Everyone loves summer, but I’m a sucker for fall: crisp temps, fresh air, long pants. Ahh, fall fashion. Something about wearing shorts brings out the inner toddler. It’s not a good look. There is no body dysmorphia here, just a lack of appreciation for showing off these lower limbs. Plus, you just look more pulled together in pants. Add a blazer, half tuck in the T and you’re going from after-school pick up to being actually picked up.


Simple, breezy outfits are crucial to a good mindset in the morning. The WFH flex is still running strong, thankfully, so a pulled-together look that can be layered up is basically my uniform. Well-made, structured jeans, a super-soft shirt and a pair of sneakers can be transformed into date night wear with a few tweaks. Add some jewellery, a swipe of lipstick, a pop of perfume and then tussle your mane. Voila, anything now seems possible.

Mavi Jeans Miracle Wide Leg Jeans ($148) in Dark Feather Blue are timeless with a super soft cream-coloured T-shirt ($58)

Or grab a ballcap, and a hoodie and head to the diamond/rink/pitch and do your mom thing looking cute, and comfortable- no sweatpants or leggings required. Too often I fall into this trap, wearing the same exact shirt and pant combo since I know they match, both in colour and frame. But with throwback feels paired with modern textiles, Mavi Jeans are familiar and fashion-forward. The slight flare is so nostalgic for late 90’s early 00’s effortless style.


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The Elvana Plaid Dickey ($898) by Veronica Beard is both timeless and on-trend, the perfect hi-lo with Mavi’s Miracle Wide Leg Jeans

The Shelia Front Pocket Straight Leg ($148, lead image) would also pair elegantly with any blazer, but this charming Climbing Ivy Green V-Neck ($28) is bringing a little equestrian magic to the mix. Pair with some bracelets, and a wide-brimmed feather hat for that signature autumn outfit.

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The classic cargo pant with a feminine cut, Alva is built for anything

The Alva Straight Leg Cargo ($148) are a memorable favourite fit. Almost identical to a super-soft and very well-worn pair I owned in the early ’00s, Alva is form-fitting, forgiving and high-waisted. Your butt will thank you. Knock this easy look off with the midriff-baring (and daring) Cropped Cut-Off T-Shirt ($28) or for more length, the Crew Neck T-Shirt ($58).


Chloé Colourblock Maxi Wool Dress ($3340) is a pull-on turtleneck dress that looks super sharp

Creative Director Gabriela Hearst put the colourblock into motion with this super swish dress. Play dress up in NYC like Carrie and book through Central Park in this statement look. You’ll be both toasty and tempting in this wool turtleneck pullover dress. Play it smart and stand out, black tights and a red lip will set this look on fire.

I mean, there are watches and then there are WATCHES….Dream big ($31,100) and you can dress up anything with Cartier

And if money is no object, or you just won the lottery, a regal and sophisticated timepiece will be on trend every time. Slightly more affordable dupes like Maison Burk’s Frederique Constant’s Classics Carree ($1495) in Yellow Gold may be a better fit.


Fall fashion can be confusing but trusting your intuition and sticking to your comfort zone is key to pulling off any look. Going high-low with some affordable and repeatable basics allows you to construct a look that’s all your own. And that unique look should carry you throughout the season, with simple switches to make it practical and fun.

Being a trendsetter means being up to snuff on the looks and important causes. Because Mavi Jeans pledges sustainable and environmental stewardship, and puts those principles into practice, you can embrace a new buy without all the guilt. You’ll wear all these basics, again and again, with each wear only getting softer from the recycled cotton and Tencel™ blends that give a superior luxe feel to each piece.