Don't let this last day of summer fool you for a single hot minute. Sure, it might not get freezing overnight, but before you know it, we'll be swapping our sandals for closed-toes, our tees for toppers and our breezy cute things for errthang cozy. The start of fall always signals a switch from simple, throw-on-and-go dressing to the all-important art of layering. For minimalists (aka the fashion lazy like me), layering can feel like a daunting task. I mean, seriously, who has time for mixing and matching textures and colours and playing with proportions to get it all just right when you've got 2 screaming kids, an early morning commute, or a snooze button addiction to contend with. Unless you're a stay-at-home stay-at-home, you don't.
Thankfully, this fall is all about laissez-faire layers that make all your casual go-to's look much cooler. Whether it's an open grey sweater coat or cardi worn over your favourite slip dress, a plaid shirt dress worn open over your denim, or a cozy statement sherpa bomber, you'll be begging for the cold weather to make an appearance, if only so you can start wearing these looks stat. I've featured off-duty looks here (or on-duty if you're lucky to work at a super chill office) but the same layering principle can be applied to your work looks, too. The key? Keep your colour palette simple with 2-3 colours (max). Add a statement layer (an extra-long cardi, vest or coat, a plaid dress worn open or a high-texture sherpa bomber are among the most-wanted 2016 updates). Finish it off with fun accessories (because, why not).
Done and done. Speaking of... goodbye summer and hello again fall. It really is the best shopping season, don't you think?