Fashion-able: Transitional Dressing

Admit it ladies: Even though you love summer fashion, you’re already thinking about rocking that new pair of boots you bought, aren’t you?
It’s cool. We know it’s not very Canadian to dream about cold weather in the summer, but killer fall fashion would have any stylish girl contemplating the cold. There’s definitely been talk of leather boots, thick sweaters and fitted bomber jackets On the Fourth Floor as of late.
With fall comes TIFF and Fashion Week, two events full of long days that may start with warm summer mornings, but end with chilly fall evenings. It pays to be prepared with a favourite fall accessory, folded neatly and tucked into a cute bag.
Here are our favourite staples for the hazy period between summer and fall.
An oldie but a goodie, a chic blazer is a go-to accessory for a chilly fall evening. Blazers jazz up an outfit and keep you cozy too. Plus, they’re great for taking a daytime look to a nighttime one – just add killer heels and a great necklace, and you’re good to go.

We’re also loving thigh-high socks a la Cher Horowitz from Clueless. There are so many events during TIFF that require dresses or skirts, and bare legs might be fine at 5 p.m. but not at 11 p.m. Socks are amazing because they fit into any clutch and can cover up bare legs at the end of an evening.
Cher Horowitz rocking some serious thigh-highs.
Of course, you can’t mention perfect fall accessories without including the timeless silk scarf. Especially in a bold colour or pattern, a perfect scarf adds punch to an outfit (particularly with a messy bun and pink lips) while keeping your neck toasty.

 This Matthew Williamson scarf is a perfect between-seasons piece.

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Spring summer 2011 featured loads of lightweight cropped trousers with tapered detailing. The great thing about this style of pant is that they can be worn with a pair of wedges in the summer, and carry you right through fall if paired with ankle booties and a cozy sweater. 
These 3.1 Phillip Lim draped pocket tapered trousers ($375) are a perfect example. Great for a summer night, greater for a fall day. 
 At ShopBop.com, get ’em while they’re hot.

Do you have a fave fall accessory? Let us know with a comment or send us a tweet @rockitpromo.

Fashion-able: Socks

We know warmer weather is coming, but we’ll likely still be wearing socks for a while. We love socks as a fun, and often ignored accessory, so let us show you how to style this wardrobe staple in all new ways.

Socks and Sandals

The words “socks and sandals” together should no longer make you cringe. Unless you are thinking wool socks and Birkenstocks, because that pairing is still worthy of a body shudder.

To make this formerly unfashionable combo stylish, wear printed socks and platform sandals. Choose from plaids, stripes and polka dot socks to work with the season’s hottest shades of red, animal print, or calf hair platform sandals. Quirky-chic, the unforeseen pairing is for the daringly fashion forward. If it’s too much for you, try the safer version by pairing neutral socks with neutral shoes. Hot.

Black socks with Oxfords


Worn together, short dresses and oxfords make for a casually cool outfit. For style so hip it will knock your socks off, wear your oxfords with slouchy ankle length socks in neutral shades. 

Fearne Cotton. Image source.

Perfect for a day at the office or a weekend of shopping, top off the look with a denim vest or your go-to leather jacket. Follow in the footsteps of Britain’s next “it” girl, Fearne Cotton, and wear the latest in trendy sock and oxford pairings. 

Colourful Socks with All Black Ensembles

If you’ve met our boss, you know she appreciates her designers. Whether at Fashion Week or the rock-it headquarters, she favours her Helmut Lang and Margiela in shades of black. Yet each day, you can pull up her pant hem, or unzip her boots to find a bit of colour with her enviable collection of colourful socks. Patterns, prints and neon: Deb wears it all. Take a cue from rock-it’s leading lady and brighten even the darkest of outfits with colourful socks.

Agyness Deyn rocks coloured socks with all-black. Well, sort of all-black.
For those who don’t own an all-black wardrobe, don’t fear a colour overload. Colour blocking is way in.