Autumn prep

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Autumn prepCoat: Zara (old) | Sweater: J. Crew (Similar) | Chambray shirt: J. Crew

We took a stroll through Toronto’s lovely Cabbagetown neighbourhood over the weekend, and boy, it was chilly! This crisp autumn weather necessitates lots of layers – meaning a preppy pairing like chambray under a sweater makes perfect sense.

Do you have any favourite layered outfits?

Classy Camo

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Coat: Zara (Old) | Shirt: Gap | Necklace: Aldo (Similar)
Skirt: H&M | Purse: Club Monaco | Shoes: Nine West (Old)

I’ve never been a huge fan of camo for clothes – especially the big, chunky variety that looks way too much like actual military gear. But when I spotted this skirt on sale at H&M, I decided to give it a shot. I love how it gives a bit of an edge to an outfit!

High vs. low: Striped tees with sparkle

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High: J. Crew | Low: Old Navy

I’m a big fan of striped shirts – and I love that some of the ones in stores lately have a little something extra. However, you don’t have to pay a fortune for some sparkle and bling to upgrade a basic t-shirt. The J. Crew option will set you back almost $80, but you can have the same look by layering a necklace over a regular t-shirt (and then you’re able to wear the necklace with other outfits too – more bang for your buck, in my opinion.) Alternatively, you can grab a cheap Old Navy tee with some sparkle… or even go the DIY route if you’re feeling crafty!

Black & blush

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1. Tory Burch | 2. PARTYSKIRT | 3. Zara | 4. J.Crew | 5. Aldo | 6. Tory Burch | 7. French Connection | 8. Loren Hope | 9. French Connection | 10.  Mango | 11. Joe Fresh

I absolutely love this colour combo for fall & winter party attire. The pairing of black and blush is classic looking, especially with a pair of timeless pumps and statement jewelry. I want every single one of those items above… and goodness knows, there would certainly be lots of places to wear them all with the holidays coming up! (There are already Christmas ads on TV – no joke.)

Bright red & polka dots

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Shirt: J. Crew | Skirt: RW&Co. | Purse: Smart Set | Heels: Nine West

I love playing around with colours & patterns in my outfits… today was polka dots paired with bright red, featuring one of my all-time favourite shirts: a silk blouse from J. Crew. Unfortunately it’s getting pretty chilly out, so I don’t think I’ll be wearing outfits like this much longer – might as well enjoy it while I can!

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High vs. low: Embellished sweatshirts

Embellished sweatshirts

High: J. Crew | Medium: Loft | Low: Gap

I’m in love with the embellished sweatshirt trend happening right now. It’s casual meets chic; comfortable enough to toss on for a stroll, but with a bit of sparkle to take your outfit up a notch. I think the J. Crew sweatshirt is my favourite of the bunch, but the Loft number is probably the best bang for your buck – especially if you’re worried about dropping a ton of cash (on… a sweatshirt.)

Casual comfort

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Denim jacket: American Eagle | Shirt: Gap | Pants: American Eagle (Similar) | Purse: Kate Spade (Similar) | Flats: Gap (Similar)

It’s hard to top jeans and a tee for comfort. I always like to add a little something extra through – like these pink flats, which give a simple outfit a bit of pop. You can actually walk all day in these shoes, too, which is definitely an added bonus for a girl in the city.

PS: Notice how the leaves are starting to change across Toronto? I guess it’s really fall now!