Just Lo's Modern Twist on Fashion

Lauren VanSickle also known as Just Lo on Instagram is an up and coming Calgary blogger. With her sophisticated neutral looks she puts together outfits with class.

Q: Where were you raised/currently live?

A: I currently live in Calgary where I was born and raised. I also spent some time going to school in Montreal and Sydney, Australia, both of which I loved.

Q: What made you want to become involved in fashion?

A: I’ve always loved fashion and knew I wanted to be involved; it was more a matter of figuring out how to be involved in a way that worked for me. I started following my first fashion blogs in high school, Fashion Toast and Sea of Shoes. It wasn’t until I saw a series on blogging tips by Brittany Xavier from Thrifts and Threads that I realized blogging was something I could do and the perfect way for me to share my love of fashion with others.

Q: What is your educational background?

A: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Calgary. A lot of people don’t realize just how much overlap there is between psychology and fashion.

Q: What are your top 3 go to winter items?

A: I love a good knit sweater so I think that would have to be my number one winter item. A coat that is just as functional as it is stylish is also essential and a great pair of black ankle boots.

Q: Who are your favourite designers?

A: Alexander Wang, Givenchy and Celine.

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

A: I would love to grow my blog into something that I could do full time.

Q: How would you describe your style?

A: I would have to say minimal, classic pieces with a modern twist and a heavy emphasis on neutrals.

Q: Where are some of your favourite places to shop?

A: For clothing I like Zara, Aritzia, and Holt Renfrew. As for accessories I love The Livery Shop, which stocks some amazing local brands, QUINSCO, and Kara Yoo, both of which have great online stores.

Q: Do you have anything you want your viewers to know about you?

A: Just that my main goal for my blog is to be a resource for other people, whether that’s inspiring them to try a new trend or find a new great place for brunch.