While we do love a classic black on black, square on square, Kate Spade sparkle and a Louis Vuitton label, we like to create our own palette and create our own looks – something Ottawa lacks. We are different. We are proud of it.
We are the Nations Capital – known for our history our political awareness, our green-space, and our heritage buildings – but when it comes to Ottawa and style – it isn’t necessarily a place you go for inspiration.
Come on Ottawa, it’s time to remember how exhilarating fashion can be, because quite frankly lots of y’all are boring out there. Think outside of the conservative box!
EVERYONE IN TOWN HAS ALREADY SEEN YOUR LITTLE BLACK DRESS.
And your little red dress. And your little blue dress. And — you get the idea — because everyone at every event is seemingly wearing very similar things. Yes – a little black dress is flattering. But dress it up please.
PEOPLE MAY ASSUME YOU’RE STYLE-IGNORANT
Dare to be different. Be creative – we dare you try it for a day. It is not that bad. Sure, people may turn their heads once or twice but that is what makes it exciting. They are noticing your creativity.
YOU’RE NEVER INCOGNITO
Daring to be different is rewarding. You will be recognized for being you and you only and not compared to the Arts & Fashion section in the Ottawa Citizen or the women’s section on the Banana Republic website.
YOU’RE ‘ART’ THAT YOU WEAR
So wear what you want! There cannot be that many non-creative people out on the streets in Ottawa that we all have to wear the same stuff!
SUPPORT THE LOCAL SCENE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Whether is it a boutique or crafters or vintage stores – they tend to be more outside-the-box then your classic box stores. Sure the classics are convenient – but it’s harder to be more creative using only a handful of box stores.
We do love that Ottawa is this small town stuck in a city body and know that there are local individuals who are creative but perhaps holding back.
Try a trend or style that’s a little outside your comfort zone, you never know you might like it and get some major compliments 😉
-Country meet City