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Winter style forecast


The felt coat has popped up during fall, and is likely to prevail throughout the winter season. With influential designers such as Celine, the coat can reach as long as mid-calf length, is a tad oversized, and can commonly be found in neutral colours such as grey, black, camel, and olive. Its beauty lies in the fact that it is fabulous for layering and has a sleek, minimal look—no fuss about it. This style of coat can be found at stores like Zara, Club Monaco, and Aritzia. It screams for winter to bring it on, while exuding a calm sophistication, pairing perfectly with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans—any kind of jeans really—and the cosiest sweater possible. Add extra texture and patterns with a blanket scarf, which is also perfect for those days when four layers become necessary, but buttoning up the jacket becomes a tedious mission.



It may be easy to be dissuaded by the obnoxious Pom Pom, but don’t be—one might as well let their winter accessories make a statement, and these hats make a fantastic conversation piece. The chunkier the knit, the better. Topshop provides an array of fantastic colours, and they have proven themselves to be warm enough to survive winter in style. Have a fear of hat hair? Perhaps earmuffs are more suitable. They are particularly practical for days with perfectly styled hair. American Apparel sells these in a plenty of shades for colour coordinating for those who prefer to go all out.



Throw it back to Alex Wang’s H&M collection with this structured sweater. The myriad of layering opportunities will allow this staple to smoothly translate from fall to winter wardrobes. The style has appeared in collections of other designers such as Acne Studios and Public School. It’s a classier, sleeker take on the hoodie that is characteristic of Scandinavian minimalistic style (and similar to wearing joggers, it hardly looks like you’re sporting loungewear). Wear it plain, or throw in some preppiness with a white button down shirt underneath, but make sure the bottom of the shirt is long enough to be seen from under the sweater. For versatility purposes, invest in a neutral colour such as grey. The lighter colour will also brighten spirits during the drab winter months.

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Winter is festive! This is the one time a year where people above the age of 10 are exempt from dressing glitter-free; thus, it is the time to wholly embrace the glitz. Glitter really should be a year-round trend; however it seems to associate itself mainly with the holiday season. Since the Balmain for H&M came and went in a matter of minutes, the one thing that’s had a lasting impact was the shimmer on many of the clothing items. A little bit of sparkle goes a long way, and can come in the form sequins, beads, thread, metallics, etc.—it embellishes any outfit for any soiree that may arise, especially during December. 

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