Don't lock yourself into a monogamous relationship with just one coat this winter. Play the field and add one (or maybe two) of these beautiful, trendy and affordable coats to your outerwear roster.
New Look quitted jacket with hood, $70.
Utility anorak, $89.
First & I belted coat, $70.
Open-front longline jacket, $83.
Cold Comfort max puffer jacket, $148.
Navy peacoat, $130.
Parka (sizes 14-24), $99.
Jessica women's buffalo plaid coat, $130.
Bonded faux leather wide collar jacket, $148.
Coat with concealed seam, $90.
Soft shell coat with faux leather sleeves, $149.
Check wool blend open collar coat, $110.
TOPSHOP Hooded Fur Coat, $135.
You can never have too many striped shirts, right? This season-less staple is getting extra attention this fall—so make sure to pick up one of our favourite striped pieces.
The thing about stripes is that they're always trending. Any type of stripe will do, but this season we'll be stocking up on French-inspired Breton stripes for a look that is classy, polished and just a little bit retro.
Breton stripes originated in France (Brittany, more specifically) and were part of a seaman's uniform in the 1800s. The design was alternating white (2 cm) and blue (1 cm) horizontal stripes—a look so trendy that in the 1900s it spread from seamen to the public as a chic style statement.
Over time, the definition of a Breton stripe became a little more relaxed; the term now tends to refer to thin, horizontal stripes, often still in the classic white and blue colour combo. If you want to exude that French-girl cool, we recommend sticking with the classic look, but you'll still be on trend this fall by choosing striped items with variations of colour and thickness.
Here are our striped picks for fall.
Long sleeve tee, $35, bananarepublic.ca.
Curve midi skirt, $44, asos.com.
Knit shift dress, $37, oldnavy.ca.
Monki oversized knit, $50, asos.com.
Stripe blazer, $65, gapcanada.ca.
Striped t-shirt, $53, jcrew.com.
Sweater with contrasting cuff, $46, zara.com.
Ribbed dress, $90, mango.com.
Dress with bell sleeves, $132, madewell.com.
Whistles Funnel Neck Shirt, $150, asos.com.
Midi shirtdress, $251, jcrew.com.
For more fall fashion trends, check out our 7 best style bets.
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<p>Hudson's Bay Company Collection</p>
Hudson's Bay Company Collection and Mattel Canada have teamed up for a very special exclusive Barbie.
Just like you, Barbie picks up a few new threads come September.
The Hudson’s Bay Company Collection has partnered with Mattell to reveal an exclusive Barbie with a bit of Canadian pride. "Our vision was to imbue our doll with an independent, creative sprit," says Hilary Kelley, Vice President, Design, HBC Collections. "This Barbie lives by a code defined by her personal mantra: be an on the go free thinker; be kind, be brave; strive to be better; and always seek adventure."
HBC Collection Barbie is available at Hudson’s Bay stores and online at thebay.com on October 5 and retails for $60.
While we're not sure how prepared Barbie is for Canadian adventure (ankle boots and a pencil skirt, aren't really adventure appropriate) we can definitely tell this Barbie is on the go. With a fashionable carry bag (including the necessary coffee travel mug and smartphone), stylish accessories and a copy of the newspaper, Barbie is definitely ready for a day in the city.
"We are thrilled to have worked with the Hudson's Day Company in creating this stylish doll, capturing their signature stripes look, and growing Barbie's wardrobe," says Akram Sharkawy, Brand Communication Marketing Manager at Mattell Canada. And what a wardrobe—Barbie is decked out in the iconic HBC stripes and ready for fall in Canada. Wearing a turtleneck, toque and the HBC print in both a coat and skirt, Barbie—along with her poodle, Hudson— braves the city streets in style.