So I am starting a mini-series called "Surviving Canadian Winters". At times it can be glamorous, and at other times, not so glamorous... Either way, it'll be a fun way to look at my outer-wear wardrobe during the coldest months of the year. I'll have three posts around the most important parts of a winter wardrobe: jackets, boots and accessories (i.e. mitts, scarves).
Today we'll start off with jackets. This is an essential because without a jacket I would probably die.... And I probably don't need 4 jackets, but here's how I justify them to myself.
1. The 'I need to look nice' jacket.
Jacket from Costa Blanca (& doggy butt)
I wear this baby when I need to look good. Interviews, meetings, nice places, etc. The colour & cut is always sophisticated and the wool means that it's at least a little warm.
2. The 'oh, it's nice and mild' jacket.
Jacket from Joe Fresh
He comes out when it's warmish outside. When the temperature sits around 0°C or a little below, I throw him on. He's one of my favourites because he's a great camo-green and has some faux-fur around the hood. He is beautiful.
3. The 'it's cold' jacket.
Jacket from Guess
I wear this lady when it hits below -10°C. She's great for the cold temperatures until a certain point of ridiculous coldness (i.e. -30°C). At that point it get too frigid and I can still feel the cold through her, even though she's down-filled. But she's also great because she also has a faux-fur trimmed hood. I love this faux-fur thing, can ya tell? And the hood it huge so it can shield my face pretty well from the wind. Sometimes too well and I can't see anymore...this can get dangerous!
4. The 'it's too cold to feel anything' jacket.
Jacket from West 49
I wear this bad boy when I'm outside for an extended period of time. It's a ski jacket, and not so stylish, but does the trick of keeping me warm. For those few days during the winter when it gets REALLLLLLY cold, or when I'm planning to be out for a while, I'll pull him out of the closet. I will also wear him when I'm attempting to snow-board. I also wear this skating. I skate better than I snowboard. Usually I only fall once!
So there you have it! Not sure how the other Canadian girls do it, but this is my way of dealing with the temperature changes - alternating jackets! The key to choosing the right one is really considering the weather of the day and how long I'll be outside. Either way, I don't know what I would do without these four lovelies in my life.
Do you alternate jackets? Am I crazy to have 4?