For those of you who don’t know, fall is definitely fashion’s favourite season. This time of the year is littered with rich reds, vibrant oranges, chestnut browns, deep mahogany, berry burgundies—the list goes on and on.
Fall fashion is not only the most versatile, but also the most flattering to anyone who dresses for the season. It’s clear that many students at the University of Ottawa know this, because strolling around campus every direction you turn there is a fashionista or fashionisto effortlessly strutting their style.
Here are some of campus’ best dressed, who were kind enough to share their advice on how to look fabulous this fall.
Staple pieces: Knitted long dress, high-waisted black jeans, a really nice black leather jacket.
Inspiration: (I’m inspired) to liven up Ottawa, to be fun with my style.
Style advice: Get inspired by crazy fashion looks and designers, there is art in fashion. You can have fun with it and (you) should wear something really crazy to stand out.
Sweater: Calvin Klein
Fur Vest: Winners
Burgundy Sweater: H&M
Staple pieces: Leggings with a bit of detail or leather leggings, boots, and a nice sweater.
Inspiration: One of my favourite blogs that I follow is Oak + Fort, and there are some really cool Montreal blogs that are worth looking at.
Style advice: One of the best things you can do is layer, and make sure you have backpack room to take layers off.
Sweater: Frank & Oak
Staple pieces: Nice long coat, nice scarves, and short heeled booties.
Inspiration: I play it by ear.
Favourite colours: I’m a black, white, and beige kind of girl.
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Call it Spring
Staple pieces: Vests, boots, turtlenecks, and collared shirts.
Inspiration: I look for inspiration on the Instagram pages of the shops that I buy from.
Keys to good style: Creativity, making trends your own.
Charly & Rizki
Staple pieces: Nice pair of shoes, a nice fitted tee, a nice coat, and one accessory whether it’d be a hat, glasses, or a bracelet.
The outfit (Charly):
Jeans: The Bay
Shoes: Leather converse from the Bay
Hat: Ralph Lauren hat from the Bay
The outfit (Rizki):
Button down: Zara
Style advice: Dress like you’re going on a date.
Shops to visit: Asos, The Bay, Zara, Topman, and it doesn’t hurt to splurge once in awhile on a designer brand.