Hands up if you’re THRILLED the kiddos are back in school? (*Waves hand furiously*)
Now that a routine has been established, the weather has cooled off and I can happily get rid of one of my offspring for a handful of hours each weekday, I’m in the mood to celebrate! It’s safe to say that Fall really is the hap-happiest time of the year.
Another reason to love the season? Fall fashion, of course! A few weeks ago, I shared with y’all information about the Promenade Pep Rally. Well, I’m happy to declare that the event was a huge success! We had everything from performances from the Argo Cheerleaders and the Choir! Choir! Choir! glee club to fashion tips (courtesy of yours truly) and an anti-bullying workshop to get kids ready for school.
Well, what about those fashion tips, you ask? You know I’d never exclude my readers from the goodness I shared with the audience at the Promenade. However, since my segment was 15 minutes, and that translates into a very long blog post, I thought I’d just present you with the highlights. Introducing…
Lena’s Top 3 Fashion Trends for Fall
1. Cobalt Blue. I simply can’t get enough! There is a vibrancy and starkness that looks completely modern, and, it complements a rainbow of colours so well. Surprisingly, it even looks great with other shades of blue – making it an all-time universal favourite. Design brands such as DKNY, Victoria Beckman, Iceberg, Nautica, Costume National, Moschino, and Lacoste all showed off this electric blue during their Fall/Winter 2013 collections.
Pictured above, women’s fashions from Sandro – a new retailer at the Promenade. Missed Milan Fashion Week? Not to worry – all the latest in ladies fashions and accessories from Italy and France can be found here. This is the perfect boutique to find the hottest in European trends for the office, a night out or a special occasion. Located on the 2nd level adjacent to Club Monaco.
I popped into the store during the Pep Rally and my jaw dropped to the floor. So many covet worthy pieces, including the cobalt blue shift dress pictured above. They have stunningly gorgeous fashions – pop in if you’re in the area.
2. Gold Rivets and Embellishments. It’s a great time to break out your bedazzler, because metal rivets are hot, hot, hot! I was more than happy to show off the latest styles from ALDO Accessories. And while silver is always a party girl favourite, this season, move on over to the gold side. The chunky gold side, that is.
The sand shoes with the gold rivet detailing (courtesy of Town Shoes) took a moment to grow on me. But then, I realized that they’re ingenious! When you wear the shoes with slacks, only the toe box will be seen, thereby dressing up the outfit even though you are wearing comfy flats. So smart. And check out the seriously blingy necklaces, bracelets and rings; at under $20 a pop, you can be on trend without breaking the bank.
3. Bold and Bright. Never lose your kid in a crowd when you colour block them to the nines with these adorable fashions from GAP Kids. I love the bright-on-bright pairing and the looks are super innocent; super fun. And maybe just a bit super 80’s, but that’s probably why they’re awesome. Also popular for kids this year: camo (of course), bright sneakers (preferably neon) and lots of layers.
There you have it! My top 3 trends to watch for Fall 2013. In addition to my fabulous fashion segment, we got our groove on with the Argo Cheerleaders and sang along with the Choir! Choir! Choir!
(Who are, quite frankly, pretty amazing. Check out their rendition of one of my favourite songs ever here.)
That’s the whole group of us above! Special thanks to the Promenade for inviting me to be their back-to-school and Fall fashion expert. If you’re a resident of the GTA you’ll know that the mall is one of the most gorgeous places to shop in the city! Be sure to pop by to see what’s in store for the season.
Finally, I’ll end with a silly, shameless plug – I always love to see my name in print (who doesn’t?), or in this case, on large promotional signage! Stay tuned – I’ve got more exciting events with the Promenade to come.