Fall fashion demands mix-and-match approach

In-house fashionista Michelle Morton wants to hear from you! Email your tips, questions, or style finds to fashion@linknewspaper.ca or Tweet us @LinkBCIT

Email your tips, questions, or style finds to fashion@linknewspaper.ca or Tweet us @LinkBCIT

Accepting that our extended summer has come to a halt—and that it is time to pack away our beautifully-coloured sundresses—is not easy.

Instead of mourning the loss of sunshine, let’s embrace this typical Vancouver weather.  Fall is here and that means new fun experimenting with layers, textures and styles. Welcome back booties, cozy infinity scarves, and great coats!

New trends will continue to surface during the transition into winter, so having essentials is imperative: they give you the option of having inexpensive items to accessorize any outfit.

Great pieces to have on hand are the simplest of the chic: warm knit sweaters, ankle booties, leather jacket and infinity scarves (currently obsessing over faux fur ones).  They offer more trendy outfits for campus than you’d realize, while also being practical.

The beginning of a new season is the time to develop new styles and experiment with personal style. Here are a few tips to get you started!

 Dress up any outfit by simply adding booties, wedge or heel.  No matter how laid-back your attire is, even if it’s just skinny jeans and a cable knit sweater, a heel is effortlessly fashionable and maintains a no-fuss presence.

Dress up any outfit by simply adding booties, wedge or heel. No matter how laid-back your attire is, even if it’s just skinny jeans and a cable knit sweater, a heel is effortlessly fashionable and maintains a no-fuss presence.

A beautiful trend is to start accessorizing your knits with statement jewelry – why not add some sparkle to the warm shades of the fall palette? Jewelry is the best way to change a look.  Art Deco and Aztec prints are trendy right now. Bold necklaces, chunky rings, and bracelets add an edge to soft knits.

A beautiful trend is to start accessorizing your knits with statement jewelry – why not add some sparkle to the warm shades of the fall palette? Jewelry is the best way to change a look. Art Deco and Aztec prints are trendy right now. Bold necklaces, chunky rings, and bracelets add an edge to soft knits.

Mixing patterns: Leopard is a great neutral print that can go with almost any outfit. It acts as an accent, often in the form of an accessory, such as a bag, belt or shoes.  Leopard complements the warm colours of fall beautifully, especially with a warm lipstick such as dark purple or a deep red.

Mixing patterns: Leopard is a great neutral print that can go with almost any outfit. It acts as an accent, often in the form of an accessory, such as a bag, belt or shoes. Leopard complements the warm colours of fall beautifully, especially with a warm lipstick such as dark purple or a deep red.