Your Guide to nailing this year’s Fall Fashion
Don’t let the colder weather this season stop you from looking and feeling HOT
Already a month back into classes, it seems the glorious summer days of cute little dresses and chic shirts are just a distant memory. As the season of sun draws to a close, temperatures begin to drop and course loads start to pile up. Suddenly you’re trapped under a miserable mountain of stress, books and before you know it… snow.
When it comes to fall fashion, Calgary’s unique climate can prove challenging to many. It often feels like Alberta just skips the fall season altogether and throws us straight into winter. True, we might have a much shorter fall season than other cities, but that shouldn’t mean we have to miss out on the exciting seasonal trends others get to enjoy!
This fall is all about the #throwback. The New York Fashion Week show revealed an abundance of 70’s inspired colours, patterns and fabrics. If you’ve flipped through the pages of a fashion magazine lately, or even window-browsed at your local shopping mall, you can probably attest to this!
Remember that cringe worthy photo of you in that turtleneck sweater your Mom forced you to wear as a child? Well, it’s back – only this time you’re going to want to show it off! Turtleneck knits are making a huge comeback, and are perfect for the Calgary weather because they are transferrable into the winter months. Paired with a patent leather skirt or your favourite pair of skinny jeans, this is a fall essential! Try out bell sleeves, flared jeans, suede or fringe and you’ll be looking wonder-fall!
If you find these trademark hippie styles a little intimidating, fret not! Take a look at their 70’s colour palettes for your shopping inspiration. Rich hues like burgundy and royal green are popular, along with more subtle shades of pink, grey and earthy brown.
The most important thing to remember when dressing this season is to layer up! Underestimating the power of the oversized sweater is a mistake we’ve all made. Contrast with a faux (or real!) leather jacket for extra warmth.
Fourth year Marketing major and musician, Bryton Udy, shows off a great combo to be on top of your game this season for men’s fashion! Udy wears a pair of ABC pants (Lululemon Athletica, $130) that he scored for free after performing a show for staff. Shoes can make or break an outfit, and Udy’s Oxford Brogues (DGW, $150) look incredibly suave. Layering a simple grey tee (Bluenotes, $10), hoodie (Express, $25) and denim jacket (Forever 21, $50), Udy’s effortless style is sure to turn heads!
In her first look, she wears a simple two-toned sweater (Zara, $45) paired with her favourite cuffed skinny jeans (Hollister, $35) and classic Bluntstones ($200). Similar boots can be found at H&M for around $80.
In early fall, the temperature can be pretty unpredictable. Eason’s second look is all about versatility, so be sure to pack a lightweight jacket (Plenty, $20) for those chilly fall mornings. Throw on a colourful patterned scarf (H&M, $15) and give your outfit an instant pop. Combat boots are a seasonal must-have (Steve Madden, $150). They’re a lot more practical for Calgary’s fall than the heeled ankle boots you see everywhere.Yes, they’re cute, but do you really want to break an ankle contending with ice-covered sidewalks?
In her final look, Eason proves you can never go wrong with the classic and sophisticated black/white combo. Originally $150 from Free People, Eason’s gorgeous skirt was an absolute steal, on sale for just $40! Paired with a comfy knit sweater (H&M, $30) and knee-high boots (Browns, $130), this outfit combines cozy and classy!
Even if you’re not the type of person to embrace the 70’s boho style, there’s no avoiding this seasons hippie look. From the ultimate statement jacket to the one sweater everyone will be wearing. Mix and match and have fun with this fall’s fashion, because it won’t last long Calgary!