Boot Season August 31, 2016 12:37
The September long weekend may not scream "boot season has begun!", but it is a good time to start thinking about your boot style before you're left with slim pickings. Styling boots can be a fun morning activity, or a dreaded routine. To help, we've put together some easy "how to" style guides for those trendy fall outfits hanging in your closet. Shop these looks and our selection of boots online by clicking the links!
Accessorize For Fall! August 23, 2016 17:15
It’s about that time to hang up the beach tote, put away your strappy sandals, and shelf the coloured sunglasses. Autumn is all about layers, chunky scarves, tights and leggings. We are pretty excited about the new season and are stocked for all you early shoppers! Here's a little inspiration to get you ready for the weeks following our last summer long weekend:
Back to School with Trove August 17, 2016 17:19
The back to school season is upon us and as some parents and teachers celebrate, some sit in fear as they watch commercial after commercial, hearing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” playing. Luckily we’ve made the back to school season affordable, trendy AND a one-stop-shop for all wardrobe needs, from clothing, to shoes, to accessories and bags. Shop in-store or online if you want to beat the back to school shopping traffic. We've made it easy by putting together our top picks below!
The Colours of Fall 2016 August 10, 2016 17:03
Now we don’t want to scare you, but as we inch closer to mid-August, with nights becoming a little chillier and the sun setting a little earlier, we can’t stop thinking about fall – well, fall fashion. Autumn is such a playful season for fashion, filled with layers, knits, light scarves, boots and tights. It's always such a thrill to open your wardrobe each morning and be able to pair multiple items together.
To help you navigate the pre-fall season, we’ve listed some of our new arrivals based on this season’s popular colours.
Pinks & Purples
The Best Jeans for YOU! August 03, 2016 18:00
As we enter our last month of summer and the “back to school” shopping season, it’s time to start thinking of fall fashion and getting out of those shorts and back into jeans. We took at look at a fall 2016 trend (which happens to be all denim everything) and have put together an easy guide for finding the best jeans for you.
If you have an athletic build…
Your strong frame looks great in a flared pair of jeans. The flare narrows the calves, flattering your strong build.
If you have an hourglass figure…
With your tiny waist, a contoured waistband is going to make you look amazing! It will also help with gaping when you sit down.
Try our Second Denim Yoga Jeans Sky Rise Slim pants in black!
If you have full hips and thighs…
It’s all about the waistband for flattering your gorgeous figure. A contoured waist with a front rise no less than eight inches is what you want to look out for. Your waistband should hit right at your hipbone or at your belly button so it doesn’t cut into your shape at the widest point. Look for angled pockets to help slim your backside and denim with some stretch.
Try our High Rise Straight Pants from
Second Denim Yoga Jeans in black with a wide waistband!
If you have a lean build…
Skinny jeans are your go-to. Try for a longer inseam and smaller pockets placed high on the backside to help with shaping thin legs. For rises and styles, you’re basically a jean chameleon, although a tighter fit with a straight across waistband is the most flattering.
If you have a pear shape…
Jeggings are your go to – and lucky you (we all love jeggings). The stylish part-jeans, part-leggings slender the thighs and truly flatter your frame. Aim for a pair with a moderate rise to avoid cutting yourself off mid-stomach, and a wide waistband that doesn’t cut into you.
If you're a tall girl...
Keep your eye out for those long inseams on high rise jeans. Boot-cut and skinny are definitely your go-to styles but you can basically rock anything!
If you're a petite...
Mid-rise jeans are perfect for petites as it rests right between the natural waist and hip bone. When it comes to details, vertical fading down the center of the thighs visually elongates a petite frame. Also, our ankle jeans should be a perfect denim length for you!
And don't be scared to pair your new denim with denim! Just in from Second Denim Yoga Jeans, this gorgeous denim jacket in Cloud!
Need more assistance finding the jeans of your dreams? Give us a call at 416-766-1258 or email us at email@example.com and schedule a complimentary styling appointment.
The Trove Team
Long Weekend Essentials July 27, 2016 11:10
The August long weekend is always bittersweet as it marks the middle of our summer here in Toronto, but it’s also the most happening weekend of the entire year! Whether you are heading to the cottage, a music festival, an amusement park with the kids or camping the wild, we’ve got you covered with your long weekend outfit essentials from the top of your head to your manicured toes!
