By: Nahed Kazziha

They say that no good deed goes unpunished. But what about if you are doing yourself a solid? In that case, rest assured that you will be able to fully appreciate the benefit of some quick wardrobe karma, instantly- that is, if you are willing to foot the bill.

So here are some Dos and Don’ts to live by this fall that will leave you and your closet feeling refreshed.

 

Do: Bell Sleeves
Don’t: Off-the-shoulder Ruffles

Ruffles

 

Bell Sleeves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A modernized nod to the 70’s will peak out ever so slightly from beneath your sweat, much unlike those bulky ruffle shirts that are best to keep for sunnier days to come.

 

Do: Grey Plaid
Don’t: Chunky Houndstooth

 

Houndstooth
Grey Plaid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While grey has long been regarded as the most mundane colour, new life has been infused into Glen Check of the oversize variant. Stay warm in a giant blazer and practice your androgyny.

 

Do: Baker Boy Hats
Don’t: Fedoras

 

Baker Boy Hats
Fedora

 

 

 

 

Supermodels from Kaia Gerber to Bella Hadid are spearheading the efforts to bring back the baker boy hat. So, forget Britney, and take your queues from the influencers of Gen Z.

 

Do: Namesakes
Don’t: Chokers

 

Namesake
Choker

 

 

 

Yes, the Carrie Bradshaw necklace is back and bigger than ever! So set aside your Cinderella velvet choker and indulge in a more quirky customized necklace you can wear every day.

 

Do: Scarlet Reds
Don’t: Pastels

 

Scarlet Reds
Pastels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not the season to shy away from the power colour. Use it for outerwear, footwear or even a complete ensemble for the daring among you.

 

Do: Leopard
Don’t: Shearling

 

Leopard
Shearling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel your inner feline with some wildcat print to add a little statement to your staples. You get extra bonus points for rocking an edgy kitten heel or biker with your leopard print.

 

Do: Florals
Don’t: Paisley

 

Florals
Paisley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quintessential bohemian update that can be paired with boots for a more contemporary look instead of looking like the outdated cast member from Little House on the Prairie.

 

Do: Polished Purse
Don’t: Overly Embellished

 

Polished
Embellished

 

 

 

 

 

It is time to snatch up your granny’s vintage purse. Glossy leather, sleek metal clasps and a ladylike handle are exactly what you need to steal the show, not your handbag.