Fall Out of Summer

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grp-img_6369Wondering how you can add some extra longevity to your summer wardrobe? Check out how the ladies of Fab Four Fashion transition some of their favourite summer sizzlers to fetching fall fashions.

Leslie’s Look

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Don’t just fade to black because the temperature has begun it’s study descent toward freezing. There are so many colours that make up the spectrum, why not try incorporating more of them into your fall wardrobe and help brighten up those autumn days.

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My look was all about colour! I truly feel that we should all extend those beautiful summer colours into fall! This is one of my favourite outfits  to wear to the office! I always feel great in  it (even when I wake up feeling like I look like Frankenstein’s bride!LOL).

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The accessorizing of this look was very simple. Cool earrings, neutral pumps and a gold bangle and I was ready for after work drinks with the crew!

So the moral of the story is, don’t leave behind all those summer colours just because the trees are putting on their peacock like show. Strut your stuff in colour this season and give the tress a little colour competition!

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Blazer: Zara (old similar here) // Pants: Zara (old similar here) // Shoes: Office //

For my curvy ladies: Blazer // Pants //

Judy’s Look

js-img_5902It’s always great to have pieces of clothing that transition well from summer to fall. Whenever I get a chance to be creative I mix and match these pieces very well.

js-img_6044For this fall look, I decided to use my Mélange Mode African print skirt. I absolutely love the print of this skirt, and the fact that I can wear it in the summer with a brighter top (see Melange Mode post), and switch it up in the fall is a huge bonus to me. For my look I paired my skirt with a simple denim shirt. Since fall is all about coats and jackets, I also threw on my fave camel coat.

js-img_5907I would wear this outfit not only for work, but for one of the various events happening during fall. To complete my look, I added a pop-up colour, with a pair of wine suede pumps and a clutch.

js-img_6120Skirt: Mélange Mode // Shirt: Old Navy // Coat: Asos (find similar here) // pumps: Ivanka Trump // Clutch: Aldo

For my tall fashionistas: Mélange Mode // Old Navy / Asos

 

Nancy’s Look

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When fall is around the corner, I know that I am eager to pull out my boots and coats and all those cool layers. But considering this weather, we are not quite there yet. That’s when transitioning your summer wardrobe becomes key. With that said, I have cheated a little bit. My transitional piece is this leather skirt. Leather used to be more of a fall/winter material but clearly, it’s now worn year round. So to be fall ready, I only had to swap out my crop top for an oversized sweatshirt.

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nd-img_6188I love the oversize sleeves – which tall girls works for us! #winning. I finished my look with some striped pumps and a sexy handbag (which may or may not be the property of another Fab Four Fashion member… LOL).

Until Mother Nature decides to dip the mercury where we can wear our autumn best, I will continue to dip around in my summer wardrobe!

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Sweatshirt: H&M // Skirt: Zara (old); similar here // Shoes: J. Crew (old); similar here // Purse: Reed Krakoff (sold out); similar here

My plus size babes can recreate my look with this skirt and this sweatshirt.

Gail’s Look

Fall is here and I’m all for it.  For my fall look I shopped my closet and my sister Leslie’s too LOL. I went all the way back to our Fab Four Fashion Pants post for inspiration.  I took my olive green jeans and paired them with this long sleeved blush coloured bodysuit that I recently acquired.  I love this particular colour combination.

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I then swiped Leslie’s oatmeal coloured vest for added warmth.

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For some sparkle and glama, yes, I mean glama LOL, I added these gold studded ankle strap flats. With that my fall transitional outfit is complete.

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Vest: Zara (old) similar here or here // Bodysuit: MissGuided // Jeans: Torrid // Flats: Zara (old) similar here

For my tall glamazons: Bodysuit or Bodysuit // Jeans 1 or Jeans 2 // Vest

 

Tah tah for now,

The Fab Four

Melange Mode

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Prints, Prints and more Prints!  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion love nothing more than rocking fun and colourful printed clothing.  Today we feature beautiful african printed clothing from the always on point Mélange Mode Collection!

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Gail’s Look

I’m always excited to find new and independent designers creating beautiful clothing that caters to women of ALL sizes!  Mélange Mode’s Yvonne Ghyselinck Pearson totally gets it!  Her beautiful designs offer something for everyone.

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I am thoroughly in love with this maxi length skirt and wearing it makes me feel like a princess! I wanted to create “tension” with this look so I paired this ultra feminine skirt with a faux leather moto style jacket.

