What to Wear Canada Day 2017

What to wear, where.

Canada Day is always a hard event to dress for – whether man or woman, putting together a solid red and white look can prove to be quite challenging. Luckily, we’re here to provide you with some serious outfit inspo for both men and women’s fashion, to have you wearing Canada proud this weekend!

 

Let’s Start with the Ladies: 5 Great Canada Day Looks for Women

 

The Minimalist

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Pair a red striped shirt with red or white high waisted shorts for a minimalistic yet incredibly stylish look.

 

The Chic

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Catch eyes with your flawless style this Canada Day by using a white or red base with the opposite colour for accessories or tailored pieces. Take it a step further by carefully adding another accent colour to your look such as light blue or black (but beware of tacky-ness).

 

The Chill

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Heading out for a Canada day BBQ or day at the lake? Try a more casual red and white look, perfect for hanging around outside.

 

The Classic

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Not convinced? Go for the classic all white with red lipstick look! Simple & classy.

 

Now for the Men: 5 Great Canada Day Looks for Men

 

The Tailored

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Try a red and white tailored look to really turn heads this weekend. Although slightly more expensive, these staple pieces can easily be mixed into your usual wardrobe as well.

 

The Chill

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Feeling like something more relaxed? Try a casual look with boat shoes and jeans or shorts – pairing red, white, and a little bit of denim to complete your Canada Day look.

 

The Streestyle

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More of a street style type of guy? A red bomber jacket will keep you stylish and in the Canada Day spirit!

 

Laidback – Classy

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Pair your favorite red or white summer pants with the opposite colour top/jacket for a classy yet laid back look this weekend. Perfect for anything from a BBQ to fireworks!

 

The Classic

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Similarily to your female counterparts, if all else fails go for a classic all white look. Guaranteed to kill every single time!

 

How will you express your personal style in collaboration with your Canadian pride this weekend? Let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your pictures on Instagram using the handle @stcathys.

 

 

8 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives

Healthy = delicious.

As summer approaches, many of us are making some changes in an effort to get that summer ‘bod. Whether you’re a ~seasoned~ juice cleanser, have doubled up on the cardio sessions, or are trying a (ridiculously unsustainable) fad diet, simply making some subtle adjustments to your daily routine such as adding 30 minutes of exercise to your day or increasing your fiber intake, can have an substantial influence on your efforts. If you’re a snacker, one proven way to slim down is by swapping your favorite junk foods for some healthy alternatives. We’ve put together a list of top 7 favorite healthy snacks and meals to substitute your preferred junk foods and meals, proving lifestyle changes don’t necessarily mean you will go hungry:

 

 

Chip Lovers

Alternative: Kale, Zucchini, Apple, or Sweet Potato Chips

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Who doesn’t love that crave that satisfying chip crunch? Luckily, there are many literally delicious healthy alternatives that deliver the same amount of crunch and flavour. Get 16 healthy chip alternative recipes here.

 

 

Wing Lovers

Alternative: Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

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When you just ~need~ buffalo wings, try this easy and healthy alternative to get both the flavor and the crunch of your favorite wings. Not a buffalo fan? Switch the sauce to your preference! Get the recipe here.

 

 

Chocolate Lovers

Alternative: Avacado Brownies

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I won’t insist that chocolate lovers switch to 70% cocoa chocolate (although delicious,  it’s not actually that healthy) because I’m here to help innovate your diet. For something completely different yet equally satisfying, try chocolate avocado brownies. You can eat these babies guilt free. Get the recipe here.

 

 

 

Popcorn Lovers

Alternative: Coconut Oil Popcorn

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A personal favourite, this is a great healthy (and cheap) alternative to junk food for when you’re on the go. Feel like spicing it up a bit? From chilli powder, lime powder, and salt & pepper, to traditional popcorn seasoning or vinegar, this snack is both quick and customizable. Get the recipe here.

 

 

Peanut Butter Lovers

Alternative: Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut butter lovers, I get you. I could eat spoonful after spoonful, and you probably can too. Aside from simply switching over to natural peanut butter, another health-ish recipe to satisfy any peanut butter craving is dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Made with cocoa, coconut oil, and natural peanut butter, these are suitable for your healthy (and even ketogenic) lifestyle. Get the recipe here.

 

 

Pizza Lovers

Alternative: Cauliflower Pizza

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Why yes, there’s a healthy alternative for all of you pizza lovers too. With an abundance of veggies and healthy fats, cauliflower pizza is a personal pizza. Get the recipe here.

 

 

Candy Lovers

Alternative: Ketogenic Gummy Bears

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When you get a serious sugar craving, these gummy bears will help you get through the day. Get the recipe here.

 

 

Ice Cream Lovers

Alternative: Frozen Yogurt

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This healthy junk food alternative may seem basic, but I prefer calling it timeless. In a rush? Simply freeze your preferred type of yogurt add your favourite fruit, nut, or topping for the perfect snack. My personal favourite is strawberry greek yogurt with sunflower seeds. Get the recipe here.

 

 

No excuses! Try one (or all)  of these healthy alternatives to your favourite junk foods today.