From the Runway to Your Closet

From the Runway to Your Closet

November 2013

By Jennifer Chen

This season, designers have been breaking many long laid rules. Colour palettes aren’t all dark toned, more texture is explored, and layering is key. Here are some of our favourite trends for this season you should try.


Leather Leather Leather

A huge trend this fall is leather EVERYTHING. Leather jackets, leather pants, leather dresses, and coloured leather. The key trick to wearing leather is to stick with one piece. If you’re going for leather pants, avoid also wearing a leather jacket, unless you’re going for that biker chick look. Styled right, leather pieces have the potential to look extremely edgy and feminine.



Winter Whites

That’s right, we are wearing white way past Labour Day and making it a trend. However, material is key in this trend. Avoid flouncy light fabrics and go for chunky knits, jackets, and other pieces that are more fall appropriate.


Shades of Green

Pantone announced emerald green as the colour of the year and it’s the colour to watch for. Whether it’s a bright jewel tone shade or a dark forest green, it has been seen on the runways of Gucci, Stella McCartney, and Burberry. If the colour seems intimidating, try a dress or top with a panel or slight detail of the colour to warm up to it.



Statement Outerwear

From oversized volumes and fun prints to sequined details, this fall, it’s all about outerwear. In the fall, your outerwear is what tops off your outfit and will be worn virtually everyday. With that said, go ahead and splurge on that belted wool coat you’ve been eyeing for weeks. You’ll get great wear out of it, making it totally worth its price!



As seen in the Ellie Saab collection, many of the pieces displayed this season were all about the details. Thoughtful and carefully placed embellishments can increase the wow factor of any piece of clothing. When styling embellished clothing, make sure to keep the rest of the outfit simpler to make that one piece stand out.