How to dress for winter and cold weather

Just when you think the temperatures are going up, old man winter swoops in and reminds us we live in Canada and it’s only March. It’s currently -9 degrees celcius, but feels closer to -15 outside. So, how to dress for winter without looking like a Michelin man? Here are some tips to look stylish in cold weather, as well as some product recommendations.

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First, I’m going to talk about your first layer. In cold weather, I like wearing Uniqlo Heattech tights under a pair of pants for extra protection. If it’s really bad out, I will layer those under fleece-lined leggings, then put boyfriend jeans on top. Here, I’ve worn Uniqlo Heat Tech tights with a pair of thick, polyester dress pants from Zara. Jeans are a useless layer in winter, so look for tightly woven synthetics, or even better, wool pants.

I’m wearing a Uniqlo Heattech fleece turtleneck, and trust me, it’s one of the warmest items I own. I love that this piece is stylish and on-trend, but is made of technical fabric. It looks great paired here with a cute pair of printed pants, but also works with casual leggings or jeans too. Underneath the turtle neck, I’m wearing a Heattech tank camisole as well for added insulation. I love layering those tanks under tops and blouses because they add no bulk! They really trap your body heat in, especially when you start moving.

For my footwear, I’m wearing a pair of suede booties – the Myranda – c/o La Canadienne. These boots are extremely comfortable, yet practical for Canadian weather because they are completely waterproof! I fell in love with the mid-thigh version of these boots, but the bootie version goes from work-to-play effortlessly. I don’t think I’ve loved a pair of booties more.

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I accessorized with this oversized Chanel flap bag from Luxe Touch Designer Consignment. I love the oversized look, and that it’s large enough to stash away my hat and gloves while indoors. Stay tuned for a video review soon!

How to dress for winter: Outerwear

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One of the most key aspect to dress warm for winter is to invest in a great winter parka. I have a few options for extreme weather that I rotate between. It’s nice to have variety! One coat that I’m obsessed with is this Gigi Parka c/o Noize Originals. The brand is also Canadian and cruelty-free. I am so impressed with the warmth of this coat, as well as the vegan leather accents and faux fur. The pockets are fleece lined, which is great when you forget a coat! If you’re asking how to dress for winter but don’t want to look like a Michelin man, I’d definitely say it’s time to invest in a new warm coat!

I am wearing a cashmere hat from Kit and Ace, and cashmere gloves from Uniqlo (can you tell I love my Uniqlo pieces!?) I find cashmere is the warmest material for these items. If you can find leather gloves with a thick, knit, cashmere lining, even better.

I’m hoping this cold weather won’t last but that this post gave you some tips on how to dress for winter and still look chic!


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