Staying warm in winter doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Bundling up against the elements is also a perfect opportunity to add layers to your look along with fun accessories! And let’s be real, does it ever really get that cold in Vancouver? The weekend forecast is calling for snow, so we’ve rounded up our fave winter fashion finds to fit any style (and price point too).
The Versatile Turtleneck
The turtleneck IS the wardrobe staple of the season. Whether it’s fitted, loose, cropped, patterned or plain, mock or cowl neck, it is the most versatile piece to pair with anything. A great pair of skinny jeans, trousers, pencil skirt or even worn under an a-line, sleeveless dress, there is nothing more classic than a turtleneck. We suggest stocking that closet up.
Don’t depend on your outwear solely for warmth. Take a cue from the runways to make a fashion-forward puffer jacket an integral part of your outfit—even if only for a corner store run. Look for details like deep-set side pockets, and non-traditional zipper placements that will help tackle cold temperatures with style. The Aritzia Super Puff comes in a variety of styles and colours to match your personality.
Cinched at the Waist
Shielding the cold doesn’t have to hide your shape. Winter fabrics can certainly make you feel as though your swimming in fabric, so try accentuating your figure by cinching your ensemble with a belt or tying an oversized button-down at the waist.
Over the Shoulder
Ever feel warm and toasty coming in from the cold only to get goosebumps the moment you ditch your outer shell? Solve the issue by layering your outfit with a jacket draped over the shoulders for easy on-and-off or keep that blanket scarf on standby.
Cold Weather Leathers
Yes, you can still don your perfectly worn-in leather jacket in winter! Layer it over a fitted turtleneck or a cozy, oversized sweater on the coldest of days. All our favourite retailers also have chic vegan leather versions too!
The quilted trend, as seen in jackets, skirts, and even shirting—will continue to excite craft-loving fashionistas, while pandering to all of our hibernating instincts. To avoid the risk of twinning with your bedroom duvet, play with quilted separates in neutral colors and tailored silhouettes.
Adding some fun accoutrements to your winter lewk will not only take it up a notch, but can also layer in some extra warmth. Keep your head (and hair) protected with the perfect beanie or beret and keep the heat in by covering up your neck with a coordinated chunky scarf. We’re always partial to sleek leather gloves and love a good pair of opaque or patterned tights. And whatever you do, please invest in quality waterproof footwear!
As with every season, winter is an opportunity to mix up the classics with new trends and to up your accessories game! Stay cozy and chic, friends! The cold never bothered us anyway…