The September air has blown in and the warm textures of the fall fashion collections alongside. We all have our favourite seasons and we all have our reasons for the particular one that inspires us the most. I think all of us share a love for summertime but for me, the fall is simply a cornucopia of just about everything I adore. Even beyond the fashion.
The textured wool sweaters, the suede boots, the heavy leather, the dark denim…it’s all just so cozy after spending the last 4 months wearing as little as possible to stay cool. But then there’s the other little things in life that the fall gifts us like October baseball, pumpkin lattes, picturesque drives to visit family, Thanksgivings with the football game on and simply crisp air to breathe. There’s really nothing like it.
I started to think about my #autumnsixteen style as soon as August creeped in. I started to slowly think about what my jacket collection consisted of, what it needed, the boots I had to have and most importantly, what style maturation was I going to experience this season. I speak often of how much I welcome my personal style evolvement and just how fun it can be. I knew this fall I was going to take my wardrobe to a slightly higher level and start experimenting in some new pieces that were classic, but a little different than my norm. There’s always time for jeans, white tees and leather bombers but there was also some new openings in other departments like merino wool turtlenecks, two-tone brogues, textured blazers, pleated trousers and even wool vests to layer. I started my fall shopping voyage at Le Chateau and came home with all of the above.
I picked the first cool weathered weekend of September, suited up in my new finds and did what I really do best…I did a little weekend-ing. Cappuccinos in the coffee shop, city exploration with Junior (Joey was at the vet that morning getting his final shots), and of course a little shopping. I decided to poke through the financial district mostly because I just never do. As a creative, not many projects take me to the land of suits, stocks, law firms and numbers but it really is striking place in the early mornings of a weekend. The sprawling buildings, sharp as a knife edges of the architecture and empty streets make the vibe peaceful yet still daring. Here is a look into the two looks I put together for my September weekend
- SATURDAY | The London Look | I put this look together with a little inspo from British fashion. Saturdays still remain a day where I try and stay productive with work. Because of that I decided to stay sharp in fitted black denim, a grey wool turtleneck and a slim wool navy blazer. The turtleneck and blazer sometimes has a euro vibe to it but I think the heavier textures of each pieces made it a little more rugged. I found the look to be refined yet still ultra masculine.
Here’s the shopping list:
Blazer: Wool Contemporary Fit
Sweater: Cotton Jersey Turtleneck
SUNDAY | The Downtown Sunday Look | This is a look I’ve started to fall in love with. Pairing a pair of heavy weighted suit trousers with a casual top. Now I did this look in the summer as one of my go-tos (VIEW HERE) but for this one I decided to add some layers with the wool vest and eventually the heavy wool topcoat in the early evening. I plan to play around with the vest + topcoat combination quite a bit this winter and fall in different textures and contrasting colours. I’m thinking a grey and maroon pairing would be amazing….
Here’s the shopping list:
Coat: Boucle Crombie Coat
Vest: Tweed City Vest
T-shirt: Cotton Crew
Shoes: Leather Sneaker
ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Adel K. (@adeloo)