Coats, Knits, Classics, and Romantics—and more of what we'll be wearing this season.

The best thing about cooler temperatures settling in is the return of fall’s always highly anticipated wardrobe. While we’ll miss our sandals, strappy tops and linen pants, we’re heartened to learn we don’t have to say good-bye to our pre-Labour Day whites (more on that later). It's about now we're always eagerly awaiting the next season’s sophisticated layers, luxurious fabrics and textures, with hopes of deeper shades of autumn writ large on nubby sweaters, long coats and tall boots. And we’re pleased to report that Holt Renfrew delivered this up in spades with their fall preview. This season, Holt's introduces 50 new designers to Canada—from Cédric Charlier for womenswear, Mansur Gavriel for handbags, Rena Caovilla for footwear, Haider Ackermann and Thom Browne for menswear—and we took a sneak peek of the latest must-have looks and trends. From oversized layering to graphic prints, here's the takeaway: 1. Keep It Loose: borrowed from the boys, men's tailored, oversized layering 2. Go Graphic: bold colour, contrast in primary colours, patterns, intarsia and patchwork 3. Utilitarian Chic/Active: military, army surplus 4. The Perfect Yarn: thick, chunky, textural knits worn head-to-toe 5. The New Romantics: Victorian/bohemian in delicate lace, sheer, velvet, and ruffled detail 6. Winter White (scrap the Labour Day strictures; it's white year-round!) Our fave looks? Coats, Knits, Re-invented Classics and all the Romance you can shake a copy of Pride and Prejudice at. Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir Street, 604-681-3121, Holtrenfrew.com

Coats In Winter White
No animals were harmed in the making of Stella McCartney's fur-free fur hat. Along with knee-high boots by Stuart Weitzman and this 3.1 Phillip Lim poncho, you're now ready to kick winter to the curb
Coats With Romance
This season, it's all about coats: tweed Smythe jacket, Alexander McQueen ivory lace shell, Rag & Bone leather leggings, Eric Janits hat, Celine stacked heel
Luxe Coats
This investment-piece Lanvin fur coat pairs well with a Derek Lam Crosby print shell, a Stella McCartney cuffed wide-leg trouser, a Sofie Hulme handbag, and Celine shoes
Coats With Military Might
The Olsen twins' label, The Row, is note-perfect with this Aviator jacket paired with an Eileen Fisher sweater, Sea Print gold-splatter jean, and Balenciaga boots
The New Romantics In Graphic
Pretty in Pattern: Lanvin skirt, Valentino blouse, Givenchy corset top, and Dolce & Gabbana shoes
The New Romantics
Red-carpet ready in an Elie Saab dress and Roger Vivier bag and shoes. Stay tuned for Holt Renfrew's Roger Vivier Made to Order event Sept. 26 where you can design your own shoes (colour, style, heel) with your own name.
Knit Pick
Winter's looking warm in this Stella McCartney knit coat paired with a skirt and sweater by O'2nd, Vince shoes, and Givenchy bag
Knit Pick
Winter's looking warm in this Stella McCartney knit coat paired with a skirt and sweater by O'2nd, Vince shoes, and Givenchy bag
Knit Pick
Winter's looking warm in this Stella McCartney knit coat paired with a skirt and sweater by O'2nd, Vince shoes, and Givenchy bag
Knit Pick
Winter's looking warm in this Stella McCartney knit coat paired with a skirt and sweater by O'2nd, Vince shoes, and Givenchy bag
Classic With A Twist
Sacai Luck camel cape, Valentino lace inset sweatshirt dress, Stella McCartney shoes, and Bottega Venetta bag
Classic With A Twist
Sacai Luck camel cape, Valentino lace inset sweatshirt dress, Stella McCartney shoes, and Bottega Venetta bag