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Thursday
Oct122017

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

 

Thursday
Nov192015

FASHION JOY | 15 Subtle Ways to Look Festive This Season

via American Eagle

It's American Thanksgiving this weekend which means only one thing to Canadians - it's officially okay to start decorating. Time to turn on the lights, put up the tree and start getting in the spirit. If you're not all into ugly Christmas sweaters and reindeer antlers but still like to look festive, we've got a perfect list for you. A little red here and a pop of plaid there goes a very long way to making you look merry and bright. See our round-up of fashion finds to help you look subtly festive all season long. Oh, and it's only 7 more sleeps until Black Friday! Sending positive shopping vibes your way. May you find the best deals, score the hottest shoes, and get yourself something pretty. After all that shopping for everyone else, you totally deserve it. 

WHY WE LOVE IT | While you can never go wrong with a great black coat, it feels a little sombre this time of the year. We're swapping out our black for olive this season, perfect for all the pics we plan on taking outside. 

OUR PICK | Military Wool Coat, $173, American Eagle

WHY WE LOVE THEM | These super fun studs have party written all over them. Wear them both day and night to add a healthy dose of sparkle to everything from jeans to party dresses. 

OUR PICK | Pastel Front Back Rainbow Studs, $8, ALDO

WHY WE LOVE THEM | If you're like me, you've probably already got your eye on those matching candy cane onesies for Christmas morning. #twinsies. But for every day, we're loving this striped red & white tee to get in the spirit this season, and to wear all year round, just because it's so cute. 

OUR PICK | Soft & Sexy Jegging Tee, $34, American Eagle

WHY WE LOVE IT | Looking for a cozy new puffer? Step away from the black this time and opt for red instead. Your toboggan runs, sleigh rides and winter hikes just got a lot more festive. 

OUR PICK | Weekend Puffer Jacket, $110, American Eagle

WHY WE LOVE THEM | If there's one time of year to be decadent, it's the Christmas season. Gold aviators are a classic that every woman should own, and look extra luxe and lovely this time of year.

OUR PICK | Michael Kors Chelsea Aviators, $115, Sunglass Hut

WHY WE LOVE THEM | If you live in Canada, you need on-point boots that are ready for any weather. These snow stomping beauties are cozy but not the least bit clunky, and we're in love with the rich bordeaux hue. We love this colour with bright lipstick red or soft pastel pink right now. 

OUR PICK | Bordeaux Winter Boots, $130, ALDO

WHY WE LOVE IT | Whether you wear it for looks or for warmth, a big plaid scarf will be your fashion BFF this season. Tie the ends together to score yourself an instant infinity or wear it loose and drapey - no matter how you wear it, just wear it. 

OUR PICK | Grandcraft Ultra Soft Large Plaid Scarf, $39.99, Jean Machine

WHY WE LOVE IT | If you always reach for practical totes, December is the perfect time to switch things up. You'll always be grateful for a great red leather bag to add a pop of colour to any neutral outfit. 

OUR PICK | Raine Pebbled Leather Drawstring Bag, $109, Danier

WHY WE LOVE THEM | A scarf, shirt or bag look way more festive when you add plaid. A little bit of buffalo plaid goes a long way, so pick one stand-out piece, then keep the rest of your look simple. 

OUR PICKS | YDE Buffalo Plaid Shirt, $49.99, Jean Machine; Buffalo Check Backpack, $59, Aeropostale

WHY WE LOVE IT | Hockey mom? Congratulations. You deserve a treat. This cozy cabin cardi is extra long to keep you warm on those freezing cold benches and extra cute thanks to its pretty details. 

OUR PICK | Cabin Rink Cardi, $158, Roots

WHY WE LOVE IT | A pom pom toque will make you feel like a kid again in the best possible way. We love these gorgeous grown-up takes on the classic pom pom hat, whether you want to go for the gold or make it merry in cable-knit red. 

OUR PICKS | Camel Toque, $18, ALDO; Grandcraft Thick Cable Toque, $14.99, Jean Machine

WHY WE LOVE IT | With snow in the forecast and white twinkly lights all around, winter white makes perfect fashion sense. Look for an off-white coat, a plush faux-fur vest or an oversized white sweater and you'll look good enough to make Santa's nice list. 

OUR PICKS | Asymmetric Zip Front Coat, $189.90, Ricki's; Faux Fur Vest, $106, American Eagle