Want an easy way to add some of Cara McLeay’s signature style to your wardrobe? The blogger has teamed up with Melanie Auld, one of her favourite local jewellery designers, to create a collection of nine contemporary accessories. Featuring 18-karat gold-plated rings, earrings and necklaces, the jewels are meant to be worn either “layered or alone as that perfect, everyday piece,” says McLeay.
18kt gold-plated AFLA Pave Elongated Ear Climber, $149 and 18kt gold-plated AFLA Trillion Stacking Ring, $69 (pictured right)
Where to wear: Cocktails and the ballet
“It is all about fringe this season, be it on your skirt, dress, shirt or bag. White on white is also happening this season, so this outfit is two trends in one. This particular look is a very feminine take on the trend.”
“Gingham is another classic print taking on a new life this season. I love the retro vibe (think Brigitte Bardot) paired with updated silhouettes. In my book, gingham is the graphic pattern for spring. This look works because the updated shape of the dress makes the print look modern yet still playful.”
“Boyfriend Beacon” jeans by Rag & Bone(pictured right) in soft distressed denim featuring bleached flecking and shredded knees (leg can be worn rolled or down), available at aritzia.com
Patrick Stansfield, Cara McLeay in Nicole Miller
Vancouver fashion blogger Cara McLeay picks her favourite spring trends
With her long, soft waves and modern, feminine style, Vancouver fashion blogger Cara McLeay is the perfect source of inspiration for this spring’s bohemian looks. Since launching A Fashion Love Affair in 2011, McLeay has risen to the forefront of the city’s social media scene, earning more than 50,000 fans on Instagram alone (@carajourdan). From fringe to floral, gingham to denim, we catch up with McLeay to get her take on the hottest trends of the season and how to wear them.
Janine Verreault is the editor of BCLiving. She holds a BA in English from Simon Fraser University and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from BCIT. In her time away from work, she loves shopping, checking out live music and strolling the Seawall with her husband and daughter.