Fall signals the return of many things: evenings get crisp and new fall fashion comes out. But the end of long hot days and endless evenings doesn’t have to mean the end of fun. In fact, trust us when we say there will be no shortage of things to get excited about come fall—and not just the return of sweater weather (no? just us?). Okay, well think of our October crash course as your definitive list of the season with everything you need to know before Canadian Thanksgiving.
1. The New Face of Wearables
Fitbit, a brand of wearable fitness trackers has teamed up with Tory Burch this fall to introduce a new line of fitness bracelets that are well, finally wearable. A big accomplishment in a world of Nike Fuel Bands and whatever the Jawbone Up24 is. With five styles that include an elegant gold bracelet and necklace, we’ve never been more excited to get moving. You can pre-order all styles now.
2. The Flash Tat
From Vogue industry insiders to model Alessandra Ambrosio and beauty icon Aerin Lauder, everyone seems to have fully embraced the temporary tattoo trend this summer. And it’s easy to see why. Created by Flash, these gilded metallic tattoos only take ten minutes to set using a little water and when applied properly look like stacks of fine jewelry—think delicate midi rings, a wrist full of bracelets or a chain-link choker. The key to wearing this trend come fall is all in the execution. The best approach is to find pieces that already match your jewelry collection and layer with your own pieces for a subtle “is she or isn’t she wearing a tattoo” effect.
3. The Movie Guide
The most anticipated blockbuster slated for release has to be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 with Katniss Everdeen and the gang returning for their second to last installment this November. Early indie darlings include Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins (September 19th) and scathing satire Dear White People (October 17th). Early critical favourites include Matthew McConaughey’s epic Interstellar (November 7th) and a look at relationships in the digital age with Men, Women & Children, starring Ansel Elgort (October 3rd).
4. The Annual Fashion Collab
Fall coincides with the beginning of the fashion calendar marked by larger-than-life September issues, back-to-back shows, market appointments, star-studded parties, and of course, the fashion collaboration. This year it’s Altuzarra for Target. An industry favourite ever since it launched, the collection for Target includes 50 items ranging from $17.99 to $89.99 and aims to bring Joseph Altuzarra’s eclectic mix of downtown cool and sophisticated Parisian to the masses.