Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Sophisticated Swagger

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The effortless juxtaposition of old school charm with cool hip hop as illustrated by the “Rap Pack”– Jay Z, T.I., Kayne West and, of course, M.I.A. at this year’s Grammy’s was the influence behind this week’s outfit. The orange and teal colour combo of the graffiti found on a wall in Spain is edgy yet fresh and is reflected in the pairing of All Stars high-tops, white tank and boyfriend jeans with earrings and bag found at Anthropologie; the blazer lends further polish to an otherwise understated look.

Earrings, Fir & Finery drops $180.61 Anthropologie; anthropologie.com Blazer, Boyfriend fit $445 DKNY; net-a-porter.com Bag, Warm Clines weekender $128.26 Anthropologie; anthropologie.com Tank, $6.98 Hanes; hanes.ca Runners, All Star Light Canvas $60 Converse; 1-800-387-9550 converse.com Jeans, Bitch Slap $98 Blank; 1-800-335-7268 Photography, David Allen

Location of the Week: Urban Nails

Ode to the Trench