Most Airdrians, and Canadians in general, want to hang on to every last drop of summer. The last things on everyone’s mind are changing leaves, darker skies and chilly weather. On the bright side, though, these mean that fall fashion is in full swing! We’re going to take a look at the hottest fall 2017 trends and must-haves, to help you fall for fall in every way, shape and form. So put down your pumpkin spice lattes and pick up a pen because this year, fall fashion has a lot to offer.
This season, you will be seeing red everywhere. Whether it’s in your makeup palette or in your wardrobe, red is the official colour of fall. However, if the colour red isn’t really for you, don’t fret. Jewel tones in rich plums and emeralds are going to be in abundance in the form of velvets and dark romantic florals.
If casual style is calling your name, great news. Denim is BACK and it’s bringing friends. Embroidered denim is taking the streets in the form of jackets, pants and skirts. Most of what you will see plays off of the floral trend with a Beauty-and-the-Beast-inspired rose. Classic denim is also a great option when paired with neutral plaids or a contrasting leather.
When it comes to outerwear, the thought of pulling out that 10-year-old puffy parka is enough to make everyone want to pack up and move to Hawaii tomorrow. But don’t donate that old parka just yet. Oversized jackets are making a comeback in a huge way. Just be sure to balance out the over-exaggerated top half with a more fitted, sleek bottom half, like a cute pair of leather pants. The best part about the oversized trend is that this jacket will carry you seamlessly into winter without a second thought. If the weather decides to come in like a lamb, a classic trench coat is a staple piece everyone should have in all shapes and styles.
Lauren Bechard, Amy Leonard and Brandon Chaisson are fashion experts at The Store Upstairs.