By: Alexandra Davies
Waking up and looking out the window to muddy snow, slushy sidewalks and blinding flurries leaves us all in a fashion quandary. We want to be practical, but that doesn’t have to mean we have to forgo our fashion. There are a couple of tricks to keep us in check, but my favourite is layering. Not only will you be extra bundled up, mixing a casual top with a textured knit cardigan will always be in style.
We may not be able to wish away the February chill, but the people of the Danforth have embraced the cold with cozy trench coats, sleek winter boots and more faux jackets than you could ever imagine. For some inspiration, I have selected the Avenue’s best style tactics that are as fashionable as they are warm.
Name: Heather P.
Coat: Sanders & Gold (from my mother’s closet)
Scarf: Los Artesanos on Queen St.
Favourite fashion piece: I can’t choose just one! My red summer dress with a brown belt and my black Steve Madden shoes.
How do you stay warm and fashionable: By mixing up my various boots with colourful pants and scarves.
Name: Victoria F.
Coat: Community by Aritzia
Scarf: Hand-made by my sister
Boots: Steve Madden
Bag: Forever 21
Favourite fashion piece: Rings! My favourite is my dragon ring.
Favourite winter duo: I love to match my hat with my scarves.
Name: Addy V.
Coat: Jessica Simpson
Scarf: A gift from Italy
Shoes: Forever 21
Gloves: Danier Leather
Bag: Simon Chang
Favourite fashion piece: Shoes! They can completely change the appearance of an outfit.
Favourite winter piece: Scarves—I have so many. I have a closet dedicated purely to scarves, shoes and purses.