It didn’t take long for the weather to cool down in Vancouver, and the sudden change may have left you wondering what to wear. It’s not practical or feasible for most people (especially students!) to get a whole new wardrobe each season. How can you keep warm, look great and stay on budget in a new season? Read on to see our best ideas for transitioning your wardrobe to fall.

Signature Jacket

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Lets face it, in a few weeks we will be back into coats full time. If you are going to add one to your wardrobe, think about the most versatile shape, colour and thickness for your lifestyle. For instance, if you take the bus or walk to work, you’re going to need something warmer or more waterproof. If you work in a professional setting, you might want to invest in something nice enough to dress up, and you can never go wrong with the classics.

Black Tights

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Great under any skirts, dresses or over-sized sweaters, tights are an affordable way to bring your look into the next season. Black goes with almost anything, and you can get a variety of patterns or thicknesses to suit any need.

Over The Knee Boots

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Similar to tights, these boots can be worn with more summer appropriate styles to stretch them into fall. Not only do they look amazing with bare legs, tights, leggings or skinny jeans, they actually keep you warm and cozy.

Giant Knits

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Keep warm by throwing on an oversized knit sweater! They can be worn with a variety of outfits and are sure to keep you toasty into winter. You can even pair with a slip dress or tighter look to tone it down and add great contrast to your look.

Creative Layering

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Beat the cold weather by being creative with the clothes you already have. Layering a big open cardigan under a leather jacket, or a flowing silk top under a crop are unexpected ways to build your outfit. Knits are all the rage this year, so don’t be afraid to put multiple layers of knitwear together either!


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Putting on a hat is the quickest way to take your outfit into fall and look stylish without really tying! You don’t have to spend a lot of money either – since there are gorgeous wool blend options available at most fast fashion retailers. Go for something neutral like black, grey or tan to get the most wear out of it!

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