Summer is officially getting the pink slip, and if you’re anything like me, the last week of August is met with the usual rigmarole of anxious fall-fashion ruminations.
“What do I wear? I’m not ready? What does it all mean? WHO AM I? HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBERRRRR?!? Papaahhh Can You Hear MEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee????”
…Oh no? Just the style conundrum?
Making the transition into Fall is never easy. On one hand you want to hold on to the last lazy days of summer, on the other—you’d like to burn every Boho summer dress and romper in your closet right. about. now.
Also, there’s a pair of Crocs flip-flops in there somewhere. Those stay—I have terrible granny arches.
My end of summer fashion sense is a myopically styled mismatch, stuck in the morass of end-of-season purgatory. While I may not look the part right now, thankfully I know how to set the table properly. Part of my job is gaining fluency in all things FALL, months in advance for the sake of being the dopest trend zeitgeist in all the land.
This is a comprehensive Fall Fashion on Fleek list to getting your foxy self ready for that first fall Tinder date/step and repeat wall/internet sex scandal press conference.
Oh don’t kid yourself on that last one. Online shame (if not already) is coming for all of us.
Fair Maiden Dresses
Think Little Red Riding Hood meets the The Lord of the Rings, meets a Ricola lozenge commercial meets your everyday Milkmaid, and you’ll get the gist of this lovely and feminine fall trend.
L to R: Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Burberry Prorsum, Valentino.
A huge fall trend is all about see-through SEXAY sheer fabrics + lace. From dresses, to peek-a-boo blouses + pants; show ’em what chu got…leaving just enough to the imagination. Ok, JLO is giving it all away for free in that Bao Tranchi number, but 20-year-olds only wish they could look that good—amirite ladies?
Top L to R: Burberry Prorsum, Altuzarra, the genius of Alexander McQueen, Givenchy blouse. *Click on each photo for a better view. Bottom: J Mendell + Bao Tranchi.
While I’m generally inclined to swaddle myself in head to toe fleece at the first sign of freeze o’clock, I’d like to think my sweater game is pretty tight during fall →On FLEEK some would say. No-one, absolutely no-one says this except try-hard moi trying to get the millennial vote.
Top L to R: Alexander Wang, Militant-inspired Isabel Marant, Altuzarra in a gorgeous powder blue. Bottom L to R: Vivienne Westwood cropped cable knit in red, Les Copains cozy knit with on trend firefly brooch.
Culottes are a great transitional fall piece that are easy to wear and can be dressed up with a great pair of booties, heels & designer tights. In other words, its like the best boob job of fall 2015 trends.
Top R to L: Rebecca Minkoff, Club Monaco, Ted Baker Tweed. Bottom L to R: Raw Hemmed Jean Culotte Top Shop, Celine.
Ahhhhhh fall brings back fond memories of back-to-school-shopping-days whereby my mom would rip open the changing room and ask in a decibel too high for my liking if my “pants were too tight on my crotch-area?’ in a unisex shop mind you, before checking the tightness factor for herself—my changing room still open for all to see. A breathable crotch area was paramount for my lovely mother. So yea, that is my segue for fall…PANTS. You’re welcome.
Top: Altuzarra tweeds, Chloé pre-fall. Bottom: a fleet of Isabel Marant pants—I’m obsessed! Love the high waists, thin belts & military feel!
*See above. Add in extra attention to my mothers pat down to avoid potential pre-teen jean vaginal suffocation.
Top L to R: See By Chloe pants & braided skirt, a staple easy-fit Rag & Bone. Bottom: L to R: Maria Flare J Brand, Tibi skirt.
BOOTS, BOOTIES + HEELS
Foot wear can make or break an outfit; at best it can bring an entire look together or stand alone as the main event. Put your best foot forward with these statement pieces!
Top L to R: Tierney Bootie Club Monaco, Philosophy Alberta Ferretti, Sophie Webster Yasmina Pom Pom Heel, Proenza Schouler wrap sandals (*comes in various colors + fabrics, all stunning!) Middle L to R: Altuzarra lace ups, Fillipa Buckle Pump Club Monaco. Bottom: Isabel Marant boot, Celine black sneakers (also comes in white!)
COATS, CAPES + WRAPS
Leather, plaid and tartan are in abundance this fall in coats, capes, wraps and ponchos. As you may have noticed I don’t wear fur—and no it’s not the same as leather (which I wear rarely to never) so please no hate mail? *Click on each photo for brand info.
My bag ethos is go BIG or go home! And while the trend this fall is to go micro-small in terms of purses, this is the Pop Culture Rainman™ Fall Fashion list—I never follow the herd! Just remember, wear the bag, don’t let it wear you! *Click on each photo for brand info.
I’m not an all-you-can-eat-buffet of jewellery wearer. I like one or two statement pieces at most—spare is generally my bauble ethos. This fall, it’s all about the bold EARRING, worn on its own as the main event! Top from L to R: Louis Vuitton, Marni, Celine. Bottom from L to R: Isabel Marant, Christian Dior.
The One Off
Other pairs J’adore are this tribal inspired Chloé set, these g-g-g-g-g-gorgeous Fernando Jorge numbah’s + lastly these bionic Tom Ford show stoppers!
The best way to add a little confetti to any outfit is to pair it with some ‘stand out and get noticed‘ tights or hosiery. I personally would sell my left buttock for these spectacular ‘holier’ than thou Proenza Schouler’s. I will either do that or simply head on over to The Room at Hudsons Bay (Vancouver + Toronto only) where they retail for $325.00
Nothing says “well put together” like a fierce pair of fall-ready sunglasses. From Celine + Fendi‘s (lined up on right side) offering of bold blue frames, to my favorite eyewear designer from here to infinity Theirry Lasry! How stunning are his frames with glittery colored flecks? Some might say they are so on FLEEK? (No-one, no-one will say that…)
For further insight into my entire list of fall fashion notables follow my Pinterest page here + be sure to catch my FALL BEAUTY round-up back here next →week!
Style for Style, (*points for the first person to place this quote…)