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Thursday, August 26, 2010
Just because we aren’t heading back-to-school this year doesn’t mean we can’t have a fresh start for the season. The transition to fall (our favourite time of year!) is marked with autumn colours, crisp weather and layering.
For a trendy look that will keep you warm and looking stylish start with a great pair of jeans. GAP’s new Always Skinny Jeans (feather graphic) ($89.50 / US $69.50) are understated with a feather motif that spreads across the pocket.
The pretty Cotton Silk Voile Top from Kensie ($58) adds a bit of a flirt to balance out the Comme des Garcons Play Men’s Cardigan (US $377). The punch of bright red is associated with passion – perfect for grey days.
Layer with a pendant on a long cord, this one from Thomas Sabo ($448) is detailed and quite lovely. The length doesn’t interfere with the ruffles on the cami and draws the eye down – elongating the torso.
Ground the outfit and keep feet warm and comfortable with a pair of Engineer Low Boots (US $80) from Frye. These boots will take you right to spring.
This is the perfect time to change your makeup – as you can get away with a little more as the weather cools down. Highlight your eyes with Stila’s Tokyo Collectible Travel Palette ($13). Shades like Sake (shimmery beige), Kawai (pink), Shibuya (vivid blue) and Peace Sign (soft black) add colour to your lids, while Sakura (a sweet pink) can be used on lips and cheeks.
LG’s Loop ($19.99 with a three year contract from Rogers) is a sleek accessory for any look. Loaded with features and an extra large screen it makes checking email, posting to Twitter and listening to music easy. Plug in your ZrO2 Couture earphones ($69.99) for sound privacy. Studded with Swarovski cubic zirconias, these tiny buds use dynamic sound technology to isolate noise.
We love big bags (as we do tend to carry around a gloss or two). This cute tote from Jessica Jensen and Ashley Rowe adds interest, and the affordable price tag ($40.00) makes it a must.
The buckles, silver metallics, pops of colour and subtle details compliment each other without any one item being too much. Fall, here we come!
Always Skinny Jeans, GAP, www.gapcanada.ca
Cotton Silk Voile Top, Kensie, www.sears.ca
Men’s Cardigan, Comme des Garcons, www.doverstreetmarket.com
Engineer Low Boot, Frye, www.thefryecompany.com
Winged Heart Pendant, Thomas Sabo, www.thomassabo.com
Tokyo Collectible Travel Palette, Stila, www.stilacosmetics.com
ZrO2 Couture, Panasonic, www.panasonic.ca
Loop, LG, www.lg.com
Ashley Rowe Tote, Jessica Jensen, www.shopjessicajensen.com