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      How to style Miik

      How to style Miik

      Style, comfort, versatility – the three most important things we think about when designing our collections. Our aim is to create timeless pieces for your wardrobe that can be mix + matched, dressed up or down, and carried forward from season to season. Whether you’re a busy mom or a career gal (or both!), Miik meets all your wardrobe needs – from 8am school drop-offs, 3pm boardroom meetings to 7pm drinks with the girls.

      Here are some tips for how to get the most from your Miik pieces, and take your look from day to night:

      Reverse It

      For optimum versatility, we design many of our pieces with front-to-back reversibility. And because of the premium quality of our custom-milled luxury eco fabrics, our designs maintain their shape whichever way you wear it.

      Take the Kristen tailored zipper dress for example, this gorgeous dress can be worn with a scoop neck or reversed to expose the zipper for an edgier evening look.

       

      Our Ella striped v-dress can we worn casually with flats with the nautical stripe at the front, or reverse it for a classic LBD to be worn under a blazer for a corporate look. You can even put a blazer overtop with the stripes at the front for a pop of pattern.   

       

      Mix and Match  

      The accessories and complimentary clothing you pair with your Miik pieces can make an impact in the look and feel of your outfit. Your wardrobe doesn’t need to stay in specific categories (i.e. office, weekend, evening wear). You can mix and match pieces to find different looks to suit every occasion. 

      The Emily soft blazer is an essential wardrobe staple that need not be limited to the office. Pair it with jeans, capris or a dress for an effortless, yet put-together look, year round. The Emily is the most comfortable yet stylish traveling companion you'll ever own. 

       

      The April aline inverted pleat top features a tone-on-tone contrast between the smooth bamboo bodice and its textured linen sleeves. The added bonus – a linen inverted pleat for a party in the back. Wear this to the office with your favourite pencil skirt or dress pant, or dress it down with your favourite denim. 

      Show us how you style your Miik! Share your images on social media using #MiikStyle.

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 2

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 2

      The other day I told you just how much I love dresses this season. For me, this is a departure, and if any of my old high school or university friends are reading this, they probably can't imagine me in a dress. But with time, gravity and three kids, my body has changed, and so have my tastes. While I used to consider dresses special-occasion pieces, I now love them for just about any occasion. Miik dresses flatter my shape, with ruching, pleats, seams and twists just where I need them and fabrics that don't cling. I had twins and then two short years later another baby, and while my body has recovered pretty well thanks to some good genes, not everything is as smooth as it once was.

      There's a particular Miik dress this season that does my body a lot of favours: the Toni reversible diamond dress. Do you know the French expression "trempe l'oeil"? It means "decieve the eye" and I was first introduced to this term in art and interior design. When I hang my living room curtains a couple of feet wider than my window actually is, I'm creating a "trempe l'oeil" effect -- it appears as though my window is bigger. When Donna and Proshat designed our Toni dress for spring, I think they had the same thing in mind. Those diamond inserts are strategic and...well, magical -- they give me the waist and shape that I miss! The stripes camoflague my bumps, and the diamond shapes point inward. Ta da! I appear slimmer! My bestfriend and I estimate this dress takes a couple of inches off of our shapes (not that we have a very scientific way of measuring, but we feel better in this dress!).

      The Toni Reversible Diamond Dress

       

      The Toni dress features a classic boat neck at front, and a rounded v-neck at back. It's back-to-front reversible, so you have options. Diamond-shape details at the waist adds interest to this classic dress, and are, best of all, ultra slimming. Our beautiful rayon-from-bamboo fabric washes and wears with ease. Just wash in cold water and allow to air dry. Perfect for travel.

      You’ll wear the Toni to work, at play, in the evenings, on vacation…you’ll want to wear it everywhere, any time of year. Cute with flats, pumps or sandals.

      Our Toni dress is available online and at our fantastic retailers now.

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 1

      Crazy for Dresses this Spring, Part 1

      "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress."

       Karl Lagerfeld

      Karl Lagerfeld is probably right -- a little black dress is an essential addition to any woman's wardrobe. But this spring, I just can't limit myself to black. There are too many fantastic dresses in beautiful colours to choose from! Miik's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is in stores and online now, and I am so excited to tell you about a few of my favourite pieces. Our designers had vibrant, jewel-tone-inspired colours in mind this season -- ocean blue, cobalt, watermelon and navy, in addition to our classic black. They also had versatility in mind. Most dresses are back-to-front reversible, giving you two neckline choices in every piece. I love that about Miik -- the fabric is durable, the styles are classic and the designs are versatile -- so you really feel you are getting value in addition to beauty.

      Let me introduce you to one of our fantastic dresses for spring/summer 2013, the Wendy, and I'll be back over the next few days to introduce you to others!

       

       

      Wendy Reversible Cowl Dress

      Last year we intoduced a great top called the Tara that was back-to-front reversible and had a twisted cowl neck. Miik followers loved the neckline on this top -- the straps can be twisted to make the cowl neck as high or low as you'd like, and the back is a classic boat neck. Our Tara top was such a hit that our designers, Donna and Proshat, knew they had to apply the twisted cowl to a dress. So our Wendy dress was born.

      Available in ocean blue, watermelon, cobalt, black and navy, the Wendy features a two-inch waist band and relaxed fit at the hip. This softly flaring dress flatters just about every body type. I love to wear the boat neck forward with a cardi or our Emily soft blazer and a favourite necklace. For me, it's a perfect work dress with a pair of ballet flats. In the evening if I'm meeting friends for drinks on a patio, I like to turn the Wendy around and wear the boat neck forward (and show off my back a little with the cowl!). So pretty and versatile. I can dress this piece up or down, depending on my mood.

      Our Wendy dress is made from rayon from bamboo, which feels soft against the skin and falls beautifully along the body. It doesn't cling so it's perfect in warm weather. To wash, simply add this dress to a cold wash and lay flat or hang to air dry. Easy! Ideal for travel.

      Our Wendy dress is available online and at our fabulous retailers now. If you have questions about colours, sizes or styles, or comments on this piece, we'd love to hear from you. E-mail us at info@miik.ca or find us on Facebook and Twitter anytime. We love our followers!