On the Mélange Mode site my skirt is shown as a halter style dress but it can be re-designed as a skirt if you wish.

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Oh and did I mention that this skirt has pockets!!!  There’s nothing I love more than skirts and dresses that have pockets. I wore a royal blue tank top which picks up some of that same colour found in the skirt.

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I completed my look with a choker style necklace and hidden beneath my skirt are yellow ankle strap suede pumps.

Skirt c/o: Mélange Mode (is customizable) // Tank top: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here //

Jacket: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here // Necklace: Top Shop // Pumps: ASOS

 

Judy’s Look

JS Edited Melange Mode IMG_2042I’ve always been a fan of African prints.  I love how certain prints can give life to an outfit. I’m a sucker for that, so when we got the chance to work with fabulous designer Mélange Mode I couldn’t wait to try one of her spectacular creations. I choose the midi skirt because midi skirts for me are an essential piece in a women wardrobe. You can dress it up with some nice pair of heels or you can dress it down with a pair of flats. Also what I love the most about midi skirts is that you can pair it a wide range of tops and shirts and create different outfits.

JS Edited Melange Mode IMG_1989Now let me tell you about my skirt. I really love the print of my skirt which is a mix of aqua blue circle and brown blends very well together. I sent Mélange Mode my measurements and so this skirt fits me perfectly.  I love the back details, she inserted a small elastic band at the back which gives me room to breathe and I appreciate this.

JS Edited Melange Mode IMG_2132My skirt is high waisted which gives me a very nice silhouette and I intend to get full use out of this gorgeous skirt. I can’t wait to see what else Melange Mode has in store.  One reason we couldn’t wait to work with her is because she caters to every sizes and another plus you can have items custom made according to your measurements.

For this look I went for classy and feminine. I paired my skirt with a high collared off white top and wore my blush coloured pumps. To add a little glam to my look I added a long gold earrings and my 2 gold cuff and now I’m ready to slay!

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Skirt c/o: Mélange Mode // Shirt: Forever 21  find similar (here) and (here)  // Pumps: Aldo // earrings: old find similar (here)// cuff: old find similar (here)

Nancy’s Look

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There are 20 more days left of this horrible period of the year called winter and I could not be more excited. With warmer climes coming soon, I’m eagerly eyeing all things spring/summer and that includes amazing prints and gorgeous jumpsuits.

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Let’s come right out of the gate and talk about the perfect length! This, my friends, is what 38” inseam looks like. I am wearing 4” pumps and my shoes are barely making an appearance. And I love it. I also have vacation on my mind, and although my destination has not been finalized, I know that this fab piece will be packed in my suitcase.

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The keyhole on the high neck halter jumpsuit adds just the right dose of sexy. I do like a bold statement, so I paired my jumpsuit with the biggest earrings in my arsenal along with some statement bangles.

I’m already dreaming of rocking this baby under the sun. Now I just need to find an actual vacation spot. Any suggestions?

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Jumpsuit c/o: Melange Mode // Shoes: Nine West (old); similar here

Leslie’s Look

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What do you get when you mix a cool print, with some hot colours and a perfect fit? You get a garment that has Leslie’s name written all over it.  This peplum top with the exposed front zipper and gorgeous print was crafted by the talent behind Melnage Mode Yvonne, to give an extra curve to those hips, an extra boost in the caboose and give the look of a small waist and that oh so sought after hourglass shape.

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Peplum tops can be tricky for me as a slim girl at the taller end of the height spectrum. More often than not, when the waist fits, the shoulders are not wide enough, the torso is often not long enough so the frilly flounce does not quite start at the right spot and let’s not even talk about the sleeves! (Lord help me please!) But this top made to my exact measurements highlights all my assets to a “T”.

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Since I wanted my hot peplum top to own the show, I paired it with a simple grey marl pencil skirt, and some mint green, patent leather stilettos. This top can easily make the leap from work to play and would be a great addition to any woman’s spring wardrobe!

And since I have it in my “spring line up”, you better watch out world, cause here I come, ready to make a splash.

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Top: c/o Melange Mode (customizable) // Skirt: H&M // Shoes: Office (sold out), similar here //

For my curvy ladies: Top: Melange Mode (made to measure:-) // Skirt

 

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*A special thank you goes out to our new friend Sharon for finding us this beautiful location for our photo shoot!

Tah-tah for now

The Fab Four x0x0