X-tina's obviously not the only one revolting against the skankified styles of the recent past. From teachers and librarians to socialite lunchers and Hollywood icons, this season's muse is all lady. One thing, though - go too heavy with the femme fest and you run the risk of looking like a caricature - and for gawd's sake, sit up!
When a poncho's just too granola for your glam get-up, go for cover in this faux fur capelet ($325, Franke , 920 Queen West, 416-588-8581) by Queen West it girl Kendra Francis.
If you don't already know how to use yer gams, this fish-tailed tweed number ($180, Willow Grant , 960 Queen West, 416-533-7553) by Toronto-based design team CinCyn will do the work for you.
Punctuate - or perforate - your entrance with a fierce staccato click-clack in these plaid and mock-croc spectators ($125, Nine West , 220 Yonge, 416-977-8126).
Granny wore cashmere for a reason: it's warmer than hell. Which, in these Canadian winters - and summers - is worth investing in. We suggest this super-sophisticated cashmere cardigan ($195, TNT , 388 Eglinton West, 416-488-8210) by Line.
Brave's "Belle" belt ($44, Girl Friday , 776 College, 416-531-1036; 740 Queen West, 416-364-2511) features a sliding buckle, ideal for fall's cinched-waist silhouette yet versatile enough to accommodate lowriders - or that second helping.