Skimp vs. Splurge: Casual fall looks (part 2 of 4)

From the style segment I participated in on Breakfast Television last week, here’s my breakdown of outfit #2.

This is the perfect “running errands” outfit.


What I love about this look:

Splurge Items:

  • This Sophie Hulme jacket is perfect for fall.  Though it’s the same rich colour throughout, the leather arms are an interesting detail that really set it apart from other similarly styled jackets.  I like that all you really need to do is button this jacket up and, “brrrriiiiiing” (in that infomercial kind of transformational tone), you look polished and put-together. ~ Coup Garment Boutique ($960)
  • A pair of medium-dark wash denim are perfect for the casual part of your wardrobe.  I like the small zipper detail on the bottom hem of this pair.  It makes a basic pair of jeans look a bit more interesting. ~ Coup Garment Boutique ($210)

Skimp Items:

  • I’m showing a pretty basic tee on our model.  Yes, this one is a bit longer.  Since our model is tall, she can easily pull off a longer tee without looking like she’s drowning in it.  If you’re shorter, opt for one that is shorter in the body.  T shirts are a great item to swap out every season or two… especially when they are as reasonably priced as this one. ~ Smart Set ($20)
  • I love the light wash of this chambray shirt.  Again, this is perfect for layering (either under or over garments).  It’ll keep you warm as we start moving towards slightly cooler days. ~ Smart Set ($45)
  • This flat is stylish and effortless. Yes! There are a lot of neutral colours in there (with that awesome pop of colour at the toe) which means that it’ll go with many outfits in your wardrobe.  Yes, I just saved you from buying 5 different flats this fall.  You’re welcome. ~ Sole Revival ($60)
  • Though it’s a good idea to invest in quality jewelry, it’s not a bad idea to choose a few less expensive accessories if you’re looking for something that is uber trendy.  This will allow you to keep up with trends without breaking the bank. Yes, save your clothing dollars for investment pieces. ~ Smart Set (Necklaces- $4.99, $12 and Earrings- $1.99)

A breakdown of outfit #3 is coming up in the next couple of days.


Hair: House of Tin Salon

Makeup: Makeup by Bean

Model: Sarah

Styling: Yours Truly

Clothing/Shoes/Accessories: Smart Set, Coup Garment Boutique and Sole Revival



Thanks to Brill Communications.