With the crazy mixed weather here in Ontario, Fall is all about layering. It can be chilly in the morning, warmer in the afternoon and then back to freezing by night. Internet window shopping is great, because you can do it from the comfort of your couch in yoga pants, while catching up on recorded TV shows without dealing with all the crazy crowds at the mall. (I may or may not be doing that right now…) So, here are some of the pieces that I found this year that I had to share with you guys.
A corduroy skirt is a great transition piece for the fall. While the weather is still nice, you can wear it with boots and socks like the Eddie Bauer Corduroy Skirt ($49.50) above. When the weather gets cooler, you can pair it with thicker tights and a warmer sweater.
To me, tucking in a button shirt in tight jeans and tall boots is a tried and true Fall look. I’ve really been loving the new Fall Collection at LL Bean Signature. I love this look with their Snap Front Wool Shirt ($65), Skinny Jeans ($49) and High-Heeled Leather Boots ($199).
Of course, nothing gives you that great Autumn feel like a warm coloured and toasty sweater. This Eddie Bauer Shawl Collar Tweed Cardigan ($69) is a classic that will last through the Winter as well.
This LL Bean Signature look is the perfect modern look for the Fall. The simple, yet cozy Mohair Blend Cardigan ($69) and Modal Blend Black Tank ($19) look great with this fantastic Tweed Skirt ($99) and modern Leather Ankle Boots ($139).
To me, Fall is all about great sweaters and I’ve been loving the more modern cuts of the classics.
This gorgeous Cable Knit Sweaterdress ($88) from Victoria’s Secret looks supersoft and comfy. It would be great with leggings or matte tights.
Banana Republic’s Heritage Gilded Trim Cardigan ($89.50) at first appears like just a beautiful cotton cardigan, but a closer look shows a more modern addition of silver and gold trim that adds shine and style. With something like this, you don’t even need to add jewelery.
For layering during the warmer months of Fall, the key is to use lighter breathable fabrics like cotton. This Cotton Twill Layering Cardigan ($79.50) from Banana Republic is the perfect layering piece and with the front tie on it gives a flattering feminine look.
For a cardigan that is a little more refined and has more structure, there is the Gap Cascade Ruffle Cardigan ($69.50) with a fine-gauge wool blend and a delicate ruffle, adding dimension.
Also from Gap this season is the Draped Sweater Vest ($44.50). It simple, yet beautiful at the same time. You can keep it relaxed like in the above photo, or accentuate your silhouette by adding a belt.
Another key versatile piece of Fall, is a great blazer. Victoria’s Secret’s Corduroy Two-Button Blazer ($78) is washed for a great lived-in Collegiate feel. For a more relaxed look go with the Grey Fox (above), or go with Black for a more refined look.
Of course no outfit would be complete without a little bit of jewelery, or a lot in the case of this great statement necklace from Banana Republic. The Manor Keys Necklace ($49.50) has multiple metal tones and several chains, letting you pick out colours that you want to accompany it.
As the weather gets cooler through the Fall, its time to add a jacket or coat. Nothing is more timeless than a camel coloured wool coat, such as the Classic Wool Coat ($109) from Victoria’s Secret. Its simple sophistication and a classic that you will go back to for many seasons.
If you’re looking for something a little more trendy with some edge, try on the Gap Leather Funnel Jacket ($298). Its a modern take on the timeless leather jacket with an oversized collar and asymmetrical zip front.
If you’re digging the look, but prefer something a little more relaxed, try the Victoria’s Secret Asymmetric Plaid Jacket ($98). Its also has the asymmetrical zipper and oversized collar, but gets softened with dusty plaid.
Although this really doesn’t have much to do with Fall Fashion specifically, while window shopping on the internet, I came across this Victoria’s Secret Long-sleeve Multi-way Dress ($88) that you can change into a variety of looks. I’ve seen a shorter version of this at American Apparel, but I have to admit that I’m intrigued by this long sleeve version. If anyone out there has tried this on, or seen it in action, please let me know what you think. I’d love to hear if it actually works!
The key with Fall is look for pieces that you can layer and pair those must-have trendy looks with more classic pieces that you will wear through the years. So get out there, get dressed and enjoy the crisp cool weather! Just try to resist the urge to roll around in the leaves in your new clothes 🙂