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FALL FOR IT | 5 Wearable Fall Trends We're Totally Feeling

via Roots

When it comes to fashion, let's face it: being Canadian is a total dream. I mean, since we live through all four seasons, we get to switch our wardrobes with the weather. If you're like me, you've finally put away your summer things and have started to wear your fall favourites. You've probably taken stock of the things you'll be living in for the next few months and are currently wondering what to add to your closet to get it up-to-date. Me too.

So I did a little trend shopping. And while I'm always tempted by some of the boundary-pushing trends I see on the runways, a few key trends always stand out as the most wearable. These are the pieces you'll live in every day and by just adding a few key items to what you already own, you'll look like you're totally with it. So which ones made the cut? If your fall wardrobe is mostly made up of blacks and greys, you're going to love fall's bold reds and purples. From a texture perspective, it's all about adding faux fur and velvet to give depth to your look. And for weekends, I can't wait to cozy up in some of the season's oversized sweaters (look for statement sleeves and asymmetrical hems for Fall '17) paired up with waxy leggings or relaxed joggers and comfy kicks. 

Happy fall that finally feels like fall. Scroll down for my wonderful, totally wearable picks.

xo S


1. Red Oversized Scarf, $34.95, Dynamite | 2. Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, $19, American Eagle | 3. Red Lace-Up Shoes, $24.99, Call It Spring | 4. Knit Flippy Skirt, $39.90, Cleo | 5. Wool Belted Coat, $129.95, Dynamite

1. Faux Fur Nubby Jacket, $69.99, Le Château | 2. Faux Fur Jacket, $169.95, Le Château | 3. Faux Fur Mukluks, $139.99, Soft Moc | 4. Fun Fur Crossbody, $39.99, Call It Spring | 5. Pink Pom Pom Shoe Clips, $11.99, Call It Spring | 6. Faux Fur Collarless Overpiece, $69.99, Le Château 

1. Velvet Legging, $24.95, Garage | 2. Velvet Baseball Cap, $14.99, Ricki's | 3. Velvet Popover Drawstring Hoodie, $24.99, Urban Planet | 4. Velvet Star Booties, $39.99, Urban Planet | 5. Floral Velvet Boots, $79.99 Call It Spring | 6. Velvet Bodycon Dress, $34.95, Garage

1. Varsity Plaid Shirt, $78, Roots | 2. Gem Fringe Earrings, $18, Le Château | 3. Hyba Zip Hoodie, $54.90, Reitmans | 4. Lace-Up Top, $25, Dynamite | 5. Hyba Zip Hoodie, $54.90, Reitmans.

1. High-Rise Girlfriend Jogger, $34.95, Garage | 2. Embroidered Floral Sweater, $69.90, Reitmans | 3. Emery Shawl Coatigan, $148, Roots | 4. Bell Sleeve Sweater, $59.90, Reitmans | 5. Asymmetric Hem Sweater, $54.90, Reitmans | 6. Knit Legging, $39.95, Le Château



SPRING TREND ALERT: How to Pull Off Purple

The Burberry Prorsum Spring '14 Runway. Photo via: The ZOE Report

Purple is one of those colours; you either really like it or you really don't. As little girls, we flock to the hue because there's only so much pink we can wear. And, of course, there's the whole royalty thing. But while purple hasn't been on trend for quite some time, there's a shake-up happening in the fashion world right now. Give credit to the Duchess and the modern purple dresses she regularly rocks on the red carpet, or blame it on Burberry, (I blame all my problems on Burberry), but shades of purple are currently having a major moment. And with Pantone's recent declaration that 'Radiant Orchid' is the 'It' colour of 2014, looks like purple is here to stay.

Read on for the chic colour combos that will help you pull off purple with aplomb (or should I say a-plum? hee hee)...


Superga Classic Sneaker, $65, Aeropostale; Scoop Neck Polka-Dot Sweater, $35, Smart Set; Silver Ring 3-Pack, $10, ALDO; Embroidered Peplum Top, $35, Smart Set; Aviator Sunglasses, $18, American Eagle; Printed Cut-Out Flats, $40, Spring; Cable Knit Crew Sweater, $18, American Eagle.

Neon Sunglasses, $20, Boathouse; Denim Jacket, $24.99, Smart Set; Crepe de Chine Blouse, $29.99, Le Château; Pointy Toe Pump, $70, ALDO; Hunter Girls' Wellies, $89, Soft Moc; Rhinestone Ring, $9.90, Garage.

Taint Essentials Belt, $15, Boathouse; Kismet Printed Top, $39.50, Bootlegger; Lace Overlay Skirt, $23, American Eagle; Woven Shawl Notch Collar Blazer, $60, Le Château; Leopard Booties, $34.99, ALDO; Converse Chuck Taylors, $40, Soft Moc