The utilitarian cold-weather staple isn't just a weekend essential; wear it with flowing fabric and satin finishes for a night out.
Jacket, $99, and hat, joefresh.com. Sweater, $60, gapcanada.ca. Skirt, $35, winners.ca.
When the temperature drops, it's what's on the outside that counts. If you don't want to invest in a new coat, try updating an existing outerwear piece by layering a blanket scarf or a fringed shawl over top.
Shawl, $350, mackage.com. Jacket, $425, aritzia.com. Sweater, $365, jcrew.com.
Practical? Not entirely. Impeccably chic? Absolutely! A white coat may not be your everyday winter warmer, but bundling up in a luxurious snowy robe-style coat for special occasions is the ultimate in winter elegance.
Left: Wool coat, $619, tedbaker.com. Top, $70, hm.com/ca. Leggings, $138, ilovetylermadison.com. Gloves, rudsak.com. Shoes, ronwhiteshoes.com. Right: Baby-alpaca coat, $1,800, sentaler.com. Dress, $275, linethelabel.com. Gloves, rudsak.com. Bag, marshallscanada.ca. Boots, winners.ca.
Want to add texture to your topper without looking like a Muppet? Embrace the chill in a touchable way with the slightest bit of a fuzzy finish. We love a fluffy wool-blend coat in a balmacaan or classic menswear style.
Left: Plaid coat, $196, anntaylor.com. Sweater, $114, provinceofcanada.com. Skirt, $40, and shoes, marshallscanada.ca. Tuque, mackage.com. Gloves, hm.com/ca. Right: Coat, $595, clubmonaco.ca. Sweater, $295, lacoste.com. Skirt, $70, rw-co.com. Bag, wantlesessentiels.com. Booties, hushpuppies.ca.
Shades of camel make any topper—from trench to parka—look luxe, no matter the price point. Bonus: It's a colour that plays nice with just about every other shade, finish and pattern.
Coat, $350, winners.ca. Shirt, $60, gapcanada.ca. Skirt, $80, marshallscanada.ca. Gloves, clubmonaco.ca.
The best antidote to bone-chilling temperatures? An extremely warm coat. Thankfully, designers have recognized that form and function don't have to be enemies. We're smitten with this classic lumberjack check and the icy-grey puffer coat with flattering chevron detailing.
Left: Coat, $148, gapcanada.ca. Jeans, $150, aritzia.com. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, shop.nordstrom.com. Tuque and gloves, mackage.com. Right: Freed buffalo-plaid coat, $845, sportinglife.ca. Leggings, $138, ilovetylermadison.com. Boots, sorel.com.
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This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of Canadian Living magazine.
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