After a week of late-summer weather, the temperatures are starting to drop slightly in Montreal. With frosty mornings and warm afternoons, the key to dressing this week is lots of layers. I snapped this week’s Fashionista on a break from the library, her bright swing coat stood out against the grey stone of McLennan.
Even more importantly than her smart outfit composition, this Fashionista incorporates a basic white blouse seamlessly without looking blasé. With ripped skinny jeans, the white blouse meets its more edgy match and she pairs it with purple snakeskin ballet flats — one part timeless and one part unconventional. Her on-trend approach to jewelry has been seen all over the streets, she smartly layers her rhinestone bib necklace over her collar instead of under so it frames her face without looking too formal. This one is an equally luxe alternative and easy to tuck under a collar. Her double wrap Hermes and Links of London bracelets are modern takes on the friendship bracelet and splurge worthy accessories you will wear every day. Temper these accessories with a standard blouse, like this one from Zara and make sure to wear your oldest jeans with it and keep it offbeat rather than boardroom.
Even though midterm stress is upon us, we don’t need to look as if it’s getting to us at all. This week, keep your accessories sparkly and your lipstick bright and at least your outfit will pass every test.