Regardless of season, prints can have a high impact role in any outfit. From a houndstooth scarf, or tweed blazer, to a plaid pant or checked skirt, autumn prints can heat up any outfit keeping you en vogue even when temperatures plummet. The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are excited about sharing with you the must have autumn prints they are cozying up to this season. Check it out!
I’m a huge fan of autumn prints. From bold houndstooths to subtle tweeds, you name it, I always find a print to suit my style. But these pants were a game changer! Oh Chile, honey, sugar, “Linda, Linda listen, honey let me tell you!” LOL I have been eyeing these black and white gingham print, high-waisted pants like crazy on my favourite online web site which you are all probably familiar with by now; ASOS.
These black and white pants were originally over $100! I decided to put them on my wish list and patiently waited months for the price to drop, but alas it never did. Then one day, BOOM, my pants were no more! Yep, that’s right folks, a big sold out sign appeared on this item. I elected to keep them on my wish list because I had faith that the good people of ASOS would not do me like that and would bring my pants back. And bring them back they did. Fortunately for me, a few months later, not only did they bring them back, but they were on sale for$ 23. I pulled out my credit card so fast to purchase these babies!
I was very pleased with the quality and the fit of the pants when they arrived. I know my curvy ladies out there can relate to the struggle I’m referring to when I say that I’m always on the lookout for pants that fit my hips and don’t gape at the back of the waist. Thankfully these pants fit my curves very nicely, and they have an elastic waistband which is perfect for me (I don’t have to worry about exposing my butt crack to the world when I sit down!lol). I also love that I can wear them with a nice huge belt to accentuate my slimmer waist-line.
For this fall look I took the simple route and paired these pants with a figure-hugging turtleneck, and my suede Via Spiga red pumps. My look wouldn’t be complete without this huge silver necklace which takes this outfit to another level of class and sophistication. Since fall is hitting us slowly but surely with its cooler breezes, I added a camel coloured trench coat and my trusty MAC Ruby Woo lipstick for an additional pop of colour.
I have already gushed about the beautiful colors that are synonymous with fall; but can we also talk about the prints? The uber elegant prints along with the great structured pieces are simply to die for. This delicious combination is exactly what drew me to this dress.
This dress fits oh so well and fully embraces my every curve! This dress has actually been dubbed my sexy secretary aka Mad Men dress. What is epitomizes this era is the subtle sexiness. It’s that grown folks kind of sexy! LOL There is no cleavage and no extra leg, but the way that this dress comes together… oh baby… Guaranteed head turner LOL
To keep the chills away, I paired my dress with a mustard colored jacket. This jacket isn’t from a tall line or a tall section, as such, the length of the sleeve is very borderline… Tall girls, you already know what I mean. So I opted to wear it with gloves to camouflage its short comings [pun totally intended LOL].
I rounded out my look with this killer Louis Vitton purse, aviators and what says sexy secretary more than ankle strap pumps! With a look like this, facing autumn chills is a bit more bearable!
Houndstooth, herringbone and tweeds oh my! Talk about being a kid in a candy store when it comes to me and autumn prints! Prints really look great on every woman, and for my slim sisters out there, they have the added benefit of helping to add a bit of volume to an otherwise lean frame. I like to wear prints on my bottom half, whether it be a pant or a skirt, to lend to the illusion of me having a little more junk in the trunk, not to mention it balancing out my broader shoulders.
The British are known for all things tweed and though I may not technically be a Brit, I’m all a dither about tweed. From winter coat to blazers to skirts and slacks, I’ve donned tweed in all its guises. But this wide leg trouser with it’s large herringbone print simply took my breath away! I had been stalking this pant ever since I had seen it in the Zara Lookbook and I bided my time until it finally appeared on the proverbial shelves! The length is fantastic for my long legs and allows me to easily rock them with heels and the blousy fit gives me that effortless, relaxed “girl about town” look and feel that I love while still looking pulled together.
Now, if I could insert a drumroll right here, I would, because the next item I will be talking about is well deserving of the pomp and circumstance. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring to you the coat of my life. So let me give you a little background on this fantastic little gem.
The ladies and I took a little jaunt up to our hometown of Montreal a few weekends ago to check out this new store that has opened in Canada: BESTSELLER! Take note of this name because we know that this store is on its way to becoming an “it” location. Well known throughout Europe, BESTSELLER store locations will be opening in various cities in Canada in the near future and if that city is a city near you, you definitely need to check them out. This coat made me do a triple –take, accompanied by my heart skipping a beat and my palms getting sweaty!LOL There may have even been a little drool (though I’ll never admit to it!LOL) It reminded me of the style of coat an old school movie gangster would have worn, but with more current lines. The broad navy and grey stripes add the perfect visual interest that I love to rock in my looks and couple with my tweed pants, create an overall boho meets Brit look I adore.
You know I love my print overload, so I decided to pair this look with my blue and black striped pumps and some fun accessories. So now I’m ready to face those autumn breezes and crisp cool days in perfect autumn prints.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love summer but I also enjoy fall. The leaves changing and the cool winds all signal that its time to pull out warmer clothes in muted colours and prints. Speaking of prints, that’s the theme for my current look.
I’m loving this houndstooth printed skirt. It pairs beautifully with this off the shoulder striped top. Like Leslie I’m all for mixing prints and keeping it interesting!
To keep the cool winds at bay I shrugged on this faux leather jacket, and then completed the look with these comfortable gray pumps and gray embossed leather clutch.
Jacket: Additionelle (old) Similar here // Top: ASOS Curve (old) Similar here here // Skirt: Additionelle // Pumps: Zara (old) Similar here here // Clutch: Danier Similar here // Sunglasses: DVF (old) Similar here //Bracelet: Links Of London
So dive into your autumn prints and heat up your style this season!
Special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for the snaps!
Tah tah for now!
The Fab Four