As soon as we decided to head to Toronto for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to shoot an outfit in its Historic Distillery District. When we visited Toronto back in 2012, this compact and unique area made a lasting impression on me with its red brick buildings being similar to those in industrial northern England and its dark green accents being, well, just very aesthetically pleasing. Having developed a rather severe obsession with the colour green and having recently picked up two pieces in contrasting shades of the colour, I threw caution to the wind and went twinning with the Distillery District.
Planning my outfits for the location or carefully selecting a place from saved photos for a particular look is something I have started doing over the past few weeks and it makes the whole shooting process much easier. I used to have the “wherever is fine” attitude when Lewis and I would go out to shoot a look because the effortless, street style shots we see on lots of blogs seem like that was the way to do it. But said shots are, more often than not, meticulously planned and I will strive to produce content in the most fitting locations, whether that be using stairs to capture a different angle, a old theatre for that perfect retro look or, like in this case, matching the colour palette of the outfit to the location.
I absolutely love this forest green corduroy bomber jacket and despite not being a traditional spring-like shade, it has fast become my go-to for this current in-between weather. It perfectly matches the windows and doorframes of the Distillery District’s gorgeous red brick buildings, which makes this colour obsessed girl very pleased. To make the look a bit more spring-like, I added another shade of green – because why the hell not – in the form of these bright green and white check trousers. They are so flattering thanks to their slim fit and high waist and are a nice change for light wash jeans, which I am wearing way too much at the moment.
I finished off the look with this playful t-shirt from Topshop that I got about a year ago. The colour brings out the white in the trousers and the overall look adds to the overall summer vibe. I think these trousers would look equally good with a cute white blouse or structured white shirt for a fun night out look and anything that can work for both day and night is a win in my eyes. The fishnets/Dr Martens combo compliments the alternative look of the trousers really well but quite frankly was not the best choice for walking right the way across the city to the Distillery District – boy my feet were hurting when we arrived!
These are some of my favourite outfit photos we have done in a while. At the time, I was worried that it was way too sunny, causing the exposures to be too bright, but with a little editing I think they have turned out well! I absolutely love how well the outfit matches the wonderful backdrop of the Distillery District and photos like this make me realise how important it is to choose your location wisely, as I said at the beginning of this post.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you are loving green as much as me, shop some of my favourite green items below! I'll be sharing another outfit post shot in Toronto as well as a Toronto city guide next week on Fashion Et Moi!