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Spring Fashion Refresh: Affordable-Chic Finds for the Season – The Kit

Call us perennial optimists, but at the very first hint of spring—the sun setting later, the temperature even slightly above arctic—we’re eager to pack away our clunky boots and claustrophobic coats for the season. So, while we await the official start of brighter, balmier days, you’ll find us prepping and dreaming ahead by refreshing our wardrobe.

Our fashion philosophy anytime of the year: It’s worth shopping for high-quality, versatile and modern designs, and yes, you can find all of this at a friendly price point—if you know where to look. UNIQLO is a go-to for affordable chic, so naturally we’re already eyeing the Japanese brand’s spring collections. Here are eight of our favourite finds to refresh your wardrobe.

The Effortless Dress Pants

UNIQLO Pleated Wide Pants
Pleated Wide Pants, $59.90, Photo: UNIQLO

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These wide-leg trousers come with a little style secret: they’re even more comfortable than you might expect, thanks to the concealed elastic waist (no telltale gathers). They come in five colours, the fabric feels luxe, and the two centre pleats add a flattering detail. Pair them with loafers for office polish, or slip on white sneakers for carefree weekend style.

The Always Cool Shirt

UNIQLO Premium Linen Long Sleeve Shirt
Premium Linen Long Sleeve Shirt, $49.90, Photo: UNIQLO

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Nothing says spring (or beach vacation) quite like linen. An excellent fabric to beat the heat, it only gets softer and better with each wash, making the perfect shirt a timeless essential. This one is made of 100 percent premium linen, and comes in both classic neutrals and bright colours, as well as women’s and unisex sizing. Pop it on over a tank top, or wear it on its own.

The Elegant Trousers

UNIQLO Linen Blend Tucked Wide Pants
Linen Blend Tucked Wide Pants, $59.90, Photo: UNIQLO

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Entirely linen pants can say “mai tais by

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Everything you need to embrace the “Barbiecore” fashion trend

What is the “Barbiecore” fashion trend?

It’s a Barbie world, and we’re just living in it. But thanks to the hot pink summer trend, anyone can be a Barbie girl. From the Valentino show at fashion week to social media, the “Barbiecore” fashion trend is taking over, evident by the domination of plastic hair clips and sky-high pink pumps. While the pink aesthetic has been around for a while, it’s no coincidence that this resurgence corresponds with the upcoming Barbie movie set to release in 2023. Whatever the reason, it looks like “Barbiecore” is here to stay. So, if you’re ready to party with Barbie, here’s everything you need to embrace the “Barbiecore” fashion trend. 

Everything to know about “Barbiecore”

The inspiration behind “Barbiecore”

“Barbiecore” is a fashion trend inspired by the nostalgic Mattel doll, Barbie. It’s all about pink — bubble gum pink, millennium pink, and most importantly, hot pink. The aesthetic also borrows elements from the ’80s, including jelly shoes, dramatic earrings, bright colors and sky-high pumps. The timing is also not a coincidence, as it’s hitting its stride during the filming of the new Barbie live-action film coming out in 2023. So, while “Barbiecore” has been a fashion trend for years, it’s definitely the “it” trend of summer 2022.

How to wear the “Barbiecore” trend

  • Hot pink accessories or nails: For a subtle aesthetic, pick accessories in that iconic hot pink. Geometric earrings, a bag with chain straps or hot pink nails are a great introduction to the trend.
  • Matching sets: The hottest way to wear “Barbiecore” is as a matching hot pink set, such as a blazer and pants or a tank top and a skirt in identical shades.
  • Disco barbie: Shiny or holographic fabrics in pink shades are popular choices. 
  • Neon accents and
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