Producer, Isabelle Vallée. Photography, Andréanne Gauthier/C. Photography Assistant, Vanessa Brossard. Styling, Camille Internoscia. Model, Lucie (Specs). Makeup, Anaïs Côté
As we enter a season bursting with crisp breezes and crunchy leaves, it’s time to put away our warm-weather favourites. But before we start dressing for the bitter cold, let’s celebrate the happy medium of fall by combining light and heavy fabrics with airy and rich hues to achieve a picture-perfect balance.
Mad for plaid
Incorporate two of the season’s hottest trends—plaid fabrics and structured blazers—in one polished look. The matching jacket and skirt look fabulous together but work just as well as separates if you prefer a smaller dose of this eye-catching print.
Bias Cut Silk CAMISOLE in Coast Blue, Silk Laundry, $180
Orange and Grey Check BLAZER, Winners, $60
Orange and Grey Plaid SKIRT, Winners, $30
Alpi GLOVES with Cashmere Lining in Shiitake, Maguire Shoes, $90
Flower BROOCH in Toffee, Zara, $20
Jala BOOTS in Light Blue, Aldo, $220
Pink and red shades go together like peanut butter and jelly. The combination is feminine and romantic, and can easily translate from day to night for ultimate versatility.
Tabia Leather CORSET in Ruby Red, Lamarque, $295
Thara COAT in Antique Pink, Lamarque, $530
Silk Mesh LEGGINGS in Daybreak, Silk Laundry, $200
Silk Mesh SKIRT in Daybreak, Silk Laundry, $220
Pace Recycled Safety Pin Silver-Plated EARRINGS, Pilgrim, $48
Alina Flex Leather PUMPS in Light Blush, Michael Kors, $158
Make your outfit a masterpiece by reaching for an artsy print like this watercolour shirt. Choose solid hues for the rest of the look to let your statement piece shine.
Short Sleeve Boyfriend SHIRT in Expressionist, Silk Laundry, $355
Bobbi PANTS in Bone, Lamarque, $425
Leather Envelope BAG in Mustard, Winners, $80
The Halo Gold-Plated RING, Horace Jewelry, $45
There’s always a place for bold tones in your wardrobe, so don’t neglect them during the colder months. This brightly coloured suit and matching ballet slippers add a playful flair to traditional office wear, creating a fun look that’s totally work-ready.
Lace BLOUSE with Tie in Black, Suzy Shier, $28
Sleeveless Merino Wool Blend TOP in Marigold, Michael Kors, $195
Crepe Boyfriend BLAZER in Crew Blue, Michael Kors, $299
Crepe Bootcut PANTS in Crew Blue, Michael Kors, $249
Prato Leather Ballet FLATS in Denim, Maguire Shoes, $195
Embrace drama with dark colours and lavish fabrics. Classic black and satin in a rich navy blue look luxe paired together, creating an outfit that’s made for date night or after-dinner drinks.
Turtleneck SWEATER in Black, Suzy Shier, $24
Silk Twill Slouch VEST in Midnight, Silk Laundry, $325
Silk Twill Racer SHORTS in Midnight, Silk Laundry, $295
Poesy Vegan Wool COAT, Noize, $207
TIGHTS, Simons, $19
Out and about
An oversize blazer makes for perfect transitional outerwear. If you’re not ready to pull out your bulky winter coat, this piece keeps away the chill and boasts a streamlined silhouette. Combine fabric weights, like the mesh, denim and wool varieties in this ensemble, to amp up the style quotient.
Silk Mesh Long Sleeve TOP in Moon, Silk Laundry, $210
Suit VEST in Grey, Winners, $40
Ennis Oversized Wool BLAZER in Feather Grey, Lamarque, $445
Baggy Dad JEANS in Medium Wash, Levi's, $100
Pulse Recycled Multi Chain Silver-Plated NECKLACE, Pilgrim, $79
This cut-out top stuns in brilliant white, a neutral shade with endless styling possibilities. The versatile piece is a closet chameleon, meaning it can take on a grungy vibe when paired with ripped jeans and a leather jacket, or look uber elegant with a floral skirt and heels.
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