Jeanne Beker’s guide to dress­ing like a lo­cal in Tokyo, Cabo, Lon­don and L.A.

March break is just around the cor­ner, so we got Jeanne to nail four looks for es­cap­ing win­ter’s fi­nal hur­rah. Whether you’re headed to mad­cap Tokyo or luxe Cabo San Lu­cas, she’s got you cov­ered.

North York Post - - Contents - JEANNE BEKER Post City’s fash­ion colum­nist is one of Canada’s most trusted au­thor­i­ties on style and fash­ion, hav­ing cov­ered the in­dus­try for more than 25 years as a jour­nal­ist, speaker and au­thor. Now watch Jeanne in her cur­rent style edi­tor role on the S

Laid-back L.A. lean­ings

“Lov­ing the boho feel of this sexy scar­let blouse. It’s got a bit of a Latin vibe — as softly ro­man­tic as it is bla­tantly hot! The drama of ex­posed shoul­ders is al­ways ap­peal­ing. This em­broi­dered miniskirt is ex­ot­i­cally ex­quis­ite! The black hat screams mys­tery, and in a town like L.A., where all the world’s a stage, it’s a cool ac­ces­sory to have. This lit­tle fringed clutch is great. Zvelle’s metal­lic gold heart shoes are the per­fect punc­tu­a­tion mark to sweeten any out­fit. Per­fect for strolling down Sun­set Boule­vard.”

1 WIDE-BRIMMED HAT $55 2 BLOUSE $328 3 CLUTCH $110 4 SKIRT $498 5 SHOES $295

Canopy Blue, 2582 Yonge St. & Zvelle,

Put­tin’ on the Cabo glitz

“Ex­otic lo­ca­tions and leop­ard prints go hand in hand, so I love this luxe lit­tle cover-up. Leop­ard print has be­come such a clas­sic, so think of this as a wee in­vest­ment piece that you’ll be able to wear for­ever. I adore this deep-V re­versible suit: it’s like two suits for the price of one. Of course the deep-V is one of the red car­pet’s hottest trends. These beaded slides are su­per easy to wear around the pool or even for strolling at the mar­ket. And a roomy tote is de rigueur for the beach or warm weather hol­i­day shop­ping.”

1 LEOP­ARD COVER-UP $559 2 SWIMSUIT $499 3 SLIDES $220 4 TOTE $259

Avec Plaisir, 136 Cum­ber­land St.

A de­signer hello in Tokyo

“This gorgeous mod­ern pantsuit gives ca­sual chic new mean­ing. Clean lines and punchy colour. The heart sweater is very sweet and adds a bit of whimsy. This el­e­gant metal­lic cross-body bag is a stel­lar ac­ces­sory. Love the tas­sel.The mix of gold and sil­ver al­ways gives you a lot of mileage! And what a fantab­u­lous pair of haute chic sneak­ers to com­plete this de­signer look! Flashy footwear is the per­fect way to in­ject dress-down pizazz to any out­fit.”


Holt Ren­frew, 50 Bloor St. W.

A pinch of Lon­don quirk

“Noth­ing beats a clas­sic Burberry trench for travel. Of course, it’ll serve you well on those rainy days, which the U.K. is fa­mous for! This Pringle peri­win­kle sweater is to­tally ver­sa­tile and ul­tra fem­i­nine, and the ’50s pink and blue lace dress is ut­terly ro­man­tic. I love the idea of dress­ing it up or down. I re­cently dis­cov­ered the fab­u­lously tal­ented Elle, the de­signer of T.O’s Zvelle footwear. So­phie Gré­goire Trudeau has helped pop­u­lar­ize these lovely shoe de­signs. These pale pink ba­bies have an ir­re­sistible vin­tage vibe.”


The Cat’s Meow, 180 Av­enue Rd. & Zvelle,

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