Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


5 Fashion Trends You Need to Try This Season

Look hot as the temperatures cool

fall fashion trends 2015

I don’t know about you, but fall is my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion: boots, scarves, rich colours and decadent fabrics. The air is crisp enough to beg a sweater in the morning, but it’s warm enough to forgo a jacket. I’d be OK with having September weather all year round. I really would. 

The trends in fashion this fall are a great mix of surprises and old faithfuls, but these are a few of my favourites! 

Lady Loafers

Move aside, stilettos: flat and low-heel loafers are the go-to for fashion forward ladies this fall. The lower heel heights make for comfortable walking, and the block heel provides additional support. Bonus: flat loafers look AMAZING with everything from cropped or rolled jeans to your favourite skirt suit. Have fun with these once-boring shoes by playing with texture and pattern! 

  1. Vince Caputo Slip On Loafer – Town Shoes: $170.00
  2. Steve Madden Catt – Steve Madden: $79.95
  3. Chrystolitique – Call it Spring: $39.99



The 70’s are calling, and they’re on their way over. Patchwork is probably the most unexpected print you can find, with a mix of textures, colours and even patterns. Done right, patchwork is fun and super chic. Do it on a bag, a dress or a boot depending on how out-there you want to look.

  1. Milk It 70’s Patchwork Suede Zip Front Dress – ASOS: $114.34
  2. Emerson Satchel – Fossil: $278.00
  3. Astieven – Aldo: $150.00



For a look that’s a little more fashion week and a lot less Farmer Clem, pair your plaid top with a tailored piece - like a pencil skirt or leather mini - and accessorize. Think outside the shirt and reach for plaid pants, skirts or outerwear or accessories, like the ever-fab plaid blanket scarf.

  1. Sleeveless Plaid Fit & Flare Dress – Rickis: $89.90
  2. Long Sleeve Plaid Shirt – Reitmans: $36.00
  3. Diagonal Plaid Skirt – Forever 21: $19.90



From moto jackets to edgy details, there’s a leather look for every commitment level. Try on a leather skirt, leggings with a stripe or even leather sleeves on an otherwise plain tee! 

  1. Tyler Madison Tuxedo Zip Legging – Bodega Boutique: $99.00 (Use AMBASSADOR2 for a discount!)
  2. Pleather Peplum Moto Jacket – Rickis: $99.90
  3. Faux Leather Accent Tee – Joe Fresh: $19.00



Despite the fact that they could easily pass as modern day torture devices, pantyhose are all kinds of hot (and keeping you warm!) this fall. Try on bright colours, funky patterns and heavier materials this season to dress up all those skirt-boot ensembles you’ve been dying to wear. 

  1. Gipsy Crochet Chevron Tights – ASOS: $15.67
  2. Plush Lined Footed Tights – Rickis: $16.90
  3. Classic Rib Tights With Control Top – Hue: $15.00

Now tell me: Will you try any of these trends or do you have another favourite trend you're loving this season?

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