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Your Fall Fashion Guide

I know, I don’t want to admit it either, but fall is fast approaching. The only consolation for me is that fall is my favourite fashion season. I love the rich colours, textures and layers. But with the multitude of trends on offer this coming season, its a bit difficult to navigate fashion right now. Truth be told, it’s as if everything and anything is trending now; Goth, Victorian, Mod, 70’s, 80’s, bohemian, minimalism, lace, fur, suede, capes, military and more! Runway collections are styled over-the-top, conveying a strong statement to catch the attention of photographers and fashion editors. These theatrical looks don’t always translate well for the real world. I’ve combed through the designer collections, breaking them down to the most wearable styles, to compile a comprehensive guide for you. For each trend, I’ve included two runway, and one real-way examples of how to wear it. I have also put together how to get the look, with shoppable click-throughs. All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise listed.

70’s – Suede, leather/pleather, capes, wide legged pants, denim, patchwork.

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 12.36.13 AMPhotos: Jill Stuart / Style.com, Karen Walker / Style.com, image found on Pinterest.

Stylist tip – So not to look costumey, try a simple suede coat or a button front skirt.

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Lace – Victorian high collars, goth, sheer, lingerie styling, underwear as outerwear.

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 12.21.19 AMPhotos: Diane Von Fursteinberg / Style.com, Balmain / Style.com, image found on Pinterest.

Stylist Tip – Pair sweet feminine lace with edgy leather for a modern look.

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Capes – Bohemian wrap blankets, ponchos, fringe, capes, military styling.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.52.58 AMPhotos: Burberry Prorsum / Style.com, Michael Kors / Style.com, thefashiontag.com

Stylist tip – Try a blanket style cape, denim and ankle boots for laid-back style.

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Boho – Prints, flowy blouses, maxi skirts and dresses, fringe, suede & shaggy fur.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.53.37 AMPhotos: Anna Sui / Style.com, Burberry Prossum / Style.com, fashioninspo.com

Stylist Tip  – Keep the look current with a structured bag and sexy ankle boots.

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Minimalism – Monochromatic, long clean lines, boxy oversized silhouettes.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.56.41 AMPhotos: Akris / Style.com, glamradar.com, Theory

Stylist tip – Keeping colours neutral and monochromatic helps you look taller.

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Mod – Over-the-knee boots, turtlenecks, minis, leather/pleather, A-line silhouettes.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 11.57.27 AMPhotos: Dior / Style.com, Calvin Klein / Style.com, image found on Pinterest

Stylist tip – A double-breasted peacoat with over-the-knee boots nails it.

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H&M double-breasted coat $99

Fur – Shaggy fur, chubby coats, shearling, vests, fur trim collars and cuffs.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.01.15 PMPhotos: Chloé / Style.com, Lanvin / Peter Stiger, iro-style.com

Stylist tip – A shaggy or shearling vest with double denim = instant casual cool.

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Over-the-knee boots – Suede, leather, patent, flat, block, stacked or stiletto heels.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.05.35 PMPhotos: Isabel Marant / Style.com, Pucci / Style.com, Stylebistro.com

Stylist tip – Pair over-the-knee boots with a thigh-high knit in the same colour.

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Military – double breasted jackets and coats, cargo pants, army jackets, epaulettes.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.06.16 PMPhotos: Chloé / Style.com, Gucci / Style.com, militarythefashiontag.com

Stylist tip – Tone down the masculine with a feminine dress or sexy high heels.

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Biker jacket – Black leather is classic, other styles include suede, shearling and colour.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.07.49 PMPhotos: Isabel Marant / Style.com, Akris / Style.com, image found on Pinterest

Stylist tip – Get downtown style with a biker jacket, body conscious dress & trainers.

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Plaid – A perennial fall fabric, preppy or edgy, all colours combos and sized checks.

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.09.56 PMPhotos: Faystyle.com, Jill Stuart / Style.com, image found on Pinterest

Stylist tip – Wear an item of clothing or accessory in a colour found in the plaid for a pulled together look.

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High-waisted Pants – Gives you the illusion of longer legs and a smaller waist, yes please!

Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 12.11.13 PMPhotos: Zimmermann / Style.com , Isabel Marant / Style.com, Vanessa Jackman

Stylist tip – Tuck your top into high-waisted pants to show off the waistline.

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