Yes, another Fall Fashion post from espy. We here at espy can’t get enough of this season and apparently it’s also a favourite of our Canadian designers! With all the fall shipments coming in daily, it has become clear that Canadian designers and Fall fashion are a perfect match! Not only do they provide us with wearable everyday fashion that is trend focused, but also with weather appropriate pieces that will get us through the upcoming fall and winter in style. They know that no matter what our Canuck of a Mother Nature decides to deal us, it is imperative that we all still look amazing! To honour their designs we have put together the following looks that we think highlight the beauty, versatility, and trend awareness of Canadian Fashion. So next time you walk into espy, ask for the Canadian designed brands, we know getting styled in the fashion of our compatriots will have you singing ‘O Canada’!
Look #1: Creature Comfort
Featured Brand: Kersh
Alex wears a Kersh Kitty Sweater ($109), Fidelity Ace Antique Vintage ($219), with a Mia Melon top ($73). All finished off a Joia Collar necklace($23), bracelet ($19), and Steve Madden Mature bootie ($109).
As stated in our 2013 Fall Trend Report Cute Critters are everywhere for fall! Everyone will want to take a second look and giggle with glee when you walk away in this adorable oversized cardigan from Kersh featuring Kitty on the back. Kersh is a Vancouver company that takes pride in its Westcoast effortless aesthetic. In order to downplay the cutesy aspect of the Kitty sweater, we have paired it with a fitted peplum Knit from Mia Melon to create definition underneath the boxy cardigan. The coloured denim from Fidelity plays with the colours in the sweater and the Steve Madden booties add a little seduction to an otherwise youthful look. Comfortable, on trend, and figure flattering, what more can a woman ask for?!
Look #2 Easy, breezy, Boho.
Featured Brand: Bano eeMee
Alex wears Bano eeMee Lyon Leather Jacket ($399), Yumi Aztec Scarf ($33), Kersh Maxi Skirt ($69), Kersh Heart Sweater ($79), Steve Madden Charger Boots ($189).
This look is all about easy. Here we have featured Bano eeMee‘s Lyon Leather jacket, local Calgary designer Aleem Arif, recently won the creme de la creme contest for emerging designers at the WWD tradeshow down in Vegas! So not only are Aleem’s designs easy for everyday versatility, but now they are also famous ! Just because Summer is on the outs, doesn’t mean you have to put away your favourite and effortless maxi skirt, just make sure it has fall flair like this Kersh skirt with a little lace and a beautiful deep blue colour. To further the boho feel we paired the skirt and jacket with the love-ly Kersh sweater and tied it all together with navajo details in the boots and scarf. Et Voila, easy, breezy, boho!
Look #3 Sophisticated Grunge
Featured Brand: Mia Melon
Amelia wears Mia Melon Tunic Sweater ($87), Mia Melon Jacket ($163), Deluxe Scarf ($29), Steve Madden Brewzer boots ($189), and RD International leggings ($19).
Are you a 90′s kid? Do you feel like you are not old enough for a trend to come back again? Sorry but it’s happening, the 90′s are back and they are not going anywhere for awhile. So in true espy style, we put together a look that nods its head toward the dirty rockers of past but will still allow you enter respectable establishments without getting kicked out. The details are grunge (the studded jacket, heather/worn out tunic, and punk boots) but the look is sophisticated. Mia Melon‘s asethetic, also designed in Vancouver, is “A free spirited elegance with a touch of rebellion” so it was a no-brainer to use this brand for our combo look of rocker meets lady.
Look #4 Trend Trifecta: Peplum, Stripes, and Bordeaux
Featured Brand: Fidelity
Amelia wears Kersh Peplum Jacket ($149), RD International Stripe tee ($23), Fidelity Belvedere Bordeaux denim ($219), and Joia Necklace ($23)
Three trends in one! While usually it is not recommended to combine more than one trend in an outfit, it works here because none of them are competing for attention. The Kersh peplum jacket adds sophistication, while the Rd striped tee adds interest and texture to the other solid pieces, and to finish with style are the lovely Fidelity Belvederes in the season’s hottest colour, Bordeaux!! Fidelity is also a Vancouver designed brand that executes perfectly the combination of fashion, hand-craftmanship, and fit; definitely a brand that we are proud to call Canadian!
Look #5 Attention to Detail
Featured Brand: Bano eeMee and Kersh
Charlotte wears Bano eeMee Lisbon Leather in Burgundy ($349), Kersh Peplum Knit ($47), Mavi Lindy R-Vintage ($129), C-Pak Necklaces ($29), and Steve Madden Rager boots ($119).
Sometimes its the little things that complete an outift, we think layering these adorable necklaces is the way to go!
While this outfit is a seasonal classic (a pair of denim, a tee and a leather jacket), we have done this fall uniform in an updated way. Instead of doing a black or brown leather, pull in the season’s hottest colour to update the neutrals in your existing wardrobe. Exchange your regular heather tee for a Kersh peplum tee and you go from boring to beautiful! Add some texture with distressed denim from Mavi, and complete the look with little details; i.e. the layered necklaces and studded booties. By paying attention to the details, we elevated this fall uniform into a head-turner!!
Look#6 Tunic Simplicity
Featured Brand: Ruelle
Charlotte is wearing a Ruelle Radio tunic ($149) with RD International tights ($19) and Steve Madden Mature booties ($109)
Ruelle, designed in Montreal, and meaning ‘street’ in French, is exactly purposed for what it’s named after; roaming the streets in comfort and style. Because we all have those days when staying in bed is a much more appealing option than entering the real and chilly world, we put together an outfit that is as easy as pulling on sweats but has the added bonus of being acceptable to go out into public. So now when you look out your window and see a blanket of cold and grey, grab your Ruelle tunic, a pair of tights and some booties and you’ll be ready to conquer the cold!
the espy stylists