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Six snow-ready pieces to stylize your winter wardrobe

Haute Topic
Ashley Killback

Though it starts with the joyful celebration of a new year, there’s always one thing about January that makes us cringe when we begin to think about it. It’s unavoidable, unwelcoming, and not to mention extremely cold; yes, it’s the infamous Saskatchewan winter. 

It’s the time of year where that five-minute walk to school feels like an Arctic journey, your windshield scraper becomes a lifesaver, and your visual appearance is more deceiving than usual due to the various layers of clothing you have on.

Let’s face it; braving the cold is never an easy task, especially without a collection of snow-ready gear. Looking for this season’s trends to winterize your wardrobe in style? Take a look at these six must-have pieces that will have you warm and cozy in no time.

Blanket wrap sweater

The blanket-inspired wrap sweater is this season’s hot topic: it’s taking the cardigan to a whole new level. Find your inner boldness and choose a patterned print. Accentuate the blanket-inspired look with tassels, just like this Quiksilver piece for $108. This long-length cardigan will be sure to bring you warmth on a cold wintry day. Want to complete the look? Pair this sweater with skinny jeans or wool tights.

Biker boots

This season’s boots are all about adding a little edge to your winter wardrobe.  Buckles, zippers, laces, and faux fur are the essentials to creating a rebellious look. These boots are far from ordinary, but are still versatile enough to mix and match with different looks. Buckle up with these urban-style biker boots from Aldo for just $63. Want to complete the look? Pair these boots with a sweater dress and leopard print jeggings for rocker chic style.

Leather gloves

It’s time to retire those old woollen mittens you’ve worn countless times and trade them in for this season’s sleek leather gloves. Protect your hands from those blistery winter days by adding a pair of black leather gloves to your wardrobe for any occasion. Take on the cold in style with these sleek gloves from the Bay for $39.99. Now that you’ve got leather, bring on the weather.

Bright outerwear

Want to add a splash of colour to your winter wardrobe? You’re in luck. This season’s outerwear is all about making a statement with bold colors. Your winter jacket will be an essential piece to your wardrobe, so when it comes to planning your personalized look, add bright accents like a scarf or a purse to make your outfit complete. Try this stylish A-line coat in mustard yellow from Forever 21 for $51.80. Turn your winter wonderland into a colourful one.

Pompom toque

It’s a perfect accessory for keeping warm or even to hide a bad hair day. This season, dress your wardrobe up with a playful pompom toque. Use this piece as an accent to complete your outfit or even dress it down for a more casual look. Steal a great deal on Zara’s knitted pompom toque in blue for $7.99.

Hat attack

This season’s head gear is a little on the wild side. If you’re in for a more daring look that won’t go unnoticed, you won’t want to miss out on this piece. The trapper hat is a top pick for this winter’s must-have accessories. Bundle up with a faux fur hat from Aldo for $19.98. Release your inner animal this season.

1 comment

  1. Nic 27 January, 2012 at 14:03

    Great article, i will definitley take your advice and try to incorperate these elements into my winter wardrobe.

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