Falling hard for fall fashion

Monday fashion columnist Laura Mitbrodt checks out what's in style this fall

  • Sep. 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.

For her: Clothing from Bernstein and Gold For him: Clothing from Citizen Clothing

There’s nothing more satisfying than the crisp smell of freshly fallen leaves combined with the golden sunlight reflecting off the vibrant fall colours.

When I see the first leaf changing colour, I sigh with contentment knowing that my favourite season is upon us. This visual metamorphosis inspires me to break out my fall wardrobe.

October just happens to be one of my favourite months because you can finally start layering your fall essentials. There are many predominant trends this fall but not all of them are a necessity in your wardrobe, especially if you’re looking to invest in timeless pieces.

Just when you think the days of Mad Men are over, the 1960s remain a staple in both men’s and women’s fashion. For menswear ‘60s stovepipe slacks are a major trend right now.

Think slim-fitting and cropped around the ankle with heavy layering on top.

The oversized trend is also here to stay this fall with chunky sweaters and larger-than-life coats.

Fair Isle, Aztec and western-inspired prints are everywhere from sweaters to handbags. Tartan plaid returns for fall 2014 in its traditional form and reinvented in modern ways with bright colours and unique motifs.

Mixing patterns and textures is a huge trend right now as you can see with the tartan Joe Cape by Jude Clothing combined with the black and white Charlotte Eskildsen sweater from Bernstein and Gold.

This drapped cape is current with the oversized trend, especially when paired with the Paige highrise skinny jeans, also available at Bernstein and Gold.

Slim-fitting dark denim is considered a fall staple for menswear like these Denham Jeans from Citizen Clothing.

Try pairing with a chambray-inspired button-up like this blue Culturata Roma shirt layered with this cozy navy Culturata waffle knit cardigan, also from Citizen Clothing.

Check out Laura’s daily blog at laurajaneatelier.com.

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FOR HER:

Bernstein and Gold, www.bernsteinandgold.com

• Joe Cape: Body Bag, Jude Clothing, $175

• Sweater: Charlotte Eskildsen $355

• Jeans: Paige, Hoxton highrise skinny $269

 

FOR HIM:

Citizen Clothing, www.citizenclothing.ca

• Denham Jeans: RAZOR $198

• Tie: Culturata Roma $75

• Shirt: Culturata Roma $175

• Sweater: Culturata waffle knit cardigan $345

• Bag: Filson, $320

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