September resolutions: 10 Style Panel members tackle fashion’s favourite month
Ask any girl about resolutions and she’ll likely wax poetic about fall fashion. In our world, September is the time to begin anew. It’s the time to try out the latest trends while mastering the art of layering, not to mention attending big time events (paging #NYFW!).
For some, September is a time to break the rules. In her submission, Halifax blogger Kayla Short bucks “no white after Labour Day,” wearing a creamy head to toe look. For others, it’s time to create a new set of rules. Both Jillian Lansky and Kira Paran plan to streamline this September, utilizing existing wardrobes to make all-new statements.
Question 118: What’s your September resolution? Read the answers now! »
Jump to: BARBARA ANN SOLOMON, TORONTO | BECKY KUNG, CALGARY | IVA GRBESIC, TORONTO | JESSICA CONCANNON, MONTREAL | JILLIAN LANSKY, VANCOUVER | KAYLA SHORT, HALIFAX | KIRA PARAN, EDMONTON | LARA CARDOSA, TORONTO | NICHOLE ALABI, TORONTO | WHITNEY COSGRAVE, LOS ANGELES VIA VANCOUVER
Whitney Cosgrave, 25
Los Angeles via Vancouver | See Shop Eat Do
My September style resolution is to only try out trends and wear things that I really truly love. My favourite trend for the fall is sweater dressing. I love that sweaters are now considered chic, since they are such a wardrobe staple for me (even in LA!). I am also loving all of the amazing accessories this season, like my studded cuff and black and white leopard pumps.
Becky Kung, 30
Calgary | Velvet & Vino
By far I’m more of a high-heels kind of girl than flats, however I admit that my eye has been set on loafers for the longest time. Challenging myself this fall season to embrace more flat shoes, loafers have become my mission accomplished. Now that we’re heading into fall, black loafers are more appropriate than ever. Pairing black loafers with a plaid blazer simply draws on the coolest, most quintessential British fashion trends. To keep the look casual and fun, I’ve paired denim cut-offs with a gray t-shirt to finish the look.
Becky’s wearing: Blazer and loafers, Le Chateau. T-shirt and shorts, Old Navy. Necklace and bracelets, Olive + Piper. Sunglasses, ASOS. Watch, Evosy.
Lara Cardoso, 21
Toronto | Lara Cardoso
Beyond ecstatic September has arrived! To welcome this month I’ve paired a grey over-size sweater with a navy cigarette trouser. Sweater dressing was major on fall 2014 runways and I’ll always gravitate to an over-size, cozy sweater on cold days. I accessorized with all black: loafers, hat and backpack. Nothing says September more than a backpack, am I right? And even though I’ve just graduated university, I swear I’ll still wear this to the office (on “casual” Fridays… shhh!) One thing about fall is that I don’t normally gravitate towards the dark lip trend. I gave it a shot for this outfit with crimson red – taking inspiration from the fall 2014 runways and possibly Lorde? I am into it and plan to continue experimenting with this dark side for the rest of the season. Happy September!
Lara’s wearing: Pants, Topshop. Top and hat, Zara. Loafers, Whistles. Backpack, Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Kira Paran, 29
Edmonton | Northern Style Exposure
My style resolution? To work the wardrobe I’ve already built. I’m a bit of a clothing horse, that being said, I usual get that feeling of nothing to wear but in reality I have TOO many options. I need to get organized and push myself to wear more pieces, rather then going to my much loved favourites.
Kira’s wearing: Sweater, Truehitt via Nasty Gal. Shorts, Gap. Sandals, Vegan option Birkenstock Arizona. Bag, Marc Jacobs. Watch, Michael Kors. Sunglasses, Nick Campbel. Rings, Tacori. Lips, Givenchy in “Fruity Orange.”
Jessica Concannon, 30
Montreal | WestmountFashionista
With September marking the beginning of a new season, I’ve decided to embrace more bold colors and and print mixing. My typical style leans towards the feminine and classic so print mixing is a fun departure from my usual look. I find that by mixing just two prints, stripes and leopard in this case, you’re able to embrace this bold look without being too over the top. As for my handbag, I kept things classic and elegant with this gorgeous red Prada Saffiano from my favorite Canadian designer resale website LOVEthatBAG.
Jessica’s wearing; Dress, ASOS. Shoes, Charlotte Olympia. Bag, Prada via LOVEthatBAG. Sunglasses, Forever 21.
Jill Lansky, 26
Vancouver | The August Diaries
My style resolution is not an exciting one; unfortunately I won’t be adding sequin leggings or a fur stole to my list of “What to Wear.” However, it is a practical one: to streamline and create a simple and versatile wardrobe. I easily get caught up in the “fast fashion” that our society promotes, where you excitedly purchase a piece, wear it twice and throw it in the back of your closet. I’m looking to invest in pieces I will wear for a long time, like the prefect fitting pencil skirt, blazer, silk dress or cozy sweater in versatile colours that complement each other. I want to wear them more than ten times and love them for longer.
Iva Grbesic, 37
Toronto | One Chic Mom
My style resolution is simple, focus on purchasing a few great quality pieces like these Pink Tartan culottes, which are a different silhouette then what I usually wear. Less is more this season.
Iva’s wearing: Pants, Pink Tartan. Top, Banana Republic. Shoes, JCrew. Ring, Caroline Creba. Watch, Michael Kors. Hat, Banana Republic. Belt, Banana Republic.
Nichole Alabi, 27
Toronto | Nichole Alabi
My style resolution is to embrace elements of Normcore. As a style blogger sometimes we get caught up in the idea of creating looks that would make great posts but I have found that my readers respond the best to the looks that are more…well…normal. This September I want to approach fall fashion with a simplified approach and I am starting with a classic pair of Levis blue jeans.
Nichole’s wearing: Top, H&M. Jeans, Levis 501. Sandals, Zara. Watch, Michael Kors. Bag, Gucci.
Barbara Ann Solomon, 25
Toronto | Barbara Ann’s Style Blog
The most dangerous time of the year for me is an approaching fall season. With my favourite things from the previous season on sale, and the newest items just hitting the stores, it’s definitely a struggle to compromise between summer steals and fabulous fall finds.
Texture is my favourite fall trend is pretty consistent year after year. This time it’s about over-sized neutrals knits. Because I typically wear a lot of colours and prints, my September Style Resolution will be to tone it down, and simplify my look. I feel like if I succeed in this challenge I will super cozy as the temperatures begin to dip.
Barbara’s wearing: Sweater, Urban Outfitters. Skirt, Zara. Heels, 10 Crosby Derek Lam.
Kayla Short, 26
Halifax | Short Presents
This fall, my style resolution would definitely be to break some fashion rules! I think it’s about time we said goodbye to “no white after Labour Day.” I love white and I really don’t think it should just be a summer colour. More and more white is becoming a go-to for many, and even replacing dare we say it the LBD! So if you need me I’ll just be over here chillin’ in my little white dress with my white polish. Just try and stop me, I dare you.
Kayla’s wearing: Dress, Shopbop. Sweater, Hollister. Shoes, Converse. Bag, Vintage. Necklace, 424 Fifth.