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Under $100: Best fashion and beauty buys for September

By: Alexandra Donaldson , Julia McEwen , Linda Cotrina , Renée Reardin

From leopard print to some seriously affordable (but hard working) beauty picks, this September our editors are embracing the seasonal shift—without breaking the bank.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Animal Prints

If one trend dominated fall 2018 runways, it was animal prints. Designers, like Carolina Herrera (pictured), Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana showcased the style on everything from dresses, to sweaters, to footwear and accessories. Keep in mind that the trend isn't restricted to leopard print—snake, cheetah, cow, zebra and tiger prints made the cut too!

Image by: carolinaherrera.com By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Animal Prints

Wear now: With a pair of black or red summer sandals and a ring handle bag.

Wear later: With a cropped leather moto jacket and ankle boots.

Leopard Print Dress $120, mango.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Animal Prints

Wear now: Change up the shape of your go-to neutral oversized summer dress by cinching your waist with this belt.

Wear later: With a button-up blouse tucked into a pair of high-waisted boyfriend jeans.

Zebra Tipped End Circle Buckle Jeans Belt, $21, asos.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Animal Prints

Wear now: With flowy culottes and a tucked-in t-shirt.

Wear later: Swap in a pair of tailored culottes and throw on a menswear-inspired blazer to go over the t-shirt.

424 Fifth Harlem Suede Mules, $89, thebay.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Colourful Checks

Plaid is no stranger to our fall wardrobes—it's versatile while still adding some excitement to our outfits. This fall check patterns are strikingly more vibrant and seen on runways like Versace (pictured), Balenciaga, and Michael Kors. Make the colourful design the focus of your getup by selecting subtler pieces to balance the bold print. Is anyone else getting a Clueless vibe?

Image by: instagram.com/riannevanrompaey By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Colourful Checks

Wear now: With a cropped t-shirt and colourful flats to keep your summer looking bright.

Wear later: Layer a thin neutral crew neck sweater over a crisp cotton button-up. Slip on heeled sock booties to take the look from preppy to edgy. 

Court Plaid Midi Skirt, $82, urbanoutfitters.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Colourful Checks

Wear now: With a linen t-shirt, tailored shorts and white sneakers—a mix of cool and sophisticated. 

Wear later: With medium-wash girlfriend jeans and an oversized knit sweater.

Plaid Print Shopper Bag, $90, zara.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Colourful Checks

Wear now: With denim cut-offs and a pair of canvas sneakers.

Wear later: Keep it casual by wearing it open with a graphic t-shirt layered underneath and your go-to jeans.

BP. Plaid Shirt, $67, nordstrom.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Belt Bags

Crossbody bags have long held the title as the most convenient (and fashionable) everyday bag. But, thanks to designers like Tods (pictured), Givenchy, and Lanvin, belt bags are now taking over. As the name suggests, this accessory can help define your waist while providing easy access to all of your daily essentials—functionality, meet fashion. 

Image by: instagram.com/tods By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Belt Bags

Wear now: As a high-waisted belt to define your waist in your go-to midi dress and leather slides.

Wear later: Pair the bag with a patterned blouse, skinny jeans and heeled booties—you can even try wearing the purse as a crossbody too!

Steve Madden Chain Belt Bag, $66, nordstrom.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Belt Bags

Wear now: With a sheath dress and kitten-heel sandals to work.

Wear later: With skinny trousers, a tucked-in button-up blouse and sleek pumps.
Croco Embossed Belt Bag, $50, lechateau.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Belt Bags

Wear now: With denim cut-offs and a graphic tee. 

Wear later: Loop the bag through the belt holes of your jeans and tuck in the front of a cable-knit sweater. On windier days, finish the outfit with an army-style jacket.

Studio 33 Lit Belt Bag, $76, shopbop.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Scarf Prints

Another bold print seen on fashion runways for fall was regal scarf prints. Moving beyond the accessory it's named for, these silk scarf designs were featured on tops, jackets, dresses, pants—you name it! Designers like Salvatore Ferragamo (pictured), Richard Quinn and Marine Serre readily embraced this trend and you can too.

