By: Guinevere Santaguida
Autumn is my favourite season, without a doubt in my mind it far exceeds all the other seasons. Not only am I able to layer up, because the weather is not boiling, but the natural setting is so incredibly beautiful. The orange, beige and burgundy toned world opens up limitless opportunities for a girl like me to wear comfy and cozy sweaters but also pull out my earthy colours and embrace the sunny autumn days in all their pumpkin spice glory!
Here are some pieces that will take your fall style to the next level:
The blanket scarf: I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want a blanket scarf. Admittedly, Canadian falls can get pretty chilly, and that light jacket you’d been so excited to wear just isn’t warm enough. However, a blanket scarf changes the game. Blanket scarves are so big and so warm that you can add them to any jacket and you’re immediately warm enough. Not only are they super practical, there are so many options, there is absolutely one for everyone. They can be pricey, but keep an eye out for sales.
The chunky knit sweater: Personally this is probably my favourite fashion item ever. Not only are these pieces incredibly comfortable, but they can be layered to create the perfect look. I personally love any outfit with a collar. Throwing an earthy-toned chunky knit sweater over a natural coloured oxford blouse, is a classic and timeless look. Admittedly, this piece can also be worn during winter, however often autumn is a time when you can wear a chunky sweater and be comfortable outside. Feel free to be experiment with some unusual colours like brown and rust. This time of year is the perfect time to embrace these more unusual colours.
The Casual Toque: Toques are a very cute accessory. During winter, it’s probably a good idea to have a practical winter hat, that’s warm, perhaps fashionable, but not necessarily. Autumn, is cool enough outside to wear a toque and it can be both stylish and appropriate. I personal recommend CC beanies, there is so much choice and they are very reasonably priced. I tend to pair my burgundy beanie with a jean jacket or a light wrap coat. Sometimes beanies can also be styled with a light sweater and or even a t-shirt.
Denim: Admittedly, denim can be worn any season, however autumn opens up so many doors for so much denim. Being quite an insulating material, it can be a good idea to steer clear of denim during the warmer months. During the cooler months, jeans can be worn, as well as jean jackets and other denim items. The earthy tones all around, are very inviting to my favourite wash of jeans, faded and light blue. What I call the farmer/scarecrow-chique vibe is really great for fall.
Autumn is a really beautiful season and in my opinion has the best seasonal style. Happy Autumn!