I see absolutely no reason why bundling up should ever mean giving up. We have so, so many months of cold weather ahead so settling is just not an option. My go-to strategy? Look as cute as possible while still staying cozy. It might seem impossible my fellow Canadiennes, but I promise you, it's not.
Think pretty faux fur jackets that feel like a warm hug on a cold day. Imagine oversized sweaters that you can cuddle up in all. day. long. A soft pink lip here and a winter floral there will remind you of summer and bring warm thoughts your way. And of course boots - I mean, doesn't the thought of shoe shopping make you feel just a little bit better already? Read on for the cold weather finds that are making us swoon right now...
WEAR IT LIKE | The bigger, the better - the new big sweaters feature pretty details that keep it relaxed but never sloppy. We love them with everything from leggings to jeans and can't imagine what else we'd rather wear on a cold day. Just add slippers, a glass of Cab Sauv and a marathon This Is Us sesh and you could not possibly get any warmer/fuzzier.
WEAR IT LIKE | Leave your boring old black bag at home for a bit. I mean, it's pretty tough to resist this stunning colour that looks SO amazing with your grey, black, navy or tan wool coats and will never, ever get lost in a crowd. #handbaggoals
WE LOVE | Rogue 25 Top-Handle Tote, $700, Coach
WEAR IT LIKE | Set on a backdrop of black, winter florals are especially tempting when worn in maxi form. Wear this one with strappy heels for a night out, with ankle boots for brunch and under a velvet blazer on those extra chilly days.
WE LOVE | Embroidered Mesh Dress, $99, H&M
WEAR IT LIKE | Bring out your inner biker babe (without hitting the highway) in these maje studded boots from Le Château. Wear them with dresses and skirts for an unexpected edge or with black jeans and an oversized sweater for the weekend.
WEAR IT LIKE | If you haven't lost your tan already, it's about to head south sometime soon. Sad, we know, but luckily there's always Sephora to make it all better. A pretty pink lip will warm up your complexion and keep your pucker kissable during the cold months.
WEAR IT LIKE | For so many seasons now, puffers have erred on the sleek and subtle side. Well, this season, you can forget all that. Go extra big and extra puffy, and bonus points if you dare to wear it in shiny silver or gold.
WEAR IT LIKE | Looking for a way to amp up your pant drawer? Us too - so when we saw these cozy flannel pants, we knew we needed them right away. Go monochrome from top to toe, then play with textures - think a grey cable knit and shiny silver shoes, then top it off with a bold red lip.
WEAR IT LIKE | Over-the-knee boots are always great in black but we're especially smitten with grey suede boots right now. YOLO, right? Wear these with a black shirt dress, over black jeans, or with a corduroy mini and an oversized sweater.
WEAR IT LIKE | The borrowed-from-your-boyfriend velvet blazer is going to be your new bestie this winter. Worn with jeans, over a little slip dress (um, hello holiday party season) or to the office over your camis and tailored pants, this layer will be your wardrobe's lifesaver this winter.
WEAR IT LIKE | Just because you stopped sleeping with your stuffies many years ago, it doesn't mean you don't miss them. Pick up a cozy faux fur coat and you'll feel like a kid again. Except a kid who gets to go to the mall by themselves and shop for things with your very own credit card. See? Sometimes getting older is actually a good thing.