The weather turns on a dime here and we’re fine as long as we’re cozy. Our evening walks under the stars, nights admiring all the twinkling festival of lights, our daytime snowball fetch walks the the dogs, and our weekend getaways are so loved and appreciated. Of course winter style is bit more challenging. We are always seeking what can do double duty. Our favourites are hard to resist and they seriously help us get out of our cocoons and we all know we have months of cold ahead of us –plus you might even catch a sale now!. So, with this crisp and cool season in mind, here are a few of the latest styles that have caught our attention and will keep you warm and stylish as you explore outdoors.Columbia Sportswear Pike Lake Insulated Vest: ($159.99): is great addition to any outwear closet for it’s just the right amount of puffiness that keeps you warm without a lot of bulk. It’s brilliant OmniHeat thermal reflective lining is proven to keep you warm and helps to retain heat. The attached hood and water-resistant hood keeps your protected from sudden rain. Of course we love the zippered pockets and the interior safety pocket as well. The pattern is ideal for someone leans to their go-to black jackets but with a hint of style that brings this piece a little more personality. Great for running errands and hitting the malls and not feeling overwhelmed with big coats.
Uniqlo Powder Feel Half Coat: ($149.90) Yes, we love our puffy coats but they don’t always have to look like sports gear. This version offers a bit more of an urban look with a huggable feel. The fabric is water-repellent enough for a light dusting of snow or rain. The length is great with pants or long skirts. An oversized hood is an added bonus.Canada Goose x Reformation Collaboration LORITA Puffer: ($1,195) we were waiting for this collection to drop. For those of us who are looking for a splash of colour, this collection dares to be bold with vibrant hues of yellows, reds, and greens with exciting florals and patterns. This is a real stand out collection that also merges fashion forward statement pieces that are made with recycled feather-light ripstop for durable wind-resistant and water resistant protection. This puffer is also reversible so you have another option as you head out this winter. It also has dropped shoulders, a high collar and an adjustable interior drawcord at the hem for a customizable fit. We’re keeping an eye on this brand for it’s continued movement towards sustainability throughout the collections as well as the company’s practices as a whole.
Nobis Lara Ladies Belted Parka: ($1,395) Wanting a longer coat that gives you more coverage and protects you from the winter elements? We adore this coat with lots of detailing to keep you warm and dry. The belted style offers a slimmer silhouette. Hidden zippered vent at the back yoke is great for when you feel like you’re overheating. Windproof, waterproof, filled with Canadian origin duck feathers.
Alo’s Foxy Sherpa in Ivory: ($320) This fluffy coat has been a winter-to-fall staple for me! It’s cozy and feels like a hug from a cloud. It’s a perfect jacket to layer up and hit the mall – or the hockey rink- add a wool sweater and you’re safe from the wind. Definitely not rated for the slopes or extended outdoor hiking, but a great choice for running errands and feeling stylish while you do it.
Uniqlo x Marni: ($299.90) Just released is the latest collaboration between Uniqlo and Marni and spotted is this fun and voluminous down-filled coat that offers both warmth and design details. Ideal for a fun and stylish statement piece for the winter. The entire collab collection is bright, colourful and drool-worthy! We love their designer collaborations that affordable and high quality designer pieces — including JW Anderson, Mame Kurogouchi, Theory, Ines De La Fressange, J+ (Jil Sander) and more.
Interested in our top picks for winter boots? Link here!