That “je ne sais quoi” of European style is well known. Yes, that certain “I don’t know what” is an apt description of a cool and casual way of dressing that is seen in many urban areas across the world.
Love that chic look? Boost your chic street cred by adding these fashion musts to your wardrobe this fall.
The impact of a scarf
As practical as it is fashionable, the long rectangle scarf is often the go-to accessory of street fashionistas everywhere. While scarves can be seen adorning the necks of urban dwellers all year round, this fashion must-have takes on another role in the autumn season: warding off the chill from the cooler fall weather. Consider adding a classic neutral scarf from Brunello Cucinelli, available at Holt Renfrew, or a rich, jewel-toned one from Le Chateau to your look. A fun alternative to the rectangle scarf is the tube scarf, which is available in various colours at H&M.
A satchel or messenger bag
You may have a collection of handbags in your closet, but for an authentic Euro street look, the crossbody satchel is the bag to turn to. Men and women alike opt for this hands-free style of bag as they zip from train to train or cycle their way around the city. Roots has a great selection of styles and sizes of shoulder bags, such as the Uptown satchel or the Downtown satchel.
Stilettos have their place, and it’s not when pulling together your street look. Stylish yet wearable footwear is the name of the game, so bring on the boots — knee-high, mid or ankle style — whatever suits you best. And feel free to wear them with anything! Two cool pairs to to check out are these millitary-like boots from ALDO or the Janlian boot from John Fluevog.
A great coat
As winter looms in the distance, you might be thinking of getting a good coat to keep you warm in the months ahead, but what about in the fall? Forgo the cardigans and hoodies, and perfect your Euro-chic look with a fantastic coat instead. Elevate the classic trench style to new heights with a belted leather trench from Danier, or opt for a double-breasted short jacket from Jacob.