As the Summer fades and cooler weather prevails, the art of layering clothing for functional style comes back into play. Although the "It" colours for Fall are rich and delicious, the focus trends towards layering texture, rather than color.
Leggings, sweater dresses, and unstructured wraps form the foundation of the Fall wardrobe, while sheer fabrics, fur, and leather create the gorgeous textures all fashionistas will be lusting after this season!
Check out these must-have items that will round out a back to school wardrobe for high school and university girls.
Wraps are a Fall wardrobe essential for girls of all ages. They are not only a stylish way to add layers, but are versatile and super comfy too. Pair our choice (featured above) with a large belt, Jeggings, and boots to create the quintessential look for Fall.
Skinny jeans just got skinnier! Girls of all ages are snapping up the popular jean/legging hybrid - jeggings. For a casual and comfortable back to school look, pair them with a plaid tunic or a long t-shirt and funky boots.
Knee-High boots offer the advantage of added warmth while looking fabulous with leggings, or woolly tights and a jean skirt for the Fall. Our Top Tip: side zippers make getting knee-high boots on and off, that much easier!
Buying wardrobe basics in neutral colours and accenting with the season's "It" colours, is one way to build a wardrobe cost-efficiently. This Fall's neutrals include deep tones of purple, gray, blue, and black. Accent with a neck scarf in bright red, turquoise, coral, or deep yellow.
The sexy sheer trend carries over into the Fall. Sheer fabrics can be made back to school, and age appropriate by layering sheer knits over a neutral colored, wide strap tank top.
Military inspired coats and jackets are still hot for Fall 2010. This peacoat design features burnished-metal buttons, curved seam details, and hidden snap closures. The outer shell is a mix of wool, polyester and rayon for a jacket that will last well into Winter.
Ballet flats are flirty and functional this Fall! shoes are another way to accent a neutral ensemble with a pop of colour. Channel the look with a simple cherry red, or go industrial with metallic embellishments like studs or snaps.
Inject a touch of old world luxury - and modern day social conscience - into your Fall wardrobe with faux fur. Whether you go all out with an oversize collar, or opt for a discreet lining on a sporty hoody, a touch of soft fur is a must this season.