I’ve lived in Toronto for 20 years of my life and for 17 of those years, Yorkdale Shopping Centre was that one mall I wished I could call my neighbourhood mall. Getting married 3 years ago came with many perks, like you know, having a permanent toe-warmer on the other side of the bed, having a dishes and cooking partner, and duh, moving in to a new place that would now be just a 10 minute drive away from Yorkdale. Score! Ever since I got married, I’ve made a conscious effort to work on my personal style (something about wedding planning helped me discover my sense of style) and I found that having a wide array of stores at Yorkdale helped me cultivate just the wardrobe I desired.
Over the past few years, I’ve loved building my Fall wardrobe the most. Luckily enough, this Fall, I had the opportunity to check out the most coveted Fall trends through the Style Concierge service at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The Style Concierge is an exclusive lounge dedicated to all things style; whether it’s fashion, beauty or home. All you need to do is book an appointment with a stylist to receive style consultation services and before you know it, you’re set to rock that work holiday party, big job interview, or any moment you’d like! Since Fall is my favourite time of the year, I was thrilled to receive a sneak peek at this season’s most stylish apparel, clothing and cosmetics available throughout the mall, which had been carefully curated by the stylist and placed in the gorgeous lounge. I tried on countless outfits and shoes (and makeup!). Karan was kind enough to accompany me for this experience and had absolutely no complaints about the complimentary beverages and snacks that were available to us in the lounge.
While browsing through the clothing, shoes and accessories selection, I realized there are so many great trends to incorporate into this season’s wardrobe and I wanted to share a few of them with you. Some of the biggest trends I noticed that velvet, bold prints and also bold colours are BIG this season. I think our eyes are finally tired of the neutral, minimal and monochromatic outfits. It’s time to rock reds, oranges, yellows, pinks – anything bright and also with prints (not the typical cheetah print though, thank goodness). Since I have been hoarding colourful sweaters for the season already, I decided to use my time at the Style Concierge to get myself comfortable with prints. While there were many options, I gravitated to the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo collection. I want EVERY piece from that collection. Here are my two favourite pieces from her collection.
Flowy Fall Dress – Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo
This dress was truly love at first wear. It’s very comfortable, feminine, and highly fashionable. Major win. Olivia Palermo, you did so, so good.
Statement Trench Coat – Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo
If this trench coat doesn’t make a statement, I don’t know what will. The snake-effect, red details and structured bell sleeves are a fashion girl’s dream. Also, don’t get me started on these suede, studded Chloe boots.
I loved sharing the Fall trends I discovered at Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Style Concierge with you guys. If you’re still looking to get yourself up to speed on this season’s trends, follow the city’s ultimate style destination at @yorkdalestyle. And of course, I’ll also be sharing loads of fall looks on my Instagram feed over the next few weeks 🙂 Happy Fall guys!