By Kim Appelt, Celebrity Stylist, Style by Kim XOKim Appelt Style by Kim XO


If you’re a fan of all things feminine, you’ll appreciate that satin is the finish of the season, and crisp, pastel pink is still all over the runways. Pair the two to give your typical work uniform a breath of fresh Spring air. 

And if your office is a conservative sea of navy blue, black and gray — this is where you implement the “Rule of One.” Pick one of your favourite styles or colours and use it in your look. There are some great neutral sweaters with frills, and beautiful structured floral shirts. Keeping everything else neutral will allow your feminine spirit to shine while still showing you’re serious about your job.



Feminine floral

Embroidery is still big for spring, and paired with satin you’ll be totally on trend. This tailored jacket makes a statement that can work as well with jeans as it does with dress pants.  

Coach 1941 Satin Tailored Jacket  










A Pop of Pink

Pink pants add cheerful colour, while the slim and straight leg keeps the look sophisticated.

J.Crew pink suit pant













For a bold (but not overboard) twist on a classic black pump, try a pair with a unique embellishment, like this transparent overlay. 

Jimmy Choo x Off-White pumps










Kim Appelt is one of Canada’s top personal and celebrity stylists and a go-to expert on all things fashion. She dresses local television personalities, musicians and A-list celebrities for the red carpet, from the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards to the Daytime Emmy’s. Her social media following of over 100,000 fans (check out @StylebyKimxo on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube) speaks to her status as a highly respected influencer in the fashion scene.

Kim has an eye for trends, and a passion for helping clients find their own style, bringing new energy to every look she curates. As our new Style Expert, this issue Kim shows us how to incorporate some of the season’s hottest runway trends into your classic work look.



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