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What’s On The Horizon For Fall And Winter?

 

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Watching Fall runway shows in New York or Paris is sometimes frustrating for us here in Canada. Once Fall gets underway, it’s just too cold for off-the-shoulder blouses, and we can’t get away with shorts in November. That’s why this year’s styles have us excited. We have more choice than usual if we want to be toasty and chic. For one thing, both leggings and skinny jeans are on trend. That’s great news for those of us who like to layer up. The key to preventing that bulky polar bear profile when layering is to keep your bottom half sleek, and leggings are an easy option. They’re also perfect for wearing under one of Fall’s cozy knit tunics and sweater dresses.

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Capes and blanket-wrap scarves are poised to become the season’s must-have accessories. Scarves were once used in the Victorian era as a sign of wealth and status; the upper class wore ornate pieces while working class women chose theirs based on warmth. Textiles have improved enough that we can enjoy both substance and style, like this metallic wrap from Frank Lyman (63354).

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Ankle boots are back thanks to a happy convergence of the 90s and Victorian trends. This year’s styles are practically tailor-made for Canada, with wide heels and thick soles to keep feet out of the snow. Embrace the retro aesthetic by wearing your ankle boots with everything from slacks to dresses.

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When it comes to coats, long is the word of the day. We see classic trenches, military-inspired dusters, and shearling coats, all of them decadently ankle-length. Have a little fun with your outerwear this year, too. Geometric patterns, plaids, and whimsical colours are major style points, especially in shearling or faux furs. It’s going to be a stylish season in Essex! Stop by Anne’s on the Avenue for everything you need to really wow this winter.

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