Fall Fashion Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them
I know everyone is super excited for fall, and what’s not to love, that first PSL, cozy knits, autumn leaves changing colour, the list goes on. With that, we sometimes forget that winter and that dreadful white stuff, is just around the corner. Fashion trends often take a backseat when the temperatures drop. Today we’re debunking some of those cold climate fashion mistakes we so often make, and how to avoid them this season. Of course, this is all in good fun, so if you love some of these “fashion crimes”, continue embracing your personal style and having fun with clothing.
As the weather starts to drop, we tend to forget portion size/ ratio. Reaching for those oversize cozy knits and chunky sweaters may sound like a good idea in theory, as they will help keep you warm, but these pieces often add extra bulk and weight. Regardless of our shape, size or body type, we still need to add a little definition to create that hour-glass figure. I’m not saying you have to wear form-fitting or tight clothing all season long but look for items that can help emphasize your gorgeous frame. Try a belt around your smallest area, a blazer that nips in at the waist, anything you can do to create a streamline silhouette. Even though this romper is lose and shapeless, add that cropped jacket overtop, instantly adds shape and highlights my curves.
I know when it gets chilly out, we want to drape ourselves in a multitude of layers. Adding several elements to an outfit is a sure way to add visual interest and keep you looking fresh and current. That being said, adding several different colours to a single look can often look messy and chaotic. Instead try sticking to one colour palette. A monochromatic look always looks chic, polished and sophisticated. Layering in the same colour wave is not only the easiest way to create an outfit, it’s a sure way to always look put-together and stylish. You know I’m a pink girl, so of course I layered all pink.
I know I just mentioned how chic a monochromatic outfit can be, but another trap we all fall into is, wearing head-to-toe all-black outfits all season long. I get it, it’s probably the easiest colour to wear, style and embrace, but on the flip side, it can also drag us down and leave us feeling uninspired. If you are committed to the effortlessly chic all black number, try adding in some visual interest. Play with prints and textures and look for special, one-of-a-kind pieces. By simply adding in an element of surprise, like a leather skirt, a velvet blouse, a wool knit sweater, a sequin top or even an animal print belt or bag, can really help elevate your look.
I know winter coats and fall jackets can be expensive. Investing in a solid outwear piece may seem unimportant at the time, but as the temperatures drop, you’ll be happy you have something that will keep you dry and warm all season long. If you live in Canada, chances are you’ll be wearing that jacket for the next 6+ months, and it tends to be the first thing people notice on you, even before they see your outfit. Look for high-quality fabrics, interesting details, and even something in a fun pop of colour.
Did you know we lose about 60% of our heat through our head? My final tip is to have fun with hats (which is also helpful on messy hair days). Tossing on some sort of headwear, whether that be a beanie, a baseball cap, a wide-brim hat, something to help keep in the heat is key this season. A faux wing will also do the trick, it surprisingly keeps in a lot of heat while adding a playfulness to your outfit.
What I Wore- Romper- c/o Smash & Tess, Pink Wig- Amazon, Sunglasses- Aldo, Purse- Gucci, Jacket- Anthropologie, Pumps – Call It Springs