Fall 2018 Coat Trends: The coats we all need to stay stylish and warm this season

Slide11) H&M textured camel duster
2) Metallic puffer via Aritzia
3) Topshop boucle jersey coat in dusty pink via The Bay
4) Zara quilted velvet jacket
5) Avec Les Filles Corduroy/faux shearling duo textured jacket via Nordstrom
6) Salmon topper from Oak and Fort 

This fall there are a few coat trends I have my eye on, keeping in mind actually staying warm while looking good since I live in Canada. Such trends include the oversized puffer, the statement coat (print or shape), a bubblegum pink topper, metallics, and of course the beloved teddy trend from last year still sticking around. I’m currently searching for a coat that will transition me from warmer fall days into the colder fall days specifically because I’m heading to the UK in a couple weeks and it’s much colder there. Since I’ll be schlepping myself around the city being a tourist I need something that isn’t too heavy for the days that aren’t as cold and something I can pop a sweater under if it does drop a few degrees lower than expected. I have a few coats already from last year that are still “on trend”: the long denim with faux shearling lining, the faux shearling leather jacket, a small puffer, and a leopard coat but I’m just in need of a new basic that has a weeeee bit more warmth and sophistication. I’m leaning towards something of a soft plaid in a neutral colour scheme like the coat from Mango, or a wrap coat in a good camel colour (they’re always too long on my small frame). I guess you’ll see in photos to come which coat I fall through with. Get it, Fall through. Tried to make a pun happen. It didn’t. Let’s move on.

What jackets trends are you leaning towards purchasing this season?

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7) Denim and Shearling mix jacket from Topshop
8) Cozy Plaid coat via Aritzia 
9) Statement piece via  &Other Stories
10) Cupcakes and Cashmere brand teddy coat via Revolve
11) Plaid (style of the season) from Mango
12) A classic Canadian puffer from a classic Canadian brand, Hudson’s Bay Company 

 

Mellow Yellow: the colour of summer 2018

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Forever 21 Dress, Keds, Thrifted Bag, Philistine Sunnies

I knew yellow was a huge prediction for the summer of 2018 but I personally wasn’t sure how I would take to it; apparently very well. I am currently obsessed with yellow in all it’s forms; warm, cool, mustard, sunshine, citrus and so on. At this very moment my nails are yellow and my go-to everyday sunglasses are yellow. Yellow is not for everyone and there are definitely shades of yellow that I can NOT wear, but holding up a yellow garment next to your face in the mirror will show you very quickly what yellow is your friend. For me it can’t be too cool or neon. I have to go with something more warm that works with my pinkish undertone.

I’ve found that yellow is one of those calm colours that can hold up to more vibrant colours like in the photo below with the red bag. I like pairing yellow with an intense pop of colour, it’s one way you can wear a lot of colour at once and not come off too “clowny”. I recently have been hitting up forever 21 for trends like yellow that I’m unsure will last very long. I’m a fashion girl on a budget so it’s nice to have stores like that to hit up for quick basics as well as try out the newest trends and see if they work for you.

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Currently Craving: Spring 2018 (B-day Wishlist)

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1) Pamela Card coin necklace
2) Anice Initial Ring (Looking to get JUNE for my grandmother)
3) O.P.I. in “It’s a piazza cake”
4) Girl Force Sneakers
5) Gucci Slides
6) Imperfect Addictions Signet Ring (LLC)
7) Quay Australia Sunglasses
8) Brixton ‘Fiddler’ Cap
9) Georgio Armani ‘Mauve Berry’ liquid lipstick
10) Elizabeth and James Fragrance ‘Nirvana, Black’
11) Chloe backpack
12) Anice Jewellery bangles ‘arm party’ style

My birthday is looming, yes I say looming because the years are flying by! I have a grey hair that won’t quit and some wrinkles of which I never believed would appear, but THEY DO/DID! Anyways, my birthday also reminds me that I get to spoil myself. Now that I’m an adult, I am allowed to spend my money the way I please. I think self love is super important so why not? I want to start a new tradition for myself of buying a piece of jewellery for myself each birthday. Jewellery is something I can collect and look at to remind me of the place I was in when I bought it, so I think this will be a special thing I do for myself. Agree?

My Top Ten Women’s sneaker picks for Spring/Summer 2018

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1) Reebok Classics
2) Nike Classic Cortez
3) Converse low top platforms
4) Puma platforms
5) New Balance 420, my fave style
6) Fila ‘Disruptor’
7) Girl Force XO Gucci or Louis V Cortez style
8) Keds platform
9) Adidas Gazette
10) Vans Old Skool platform

There is nothing more comfortable (and stylish) to me than a good sneaker. I love that sneakers are a huge fashion trend that’s sticking around. I can remember when wearing sneakers with a dress or skirt was a MEGA fashion no no, but now it’s the s@#% (as long as it’s paired well of course). Every brand I click on these days while online “window shopping” has a ‘walking’, ‘lifestyle’, or ‘casual’ section because they know they have to cater to the stylish street wearability that is the sneaker trend. On my days off I like to kick it (get it) in sneakers most of the time because my feet are usually exhausted (server life). I can’t wait to get my feet into some of the sneakers I’ve been eyeing above this season. I love that brands are bringing back their classic styles with a twist. The platform trend has to be my favourite, mostly because I wear heels due to that fact that I didn’t win the lottery in terms of height, so the heeled sneaker has been quite a blessing. I think first on my list are the platform Keds canvas platform and the Reebok Classics. I’m really into those two styles at the moment and can see myself getting a lot of wear out of them.

How do you feel about sneakers and the fashion statement they’re making?