Hat of the Weekend: Wide rims with embellishments - $30
Available at our Bloor West Village location
Sunglasses Style of the Weekend: Rounded Frames - 1 pair for $18, 2 pairs for $30
Top of the Weekend: Vero Moda’s Crinkla Top - $39
Available in-store and online (click here)!
Skirt of the Weekend: Birds of North America Aracari Skirt - $145
Available at our Annex store and online (click here!)
Dress of the Weekend: ONLY’s Daria Sleeveless Wrap Dress - $55
Available in store and online (click here)!
Sandals of the Weekend: El Naturalista's Stella Shoe - $170
Available at our Annex location and online (click here)!
PLUS, just in time for the long weekend, we have our "Buy More, Save More" sale! Buy 3 or more items in-store and get 10% off!
Following us on Instagram? Scroll on by to @trovetoronto and check out our #TroveSummerStyle selfie contest! Ends Tuesday August 2nd!
Happy long weekend everybody!
The Trove Team
Our Styling Service July 20, 2016 08:00
If you follow us on social media, you’ll have noticed us talking more and more about our incredible and complimentary styling service, and our fashionable stylists. Here at Trove, our stylist team is very familiar with (and are big fans of) our designers, their collections and what items work best on what body type. Taking into consideration your shape, size, likes and dislikes, imagine walking through our front doors, at whatever time is most convenient for you, and having your own personal stylist show you clothes that seem like they were made just for you.
To help familiarize you with our styling service, we’ve put together a mini step-by-step guide of how our styling appointments work, and how they could bring a whole new perspective of style to your wardrobe. Think what not to wear but with absolutely no judgement. Our goal is to help you step into your style and allow that natural confidence to radiate through every thread you put on.
Step 1 – Give us a call, email us or come in and visit!
Let’s chat about YOU. Are you looking to completely revamp your closet? Bring some edge to existing items you already own? Maybe you have an upcoming special occasion you need help styling for? We want to know what you like and dislike, if you have a direction you’d like to go with your style, what size you wear, what time would work best for you to come in, and how you take your coffee. This consultation is all about YOU.
Step 2 – Prepping for your Styling Appointment
Your job: nothing. Unless you’d like to bring in some current items from your closet to accessorize or get some styling advice on, you're good to go.
Your stylist's job: before your appointment, your stylist will pull items in your size from our merchandise that they believe will work well based on your shape, skin tone and personal style. Before choosing all your items, they'll take into consideration all your likes and dislikes, as well as your objective for the appointment, whether it's a full makeover or an outfit for a special occasion.
Step 3 – Style Time!
Arrive to coffee ready and clothes waiting in line to be tried on. Feel free to pull your own items from our merchandise as well. Your stylist is there to help you discover the real you through your wardrobe choices. Once you're content with your appointment and feel you have uncovered all the hidden gems of Trove and how fabulous you are, you are welcome to purchase your new threads and accessories.
Step 4 – You got it, now flaunt it!
And the best part: all 4 steps are completely complimentary!
Sometimes the idea of a styling appointment can be quite intimidating. Here at Trove, we make it easy to step into your style with some guidance along the way. We are an inclusive, welcoming and professional work environment with a passion for style, fashion and customer service. Find out first hand by booking your complimentary styling appointment today by calling us at 416-766-1258, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come on in!
Getting Comfortable with Colour July 13, 2016 10:00
Blacks, greys and whites are all too often taking over our wardrobes, because they are easy to wear and go with anything. Summer is the season to embrace colour and take the time to find what works for your shape, hair colour and skin tone. Getting colour into your wardobe can pose a shopping challenge, but when you pull it off, you’ll feel even more confident in your style.
