A classic lace-up with traditional broguing and wingtip details is flat-out fresh.
Kaylee Tankus blazer with draped hem, $350, and gold leggings, $75; Complex Geometries strap T-shirt, $95, all from Fawn (967 Queen West, 647-344-4703). Black wingtips with distressed white insert, $148, Browns (110 Bloor West, 416-920-1032, and others, brownsshoes.com).
Mix Nordic and Canadiana knits with geometric Fair Isle patterns and quirky intarsia insets.
Fair Isle sweater, $59.90, and black lace tights, $14.90, both H&M (1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others, hm.com). Asymmetrical sweater (worn as scarf), $98, Preloved (881 Queen West, 416-504-8704, preloved.ca). Las Valentias green trench skirt, $270, Pho Pa (698 Queen West, 416-979-9444, phopa.ca). Black leather gloves, $24, Joe Fresh (10 Lower Jarvis, 416-703-4865, and others, joe.ca). Plum Soprano boots, $465, Fluevog (242 Queen West, 416-581-1420, fluevog.com).
Wrap up with voluminous capes and a tailored take on the harem pants.
Birds of North America Falcon cape, $229, Distill (55 Mill, #47, 416-304-0033, distillgallery.com). Khaki harem pants, $44.90, and purple over-knee tights, $6.90, both from H&M (1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others, hm.com). Patent leather strap boots, $198, Browns (110 Bloor West, 416-920-1032, and others, brownsshoes.com).
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Get busy with a mashup of plaids, ginghams and tartans.
Ruby Redux wool tartan pleated coat, $170, Nathalie-Roze & Co (1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, nathalie-roze.com). Gingham shirt, $29.90; checked scarf, $16.90; fingerless gloves, $6.90, all from H&M (1 Dundas West, 416-593-0064, and others, hm.com). Plaid pants, $49, Joe Fresh (10 Lower Jarvis, 416-703-4865, and others, joe.ca). Ilse Jacobsen lace-up rubber boots, $169 (Get Outside, 437 Queen West, 416-593-5598, and other, getoutsideshoes.com).
90210 might be back, but this isn't Brenda Walsh's homely vest. Look for an extra-long waistcoat or have the dry cleaners chop the arms off a found vintage blazer.
Juma three-button vest, $149, Pho Pa (698 Queen West, 416-979-9444, phopa.ca). Birds of North America Robin shirt, $129, Distill (55 Mill, #47, 416-304-0033, distillgallery.com). Adrienne Butikofer navy blue high-waisted pants, $195, Charlie Boutique (809 Queen West, 647-436-8452, iluvcharlie.com). Blue, black and white Listens lace-up heels, $269, Fluevog (242 Queen West, 416-581-1420, fluevog.com).