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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
Oct072016

SWEATER WEATHER | 30 Luxe-Looking Sweaters That Won't Ruin Your Fall Budget

via Rocky Barnes Blog

While I'm already mourning the loss of this fall-that-feels-like-summer, the cooler weather ahead does have a silver lining: sweater weather. There's nothing like tossing on a cozy knit on a brisk day to feel all those fall feels. In my swingy long cardigan, I won't have to wear a coat while picking pumpkins with my kids. In my XL sweater, leggings and Timberlands, I can conquer a fall hike in style.  And in one of this season's off-the-shoulder knits, I can still feel the sun on my skin, just for a little while longer. 

While you'll never go wrong investing in a quality knit, it doesn't mean you can never save on sweaters. With the right construction, good yarns and thoughtful details, some of this season's sweaters are surprisingly affordable. Before you buy, check the knit in the light. Is it already pilling? That's a good sign that your sweater won't last. Next, look for any holes and stretching at the hem and shoulders. A poor construction means the sweater is likely going to stretch out of shape after a few wears.  Finally, check the label and look for either a cotton, merino wool or wool blend. Acrylic is okay but ideally try to find an acrylic that's been blended with better fibers. Sure, you might not find a luxe cashmere for under $100, but the good news? A blend is usually machine-washable. You might not want to part with $200 for a bright red sweater but at $40, it's definitely worth the risk. And if you fall in love with a certain sweater and love how it fits, a lower pricetag lets you buy it in grey AND in black. Yup. Silver linings all around. 

Happy Thanksgiving and happy sweater weather!

xx