Eight ways to look smart this month

Beat the winter blues by spoiling yourself with any one (or all) of these must-have items.
Eight ways to look smart this month

Valentino Spring/Summer 2013; Photo by Imaxtree

Style january 2014 | Look smart now

Fall head over heels

A sleek black boot is a must in every wardrobe, but who says it has to be boring? Look for extra-special details, like interesting cut-outs or a statement sole. We love the cool double buckle on this motorcycle-inspired pair.

Miista boots, $255,

Miista boots

Glow all over

Finally, the awe-inducing benefits of a BB cream (illuminating, smoothing and moisturizing, to name a few) have made their way into a body product. This supple lotion works overtime to hydrate and tighten skin.

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream, $13.

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream


Total package

Infused with smoothing, hydrating oils, this brilliant foundation will find a full-time home in your purse. Use it as a spot treatment or for all-over coverage.

Giorgio Armani Maestro compact, $68.

Giorgio armani maestro compact

On-the-go fix

This simple stick is great at hiding blemishes but can also touch up dark circles under your eyes and redness in your T-zone.

Covergirl Trublend Concealer Stick, $12.

covergirl trublend concealer stick

Belt it out

Define your waist with six of our favourites.

From left: Woven wonder $62, Braided beauty $132, Sparkle and shine $35, Office ready Holt Renfrew Private Label, $85, Get spotted $62,

best belts for 2014


Spritz on a woodsy fragrance

This sensual scent warms with fresh hits of orange blossom and rose, delicious hints of vanilla and cardamom and notes of soft wood and leather.

Valentino Valentina Oud Assoluto Eau de Parfum, 80 ml, $148.

Valentino valentina oud assoluto Eau de parfum

Play with metallic eyes

Strong copper-toned eye makeup was a big trend for fall and we’re still loving it. Simply sweep a shimmery shadow on your lids and load on the mascara.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadow in Fatal, $37.

chanel illusion d’ombre eyeshadow in fatal

Update your favourite denim

Ever since Brooke Shields famously said it, nothing has come between us and a good pair of jeans. To find out what’s new in the denim world, we asked the expert himself: Kevin Carrigan, global creative director of Calvin Klein jeans. For him, it’s all about the skinny silhouette with a higher waist and slight flare. “This season my muses are strong, confident individuals with attitude. They are sexy and always effortless,” he says.

Jeans, $80,

For more of our favourite jeans click here.

White calvin klein jeans


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