Image by: instagram.com/ferragamo By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Scarf Prints

Wear now: With a basic tee, straw bag and simple open-toed mules.

Wear later: Layer on a slouchy boatneck sweater with sneakers.

Mixed Scarf Print Midi Skirt, $80, asos.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Scarf Prints

Wear now: With white jeans and a pair mules.

Wear later: With wide-leg trousers and heeled pointy-toe booties.

Patchwork Chain Print Blouse, $46, zara.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Scarf Prints

Wear now: Choose to wear it open as a beach cover-up with your bathing suit and a pair of flip flops to soak up the final days of summer.

Wear later: Layer a white turtleneck underneath, and wear it closed as a wrap dress with knee-high boots.

Jessica Border Scarf Print Asymmetric Kimono, $62, ca.boohoo.com

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Brooches & Pins

Originally associated with royalty and luxury, brooches and pins have been around for thousands of years—what's changed is whether or not they're considered "cool" to wear. The trend was included in shows from Toga, Alexander McQueen, and Oscar de la Renta (pictured), and this accessory easily adds an extra-special touch to any outfit—not to mention it also acts as a stylish fastener.

Image by: instagram.com/oscardelarenta By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Brooches & Pins

Wear now: Fasten it to the collar or chest of a shirt dress and wear mules with a chunky heel.

Wear later: Attach it to your favourite knit sweater and throw on a wool midi skirt.

Jewelled Lizard Brooch, $50, bananarepublic.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Brooches & Pins

Wear now: Attach it to the chest of a basic t-shirt and wear with cropped casual chinos.

Wear later: Wear it on casual days by attaching it to the chest of your denim jacket. It will definitely add some flare to a denim on denim ensemble.

Joe Cool Butterfly and Birds Charm Brooch, $23, amazon.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Brooches & Pins

Wear now: On your favourite wrap top—place it somewhere on the crossover section.

Wear later: Feature it on the lapel of your favourite peacoat or blazer. Wear them casually with jeans, a t-shirt and pumps, or more formally at work with slacks, a silk blouse and loafers.

Giovanni Vintage Gold Leaf Brooch, $28, etsy.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Nebulas Blue

For every upcoming season, the Pantone Color Institute (a global leader of colour trend forecasting) compiles the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report to emphasize important colour trends designers will showcase in their New York Fashion Week collections. According to this fall's report, a key colour trend to look out for is nebulas blue. This bold effervescent hue was seen in all types of clothing and accessories on the catwalk thanks to designers like Prabal Gurung (pictured), Zero + Maria Cornejo, and Tibi. Acting as a nice break from the muted tones we've come to expect for fall, this cool colour is definitely a breath of fresh air.

Image by: instagram.com/prabalgurung By: Samara ABells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Nebulas Blue

Wear now: Layered under a slip dress with a boater hat.

Wear later: With a neutral jacket like a trench coat on top, skinny jeans and riding boots.

Twik Organic Cotton Rolled Sleeve Tee, $15, simons.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Nebulas Blue

Wear now: With your favourite striped summer dress and block heel sandals.

Wear later: With an oversized blazer, cuffed jeans and white bootie heels.

Nassau Earrings, $15, aldoshoes.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Nebulas Blue

Wear now: With an off-the-shoulder top and mules.

Wear later: With a turtleneck, loafers and leather tote bag. Add a trench coat for those extra cold autumn days.

Cotton Crop Trousers, $70, mango.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Wild West

An oldie but a goodie, last fall's western trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Isabel Marant (pictured), Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein, are just a few of the designers that showcased fringe, pointed accents, rustic belt buckles, and bolo ties, down fall 2018 catwalks.

Image by: instagram.com/isabelmarant By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Wild West

Wear now: Try adding it to a flowy white maxi dress to channel a bohemian vibe. 

Wear later: Opt for a two-piece suit with a basic or graphic shirt layered underneath. Fasten the belt overtop of the blazer to accentuate your waist.

Western Conch Skinny Belt, $44, guess.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Wild West

Wear now: Try adding a belt to tailored Bermuda shorts and accessorizing with a crossbody satchel bag. 

