In Canada, the cold weather is already kicking in. While you may be reluctant to embrace, it's important you're ready for it. Being cold or wet is never in fashion (or comfortable), so prepare yourself with a few essentials that will help styling yourself during cold weather a breeze. This season is all about the extra touches and there's no reason they can't be implemented at any age, whether you're 25 or 75.
- Red. Red is a strong color for fall and winter 2010 and looks great against a palette of neutrals. Wear red with shades of gray, black, navy and camel for a regal look. A structured sheath or a classic coat in red are great picks.
- Camel. Another trendy color that will surpass this season. A camel wool pea or trench coat is the way to go, but a cape or pashmina also looks fabulous in the subtle hue.
- Leopard. Wear it anyway you'd like. A leopard top works with basics for the office and a leopard print bag punches up a traditional coat. Also look for hints of leopard on shoes or gloves. Remember to work in one shot of leopard at a time. Too much and you risk looking like a caricature.
- Sequins. A peek of sequins is brilliant, night or day. Look for a cardigan or skirt kissed with sequins for the most modern effect.
- A structured handbag. Forget the sloppy hobos of summer. Fall and winter require a little dressing up, even when you're off-duty. A structured handbag adds a polished effect to any look, even if you're wearing a baggy sweater and boyfriend jeans.