Canadian Winter Fashion

Get Her Look: Slay the Wintery Streets

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Amazon Fur Collar, Oak and Fort Jacket, Aritzia Denim, H&M Sweater, Vans, Ardene Gloves

“It’s so hard to be cute” is a statement I hear from friends all Winter long. Even though it’s been -25 degrees or worse out here in Canada I am really trying to be “cute” this year. I invested in a few good coats that are still warm and lots of trendy accessories to amp up my jeans and plain turtlenecks. I generally wear a lot of the same thing everyday as I’ve said many times before, so my best piece of advice is to invest in the accessory department; great coats with beautiful prints and details, bright and bold hats, scarves and gloves, and funky warm winter boots. It’s all in the small details that will set you apart from a sea of black puffer coats!

 

Winter Wardrobe Basics

DSCF8077H&M coat, Joe Fresh turtleneck and button up, BDG Jeans, Cape booties, Ray-Ban sunglasses, vintage silk scarf

For me, my wardrobe consists of A LOT of basics. I remember in the beginning of high school when I really started buying my own clothing etc how I would buy such strange/kooky clothes. At the time my parents would take me shopping to buy the basics and when I had spending money from babysitting or house sitting I would get to actually “shop”.  I would got to value village with friends and we would scour the racks for anything strange and interesting. Although I have some pretty unique pieces I still have from some of those trips, I am realizing that it’s time to invest in pieces of clothing that matter. In the winter months I wear a routine uniform of jeans, cute boots (when it’s not slush outside), and a turtleneck shirt. Where I like to spice things up is in the jacket department and accessories. Your jewellery can really amp up your outfits, and having multiple coats that you can switch up your look with is an easy winter investment; it will help you from feeling stale in the style department. Hope those tips help! Thanks for reading!

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It’s Cold

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Vintage Coat, Joe Fresh Sweater, Forever 21 Leggings and Scarf, Mackage Purse (Similar), Top Shop at The Bay Booties, American Apparel Hat

Clocks have gone back and temps have dropped, the only thing I’m impressed with is the extra hour of sleep. We’ve reached temperatures where we now have to wear legit coats. It’s tough living in a cold city and trying to be trendy and look warm and cute, because that I never am. Rudolph was made fun of for his red nose; I’m still waiting for my acceptance.

I really hope that one day I can either afford to move where it’s always above 25 degrees, or just jet-set for most of the winter months; a girl can dream! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m Canadian I love snow and winter activities, but after christmas I’m way over it (snow has probably not even fallen by then). I’m being a tad sour and negative I apologize, but sorry not sorry, Winter is not my fave season. A warm to cool Fall and then right to Spring/Summer is where my head is at.

So since it always snaps to an ice kingdom, I decided this would be the year I put some $$ into a couple of “in-between” coats. The in-between period isn’t very long so I didn’t think spending on designer duds is a good financial decision. I went ahead and bought this vintage number while out in Kensington Market when the fall was still thankfully too warm to wear it. I’m really glad my friend convinced me to buy because it’s been getting a lot more love than I thought it would. WIN! I then went and purchased an over-sized red menswear inspired coat while on a thrift haul (coming soon to a blog post near you), and then grabbing a slightly oversized but more put together black coat from Forever 21 that I really like because it has texture, and we all know I’m into textured pieces lately. I’m hoping these will stay with me for the next few years as my essentials. Fingers crossed!

Oh, and mustard is the new black.

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