Canadian winters are a total bitch: we know this. But what if, instead of grumbling about the slush and the bundling up and the bitter soul-freezing nosehairstucktogethercan’tfeelyourfingerstoesorheartbeating cold, we tried to embrace our patria’s charming winter months? I mean, it’s happening, whether we like it or not, so we might as well try to deal as best we can. So, in the spirit of embracing the cold and all the layering that comes with it, here is one attempt at putting the fun back in the season: colourful winter gear!
We’re bored of all the black, white, navy and grey we see on everyone every year and Canadian winters can be so much more than just parkas, sweatpants and thermal mitts. We’ve compiled a list of colourful shit to add to your outdoor ensemble so you can maybe, just maybe, avoid looking like a monochromatic Michelin Man.
1. A selection of Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves in a variety of colours ($45.50) from J.Crew, or this pretty purple leather pair from Danier ($55.00) will accentuate your appendages while keeping them super toasty.
4. Or, avoid potential hat-head with a pair of J.Crew Aubergine Earmuffs ($45.00) from.
8. And finally, chunky knit scarves are THE BEST. We like this blue Purl Knit Scarf ($17.80) from Forever 21.
*Note: we don’t advise putting everything together in one outfit, unless you’re really going for that Rainbow Brite look. Just add a pop of colour here and there and brighten up those dreary days.
~ Lindsay Tapscott