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Stay Warm and Stylish This Winter

A few weeks ago I was getting a quickie beauty boost with a friend at our local mani-pedi place when a Toronto TV personality walked in from the snowy street scene.  She was bundled from head to toe in shades of black, looking very urban chic, but what attracted our attention wasn’t her leather leggings or her flawless skin. What caught our eye was that she was wearing not one, not two, but THREE scarves.

My first thought was, “Overkill!. Girl, you are NOT Charlie Sheen and those scarves are NOT cheap hookers, so take it easy.” But the more I thought about it, the more this accessory trifecta started to grow on me.

When you live in a cold climate, sometimes style and warmth seem like two mutually exclusive states of being. You’re either shivering in your open-toe booties, or toasty warm in your clunky winter boots. Frigid in your oh-so-cute capelet, or cozy in your androgynous parka. Layering has always been a good alternative to this dilemma – a turtleneck helps a dress transition from summer to winter, a great blazer adds warmth and interest in the fall – I had just never applied this theory to winter accessories.  Until now.

Inspired by the chance encounter with the trendsetting TV host, I decided to adopt the layer, layer, layer philosophy with my winter wardrobe. The perfect opportunity arose earlier this week, when the temperature dropped down to -15 degrees. I piled on the scarves, layered up my gloves, put on a base layer and stayed warm and fashionable, from the street to the office.

It’s so easy, anyone can get this look. Just put on your favourite winter attire and then add another scarf, pair of gloves, shirt - whatever you feel like. Remember, fashion is supposed to be fun. And to the street chic Toronto celeb, I’m sorry I doubted you. Layer up and continue being fabulous! 

Leopard scarf, black waffle scarf, black slip, python print blouse, Aritzia.
Black fingerless cable knit gloves, Gap.
Grey cashmere gloves, Portolano. 

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