Friday, September 18, 2009

Top Fall Picks

There's no denying it anymore - Autumn weather is upon us and by the end of the weekend it will officially be the end of summer.

But there is much to look forward to as fall is a really great time for fashion. The weather is not too hot and not too cold, making for outfits full of possibility. We can have fun with layering; wear luxurious cashmere, wool, knits and jacquards; and pay homage to the trees in rich forest greens, wine reds and ochre yellows.

I've picked out some of my favourite made-in-Canada items for the chilly weather.

My favourite materials this fall are leather and denim - the new collections widely feature these in ways we haven't seen them before: in shirts and skirts, highly structured and layered. Like this Denis Gagnon leather shirt.

This wool sweater dress is on sale for a mere $40 from Dace.

This great looking coat is from Lily & Jae's new collection.

The next couple of items are from is a new online boutique retailing Montreal designers, launched about 6 months ago. I was really happy to hear about another project promoting our local talents and sifted through the site for my top Fall picks.

For those who like a really slim fit, Travis Taddeo's Double Empress Dress is on sale here and would look fantastic with a cropped military jacket and tall boots.

I adore the Equestrian Belt from Denis Gagnon, available here.

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