With the weather getting colder and winter fast approaching, it is important to start preparing and making sure that your wardrobe is ready to withstand the cold. With that being said, how to stay warm but look cute and stylish during the winter season is a struggle that many of us face, especially if you are living in a colder climate like Toronto. We find that people often think that they either have to compromise style or comfort during the winter, however, this does not have to be the case as there are plenty of ways to stay warm and cute this season. It may seem like a daunting task to dress fashionable and chic during the winter months, but it definitely can be done and it’s not as hard as you may think.


Below is a list of our top tips on how to stay warm but cute this winter: 

  1. Layering

Ladies and gentlemen, the secret to staying warm during the winter is simple: layers! If you spend a lot of time outside, whether that be running errands or commuting, layering is essential. Wearing layers will keep you warm while also allowing you to wear a stylish outfit. Problem solved. We recommend choosing wool or fleece as your base layer and depending on how warm you are, add as many layers on top as desired. 


  1. Puffer

Puffer jackets have returned for the season and are a classic staple for nailing a street style look in the winter. Similar to a giant sleeping bag, puffer jackets will keep you warm and cozy on those freezing cold days where you dread leaving your house. Puffer jackets are insulated and a great piece to wear when you are running errands around the city. Styled with sneakers and track pants or jeans, a sweater, and boots, puffer jackets are super versatile and can easily be dressed up or down for any winter activity.


  1. Turtlenecks

Super stylish and trendy, a turtleneck is a great piece to wear in the winter when you want to stay warm but look cute. Turtlenecks have been very popular for the last couple of seasons and are an essential staple for the wintertime, as they pretty much make any outfit look effortless and chic. The high neck area adds an additional layer of warmth and is perfect for protecting your neck from the cold  (and realistically from getting sick). Whether you want to wear a tight turtleneck or wear a slouchy and relaxed fit one, turtlenecks are a necessity to your wardrobe and really help to make your outfit look chic and stylish during the winter.


  1. Accessorize

The most obvious way to look cute but still be warm in the winter is to accessorize your outfits with warmer pieces. Whether that be with hats, scarves, gloves, socks, or any other warm attire, accessories are the perfect solution for those lazy days where you want to look put together and still be warm, but with minimal effort. Accessories are also great because you have an array of colours and patterns to choose from, and are the perfect staple for adding some spice to your outfit. Scarves especially are the ultimate lifesaver to staying warm and are great for taking a simple outfit and making it look fashionable and chic. Pro tip – buy small heats pads (trust us, you won’t regret this). On those super cold days, you can add heat pads to your boots or pockets for extra warmth.


  1. Boots

The biggest struggle we often find in the wintertime is finding a pair of winter boots that are cute and warm but don’t look like you are trekking across the Arctic. Wearing a durable pair of winter boots is crucial to staying warm as once your feet get cold, it’s game over from there. There is nothing worse than wearing a pair of leather boots or sneakers in the cold and having your toes almost freeze off. Winter boots can make or break an outfit, which is why it is super important to find a pair that are warm and durable, but also stylish and can be dressed up or down with any outfit. We suggest sticking to the basics and wearing a simple black boot that is waterproof or water-resistant – you can’t go wrong.


Remember, you don’t need to choose between staying warm and looking stylish – there are many options to help keep you toasty but also look cute and put together!