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Spring-fresh fashion

What’s hot this spring?

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Peasant tops and cold-shoulder

We’re seeing a lot of boho-chic, peasant, cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops this spring. Don’t be afraid to try these styles, but ensure your ‘girls’ are supported with a strapless bra. This is especially important for women over 30, or large-busted women. Also, do a mirror check to ensure your top is not see-through.

 

 

Coloured and patterned shoes

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If you love shoes – and really, who doesn’t, check out bold, bright shoes in a range of colours and patterns. Floral, graphic, interesting details – there are some wonderful choices to add a little pop to your look!

 

Straw bags

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Nothing says summer like straw! Really cool for spring/summer, check out the fun, fresh straw handbags. Some can be quite inexpensive and are available as clutches, handbags and totes.

 

A word about shorts

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I personally don’t find shorts suitable for women over 40, no matter how nice your legs are. In France, for example, they don’t consider shorts appropriate for anyone over the age of 12. (That’s where the notion of “putting on your big girl/boy pants” comes from). So, how does the sophisticated women stay cool and chic?

I love a great summer dress, or skirt and top for warm days. The best part is that a breezy summer dress can really go anywhere – work, dinner, drinks, shopping, backyard barbecue, library… you name it. Consider it when you’re getting ready to go out.

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Great news in shoes

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For women who like style, comfort and convenience, look no further than Galibelle – a great concept in convertible shoes.

What makes them unique? Well, all the boots you see above are variations on the black bootie (second row, centre). That’s right. The fringe detail is removable. The tall leg of the boot, interchangeable. All are added to the basic bootie.

Incroyable!

By far, though, the biggest sellers are the sassy sandals, in a great range of styles.

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You start with a base (left) and add the straps you want – choose from dozens of colours and textures. The straps are easy to pop on and off, which means you can have several ‘different shoes’ just by changing the straps.

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They are affordably priced, so that you can buy many different straps, depending on the occasion and need. With padded insoles, these lightweight shoes are comfortable to wear all day!

Best of all, if you travel you need only carry one or two bases with a variety of straps that pack flat.

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Visit Canada’s first Galibelle boutique on Whyte Ave and 106 Street, or check them online at galibellecanada.com.