Fall fashion for our socially distanced lives

As we continue to grapple with the current pandemic, many of us will find it difficult to imagine how the latest fashion trends might fit into our socially distanced lives. The fall 2020 runway shows happened before our world was turned upside down but many of the looks have relevance and will help to inject a bit of fun into our everyday style.

Colour Spotlight: Orange Crush

Between the autumnal orange ‘Amberglow’ and the fiery red ‘Samba’, the leading fall colours are sure to carry you through the season. According to the Pantone Colour Institute experts, these colours reflect our interest in desirable seasonal classics which imbued personality. On this spectrum of seasonal core shades, I lean toward the ‘Burnt Orange’ hue which has become a street-style favourite. Whether you’re drawn to the warmth of red, rust or dusty orange, fall is your opportunity to invest in these seasonal classics.

ABOVE: Alex wears burnt orange and brings you some of her favourite orange crush pieces:  1. Dusty Orange Sweater  • Joe Fresh  2. Tissot  Seastar 1000 Chronograph $685  3. ONLY Faux-Leather Skirt $55 • The Hudson’s Bay

Fall Coats: Plaids and Tartans

Dress up any outfit with a plaid coat. Tartans and plaid have traditionally graced woolen clothing, so they are naturaly associated with warmth. The exuberant pattern has long been part of fashion’s vernacular. For fall 2020, many designers took the motif for a spin including, Burberry, Versace, Hermes, Mui Mui and Victoria Beckham. Arriving on the runways in mostly muted tones of camel, tan and dark brown, timeless check continues to have an innate ability to feel contemporary.

ABOVE:  Alex shows you how stay warm and experiment with plaid this fall. Give the look a try with this (1) Evernew Jillian Coat, $210 from The Hudson’s Bay.

Here to Stay

Break out all your spotted prints from 2019, the interminable pattern remains at the forefront of style this season. This ultra-feminine print was spotted at Mui Mui, Rochas, and a handful of other shows, making the case that the print continues to be a timeless wardrobe staple. Whether you’re looking for a memorable addition or simply want to inject a bit of fun into your overall look, you can’t go wrong with this print.

Paired with neutral separates, leopard print adds a sophisticated twist to any style.

ABOVE:  Alex shows how to pair leopard with your existing neutral separates for a fun, contemporary look and suggests these pieces for your own wardrobe:  1. Leopard Print Skirt • Joe Fresh  2. Moto Jacket • Winners $685  3. Dillon Classic-Fit Shirt $95.00 • Banana Republic

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Photos: All photos of Alexandra Hunt by Winter Lotus Photography