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.
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.
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
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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