Recharge Your Career Attire for Spring!

The sun is beginning to shine longer, the birds are singing and… (most) of us are working their 9-5pm. We understand the importance of Work/Life balance here at Diane Kennedy and we wanted to show off some looks that keep you looking fabulous, whether you’re enjoying the blooming buds outside or owning your career.

Laura Black Urban RechargeLaura is wearing Urban Jacket in Black, Flex Pant in Black, Perfect Top in Black | Recharge Vest in Black, Deck Tights in Black & Downtown Tunic in Grape

We love our new Urban Jacket for Spring because it’s such a no-fuss piece that pulls your whole outfit together. The single button detail adds simple elegance to the design and the 3/4 length sleeves offers coverage for a more business casual look.

UrbanJacket_Navy_Front_MG_2506cropLaura is wearing Urban Jacket in Navy, Flight Capri in Navy & Cruise Cami in Navy Tie Dye

Our Signature Bamboo Knit never sacrifices comfort for style. Imagine the tailored look of a blazer with the comfort of the softest pajamas you’ve ever worn.  The Princess seams in the back and inseam pockets leave a smooth silhouette, giving you a tailored look with ease of movement. Add a Perfect Top and a pair of our Flight Capris and you’re ready for a sunset stroll after work!

Laura Urban Clay Front_BackLaura is wearing Urban Jacket in Clay, Flex Pant in Black, & Perfect Top in Black

Being based in Vancouver, we know that weather can often go from lovely to lackluster in minutes. Especially as we ease into Spring (April showers, anyone?)

Layering is key to ensuring you look great and stay comfortable, even if the weather doesn’t keep up its end of the deal. Our knit fabric is durable yet light enough that many of our pieces look wonderful layered together.

Laura_Recharge_Vest_Structure_Deck_TightsCropLaura is wearing Recharge Vest in Black, Deck Tights in Black & Structure Tunic in Lime

Our Recharge Vest is a perfect example of how layering our items is so effortless. So many of our Tops & Tunics go well underneath and the accessible tones it comes in are a fabulous accent for our brighter or patterned tops.

Professional or Casual, we have you covered (or layered, rather!).
We hope you like some of these looks we’ve put together for you!

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Meet Scarlett Ballantyne

Working in such a creative industry, The Team at Diane Kennedy have had the chance to work with some incredibly talented and wonderful personalities. Once and awhile, we like to tip our hats to the people who have supported us throughout the years. Our good friend, Scarlett Ballantyne, is one of the first people we thought of. Not only is she one of our faithful customers, she has also contributed a lot to the company in the last six years.

Scarlett Beach

It certainly doesn’t feel like so many years have passed since Scarlett walked through our doors. Having had ample experience modeling as a young adult and again in her 30s, Scarlett was very familiar with camera when we hired her to model for us in 2010.


As a very busy Creative Entrepreneur, Scarlett spends her days managing and providing engaging content for her freelance clients. She also maintains her own blog and is contributing writer for sites like UrbanMoms & StimuliMag. More recently, her passion for writing has lead to publications in Huffington Post and XO Jane. We’re so excited to see where her writing takes her!

Lucky for us that when we had the chance to work with her, we also discovered she is a professional makeup artist. This lead to a few gigs, not in front of the camera, but beautifying behind it. Sometimes she even doubled as both!

Fall 2011 Photoshoot-BTS 014 collage
We love that Scarlett is such a avid DK fan as well; while she was on holiday, we asked her what her favourite items were and she shared this with us:

Once I started wearing the fabrics, I was hooked. My favourite piece is the Tie-Dye Mod Tunic which I have on vacation with me! And I can’t wait to get the new Market Tunic in turquoise and purple. And of course I could always use another jacket, too.

Scarlett CollageScarlett is wearing Recharge Vest (black), Soft Shirt (white) & Serene Pant (black) | Deck Tights (white) & Mod Tunic (Navy Tie-Dye)

It always makes us so happy when we hear wonderful comments like that. Another successful convert! We’re so proud of how driven she is and we look forward to seeing where she goes in the future!

For more information about Scarlett, visit her website,!

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