Here in Canada we like to play a little game of chicken with the weather. We stop wearing toques. We roll up our jeans and abandon our socks, daring winter to overstay it’s welcome. Unfortunately, more often than not it does, so how does one stay warm while sartorially conjuring up images of a warmer, brighter time? Whimsical accessories, florals and outdoorsy fabrics, and sporty whites will keep you looking fresh, even if the weather is not.

Women’s Shopping List: Veilance Bag by Arc’teryx, Trinity III Necklace from Armed, Biko Telsum Bracelet from Drake General Store, Cat eye acetate and gold tone sunglasses by Erdem, Kediliwien heels from Aldo, Jefferson Jacket from Judith & Charles, Mira Lingerie by Fortnight, Black Camisole from Horses Atelier, Print Tassel Scarf from Joe Fresh, Keyhole Crewneck by Pink Tartan, and Black Leather Pants from Mackage.

Men’s Shopping List: Anchor Socks by East Coast Lifestyle, Abito Capri Cut Suit from DSQUARED2, Woody Sunglasses by Ransom + Sherwood, The Richmond Moto Glove from Quill & Tine, Quilted Coaches Jacket from Muttonhead Collective, Haneda 15 Bag from WANT les Essentiels, Core Underwear by Undz, SWJ NYLO III Shoes from Sully Wong, and Vanishing Elephant Floral T-Shirt from Drake General Store.


Erin Thibodeau is a Toronto based fashion blogger and design writer. Visit her on twitter @erinthibodeau.