I have this dream that involves the first snow of winter falling on December 1st. Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the golden sun on the freshly harvested fields through November? Okay, mostly I just would like a shorter winter.
I realize that I’ve probably jinxed the timing of the first snow fall and I apologize if it’s snowing as you read this. But silver lining, if I may? It’s time to start thinking about what you have available for winter jackets! And you don’t have to compromise comfort and coziness for style.
Online window shopping is my go-to winter sport, so I put together a compilation of some of the biggest trends that can be found at some of my favourite Canadian retailers.
A mixture of a coat and cardigan, this is the ultimate in cozy. It wraps around you like a warm Olaf hug and leaves ample room for the many layers underneath that we tend to sport in the winter. Also? It reminds me of the boyfriend cardigans & Grandpa sweaters that are everywhere this fall.
Repeat after me: animal print is a neutral. That is, as long as you wear it in small doses! This is a simple addition to any wardrobe that adds pizazz without much effort. I love the colours on this Vince Camuto coat and would recommend it to anybody who is already comfortable in the leopard zone.
The contrast of the herringbone on the black makes me think winter, which also makes me think cozy. I love the shape of this jacket.
Okay, I realize this may be pushing it, but faux fur is everywhere. I would wear this jacket over my Christmas party attire and I may have just added it to my basket.
Cape coat and ponchos
This is by far my favourite trend for fall and winter. I think it’s because cape coats make me feel fancy?
Plaid never gets old. Just do it. And if you already do, then step it up a notch and pattern mix it with leopard, or polka dots.
One of the biggest colours out this season, I would love to see this jacket paired with a fake fur snood.
Have some fun with your winter wear this season and try some of the newest trends. It’s a great way to spruce up your look, besides, how many hours do we spend in our winter jackets anyway? It’ll be worth the splurge. You might as well get yourself a couple…..for variety, you know.
Deena spent 12 years teaching high school French and is now changing paths, taking on virtual students in cyber school. Really though, she is an artist at heart and will find a way to bring her creative genius into anything and all she does. Multi-tasker and family master puppeteer, she is always up to something fun! You can find Deena at Shoes to Shiraz.