Here in Canada, we don’t bitch about the cold. Instead, we meet it head on—with our clothes. Think about it: If you’re dressed for it, winter can be beat, and maybe even fun. As long as you’re warm enough, you can actually enjoy the wonderland out there, all while looking as fabulously cozy as you feel. This season, we can’t let you freeze or look anything but fashion forward. So get ready to wrap yourself in some ultra-cozy love. These picks will not only keep you toasty but also very winter chic.
5 STYLISH WAYS TO KEEP WARM ALL WINTER
1. FUR ACCESSORIES from HEADMISTRESS
Gone are the days that we frowned upon wearing fur. And we’re glad. There’s nothing quite so luxurious as feeling soft fur on your skin. Real or fake, fur accessories abound this season—everything from wraps and scarves to fur-embellished mittens and gloves to headbands and earmuffs, in all styles, shades and textures. What’s better than a little fur? A lot of fur.
We love so many of the Headmistress vintage fur pieces—the headbands, the cowls, the muffs, and more. Our absolute fave is the reversible fur headband (this one, in blonde mink, is $109). Each headband is made from repurposed vintage coats and stuffed with soft batting for extra comfort. And, since it’s joined with elastic in the back, each one is one size fits all.
2. CASHMERE from LORD & TAYLOR
Right up there with fur is the cozy, luxe feel of cashmere, and this winter, we can’t get enough.
We love the Lord & Taylor cashmere (all exclusively at Hudson’s Bay) because it blends our favourite quality classic fabric with the style we need to stay on trend this season. Our Lord & Taylor cashmere picks this winter include:
- An imported draped cashmere cardigan that’s just cozy enough to wrap yourself in. With a shawl collar and open front, it’s the extra layer you need to dress up any casual outfit.
- Need something a little more form-fitting? Try a luxe crew neck pullover made from 100% cashmere.
- To keep the good stuff close to you every day, slip on a cashmere looped scarf with whatever you’re wearing—day or night.
3. BLANKET CARDIGAN from ECLIPSE
We’ve never owned a cardi quite as fabulous as this one—or as fabulously priced. (In line with Eclipse’s selection of reasonably priced on trend fashion, it’s just $39.99!)
In other words, you absolutely need this Fringed Striped Open Cardigan to get you through the winter. It’s our go-to accessory for those days that we need an extra layer or when we just can’t seem to get dressed (leggings, tank and this, voila). The soft, acrylic material and relaxed open front fit make it one of our coziest winter accessories. Plus, it’s got a brilliant dual purpose. In no time, you’ll be grabbing your cardi to use as a blanket every time you settle in to watch TV.
4. INSULATED SLIPPERS from GLERUPS
If you’re staying indoors, you need slippers that will not only keep the heat in but also won’t get your feet all hot and bothered. That’s why we love Glerups Canadian-made indoor shoes. They’re so light and easy to slip on that you won’t see us without them this winter. That’s because they’re made from the softest natural wool and with a leather sole that actually bends when you walk, we can’t even feel the cold floor.
Plus, they’re breathable, so our tootsies will stay warm and fresh all season long. Choose from 3 models: The slipper for indoor warmth, the shoe which is non-slip, and the boot for up-to-the-ankle insulation.
We love the cozy knitwear accessories designed and handcrafted right here in our very own Toronto, Canada. They are made of a soft wool/acrylic blend that feels fine next to our skin.
We especially love the wide-brimmed vegan-friendly cable cowl that we can literally pull up over our nose and mouth or as a hood when the winter wind hits. It’s so soft you’d think it was cashmere and not 100% acrylic. And there are other accessory treasures we’re coveting, too, like the slouchy Bordeaux Beret that sits on the back of your head (with a nice fat pompom) and the chunky knit polar mittens.