To help you find your match so that you can start embracing more colour into your closet, we’ve put together some notes for coordinating skin and hair tones to your wardrobe. This is a great guide for finding what will really make your style pop! Be sure to also play around and see what works best for you but here’s a great starting point if you are a notorious “all-black-everything” type of gal:
Oranges vs. Skin Tones:
Bright oranges – honeyed skin tones
Warm oranges – skin tones with greenish or yellowish undertones
Reds vs. Skin Tones:
Vibrant reds - olive skin tones
Yellows vs. Skin Tones:
Honey gold - olive skin tones
Golden yellow – olive skin tones
Very dark brown
Blues vs. Skin Tones:
Placid blues – ivory skin tones
Turquoise and teals – dark skin tones
Blonde with streaks
Pinks vs. Skin Tones:
Vibrant pinks and fuchsia – olive skin tones
Blush pink – neutral
Peach – warm golden undertones
Blonde with streaks
Greens vs. Skin Tones:
Jade – neutral tones
Cameo – neutral tones
Very dark brown
Purples vs. Skin Tones:
Deep plum and purples – fair skin and very dark skin tones
Lilac and lavender - fair skin tones
Wine – olive skin tones
Be daring. Bring new colours to your closet. Start with accent pieces like statement necklaces, hats and scarves, then jump into a vibrant maxi skirt or blouse to really step into your style.
The Trove Team
Cool at the Cottage July 06, 2016 17:17
Summer is officially ON and in full blaze! With temperatures hitting the low 30s, keeping cool can be quite the challenge, unless you are living in your swimsuit. Luckily we’ve put together some tips for looking good and staying cool this summer, whether you’re out on the water or fire side.
Sunburns and dehydration can easily be avoided with the the help of some sunscreen and accessories. Grab a pair of UVA protected sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off your head and face. Show-off your personal style with an exciting piece, like gold trimmed glasses, a hat with beading, or both!
Not a hat person? There is something so elegant about sporting a light scarf, especially in summer, keeping your head, neck and shoulders shielded from the sun’s harsh rays.
To stay cool in the heat; step away from form-fitting and dark coloured clothing. Open your arms to pastels and light colours, loose fitting linen and cotton clothing. Pairing long sleeveless blouses with linen pants or boyfriend jeans are easy ways to transition from the dock to the patio.
Hot Summer Nights
Mosquitoes and creepy crawlers can sometimes have you running for shelter once the sun has set. Light pullovers, loose-knit sweaters, ponchos and scarves are trendy choices that will protect your skin from those pesky little guys without the heat caused from big, bulky fleece sweaters and blankets. Pair any of these options with a black legging or a stretch jean, such as Melow’s "Ryan" pant or your favourite pair of Second Yoga Jeans - available on our e-store!
Summer is such a fun time to play with accessories and fabrics. Need some help? Call us to book a complimentary styling appointment - 416-766-1258.
The Trove Team
Canadian Designer Highlight June 29, 2016 15:44
In honour of Canada Day, we’re putting the spotlight on some of the incredible and Canadian designers we have in store!
Ana N Jay – Montreal, Canada
This cool collection from Montreal is crafted in pewter and copper. Their pieces all come with a pop of colour featuring brights like teal and shiny gold.
Eles Designs – Toronto, Canada
Eles Designs features a mix of precious metals, genuine gemstones, and all natural pearls. Laura Serrafero handcrafts the gorgeous, contemporary jewellery line here in Toronto. Following strict labour, trade and environmental practices, buying Eles Designs is something to look good in and feel good about.
Matt & Nat – Montreal, Canada
This trendy line of vegan handbags is designed here in Canada, by a team with strong values in social responsibility and authenticity. Since 2007, they’ve been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles! They are advocates for style and sustainability, only collaborating with factories and companies that are in line with their ethos.
Pixie Mood – Toronto, Canada
If you’re looking for exciting colors with a fun twist on materials, such as biodegradable cork, Pixie Mood is the brand for you. They focus on environmentally friendly alternatives for their designs, adding social goodness to your style.
Second Yoga Jeans – Montreal, Canada
This denim brand aims to break the status quo with one simple goal: to make women of all ages and body shapes feel confident, beautiful and sexy. From design to production, every creative step is completed in Montreal.
Melow – Montreal, Canada
Mélissa Bolduc, the face behind the Melow brand, is dedicated to promoting healthy body images and flattering a variety of body types. She is a proud signatory of the Quebec Charter for Healthy and Diverse Body Images, and you can tell by the flattering lines and beautiful cuts she uses in her collections.
