How to create an Anne Shirley inspired look for the fall

Agatha Krzewinski

Fashion trends always come back and repeat themselves, and with fall this time around, you can actually dress up and look like Anne Shirley with the latest clothes and fashionable trends. Here are 5 ways you can create an Anne Shirley type look for this fall season.

Wear puffed gigot sleeves

There are variations of puffed sleeves, including the Gigot sleeves that grew extremely popular in the 1890s and back again in the 1930s. They were wide over the arm and narrow from the elbow to the wrist, and were meant to achieve the hourglass figure and avoid the shapeless silhouette. For more info check out


Where to get:

 Polkadot Mesh Gigot sleeve - Shein

Put on a midi skirt

A midi skirt falls in between a mini skirt and a maxi skirt. The knee length skirts were a popular length in the 1940s, a look that conveyed elegance and grace. By the 1960s the midi skirt was out and replaced with the more revealing miniskirt, but resurged again in the 1970s. Midi skirts are a perfect way to still stay fashionable but also warm for the cooler temperatures.


Where to get:

Wilfred Orta skirt – Aritzia

Satin Godet Midi Skirt – Banana Republic

Coverup with a wool sweater/ jacket

Wool sweaters were originally worn by fisherman and sailors, as the wool by retaining its oil, would protect against the cold temperatures even during the dampest conditions. The first sweaters were heavy, dark blue pullovers, and were also worn by athletes to protect them from the cold during contests. By the 1920s designers such as Gabrielle (“Coco”) Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin, had introduced sweaters into their collection and they were soon worn by men, women, and children.


Where to get:

NewLounge cardigan – Aritzia

Wilfred free Ganna Jacket - Aritzia

Top  with a Beret hat

We all associate wearing a beret hat with a European look, and that’s because mass production of beret hats began in the 19th century France and Spain. They are usually flat-crowned hats made of hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fiber.  A touch of red always goes well for this season.


Where to get:

Plain New Year Beret Cap - Shein


Add a pearl necklace for final touch!

As the world’s oldest gem, pearls always resembled class and were status symbol, and it makes sense why. Unlike other gemstones that are mined from the earth, pearls are a natural phenomenon derived from when an irritant accidently enters an Oyster’s body, then leaves secreted in a crystalline substance. You can discover pearl necklaces in our shop!


Where to get:

Shop at Sullivan – Anne Shirley’s Pearl necklace


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