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Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Last week Jessica and I went on another adventure. This time, to Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, BC! We went to check out what is new for fall, and put some looks together for their customers for the Uptown x Fashion event. We hope to inspire you when it comes to fall by sharing six ways to wear fall fashion with Uptown! Our focus: Capsule Wardrobe.

Whatever your lifestyle may be, there are ways to create all the looks you want and need at Uptown. Jessica and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the outdoor centre, to see what fall trends could be worn the easiest (and the most) in a capsule wardrobe. One part about Uptown that I love is that it is a mix of independent retailers and major retailers. You get a bit of everything!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown – Look #1: Day to Night

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

First stop, H&M.

Going from office to dinner doesn’t have to require an outfit change. The minimal pattern on the dress and the gold buttons on the blazer offers a more interesting take on your traditional nine-five look. You can feel comfortable and put together at the same time! Floral and minimal pattern dresses with a flowy silhouette may be trending, but they are also considered a classic.

You also can never go wrong with a pair of ankle booties, which is a great staple to take you from day to night. Pack a cross body bag or clutch in your workbag, and once it is time to head out, leave the big bag behind! Stay warm in a classic yet trendy coat like this faux-suede trench. You can go from workwear chic to feminine and romantic just like that!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Details ♥ All pieces from this look can be found at h&m at uptown! This blazer has a great weight to it, and is only $59.99!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown – Look #2 – Weekend Wear

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Second stop, Meraki.

There are many ways to stay comfortable yet look stylish on the weekends this fall. You don’t have to succumb to wearing workout gear when you’re not working out! 😉 Whether you are out for brunch, running errands with your kids, or shopping, there are simple combinations that will have you looking put together this season. That is where Meraki at Uptown comes in!

Finding layering pieces that can be mixed and matched is the easiest way to get the most out of your wardrobe. Cold weather seasons mean warm knits, which I LOVE, like this camel knit. Mixing autumnal tones with black create a nice contrast, and they are easy to pair together without having to overthink colour matching. This gorgeous black wool coat has subtle detail, and is sure to last you a long time!!

You can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans!! We may be seeing a shift in denim cut, moving towards more of a straight leg, but the skinny leg is still in too! A medium wash is easy to dress up or down and can be worn year round. Minimal distressing adds a slight edge to your look, like this pair of Citizen of Humanity jeans.

When it comes to shoes & accessories, you can certainly have fun with it. Animal prints are a big trend this season, and are great way to add some pattern to an otherwise neutral look. I love this pair of snakeskin boots as a great statement piece! When it comes to bags, bucket bags and backpacks are a fun alternative to a cross body. Play around with different shapes! Meraki has a ton of options for clothing, bags, shoes and accessories.

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Details ♥ All pieces from this look can be found at Meraki at Uptown! Which statement boot would you choose??

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown – Look #3- Workwear Look

Next stop, Suzy Shier..

If you are looking for stylish yet affordable pieces for work this fall in a range of sizes, Suzy Shier at Uptown has you covered! We managed to create this outfit within minutes of being in the store, and it is all available at a very reasonable price!

Mixing prints can be overwhelming at times, as you want to avoid having too much pattern. The trick is mixing bold prints with minimal prints to create a fun, diverse look. If you are not one to wear much colour, you can still create a fun look mixing neutral patterns.

As we are seeing plaid EVERYWHERE this season, it is an easy and accessible trend to incorporate into your look. Stay comfortable in the office with this soft, stretchy plaid pencil skirt! It isn’t restricting at all, and is the perfect length for the office. Add a feminine touch with a bow blouse, like this houndstooth blouse with billowy sleeves! Looks great on it’s own, or underneath a blazer.

A blazer is a wardrobe staple that every woman should own! Regardless if you work in an office or not. Blazers are both classic and versatile, and can immediately dress up any outfit. This black blazer has ample amounts of stretch, and hits at the waist which works for several different body types.

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Details ♥ all clothing from this look can be found at Suzy Shier at Uptown! This houndstooth blouse would also look great with dark denim for casual Friday!

Curious to know about the other three ways to wear fall fashion?? Head on over to Jessica’s post here for details! She has some seriously good style inspiration waiting for you! xo

In the meantime, here are some highlights from our Uptown x Fashion event that happened last week! We loved meeting the Uptown shoppers and sharing our tips for shopping fall and creating a capsule wardrobe. It was such a great evening!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Room Details ♥ Cozy + stylish corners for attendees to sit; a glass of champagne served at the door

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Uptown shoppers lining up for their custom calligraphy totes by @emilycuthbertdesigns & @decorbynaturemg

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Did someone say mac & cheese??! My mouth is watering just reading the menu!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Some of the featured looks that we presented to the Uptown shoppers!

Six Ways to Wear Fall Fashion with Uptown

Thank you to Uptown for having us!! It was a memorable evening for Jessica and I; one that we won’t forget ♥

Also, thank you to the following businesses who contributed to the event

If you live in Victoria or will be heading there this fall season, make sure to stop in at Uptown for great shopping and food! For a list of retailers and restaurants, click here.

In partnership with Uptown / Photography Credit: Studio 86 Creative Design











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