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Colours: They are a-changin’

By Joseph A. Federico, 17 Nov, 2016
  • Colours: They are a-changin’
That familiar feeling is here: a slight chill on your nose, a rosy face after walking out in the street to a friend’s flat or your office building; it’s called autumn. The witching months are passing slowly, giving way to even cooler nights and comfortable threads. Didn’t you miss it?
 
Ladies, let us talk, shall we? How would you dress, as leaves shimmer from the sky?
 
This fall, let us layer, let us be playful. In the jewellery department, don wave link bracelets that sparkle and shine like faint light peeking through amber-tipped trees. 
 
 
On your neck, sea inspired necklaces will flow freely; take for instance gilded oysters with faux pearls. How about white gold, rose gold and silver ringed necklaces? These would look awfully pretty in and outside of the office. Trust me.
 
On your wrists, show off a charm bracelet or two. Choose anywhere from 10-15 of your favourite charms and wear them proudly. These types of bracelets are traveling mementos of your life, of your accomplishments and of your soul. 
 
And now that we are into a season of simpler colours, it does not mean your wardrobe has to be drab. Let us start with cashmere sweaters; eggplant, lime green, and cherry reds would be suitable. Pair one of these sweaters with a darker legging or pair of jeans, and ballet flats.
 
 
If you are seeking a sleeker look, go to the lace; lace short sleeve tops, lace long sleeve tops, and even a cut off would look sexy with a pleather pant. Top the funky look off with a 1990s style, shimmery baseball jacket. 
 
If you are seeking a simple and elegant style that is easily transferable from working gal to night time vixen, then look no further than the designs of Kaelen. This Canadian designer strings beauty and nostalgia so perfectly, you will want to fill your whole wardrobe with her clothing. Stick to a cream or darker eggshell colour when choosing one of Kaelen’s designs. Pair it with a chunkier sweater and army boots for a “wow” factor if you are heading for a night out on the town.  
 
Another Canadian designer to be on the look out for is Jennifer Torosian. Her baggy designs nod to a simpler time in the 1980s; think Robert Palmer’s guitar slinging female leads in all of his videos on MTV. Jennifer Torosian utilizes colour blocking to create quite the dress. Pair one of these designs with a black clutch purse and black pumps. Fierce. 
 
 
Boys, it is now your turn. 
 
Solid suits, solid-coloured beanie hats, urban travel cases galore! Hip, hip, hooray, get ready for a chill. 
 
On your head, sport a longer, funkier beanie or trucker hat. Do not shape the trucker hat whatsoever, just leave it be and leave it flat. Yes, these looks are coming back from the not so distant past, circa 2006. 
 
Now it is time to get cozy. Strip from those neckties, brightly-coloured socks and vintage shoes; put on some sweats. And guess what? It is perfectly acceptable this time around! I am not talking about your father’s sweats, but those from Needs&Wants. Think tailored tops by warm fall bonfires. Pair a warmer sweatshirt pieces with a sold coloured beanie hat and baggier jeans. Moccasins or work boots will simply complete your outfit. 
 
 
If you are looking to layer, look no further than the designs of Reigning Champ. Simple, clean lines and slightly oversized buttons make for a nice look overall. Pair this layering tool with worn in weekend trainers and a baseball cap. You are ready for a bonfire or a stiff cocktail with your mates. 
 
On your feet, pick up a pair of designer kicks from Native Shoes. Choose blue, red, black or even tan. Please, wear short socks when sporting. 
 
And when traveling – whether it be to your office, home office, or on a weekend trip to the cabin, try out an urban style satchel from Herschel Supply Co. Army laden designs and rugged pockets will allow you to stand apart from the rest of the men out there in the world. A piece from Herschel Supply Co. says you are confident and true to your chosen career path. 
 
It’s that simple, folks. Enjoy the chill, enjoy the autumnal company that surrounds you, and enjoy your new fashions. 

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