Okay Fashionistas, let’s talk Fall Fashion practicalities. When it comes to fashion, Fall is definitely my favourite season. The colours, the layering, the movement of clothing… all comes together for the perfect self-expressive outfit. As soon as the season changed, my mind went to, ‘how to layer a crewneck sweater’.
Now I don’t know about all of you, but after a summer of trying to wear as little as legally possible being hit with the, ‘oh yeah, Canadian winter is approaching’ temperature drop is a good time to dress things up a little. After all, we all just spent the last few months wearing shorts, T's, joggers, leggings, tanks and sandals.
‘How to dress for the Fall’ becomes a good question and my answer is… wear layers. It’s a tricky time of year when the day can go from cold and rainy to warm and breezy. In both cases, and regardless of your style, layering is key to a successful, fashionable day.
Take our lovely model, Sarah. For this outfit I really wanted to show off the ability to dress up a comfy sweater. After all, they are not just for lazing around at home, but are great items to have to stay warm when out. So I put her in killer little booties, perfect for this time of year, skinny ripped jeans and our very popular So Grateful sweater.
Now, that outfit would be great for a date, short walk (keeping it real, she’s in 3 inch heals), heading out with friends or to semi-casual outing. Need a slightly more comfortable footwear option, swap the heals out of for a flat bootie and if you have it, make sure it has some hardware on it.
Now, let’s add some layers and accessories. I threw her in a three-quarter trench to help add the look of length. After all, she’s not a very tall model, but a realistic 5’3”. The trench is tweed and has a faint checkered pattern. I wanted to add some texture and visual movement. Next, I threw on a light scarf with a zebra print. It’s great to mix prints, just try and keep one of them subtle if you have a bold print in the mix (unless you’re trying to make a statement). Lastly, to tie in the fact that she is wearing a sweater and to add some balance to the outfit, I put her in a toque but kept it classy by using one with a faux fur puff-ball and cashmere look to it.
There you have it… a dressier look, but warm and cozy (yes, yes, minus the heals). If it gets warm, she can leave the coat open, but if it rains or gets too cold she can wrap the scarf around her neck and close the coat.
Layer your comfy sweater and send tag us. We’d love to see how you did it!