Fashion

ATTITUDE BY SEARS

Attitude by Sears offers chic staples

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

George Pimentel

When a mass retailer begins their show with a cunning camel wrap coat, we take notice.  From Love Story’s iconic Ali McGraw to current Chloé and Celine collections, this stalwart favourite is a key fall look.  Attitude trotted out on-trend black and camel sportswear separates that matched the current minimalist movement. A shoulder-rouched black dress was styled romantic with a lovely lace turtleneck underneath.  A bird-patterned blouse with tie detail was ripped straight from Miu Miu’s spring collection, but here lost it’s girlish appeal and looked ready for business.  Pleated caramel trousers cuffed at the ankle were destined to be in constant wardrobe rotation. Black draped-sleeve shirting finished the look.  A brown sugar piped leather cape suited the equestrian lover and looked convincingly like a designer piece.  Knits were pouffed and padded at the shoulder, or balletic and wrapped.  Belts tied to the back were a clever styling trick and gave interest to sheath dresses, one Ronald Mouret-esque with a ruffled peplum.  While the show had many must-have moments, the bras and bed jackets were a clear misstep.  Unnecessary and nothing special, they didn’t belong on a runway.  Thankfully, our discontent was forgotten as Joannie Rochette closed the show in a feminine white blouse and black pencil skirt.