AUTUMN OFFERS ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE YOUR WARDROBE WITH SUBTLY STYLISH STATEMENT PIECES. HERE ARE SIX OF FALL FASHION’S TOP TRENDS—IN APPAREL THAT’S AVAILABLE IN TORONTO, FOR A RELATIVELY AFFORDABLE PRICE.
Cue the 50 Shades jokes. Grey and its varyied hues—silver, ash, charcoal, dove, granite, slate or even oyster—are in this season. The new neutral is gender friendly, appearing in all manner of jackets, pants, suits and scarves.
1 Men’s Rise button-up shirt, $159, Tiger of Sweden
2 Ladies’ boiled wool sweater, $69.99, Winners
3 Men’s Grant dinner jacket, $895, Club Monaco
4 Ladies’ Perfecto asymmetrical jacket, $195, Tristan
5 Ladies’ Wilfred Free Jenner sweater, $165, Aritzia
6 Men’s premium striped jacket, $698, Strellson
Sometimes called “après sport,” this particular trend is all about marrying fitness and down time for those of us seeking the perfect excuse to wear yoga pants to the movies or a sweatshirt to the office. Signature details of the “I-might-go-for-a-run-or-I-might-stay-in-and-binge-watch-Netflix” look include jogging pants in a luxe material, anything made with stretch jersey, or simply pairing sneakers with any outfit.
1 Men’s premium jersey jogger pants, $248, Strellson
2 Ladies’ soft cargo pants, $29, Joe Fresh
3 Ladies plaid jogger, $69.50, Loft
4 Men’s track pants, $139, Tiger of Sweden
5 Men’s Lloyd mid-sneakers, $500, Want Apothecary
6 Men’s Lacoste Rayford sneakers, $180, Heel Boy
Forget the gingham, the lumberjack, checkerboard, tartan or plaid. What’s hip in today’s square world are large grid patterns.
1 Ladies’ plaid-print long jacket, $98, Addition Elle
2 Men’s extra-fitted plaid blazer, $225, Tristan
3 Grey plaid dress, $150, Laura Petites
4 Men’s check tweed blazer, $199.50, RW & Co.
Warm hues like merlot, cranberry, burnt orange and mustard yellow, as reflected in the changing colours of the autumn leaves, surely influenced this season’s palette.
1 Faux suede fringe vest, $50, Reitman’s
2 Hush Puppies Jela Lennox bootie, $150, Soft Moc
3 Blanket wrap skirt, $59.50, Loft
4 Mirabel tote, $1,050, Want Apothecary
5 Suede fit and flare dress, $398, Ann Taylor
6 Second Yoga high rise skinny jeans in scarlet, $120, Jean Machine
7 Men’s leather racer jacket, $718, Roots
8 Pietrus tie, $119, Tiger of Sweden
9 Men’s Godefroid shoes, $140, Aldo
CAPES & PONCHOS
Perhaps as much a seasonal necessity as a fashion statement, these transition pieces can double as cozy cover-ups on cool, crisp fall days.
1 Golden by TNA Velasco cape, $250, Aritzia
2 Wool blend cape, $149.50, RW & Co.
3 Oakley wrap, $74, Roots
4 Camel cape, $195, Melanie Lyne
FALL’S HOTTEST ACCESSORY: BACKPACKS
Coolly slung over one shoulder or worn with both straps, these leather carry-alls leave your hands free for that cup of coffee or smartphone.
1 SP Backpack $380, ECCO
2 Sport calf rucksack in saddle, $765, Coach
3 Papa Alex backpack in black prince leather, $268, Roots
4 Double zip backpack in burgundy pebble, $59, Indigo