It’s November 1st and autumn is officially underway in Toronto. I’m a summer baby through and through and I mostly dislike all of fall and winter. The cold temperatures make me want to stay home. The short days bring my mood down. And the color palettes for clothing all look bad on me. How’s a girl suppose to survive?
Inspired by Nature
Being very fair skinned with light hair, fall’s traditional color palette has always looked pretty bad on me. Mustard, wine, and olive look great on deeper skin tones but they just make me look washed out. It always feels hard to shop during this time or find anything new that looks flattering on me.
This season I decided to take a cue from Mother Nature herself. As I walk along the streets in Toronto, fall foliage is flourishing. Saffron yellows, pumpkin hues, and spicy reds line the streets. These colors, while very traditional to autumn, don’t feel as strong and overpowering as the other shades I mentioned before.
Ever since this post I’ve been dreaming of a pair of red flares and I recently finally found them. Combine this 70’s silhouette with the big, bouncy hair styles I’ve been wearing recently and I felt like a retro look was the way to go. I found this classic biker style jacket in such a gorgeous amber hue that felt rich but not too strong.
The flares and the jacket felt good together but they needed something to unite them. That’s where the shirt came in. When I saw it, it instantly reminded me of something one might find in a cool vintage shop in LA. It was the missing link that made everything flow.
If you’re like me and you’re tired of the typical fall palette, just open your eyes and find new inspiration in nature itself.
Jacket and Top by Zara
Pants by Missguided
Shoes by Topshop