Bringing Sexy Back

A subtly sexy look from the RW&CO. Spring '14 Campaign. Photo: RW&CO.

Though you might not think it, February is actually a pretty sexy month. Most of us are totally over all the cold and by now, we're angsty, excitable, and ready to rip off our parkas and get on with it already. Like the hard-to-get guy you grew up with, spring is riiight there, but it still seems SO far away (insert sobs here).

The good news? You don't need to wait until the snow thaws to get your sexy on. I'm not talking cheesy lace-up corsets, hot pants or platforms here; the modern woman is far less obvious. Think Nicki Minaj  vs. Beyoncé and you'll know exactly what I mean. The modern sexpot shows off her assets in an almost accidental way - from her handbag right down to her shoes, she oozes charisma, class and confidence. She might rock a bold red lip, or killer shoes, but instead of throwing it all out there, she usually only chooses one or two sexy pieces and keeps the rest decidedly low-key. Because, as we've all been told so many times, sexy isn't about thongs and thigh-highs, it's about being comfortable and confident.

From luxe-looking sweaters that hang just so, to cut-out shoes that will seriously raise your game, to the little things you lounge around in at home, we've rounded up some of our fav finds at White Oaks Mall to help you be your absolute sexiest. Now go on with your sexy selves. Oh, and be sure to try out the classic smokey eye tutorial below - every woman deserves to know this secret weapon.


Hello, My Name is...SEXY: Menswear-Inspired Pyjamas, $29.95, H&M; Lace Bustier, $29.95, H&M; Beyoncé CD, now $16, Sunrise Records; Ombré Tank with Cowl Neck, $19.50, La Senza; Silky Eyelet Boxer, $23, Aerie; Floral Boyshorts, $7, H&M

Face Time: R&B Hair Mask, $22.95, LUSH; Marc Jacobs Lip Gel, $36, Sephora; Sephora Collection Moonshadow Baked Eye Palette, $33, Sephora; Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rollerball, $26, Sephora; Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, $68, Sephora; Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Mascara, $36, Sephora.

Back in Black: Leather Panel Leggings, $129, Danier; Diesel Men's Watch, $120, Hudson's Bay; Faux Leather Short-Sleeve Top, $19, Smart Set; Structured Leather Bag, $388, Roots; Lace Back Dress, $25, Dynamite.

The Little Things: ALDO Fights AIDS Bracelet, $5 each, ALDO; Set of Rings, $10, ALDO; Love Mini Wallet, $7.95, H&M; Michael Kors Rose Gold Bracelet, $115, Hudson's Bay; Crossbody Leather Tote, $105, Gap; Envelope Wallet, $59, Danier; Vera Wang LOVE Diamond Engagement Ring, $6,499, Peoples Jewellers.

Pull the Wool Over Their Eyes: Lurex Sweater, $44.95, Gap; Rachel Roy Pullover, $55, Hudson's Bay; Sweater & Printed Skinnies, RW&CO.; Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Avenue Sweater, $58, Hudson's Bay; Lauren Ralph Lauren Side-Zip Sweater, $93, Hudson's Bay.

To the Point: Zig-Zag Pointy-Toe Flats, $40, Spring; Strappy Pumps, $110, ALDO; Cut-Out Ankle Booties, $70, Spring; Python Pointy-Toe Flats, $130, Calvin Klein at Town Shoes; Laser-Cut Pumps, $180, Vince Camuto at Town Shoes; PREEN X ALDO RISE Suede Pumps, $110, ALDO.