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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

 

Friday
Sep222017

FLOWER POWER | 10 Ways to Slay Fall's Floral Trend

via @howimetmystyle

While summer might be officially over, I'm not ready to say goodbye just yet. Luckily, the fashion world isn't great at letting go either. One only has to glance at any fashion influencer to see that when it comes to fall fashion, it's all about embracing the season with a healthy dose of denial. Yup, I'm talking fall florals. The runways were loaded with moody blooms that perfectly echo our feelings about fall. We love it, we're ready for it, but at the same time, the memories of gardens in bloom and a long, lazy summer can't help but bring us joy. The leaves might be falling but our wardrobes are just getting ready to bloom - think embroidered floral sweaters and jeans, pretty floral ankle boots, and fun floral printed pants that bring life to our solids and let us think warm thoughts. Alright fall we're ready for you...kind of..sort of...;)

 

STYLIST TIPS | Forget stiff and boxy; fall's pretty floral blazers are as comfy as a cardi but feel profesh enough for the office. We love wearing them with everything from jeans (casual Friday WIN) or black dress pants, a silky tank and killer heels for big work meetings where you want to leave a lasting impression. 

WE LOVE | Long Floral Blazer, $49.95, Dynamite

STYLIST TIPS | If you've already got loads of solid jeans, this fall is the perfect time to add some embroidery to the mix. These super fun embroidered jeggings are guaranteed to make your other jeans jealous and your plain tees and sweaters look extra amazing.  

WE LOVE | Floral Embroidered Jegging, $36.99, American Eagle

STYLIST TIPS | If you're on Instagram or follow any street style blogs, you've probably noticed that floral ankle boots are everywhere right now. So fun, so cute and so much more exciting than your basic black boots, these floral velvet stunners will add instant drama to any look, from a flowy maxi to your fave jeans. 

WE LOVE | Floral Ankle Boots, $79.99, Call It Spring

STYLIST TIPS | Printed pants can seem intimidating and can definitely be unflattering if you pick the wrong pair. Our trick? Look for a floral with a black base and find a silhouette that's relaxed but still tailored, like these silky slim leg floral pants from Le Château. Your black sweaters and white button downs just found the perfect partner. 

WE LOVE | Floral Print Slim Leg Pant, $29.99, Le Château

STYLIST TIPS | It's a fact: embroidered sweaters have reached 'essential' status. Wear it with the sleeves pushed up with a faux leather mini and ankle boots, rock it with jeans and an oversized white shirt on the weekends, dress it up with a black tulle skirt and stilettos. I mean, the options are endless. Oh, and did we mention it's cozy, too?

WE LOVE | Allover Embroidered Sweater, $39.90, Reitmans

STYLIST TIPS | There are days when you look in the mirror and just go 'ugh'. That outfit: so classic, so safe, so boooring. Enter the statement fringed earring; designed to wake up your look and make everyone around you say 'ooh la laaa.' Well, they might not say it out loud but you know they're thinking it. Now go put a rose in your teeth and tango your way into the sunset, you saucy thing. 

WE LOVE | Floral Fringe Earrings, $18, Le Château

STYLIST TIPS | Floral dresses aren't strictly for summer. Find a dark floral print, then add a pair of suede (faux or real) over-the-knee boots for effortless chic.  

WE LOVE | Printed Skater Dress with Kimono Sleeves, $29.99, Suzy Shier

STYLIST TIPS | From yoga to CrossFit, from the track to the treadmill, every workout will be so much better with the help of fun leggings. Bonus: these beauties look just as good for running errands as they do at the gym. 

WE LOVE | Hyba Floral Printed Leggings, $26.90, Reitmans

STYLIST TIPS | Okay, so it might not really feel like fall yet. But before too long, we're going to be layering up with sweaters and coats and pretty scarves. This season, look for luxe details like loads of material to keep it cozy, a gorgeous hue (purple is a big trend this fall so we're particularly smitten with the one pictured above) and an interesting motif (yup, you guessed it: we vote for florals). 

WE LOVE | FRAAS Floral Scarf, $44.99, Soft Moc

STYLIST TIPS | Floral blouses have come back as one of fall's most surprising trends. Floral blouses with jeans, floral blouses under suits, floral blouses with tailored trousers for work. As with all fall florals, stick with a deep base to keep it seasonally appropriate, then pick out a hue or two from the floral and run with it for your earrings, shoes and other extras to look expertly put-together. 

WE LOVE | Dolman Printed Blouse, $44.90, Reitmans

Friday
Sep082017

FALL FASHION SPECIAL | How to Slay Fall for Under $100

via Dynamite

I have a growing list of concerns when it comes to fall shopping. First, the jeans. My old ones look old, but not old enough to look vintage, so I need new ones that look vintage but aren't, if you know what I mean. Then, the sweaters - I mean, nothing gets you over the loss of summer faster than a cozy oversized sweater paired with perfect boots. Speaking of which, don't even get me started on boots. You'd only have to glance at my bursting closets to realize I do n.o.t. need new shoes but somehow, every fall, there I am taking home blue velvet ankle boots that I 'had to have' and over-the-knee suede boots that I literally 'could not live without'. So many wants. So many bills. 

While I firmly believe in investing in quality pieces that you love, I've found loads of fantastic pieces that fall well within my shopping budget this year. The stores are loaded with cozy, well-made finds that you can add to your existing wardrobe now to get it right up to date. Silver shoes, beautifully detailed knits, and subtle hits of soft pink, purple and olive green give me all the feels I need to get pumped up for the season ahead. Scroll through the thumbnails below to get your fall fashion fix. Did I mention there's nothing over $100 on this list? #slay

Happy Sept, beauties! Can't wait to shop with you this season xx