Even though winter technically begins on the 21st of December, it tends to get an early start here in Toronto. It’s already time to switch out some of those go-to fall pieces for winter staples! The winter season may have us gravitating towards our coziest sweats, but the cold weather doesn’t have to be fashion’s demise. Even on the coldest of days, with the help of some key winter fashion staples, you can be stylish all season long.
Here are some of our favourite winter fashion staples that you need in your wardrobe!
Everyone needs at least one turtleneck in their closet to get them through the winter. It’s the ultimate winter fashion staple in our opinion. Whether it be fitted, which is great for layering – throw on your coziest cardigan or chicest blazer overtop and you’re set. Or more of a chunky knit for those days when you want to be cozy yet still stylish.
Not only will a toque rescue you on a bad hair day, but wearing a warm hat is completely necessary if you plan on stepping outside this winter! Plus, you have to admit, some toques totally complete an outfit.
You either love them or hate them, either way, you know they’re comfy. UGG boots are in their moment yet again after taking some years off the radar. Whether you follow fashion trends or not, it’s a great excuse to sport the comfiest boots ever.
It goes without saying that you need at least one warm coat for winter. A puffer coat is probably your best bet if you don’t want to be cold while you’re out and about. Plus, they’re super on-trend. We love any coat that makes us feel like we’re still at home wrapped in a blanket.
As we’ve said before – knee-high boots are it right now. If you’ve yet to find your perfect pair, check out 10 of the Best Knee-High Boots to Shop. Knee-high boots are not only stylish, but they’re quite practical for the wintertime, as they keep you more protected from the elements than an ankle boot might.
We have to thank TikTok for this one. If you’ve never heard of fleece-lined tights, prepare for your mind to be blown! They look just like regular sheer tights, but are lined with fleece to keep you warm, even while wearing a skirt or dress! You could also put them on under your pants as some extra warmth reinforcement.
If you’re not into puffer coats or would like an option for when you want a more elevated look, a nice, long wool coat is the move! They compliment any and every outfit (yes, even sweats), and are still quite warm for being so stylish!
It may sound basic, but having a nice pair of go-to jeans to get you through the winter is essential. Even your favourite style/shape but in a darker wash to throw on with any outfit! When you’re lacking fashion motivation, having a trusty pair of jeans to start your outfit off with takes a lot of the effort out of the dressing process. Tip: Opt for a pair with some stretch for extra comfort.
When you’re all bulked up and ready to step outside this winter, there’s nothing worse than struggling to keep a shoulder bag on your shoulder, or freezing your hands off carrying the handle of a bag. Which is why having a crossbody bag is ideal. They tend to stay on your shoulder easier, they keep your hands free to stuff into your pockets for extra warmth, and lastly, they really pull an outfit together.
Matching Knit Set
There’s nothing better than feeling like you’re wearing sweats or pyjamas but actually looking cute and effortless. The secret: A matching knit set. Find a knit set made from a more lux fabric, versus the classic jersey-knit your favourite sweatsuit is probably made out of. Of course, there are no real rules here, but generally, this just makes the set look a tad fancier!
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