Summer is my jam. I love sundresses and shorts and maxi dresses; I have way too much clothes for the three to four-month stint that I get once a year. Fall on the other hand is not exactly my preferred season to dress for.
I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love all the pretty colours of the changing season, I love hot coffee on a crisp day and knitted sweaters, but I grimace the first day I have to slither back into my jeans after a long summer of sunkissed skin and short shorts.
There is more layering involved and fall clothes are more function than fashion. It can be difficult to find good quality fall staples, so I put together a list of my favourites for this fall season.
A minor addiction of mine is coats. I usually try to find an oversized coat that works well with sweaters and a tailored coat that will work for a polished and put-together look.
I live for sweaters, I love anything that is roomy and soft. Grey is my favourite colour…if you can consider it a colour. I probably have at least five grey sweaters and I am naturally drawn to grey everything for the fall. I try to invest in moderately priced sweaters, made from high-quality fabrics such as wool, cashmere or cotton so that they breathe and I don’t get overheated. I try to stay away from polyester since it tends to lock the heat in and pill very easily.
Its no surprise that I still live for mom jeans, a controversial choice, since men seem to either love them or hate them, but as ladies really dress to impress one another, what do boys really know about fashion.
I like high waisted options paired with a bodysuit or an oversized sweater. Levis continues to be my go-to for jean shorts and pants. I love the 501s and wedgie jeans. I have also recently discovered Agolde. My favourite style is the parkers, they are a loose-fitting girlfriend jean. They have a very similar vibe to Levis with thick material and a flattering cut.
Living in Vancouver, it is important to have functional boots for the fall. Boots either need to be waterproof or easy to walk in. I like a stacked heel because they are comfortable to walk in and still look dressier than a sneaker. I put together a few of my favourites. Animal print is a huge trend for the fall.
Dressing for fall is all about having high-quality pieces that can handle the elements. Let me know in the comments below what has been a good investment piece for the fall season.