There is no sign of the cold letting up anytime soon in the great Canadian north, so today’s post is both timely and essential. Both for women who live in cold northern climates and those who are visiting for the first time. Today I’m sharing a Canadian girl’s guide to winter coats. Whether you are new to living in a freezing climate or if you have lived in the arctic since birth and are looking to update your winter wardrobe, today’s post is for you. There are three styles of coats that every Canadian woman should have in her closet and today I’m sharing about all three as well as my shopping tips for choosing the perfect coat for you.
The three winter coats every Canadian woman should own
1. The puffer jacket
Perfect for playing outside with kids or taking a brisk walk around the block, the puffer jacket is a cold weather essential. While down filled puffers offer superior warmth there are plenty of synthetic filled options that will keep you feeling cozy and cute. If you are new to experiencing truly cold winters, this is the first coat you should invest in. I recommend purchasing a puffer in a colour that matches with the majority of your wardrobe. For many this might mean black but if you love a colour and know it matches with most of your outfits don’t be afraid to choose something of a different hue.
2. The fur coat
Luxurious and cozy, every Canadian girl needs a (faux) fur coat for those extra special events. Wearing a fur coat is certainly a statement and tends to turn heads regardless of the colour. That being said, I love fur coats in a bold statement colour, like this blush pink one I’ve worn multiple times on the blog (Like here! And here!) One quick note is that fur coats are so cozy and soft so be prepared for everyone to want to give you a hug when you are wearing one.
3. The wool coat
The wool coat is a classic that is best for mild winter days where you want to look stylish but still be warm. Make sure you choose a coat with a lining so it’s easy to slip on and off while you are running errands. I recommend purchasing a wool coat with a longer hemline (something that hits somewhere between mid-thigh to your knees). This maximizes the warmth of your coat as well as makes it feel more elegant for dressier occasions.