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. 

Step into Spring

It may sound like wishful thinking, but spring isn’t too far away. And nowhere is this more evident than among the racks of some of my fave stores. The inspirational picture for this week’s shopping picks is all about this spring’s trends: colourful and feminine. Keep the look from being too sweet (and avoid freezing your butt off) by layering with a cardigan, rock n’ roll belt, boots and opaque tights. When the weather warms up, ditch the extras and pair with chunky sandals.

Dress, $98 French Connection; frenchconnection.com Bag, $19.92 H&M; hm.com (in-store March 16) Cardigan, $118 French Connection; frenchconnection.com Belt, $66 Brave Beltworks; Braveleather.com 1-888-655-6905 Necklace, $50 Banana Republic; Bananarepublic.ca 1-888-BR STYLE Boots, $265 Franco Sarto; Townshoes.com 1-888-874-6326 Photography (Girl in Butterfly Night Colored Dream), Ivan Mikhaylov via 123RF

Location of the Week: Tula Yoga Spa

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