Autumn Look Book 2017

Hello #bossyones! The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy, and my favourite season for fashion has arrived! Fall is such a fun time for work style because you can play with heavier fabrics without roasting, but it's before the real cold sets in. During the fall, I love to overload on earth tones and mix in lots of knits for warmth and texture.  Here are three of my favourite go-to outfits for the season 🍂 

Outfit #1 "Slouchy Chic"

  • Pants: Allant Pant from Aritzia
  • Sweater: H&M (similar one here)
  • Pump: Aldo (similar one here)
  • Earrings: Concha from Boutique 1861
  • Watch: Fossil (similar one here)

I love the look and feel of this tone-on-tone outfit for fall. It's warm and cozy, but still professional. These olive-coloured pants from Aritzia are my favourite go-to slacks for work. The slouchy fit is nicely balanced by the cuffed bottom and silky fabric. Comfy and cute!

For this look, I styled these pants with an oversized mustard green sweater. Do I look a little like a green bean? Yes. Do I like it anyways? Also yes. I like to wear oversized sweaters loosely tucked into the front of my skirt or pants. It's a great way to highlight your waist and give yourself an hourglass silhouette when you're wearing less-structured pieces.  

I styled this outfit with gold accessories to compliment the exposed gold zipper on the back of the sweater. I'm also really digging double-sided earrings lately. They're a nice change from the usual stud and are surprisingly versatile. Last but not least, I added a pop of pattern with a snakeskin pump that plays into the same earth-toned colour palette. 

Outfit #2 "It Won't go to Waist"

Another piece that I've been living in this autumn is this pair of wide-legged navy pants from Uniqlo. The high waist and belt tie draw the eye in at the waist, creating a nice hourglass shape. To balance the volume on the bottom, I styled these pants with a fitted charcoal crew neck sweater, also from Uniqlo. 

Let's pause for a moment so that I can fangirl over Uniqlo. Uniqlo is relatively new to Toronto and I've been pretty impressed with their Canadian roll-out.  It has quickly become one of my favourite places to buy basic pieces for work. They have an excellent selection of colours, styles, and different grades of materials - for example, a wall of sweaters with varying degrees of cashmere to fit every budget. Their Japanese aesthetic is full of wonderful clean lines and sharp silhouettes. If you haven't given it a look yet, I would definitely recommend that you check it out.

To finish off this outfit, I added some simple accessories: leather watch, gold bangle and pearl earrings. I also popped on a grey suede block heel with a thick ankle strap for a polished (and comfy!) look. 

Outfit #3 "Autumn Pleats"

I like to think of this last look as "librarian chic". A pleated A-line skirt is a nice change from a more traditional office silhouette when you are looking to mix up your everyday look. Play around with fabrics like suede, leather, silk and knits. I found this suede olive number (is my obsession with olive showing yet?! 🙊) at Zara a few years ago and it's been an autumn wardrobe staple ever since. 

For this look, I chose a cream v-neck Uniqlo sweater. A v-neck is a nice way to balance out your shape if you have a bigger bust, as it tends to elongate your figure. My only complaint with this sweater is that the cream colour is a little sheer. It definitely calls for a nude bra. 

I styled this outfit with a pair of geometric earrings from Obsessions Fashion. These earrings are great because they combine a wide range of shapes and textures. Last but not least, I threw on my favourite pair of olive snakeskin Mila pumps from Ann Taylor. I have this shoe in a couple of colours and highly recommend it! The shape of the shoe, angle of the heel, and padded footbed really make for a comfortable fit all day long. 

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What are you go-to autumn outfits? Are there certain colours that you favour for fall? Let me know if the comments down below!  

And if the frost is already nipping at your toes, don't forget to check out my Fall 2016 Outerwear Lookbook here!  

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