Every year in the fall, a shade of burgundy resurfaces as the hot colour of the season. Whether it’s called wine, oxblood, maroon, or any other variation, this elegant shade of dark red is becoming a fall staple for my wardrobe, that’ll last us well into the holiday season.  From neoprene to lace, to suede and fringe, if you’re looking to add a pop of beautiful burgundy into your wardrobe, look no further than the Montreal-based fashion retailer, Dynamite Clothing.

For its 30th anniversary last year, Dynamite went through an entire re-brand, which included updating its store layout, logo, design aesthetics and began to cater its product offerings and styles specifically towards the modern-day business woman at an affordable price.  A year into this transformation, and shoppers are really starting to take notice and associate this fashion retailer as a store they can visit for a curated boutique shopping experience at a very reasonable price point.

Its quality is better than other brands with a similar price point and its smaller store size offers a boutique shopping experience, which means no digging through piles of clothes.

Scuba Tulip Dress c/o Dynamite Clothing ($39.95) / Black Tights c/o MyElsy.com

Scuba Tulip Dress c/o Dynamite Clothing ($39.95) / Black Tights c/o MyElsy.com

The Scuba Tulip Dress I am wearing from Dynamite is made from neoprene fabric, also known as the “scuba” fabric…the same material you would find in a surfing wetsuit.  The thick and structured, yet soft and cushion-y material feels durable and luxurious, rather than flimsy.   The back of the dress zips up with a gold zipper. Amazingly, this piece is only $39.95.

Dynamite Scuba Dress

For cooler temperatures in the fall, match with a pair of black tights, like the ones I am wearing from myelsy.com, a Canadian tights subscription company which delivers a pair of high-quality tights to you each month.

Scuba Tulip Dress c/o Dynamite Clothing ($39.95) / Turquoise Necklace c/o Frilly Lilly ($39.95)

Turquoise Necklace c/o Frilly Lilly ($39.95)

Some of my other favourite burgundy picks from Dynamite under $50 include the:

  • Scuba Dress with Lace ($39.95) – also made from ‘scuba’ material, the long sleeves in this form fitting dress are great for cooler weather in the fall.  The asymmetrical lace design adds some character to the piece, without being too revealing.
  • Long Overpiece Blazer ($44.95) –  wow, a blazer under $50, what a deal! This is a great piece to wear to the office, with a blouse and dress pants.  The colour is more exciting than a conventional black or grey blazer, without being too ‘out there’.
  • Super Soft Overpiece ($49.95) – a burgundy knit with a ribbed trimming is an ultra-soft cozy piece to throw over your outfit of the day.  It’s versatile enough to layer casually over high waist jeans, leggings, or, for a more feminine look, wear with a fitted skirt.
  • Aztec Poncho with Suede Fringe ($44.95) – This bohemian inspired poncho has a burgundy and grey aztec pattern.  Wrap around your casual outfit for a chic fall look, and cinch your waist with a belt to accentuate your curves

Stay tuned on Modern Mix Vancouver as we’ll be showing off our poncho from Dynamite in our next #OOTD.

Photos by Michael Mak Photography.

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