• Top Investment Pieces To Buy In Your 20's

    Jul 09, 2019

    When you’re young, it often feels like you can’t splurge on everything, or nearly anything for that matter. That being said, there are a few great pieces that are worth spending a few extra bucks on. Timbercreek Communities has a few suggestions for the top investment pieces to buy in your 20’s.

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    Neutral Wool Coat

    A neutral wool coat is an essential wardrobe staple that everyone should invest in. It’s classic, stylish and goes well with just about any outfit. Stick with colours like black, grey, navy or camel since they match with pretty much everything. You can also choose a style that’s form-fitting or oversized. If you plan on layering underneath, you might want to choose an oversized coat which will be more comfortable with all those extra pieces. It’s a wise investment because a wool coat will keep you warm and chic!

    Professional Bag For Work

    When it comes to a professional work bag, there’s a few things to consider. First of all, it should be practical. It should have enough space for everything you need without looking completely stuffed. A simple tote is often the best way to go. Second of all, look for a bag that has different compartments and a few extra pockets. This will come in very handy when you want to separate your laptop from your gym clothes. Ideally, the perfect work bag is versatile and can be worn in multiple ways -- as a tote, over-the-shoulder, etc. And if you can get your hands on a water-resistant bag, even better!

    A rainy day trench coat

    Invest in a good trench coat that’s useful and attractive. It will come in handy often --  especially on rainy days. Is there anything worse than being stuck somewhere in a wet coat without an umbrella? Probably not. The next time you get caught in the rain, you’ll be glad you chose to spend a few extra dollars on a trench coat that’s waterproof. Look for coats that fit well, are flattering, and ideally for something that has a hood. J.Crew and Lolë have some great, stylish and functional options. You also want the coat to be warm, so a fleece-lined coat might be a good option. This raincoat from Mark’s is another good choice. Not only does it look cute and feminine with the string around the waist, but it will keep you dry and looking chic as well.

    A timeless watch

    Whether you’re male or female, a timeless watch is the perfect accessory. It’s worth paying a little more for a quality watch to get something that you absolutely love. Not only will you use it to tell time, but a watch makes a great fashion accessory. If you pick something neutral you can wear it with anything. For a minimal and classic design, Cluse or Fossil watches are perfect and they carry pieces for men and women.

    An Understated Heel for Black-Tie events

    Whether you’re going to a wedding or a work event, having a classic pair of understated heals in your closet is crucial. You’ll be glad to have a pair on hand -- especially when a last-minute event comes up. A kitten heel is a great option if you really don’t like anything high, plus they are comfortable enough for a casual outing or a fancy wedding. A sandal heel is another alternative. Think of them as a slightly dressier version of a regular sandal with a bit of a heel. They are also perfect for dressing up any outfit, like a t-shirt and jeans or a summer dress.

    Happy shopping from Timbercreek! We hope you found these investment suggestions helpful. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Spring And Summer Outfits Perfect For the Office

    May 23, 2019

    Working in an office means that you need to dress appropriately, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t be stylish. Timbercreek Communities has a few ideas for spring and summer outfits that are perfect for the office. Try them for yourself to cultivate a look that's both professional and chic.

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    Shirt Dresses

    A shirt dress is one of the most comfortable and stylish things you can wear to the office or out on the town. This no-hassle outfit idea is easy to dress up or dress down, so you can make it work for your office according to the dress code. Check out Zara or Gap for spring and summer tunics and shirt dresses.

    Loose Fabrics

    Dressing for the office can be a hassle -- especially when summer temperatures soar. Choosing loose fabrics can be the perfect solution for keeping cool, while also looking professional. Linen is a great choice for summer. It's low maintenance and is probably the only acceptable fabric to wear when wrinkled. Pair a loose linen shirt with capri dress pants and dress your outfit up or down with a pair or heels or ballet flats. You can also choose natural and breathable fabrics, like cotton and rayon, to keep you cool. Pair a cotton blouse with a wide leg dress pant for a super comfortable, yet professional, look.

    Pencil Skirts

    Pencil skirts are a wardrobe must-have. Not only are they versatile, but they always make an outfit look more polished. The best part is that they come in all colours, fabrics and styles – from form-fitting with slits to more forgiving fabrics with ruffles and prints. You can pair them with anything including a turtleneck, blouse or a simple t-shirt. Be sure to check out Le Chateau and H&M for some of the latest and greatest affordable styles.

    High Waisted Pants

    High waisted pants can be flattering and professional looking, and they will never go out of style! If you haven’t added a pair or two to your office wardrobe selection, it’s time to do so. If you like the fitted high-waisted look, pick a loose or fitted shirt and top it off with a nice blazer or a long jacket. Another option is to choose a loose fitting pant, which works with any top and with every body shape.

    Layers

    By layering your outfits, you can add a lot of variety to your style. The key is to pick lightweight fabrics that don’t end up looking bulky when you add a few layers. Another tip is to incorporate shades of the same colour -- which works really well for this particular style. Some looks to try might include a camisole with a blazer and high-waisted pants, a summer dress with a blazer, or a tunic with leggings.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes these fashion ideas help you find the perfect outfit for the office. These are just a few tips on how you can show off your personal style while still looking professional.

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