Add some punch to your wardrobe this fall with checks

Every season has its own look and fall 2019 is no exception. There are always a variety of trends that stick out, but not all of them have lasting power or transfer from the runway to everyday.

The runway trends that reigned supreme this year were a reinvention of motifs, like tartan and animal prints, worn with a bring-it-on attitude. Whether you need to update your wardrobe or you’re just looking for a bit of inspiration, stay ahead of the curve with trends this fall.

New checked patterns added a bold and graphic punch to the Fall/Winter runways. From a hefty buffalo check to exaggerated glen plaid, it is one of the most versatile patterns. Donned all over in eye-catching colours, this season’s large checked prints are not for the faint-hearted but will add a touch of drama to any ensemble. If you’re ready to give the cold-weather staple a try, pick up a tartan suit, jacket or a pair of pants that features the classic pattern. Keep the look fresh by opting for a bold colour, such as red, blue or green. If you’re looking to take this trend to the boardroom, smaller and more muted checks are a solid investment. 

Aldo Scarf $30, Winners midi plaid skirt $34.99, Single Button Linen Blazer by CHELSEA28

Spot On! The animal print obsession continues to flood the market with spots and stripes, so pick up a statement piece while the timeless look continues to take centre stage. While leopard print can always hold a place in our wardrobe, it’s best to select a smaller sized print as this iconic look will remain stylish for years to come. 

Now Open  Levi’s has opened its first mainline store in Ottawa at the Rideau Centre offering a Tailor Shop that allows you to create one-of-a-kind customized pieces by experts that specialize in chain-stitching, embroidery, pins and patches.

Hair Trends Clips, barrettes, headbands and bobby pins are garnering interest among fashion influencers and will only become more prominent over the coming months. This trend, heavily inspired by the 90s likely started with Gucci’s crystal hair clips and has since become an easy alternative to embellish any ensemble. Add a lux touch to your daily look with pearl hair clips for a polished yet playful look.

Canada Goose Elmwood Parka $1,250 • Parajumpers Long Leah Parka $660

Go Long Get ready to snuggle right into your parka once the wickedly-cold winds kick in. Designers have us covered from head to (er… almost) toe with extended length parkas to keep you toasty all season long.