Attention, Fashionistas!  This fall, BrazenWoman style maven, Melissa Evans-Lee has brought us breaking news we know you’ll welcome: The elusive navy blue is back and it’s the newest black. This bit of inside info requires somewhat of a mindshift. Now black and white and beige are not the only basics in your wardrobe. Read on for Melissa’s take on the new navy trend and the other fall colours you’ll want to hunt for as you fill your fall closet.

FALL TREND WATCH by Melissa Evans-Lee 

Get ready, Fashionistas. I’m teasing you with only a few fabulously blue pieces here but stay tuned because navy is back in a BIG way for Fall. I know for a fact that many of you will be celebrating. Here is the number one fashion question I get: Where can I find a navy blue dress/skirt/blouse/pump/purse/fill-in-the-blank.

Not to worry, I’ve got answers. At Bayview Village this fall, you’ll find store windows showing off navy in a big way. Also making an encore performance this season are some other deep and gorgeous “red” colours you’ll want to wear: Look out for merlot, oxblood, maroon, burgundy and cherry. This sexy hue is fashionable with a capital “F” and the perfect companion for our long lost friend, navy blue. And guess what?

Black, contrary to what you may have been told, also pairs nicely blue. Chalk it up to subtle contrasts which, in the world of fashion, is a gorgeous thing!

P.S.  How much are we loving the fall sneaker trend? At our fall photo shoot last week, all the stylish gals behind-the-scenes were channeling Sporty Spice in their fashion-forward sneaks. While I still love my sky-high stilettos, this sneaky trend sure makes getting from A to B a whole lot chic-er – and more comfortable – let’s be real.

  • Marc Jacobs loafer

1.    Jimmy Choo heel, DAVIDS – $895 2.    Marc Jacobs loafer, DAVIDS – $318 3.    Valentino bootie, DAVIDS – $1295 4.    Sneaker, NEW BALANCE – $109.99 5.    Valentino handbag, DAVIDS – $2445 6.    Maroon leather handbag, M0851 – $440 7.    Lac Bleu paisley pants, MENDOCINO – $78 8.    Vince blouse, ANDREWS – $385 9.    Smythe blazer, ANDREWS – $550 10. Equipment sweater, TNT – $296 11. Amelia Toro jacket, TNT – $1395 12. Floral sweater, PINK TARTAN – $295 13. WOW Couture dress, MENDOCINO – $69 14. Porters Pot skirt, MENDOCINO – $98 15. Joie necklace, MENDOCINO – $65   Marketing maven Melissa Evans-Lee has proven her clout as an engaging on-air personality, lifestyle expert and stylist. Responsible for marketing Bayview Village, Canada’s elite shopping destination, she spearheads the centre’s marketing strategy, curates monthly ‘Melissa’s Musts’, styles lookbooks, directs campaigns, and manages an engaging online presence. Always in-tune with the latest lifestyle trends, she is also a Meghan Telpner certified, Culinary Nutrition Expert eager to share health and nutrition tips and recipes. Melissa’s expert advice is regularly featured in the media, including Canada AM, Canadian Living, Rogers TV’s Daytime Toronto, the Globe and Mail, The Kit and more.

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