Wear later: With paperbag pants and pointy-toed heels.

Western-Detail Shirt, $39, simons.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Wild West

Wear now: With a flowy polka dot summer dress and cat eye sunnies.

Wear later: With a high-waisted A-line skirt and blanket scarf.

New Frontier Western Boot, $194, freepeople.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Asymmetrical Earrings

Accessories, especially statement earrings, are an awesome way to instantly spice up any outfit. Taking note, fall runways saw countless looks featuring mismatched earrings from designers like Chanel, Jacquemus (pictured), and Christian Dior. Whether a minimalist or maximalist, this relatively new take on earrings is sure to give your outfits an extra edge.

Image by: instagram.com/jacquemus By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Asymmetrical Earrings

Wear now: Try a low ponytail with a printed silk scarf wrapped around it in a knot or bow. This will add a little summery something while still showcasing you earrings. 

Wear later: With a long sleeved mini dress, opaque tights and oxfords.

Asymm Ziggy Drops, $70, jenny-bird.ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Asymmetrical Earrings

Wear now: With a jumpsuit that ties at the waist and sneakers. Have a late summer wedding? Simply add a pair of chunky heel sandals and you're good to go.

Wear later: To transition the look into fall, simply layer a thin turtleneck underneath the jumpsuit and throw on a pair of ankle boots.

Mixed asymmetric earrings, $40, mango.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Asymmetrical Earrings

Wear now: To showcase the earrings, try your hair in a top knot with a frilly floral dress or blouse.

Wear later: With high-waisted vintage-style denim, a square neck blouse and ballet flats. 

Design Lab Lord & Taylor Asymmetrical Circle Earrings, $16, thebay.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Quilting

Diamond-stitched quilting is no stranger to fall staples like bomber and moto jackets. As seen in shows by Chloé, Off-White, and Derek Lam (pictured), the stitching technique is branching out into a wide array of garments like skirts, pants and blazers, as well as accessories this fall.

Image by: dereklam.com By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Quilting

Wear now: With a basic t-shirt and fun baseball cap.

Wear later: With a hoodie and denim jacket.

Adidas Women's Athletics Quilted Pant, $111, amazon.ca.

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Trend: Quilting

Wear now: To shield you from the sun and top off your denim skirt and t-shirt combo.

Wear later: With leather leggings, an oversized tunic and bomber jacket.

Desimoni Cap, $20, aldoshoes.com.

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Trend: Quilting

Wear now: With a gingham romper and peep-toe mules.

Wear later: Opt for a blue denim jacket, blue jeans and a white t-shirt to use the bag as a pop of colour. Try a red lip to pull the whole look together.

Leather-Like Quilted Pouch, $25, lechateau.com.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Go Glossy

Feeling daring? Fall 2018 runways couldn't get enough of fashions exuding a glossy finish. Following suit, Fendi, Eudon Choi (pictured), and Christopher Kane, all incorporated this high-shine finish into many
pieces. The takeaway here is that fabrication isn't important (whether it's leather, latex, plastic, or vinyl), it's the high-shine finish that takes the cake. While glossy finishes may not be everyone's thing, there are ways to subtly incorporate this trend into your everyday ensembles—it's all about balance. 

Image by: instagram.com/eudonchoi By: Samara Abells

10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Go Glossy

Wear now: With your favourite statement sleeve shirt and sneakers.

Wear later: With a buttoned-up cardigan and kitten-heeled mules.

Vila Patent Midi Skirt, $84, asos.com.

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Trend: Go Glossy

Wear now: With a camisole and large black envelope clutch. 

Wear later: With a fitted tucked-in turtleneck and pointy-toed heeled booties.

Snake Print Pants, $100, zara.com/ca.

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10 fall trends you can wear now—and when the weather cools down

Trend: Go Glossy

Wear now: With a floral print slip dress and chunky sneakers to keep summer feeling breezy. 

Wear later: Add a crew neck long sleeve underneath and for even colder days, throw on a denim jacket overtop.

Patent Lady Tote Bag, $49, urbanoutfitters.ca.

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