Remember When It Used To Be Warm?

Worn to WORN: Jenna Wornette dressed somewhere between "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and "Bewitched"

What inspired this outfit?
I was going for loungy, light and dream-like. It was really hot out that day, so I wanted to be comfortable, but still fashionable and a little eccentric. Most of my clothes are second hand – looking like they were made somewhere between the ’60s, and the ’80s. I like the colours, prints and the attitudes associated with those times.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
My dress is from the Salvation Army across the street from the old WORN office. It was under $10, which automatically makes it a great item. I love the quilted panel and the slight point in the seams of the chest – darted busts intrigue me. The colours are amazing and the print is genius – it’s the wings of butterflies.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. This is a dress to take drugs in, if I’ve ever seen one.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
Endora, Samantha’s mother on Bewitched. It has the retro housedress vibe to it, and my recently dyed black hair has a witchy feel to it.

outfit credits // Dress, earrings and bracelet are thrifted from the Salvation Army, shoes by Betsy Johnson.

photography // Hailey Siracky

Sofia Is Zig Zag Awesome

What our assistant publisher Sofia Luu wore to WORN

What inspired this outfit?
I worked the outfit around my shirt and tights. I had to dress up for Halloween later and my costume involved the shirt and tights I was wearing. As a commuter, I have to be careful with what I wear and consider all possible scenarios.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
I received the watch for Christmas last year. For a long time I had a bad habit of purchasing watches, wearing them for a short while and then when the novelty of something new wore off, retiring them from my wrists forever. My mom guessed it would take a week for my bad habit to kick in with this one, but she was wrong and I wear it every day now. Without it, I feel naked.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
Lizzie Garrett Miller’s Tomboy Style. Miller’s book and blog have been a reliable source of inspiration for me for a while now.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I have a feeling that Ursina Gysi would wear this on her day off.

outfit credits // skirt > H&M, shirt & jacket > thrifted at Value Village, shoes > vintage Roots, watch > vintage from ebay

photography // Zoe Vos

What I Wore to Worn: Peghah Channels the Night

What inspired this outfit?
I don’t think any particular thing inspired it for me. I tend to be drawn to wearing darker things, and I always like clothes that have movement to them.

Tell me about one of the items you’re wearing?
I am wearing my favourite pair of shoes. I got these last fall and the more I wear them and rough them up, the more I like the way they look.

What’s the best book to read in this outfit?
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk, because when there is too much darkness, comedic relief is always necessary. That book is a perfect blend of the two.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I’m not sure who would wear it, but I do know who I would like to put it on: Kate Lanphear.

shopping credits
Top from Aritzia, denim top from Acne, Jeans from Rag&Bone, shoes from Surface to Air.

photography by Jessica da Silva

What I Wore to WORN: Cayley’s Swishy Top

Cayley James, publishing intern

Tell me about one of the items you’re wearing?
The trade bead bracelets are from my dad, who travels a lot around Canada for work. He’s found amazing hole-in-the-wall boutiques in some pretty far flung places. Both of them are made from antique glass beads once used as currency during the fur trade. I grew up in a family that is slightly obsessed with our national history so these pull at my heart strings.

What inspired this outfit?
There are commercials for Back to School splashed across every conceivable medium. Wool coats are being stocked in every mall across the country and the collective pallete is shifting towards browns and blacks. But the thermometer is still pushing 30 degrees and I’ve got a burnt nose. So this outfit is in the spirit of summers past with arms full of hemp and friendship bracelets, canoe trips and bare feet. Also, I live a 60 minute bike ride from the WORN office, so whatever I wear has to be practical enough to weave through traffic and dodge pedestrians too.

What’s the best book to read in this outfit?
Outlander by Gil Adamson. It’s an epic fugitive tale set during the turn of the century. It’s a potent mix of dark poetic realism and historical fiction, and one the best Canadian novels I’ve read in ages.

shopping credits:
The top is from Anthropologie; I picked it up at the end of last summer during a killer sale. The shorts are from Gap. The earrings are from a little boutique on Kingston Road in the Beaches called Trinity Gallery, and all the bracelets are from little shops and craft shows across the country.