All 6 of these innovative and fabulous Canadian brands are available in-store and on our e-store, including the products shown, while supplies last.
Happy Canada Day and first long weekend of the summer everyone! We will be closed this Friday to join in on the national festivities, and will re-open Saturday morning at our regular store hours.
The Trove Team
Celebrate Pride at Trove! June 22, 2016 10:00
Here at Trove, we value the right to be YOU, a stylish you of course! We believe in living and working in an inclusive environment, free from any judgment, harm or negativity. When we were targeted by vandalism repeatedly in 2014 and 2015 for simply displaying a Pride sticker in our front window, we were really taken back by such negativity and oppression within our own neighborhood. After receiving an overwhelming response of support from the community and local to national news sources, it has pushed us to become advocates for what it means to be YOU in our communities of Bloor West Village and the Annex.
In response to the vandalism we faced and our continuous support for the LGBTQ2S community, on Friday June 24th we will be hosting an in-store and online fundraiser where 25% of all sales made throughout the day will be donated to LGBT Youth Line. The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a peer to peer phone, email and instant message support service for queer, trans and questioning youth for ages 26 and under in Ontario. We will also be taking in-store and online donations all week in support of the organization at both our Annex and Bloor West locations.
We are welcoming all local business owners to stop by and grab a complimentary Pride sticker or window decal and will be including them with each purchase and donation made in-store. For those attending our event at our Bloor West Village location, rainbow coloured popsicles will also be available (while supplies last)!
We thank you in advance for coming out to support such an important cause in the LGBTQ2S community and look forward to spreading the love with you on Friday June 24th both in-store and online.
See you Friday!
The Trove Team
Tips on Rocking Linen June 15, 2016 16:28
Although Toronto weather can often be confusing, with mornings as chilly as autumn and afternoons that fill the sky with a blazing sun, we can at least be thankful that warm weather has finally arrived. With summer just around the corner and our stores filled with beautiful seasonal colors, there’s no time like the present to plan out those hot summer nights and weekend afternoon outfits.
Our summer trend choice: linen! We’re obsessed with our new arrival of linen items including the vibrant and light Bryn Walker line. We love Bryn especially because of how flattering each piece is. No matter what size or shape you’re flaunting, a pair of linen pants or shorts is going to look outstanding on you with either a MJUS sandal or wedged Fly London peek toe.
The linen pant trend is definitely a challenge at first sight but in reality, they will most likely end up being your easiest pant to style. Our suggestions:
Stick to all one color and rock a basic tank or blouse for a super chic look. Add a statement necklace to bring that POP to it all.
Go All Out!
Try linen on linen with a vibrant summer or light color. The sidewalk will instantly turn into a runaway when the breeze hits you.
Linen is also the number one way to stay cool no matter what your day looks like, whether it’s yoga in the park, browsing a market or up at the cottage. It’s also an easy day-to-night shift outfit, especially with a slight wedge or heel.
Want to give it a try? Give us a call and we’ll set you up with one of our stylists so you can try a variety of linen and summer pieces.
See you soon!
*In-store and e-store collections may vary
Think Spring! May 02, 2016 11:00
Check out our picks for Spring! Click the image below!
Brenda Beddome Spring Launch! March 22, 2016 19:00
If you haven't yet met this incredible, Canadian designer this testimonial says it all:
“Brenda Beddome is my go to for every occasion! The comfort is what I love the most… I can look stylish all day and not have to change my clothes when I want to put my feet up at night! The bra comes off and the Brenda Beddome clothes stay on!”
Eh Plus Fashion! March 14, 2016 18:01
Bieber, Drake, Trudeau... Canada is so cool right now! But we've always thought so! We do our best to bring Canadian designers and artisans into our shops. There is no better feeling than wearing something homegrown. Often times, they are the best looking pieces out there!
If you aren't already familiar with our top Canadian brands, take a look online at: Second Denim Yoga Jeans, Birds of North America, Michelle Ross Jewellery, Biko and more!
We've put together a Canadian section for you lovely local shoppers to peruse. If you have any questions (or any other favourite Canadian brands) let us know! We'd love to hear from you!
What to Wear this Weekend March 11, 2016 17:05
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Danforth!
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