When I wrote my spring/summer capsule wardrobe post, I had actually spent a ton of time building mine and owned all of the pieces (or similar items), already. Fast forward one summer and because of our recent move from Toronto to Dundas, I have barely been shopping for clothes at all, and when I do go shopping, Homesense is my jam.
I have, however, sussed out a few items I’m after (to mix and match with my current wardrobe, of course), and they play right into my usual, polarized taste in clothes. Gimme all the extra-gwide denim cuffs with a side of rich jewel tones and opulence, please
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Unless you’ve got your head in the ground, you probably know that red is the shiz this fall. I love this pants and blazer combo in the colour of the season—but especially the blazer. I would go so far as to argue that if you are going to buy one piece for fall, make it an oversize, double-breasted, menswear-inspired blazer. This one is from Zara so it’s affordable and it comes in that deep red that everyone is after. Major score.
Opulent earrings, $28
The pair in my fantasy wardrobe are by Ayala Bar and are a bit pricey for this new homeowner’s taste. The pair that I linked have a similar, colourful, decadent vibe and are from Aldo. I already own them and love them!
Striped shirt, $43 (on sale!)
Everyone needs a striped shirt. This Gap version is an affordable way to get some mileage out of your wardrobe; wear it under the blazer, on its own with jeans, under a pullover, or underneath a corset top. The possibilities are endless!
Feminine statement top, $34.99
I love the details in the Self-Portrait crocheted top pictured here, but the gathered blouse from H&M linked above, is a good way to add a touch of delicacy on top of the red trousers and the denim. Plus it plays into the dark floral trend that is so huge this fall.
Cuffed jeans, $305
When it comes to my seasonal wardrobe, I will usually splurge on a great pair of jeans. I love this pair with wide cuffs by Frame because they’ll look great with a slim heel or the embellished flats I’ve got my eye on.
Fancy flats, $135
I LOVE the Marni slip-ons pictured here but the dupes from Nine West that I’ve linked to have a similar feel and a more affordable price tag!
Tuxedo stripe pants, $124
Tuxedo stripe pants give your typical work-day look a bit of pizazz and these ones from the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo collab. are giving me life. Dress them down with a white tee or wear them with a silk camisole for a night out.
Embellished sunglasses, $10
Continuing the theme of opulence, a pair of embellished shades will cap off any of these pieces nicely. I love the A-Miror pair pictured, but these ones from ASOS will do in a pinch!
Jean jacket, $69.90
You probably have a jean jacket kicking around, but update yours with an interesting feature like the exaggerated cuffs on this one by Frame or shoulder pads (!), as on the Zara jacket linked above. Pro tip: wear your jean jacket under your oversize blazer for an interesting layered look.