What I Wear To Work: Liem Vu, Global News’ The Morning Show

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Wardrobe Essentials

My wardrobe essentials are black shoes, black joggers, and a black t-shirt. See a theme there? No, I’m not trying to be your friendly neighbourhood fashion blogger with minimalist and monochromatic fashion. I’m the complete opposite, actually. I love loud patterns, bright shirts, and architectural jackets, but the only way to pull those off is to have a solid fashion anchor. By wearing black shoes and black pants, you can go super loud and outlandish on top without being too distracting or workplace inappropriate.

Favourite Item in Your Closet

Definitely my black and white Saturdays NYC button up (seen in the picture). The shirt is inspired by the glaze brush pattern often seen in ceramic work. It’s bold and brash yet minimalist at the same time. It’s easy to dress up (with a blazer) or down (with jeans) and that versatility is what I look for in all my shirts.

The Purge Rule

One for one. If you buy something new, get rid of something old. It’s a rule that I’m still trying to commit to. Everyone has a bad habit of holding on to things they don’t need. Unless it’s a staple like a blazer or jacket, it’s always best to consider whether or not an old item in your closet is worth holding on to.

Describe Your Work Uniform

Thankfully, The Morning Show really supports my outlandish fashion choices. Heck, I wore overalls on the show once. My daily work outfit usually starts with a pair of black golf joggers and then I pair them with a bold and bright short-sleeved button up shirt.

Liem Vu is a Toronto-based journalist and television personality. He can be seen weekdays on The Morning Show. Vu’s sense of curiosity and passion for storytelling bring him to the front lines of breaking news. Liem has written for both local and national publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. In 2011, he produced and hosted a series of investigative features for MTV News, focusing on hot-button sociopolitical issues aimed at Canadian youth. 

Liem is an avid music fan, insatiable foodie, and all-around nerd. Prior to his career as a journalist, he moonlighted as the lead singer of a barbershop quartet called ‘The TemptAsians’ and has seen every episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer at least twice.

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What I Wear to Work: Alicia McNamara, Wardrobe Stylist

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Alicia McNamara

Wardrobe Stylist

Wardrobe Essentials

For the Summer, my jumpsuit from Mendocino is my go-to essential at the moment. I love it because it’s so easy to slip into, you can look chic instantly, and there is no styling required. For Fall, I love wearing a sexy long sleeved dress from M Boutique When I’m styling my own outfits I like to throw on  pieces that don’t require too much styling since I’m always on-the-go.

Uniform

Admittedly, I have conformed to the Toronto stylist uniform- AG skinny jeans distressed in every colour from Over the Rainbow paired with a black or white tee from LNA, and a Rudsak leather jacket.  I’m on my feet all day, so I tend to gravitate towards a pair Converse for comfort. It’s difficult to look chic everyday so I find myself falling into a cycle of dressing in what works best.

Favourite Item in her wardrobe

Silk and lace shorts that I sewed myself

Favourite Accessory 

Kindness

Wardrobe stylist at ET Canada, self-proclaimed youth expert, mother, designer, and teacher. Prior to being the sole wardrobe stylist at ET Canada, Alicia worked in costume design in the film industry for eight years. She earned a B.Ed. and Masters at the University of Toronto while working on her passion, drafting patterns and designing eveningwear. As a self-taught sewer, her styling je ne sais quoi comes from a keen eye for design, understanding proportions and fit.