Preppy? Shop Joe Fresh.
Canuck fast fashion go-to Joe Fresh's fall lineup is loaded with colour-block sweaters, scholastic cords and other proper picks perfect for putting together a preppy look. Cream blouse ($37), pleated skirt ($34), yellow cardigan ($19) and black-and-white heels ($79, all Joe Fresh, 589 Queen West, 416-703-3419, and others, joefresh.com).
Don't miss: Crisp denim from Body Blue (199 Danforth, 416-778-7601, and other, bodyblue.ca) and the polo lineup at Fred Perry (964 Queen West, 416-538-3733, fredperry.com).
Nerdy? Shop Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop
Located on the edge of U of T at Bloor and St. George, Brooks Brothers' newest Toronto shop remixes the line into a look perfect for stylish brainiacs. V-neck sweater ($142), blue striped shirt ($46 on sale), striped bow tie ($42 on sale), chinos ($98), belt ($170) and Red Wing boots ($300, all Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, 262 Bloor West, 416-925-5878, brooksbrothers.com). Ferm Living molecule set ($90, Studio Brillantine, 1518 Queen West, 416-536-6521, studiobrillantine.com).
Don't miss: Eyewear finds from Hakim Optical (128 Hazelton, 416-924-5600, and others, hakimoptical.ca) and Optic Zone (33 Jarvis, 416-362-3937) with a little white tape added to the bridge for full nerdy effect.
Slacking? Shop Lavish & Squalor
Not as keen to hit the books as the rest of our student lineup? Lavish & Squalor has fresh fall options like waffle knit henleys and comfy slacks that will make you feel like you've barely fallen out of bed. Insight jean jacket with knit sleeves ($175), Dockers Khakis henley ($79), WeSC mustard jeans ($94.50), olive Vans sneakers ($89.99) and Herschel rugby stripe backpack ($90, all Lavish & Squalor, 253 Queen West, 416-599-4779, lavishandsqualor.com). Urbanears Zinken headphones ($160, Sonic Boom, 782 Bathurst, 416-532-0334).
Don't miss: Great T-shirts and laid-back vintage from Public Butter (1290 Queen West, 416-535-4343, thepublicbutter.com).
Sporty? Shop North Star
Don't feel like sporting school colours? The retro revival of Canadian outfit North Star means you can still look appropriately athletic on the field (or wherever you play). North Star varsity jacket ($395), "Je Me Souviens" T-shirt ($30), grey sweatpants ($75) and blue high tops ($95, all northstarsportswear.ca). Wilson CFL replica football ($17.99, Canadian Tire, 65 Dundas West, 416-979-2025, canadiantire.ca).
Don't miss: Hoodies, sneakers and knapsacks from Puma (shop.puma.ca).
Artsy? Shop 69 Vintage.
If you treat your closet like your canvases, mashing up as many colours, textures and prints as possible, 69 Vintage's eclectic clothing and accessory options are a great way to go. Vintage stripe sweater ($40), red blouse ($45), printed pants ($45), camera bag ($40), bracelets ($20) and leather sandals ($40), all 69 Vintage, 1100 Queen West, 416-516-0669, 69vintage.com). Portfolio case ($19.95, Curry's, 490 Yonge, 416-967-6666, and others, currys.com).
Don't miss: The whimsical finds at Black Daffodil (3907 Dundas West, 647-726-9400, blackdaffodil.ca), killer kicks from Balisi (650 College, 416-532-1074, and others, balisi.com) and Heel Boy (773 Queen West, 416-362-4335, heelboy.com), and Tryst Lingerie (559 Queen West, 647-430-0994, and other, trystlingerie.com) innerwear as outerwear.
Photos by David Hawe
Hair and makeup: Taylor Savage, TRESemmé Hair Care/judyinc.com
Models: Aidan Todd-Parrish and Jason Tenn