Friday, 25 September 2015

Fall Layering

We've reached the demise of summer, which means it's time to revamp our wardrobe choices. Incorporating dark, rich tones such as chocolate brown, hunter green, charcoal, and bordeaux is an easy way to change up your wardrobe for the fall. To celebrate the beauty of the leaves changing colour, despondent skies, and crisp air in the mornings, here are a few looks and layering options that highlight the latest autumn trends.

Stephanie shows that chunky knits can be just as edgy as they are cozy. The salt-and-pepper cardigan is not in your typical black and white. Up close, you'll find the burgundy from the cardigan matches that of her t-shirt. Silky velvet leggings add textural variety to the ensemble, and the integrated hardware details on her t-shirt, booties, and bag (from London!) are stand-out accessories in themselves. Sleek hair with braids finishes off the look for this texture-happy urbanite.

Cape/ Poncho
This effortlessly chic item can spruce up your outfit and keep you cozy, so don't be afraid to whip these out for a statement look. This cape (BurdaStyle 08/2013 #122) has a scarf attached to it, but that doesn't mean you can't layer on another one for added warmth and dimension. Long-sleeve tops or cardigans keep your arms toasty under the slits. Black riding boots play off the black details on the bag, and even though Ann would be blind without them, the beloved Ray Ban Clubmaster spectacles elicit a look of classic intelligentsia.

Faux Fur Vest
The faux fur vest has established itself as a glamour piece, and it can be easily used to dress up a casual outfit. Although blush tones may have been the colour for spring, they work just as well for the fall season. Sarah sports a softer, more playful look with her drop-shoulder top and minimalist bag in variations of neutral pinks. The hunter green jeans and cognac wedge booties reflect the colours of the transforming foliage around us. The gentleness is then juxtaposed with the bite of a sharp necklace and textured rings (or brass knuckles).

The transition is always a thrilling time for new colours and outfits as we dust our wooly sweaters, swap accessories, and slip into boots. Even though there was the rain, there was certainly no raining on our parade!

A shout out to our beautiful Carmen, who had to miss out on this shoot to focus on her studies now that school is in full swing. That doesn't mean she's off the grid! If you're looking for fall make-up inspiration, she has got a wonderful tutorial for you.

xo Meraki Connexion

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