two of your biggest style influencers? Why?
Sasha Downie-Ross, Content Creator
1. Start with the staples, a good pair of trousers and a tee.
2. Ill-fitted pants - a saggy crotch or bum is something to always, always avoid!
3. Pernille Teisbaek is my ultimate style crush. There isn’t a silhouette or colour she can’t mix-match to perfection - And of course Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin - nothing beats their classic style in the 70s.
Darci Jones, Publisher
1. There is no such thing as too much denim!
2. The Victoria Beckham bob haircut - for way too long.
3. Courtney Trop @alwaysjudging, and my mom (thus the bob lol)
Stephanie Pereira, Content Creator
1. Quality over quantity.
2. TNA, Uggs, Juicy Couture (still has a place in my heart), the list goes on.
3. I couldn't really pick two individuals, but I do get the majority of my inspiration from street style and visuals.
Connor Remus, Managing Editor
1. "Just because it was cool in high school doesn't mean that it's appropriate now." I realized when my age no longer ended in "teen" that it’s time to throw out all of those Abercrombie t-shirts and skater-boy skinny jeans. Trends will always and forever be trends, but if you’re at that point in your life that you want people to take you seriously it’s time to think outside of the box. In my closet nothing will ever beat dark denim and a pair of sexy brown dress shoes.
2. Sweatpants! Know I understand the trends and realize that a sleek pair of Roots or Nike sweats looks good ...some days! But having originated from a small town where wearing sweatpants is not "being stylish" I fully believe that sweats are made for the gym and not public.
3. Two of my biggest style influencers are Instagram style bloggers Alex Liang and Ronald Thomas. Both stylists are always featuring the latest trends and the hottest brands. I enjoy watching both stylists post about their day to day street style as well as their personal influences.
Iain Ailles, Editorial Intern
1. I believe it's all in the details. Although I'm not too huge on accessories, I think the details in how you style an outfit are important.
2. I’m going to throw it back to grade 3 when everyone wore silly bands and heelies. Both something I never took part in.
3. Rather than people, I find inspiration for style from Pinterest (yes I'm a 50 year old woman) and Instagram. My explore page always provides the most inspiration.
Ena Nik, Marketing Assistant
1. A pop of colour! I'm a huge fan of wearing all black paired with bright statement pieces. It's a great way to add a little bit of your personality into your style.
2. Toques in the summer time.....
3. Chiara Ferragni travels the world and reflects the lifestyle and culture of each place she visits through her style and photography. As a young successful business women, she always adds her own personal touch to her style and always has fun with her edgy accessories.
My Mom! Growing up, I always admired my mom's sense of style and her passion for fashion. I've learn all my best tricks from her but she still always surprises me with her boldness and creativity.
Sarah Man, Art Director
1. Always wear clothes that help you hide your potential food baby. This is a must.
2. I would like to think that I was never a part of the UGGS moment.... but I was.
3. Local creative, Bianca Venerayan. Her style is quirky, without trying to blend into trendy uniformity, or look like everyone else. She successfully styles herself uniquely and stylishly.
Celebrity stylist, Monica Rose. She's the stylist responsible for the "it girl" looks of the likes of Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, and Chanel Iman. How she styles her clients are an extension of her cool, effortless, and minimal personal style, which I really admire!
Sidney Tsao, Design Editor
1. I live by the men's section. Men's clothing often gets the same budget as women's clothing but is of higher quality due to selected styles. I can find all of my minimal needs there for a cheaper price and of higher quality!
2. Biggest fashion faux pas is not being yourself. Don't fall into trends if it isn't you!
3. I don't have any person specific in mind, but I love minimal fashion- and men's clothing is blessed.
And finally... Graeme's secret revealed:
"It's better to feel confident than follow trends (especially dumb ones)"
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Written by: Sasha Downie-Ross