In Search of Style: Fall Fashion

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 Fiery in nature, red is a “standout” colour and should be worn when you want to be noticed. A bold red is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye. Designers warmed up the autumn palate with reds of all hues, showing satin finishes, lacquered separates and even displaying a head-to-toe velvet look that set the runway on fire.

The Pantone Colour Institute’s biannual fashion report highlighted the shade Aurora Red as a staple for Fall/Winter and is expected to dominate upcoming collections in stores. Don’t overthink the shade, just use colour as a way to update your look or to add some sizzle to your fall wardrobe. 

Kate Spade Small Hemsley Bag $258

Kate Spade Small Hemsley Bag $258
Kate Spade Small Hemsley Bag $258










Kate Spade Gold Buckle Collar Necklace $228
Kate Spade Gold Buckle Collar Necklace $228

Winners Metal Choker Necklace $19.99
Winners Metal Choker Necklace $19.99

Invention and reinvention are the mothership of fashion, and thanks to an overall ‘90s resurgence, the choker is making a comeback. It doesn’t matter if you prefer a statement choker made from metal, velvet, leather or if it’s embellished with rhinestones, this fall add a little something around your
neck and join the ranks of the fashion set.


Guess Kielo Faux Fur Vest $148

Guess Babita Fur Coat $198

Fur, both real and faux, made a strong showing on the runway but it was the use of show-stopping patterns and bold colours that prove that fur is back on the fashion radar. Top marks go to designers Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung and Libertine for offering a twist on the standard style, creating a “look at me” trend that will keep you warm to boot. You don’t need to spend a fortune on this luxe look.

For the cooler evenings opt, for a vest and look at vintage shops for hidden gems. Traditional fur styles and colours are a wise investment as classic looks stand the test of time. An easy way to add fur is through accessories, such as, fur-trimmed gloves or a fur scarf. These small additions will add a touch of glamour to your overall look.


Alex’s Fall Essentials

fallfash4Lusomé sleepwear is redefining
comfort in classic sleepwear with
innovative moisture wicking technology
for a dry and good night’s sleep.

seryumLaurel Whole Plant Organics is a
sweetly scented serum with nourishing
plants high in antioxidants, making this
the ideal anti-aging serum and a cult favourite.
You can purchase at ORESTA.

bookOntario sisters Julie Albert and
Lisa Gnat serve up quick, easy
and crowd-pleasing meals in their
latest celebrity-approved cookbook.

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