A Flawless Fall, Styled by Topshop

Topshop personal shopper Jessica Luffman

From velvet to denim, Topshop personal shopper Jessica Luffman unpacks the key fall trends.

At the Hudson’s Bay Toronto Queen Street store, Jessica Luffman helps customers parse the steady stream of newness — fresh styles arrive each week — coming into Topshop.

The newness is part of what makes visiting a Topshop exciting, and shopping is made easier by the advice of an expert stylist who knows the collection inside and out. Here are some of Jessica’s top tips for the coming season.

How do you take denim-on-denim dressing beyond the “Canadian tuxedo”?
Incorporate new elements to your denim–on–denim look by exploring ripped, embroidered, and colorful denim pieces.

For a different take on the “Canadian Tuxedo” outfit, layer a denim jacket on top of a graphic tee, and pair with jeans and boots. I always add in some silver rings and silver chains for a complete look!

What look works well with an over-the-knee boot?
To accentuate the leg, pair the over-the-knee boot with dresses and skirts – Definitely a statement piece.

If showing a little leg is not up your alley, pair the boot with skinny jeans, a fitted turtleneck or graphic tee. For an edgy look, toss on a leather jacket or layer a duster coat to go for a dressed-up look.

What’s the best way to work velvet into your wardrobe this fall?
Velvet is a huge trend for Topshop this fall! in fact, we just received the best dusty rose velvet suit! I am obsessed with it.

Velvet pants can be dressed down by wearing an oversized sweater and layering with a duster coat. Similarly, a velvet blazer can be worn with a graphic tee, leather pants or jeans, or dressed up with a mini skirt and fitted blouse.

A must-have bag style for the season?
A small structured bag! Topshop currently has a great structured bucket bag with silver circular handles and silver embellishments, that’s easy to work into your fall closet.

What do you love about fall florals?
I love the colours in fall florals! Take leather or denim and mix-and-match with floral prints and vinyl. You can get a romantic rocker vibe or dress it up.

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Photography by David Pike.