Fall Fashion Round-Up

This fall, whether you’re inspired to inject glamour into your wardrobe by embracing the luxe touch of fur or by mixing and matching graphic prints, playing up your shape in smart structured men’s wear or by simply adding accessories to update your current wardrobe, finding a style that complements your personality will be easy to do. September is the true month for reinvention and these leading runway trends are a smart and savvy way to look fabulous for fall.

Fur Sure

Designers called to the wild with stellar statement furs became a prominent feature on the catwalks. From accessories trimmed in fabulous faux to fur-ociously chic apparel, every woman in Ottawa should make room for this modern look that can be worn for an elegant evening or paired with a casual ensemble for daywear. Gucci, Celine, Kenzo, Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli all had fur in their 2011 collections. A fur-trimmed boot will help keep your feet warm in the cooler months and is a simple way to add effortless style.

Amazing Lace

It was an undeniable moment in Canadian fashion history when style icon Kate Middleton- now the Duchess of Cambridge – stepped off the plane for the Royal Tour wearing the Montréal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu. The full lace ‘Cecile’ dress worn for the official welcoming ceremony eradicated the notion that lace is an evening-only fabric. Kate wore a second Erdem dress in navy which provided a polished look during her tour to Québec City. Royal fashion aside, lace is making a strong entrance into daywear from sophisticated dresses to structured skirt suits. Lace took on a whole new persona for fall with a less delicate and more powerful presence.

Moody Polish

Get polished and ease into the new season with bold and statement worthy colours for your nails. Put away your pastel polish and reach for a standout shade. These two weather-inspired nail polishes from Joe Fresh are a chic way to incorporate the mood of the season on your nails. Opt for a shade of grey like Storm or Fog (ABOVE) and be on trend $4.

Scarlet Lips

This season’s indi-sputable lip colour is red, in all its multi-hued glory, with shades ranging from plum to tomato to berry. Adding a rich shade of red is the easiest way to update your make-up and modernize your look for fall. Joe Fresh has a range of budget-friendly options that allow you to pick more than just one colour. Top pick is Lychee for a cool $4.