Winter fashion can be hard to master. During the warmer months, a maxi dress, sandals and a pedicure equals instant dress-up. But finding a cute, non-itchy sweater that fits under a coat or discovering the perfect stylish and practical winter boot can be a challenge.
Luckily, we tracked down Janna Zittrer, Founder and Shopper-in-Chief of Montreal Shopping Tours (as one of the coldest cities in the country, we knew she'd be able to list a few items to make winter feel a little less painful).
Here are a few of her favourite finds (all local retailers from Montreal!).
A Cute, Waterproof Bootie
Finally a bootie that’s fierce enough to suit your fashion needs yet fit for winter -- thanks to its waterproof and slip-proof treaded sole.
The Ultimate Mitt
It doesn’t get more luxe than lambskin leather lined with soft rabbit fur.
Get Down With Down
A slim cut and longer silhouette make it possible to look polished even in a puffier jacket.
A Nice Boot
A tall winter boot will keep your feet dry whether you’re kicking back on the weekend or climbing over snow banks on your way to work.
The Weekend Bag
You can’t get much more Canadian than a hockey bag, and this particular tote puts a stylish spin on the standard nylon styles.
A Warm Noggin
Crafted from reclaimed leather and fur, this hat will keep your head warm without horrid hat head.
For when you want nothing more than to swathe yourself in cozy knits, this cashmere shawl does just the trick.
This is Andy Thê-Anh’s first collection for the activewear brand, and the Montreal-based designer’s attention to detail is already helping to raise the bar on sportif style. Case in point: this ski jacket with Art Deco–esque geometric stitching.