Seriously, where did winter come from?! As Winnipeggers, we should be used to dealing with the cold... but we always seem to forget how chilly it actually gets. Instead of hiding indoors and reminiscing about summer, let’s embrace winter by getting you prepared! The first thing you need to sort out is your parka situation. This is not the kind of place where a cute wool peacoat will get you through to spring, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo style either. With that sentiment in mind, we give you a roundup of our favourite parkas that will keep you both stylish and toasty warm.
If you’re really serious about staying warm, try a Canada Goose parka in versatile navy or a slate green – the slate option features some extra details we love like a cinched waist and interesting, functional pockets. A cargo-style parka with black patches and pink fur trim is another great knee-length choice with a little more edge.
If you prefer a shorter style, an of-the-moment option is the puffy silver parka that we’ve been seeing on all the streetstyle stars and fashion it-girls lately, like the ever-trending Gigi Hadid. If silver is too much of a statement for you, try a similar cropped style in deep green with a faux fur hood that’s a little less flashy, but equally striking – we love the detail of the patterned lining.
If your style icons are people like Victoria Beckham or Taylor Swift, chances are you’ll be drawn to a more feminine dressed-up parka – we swear they exist! Case in point is this classic black puffer that’s the perfect mix of fashion and function, with details like a side-zip design, belted waist, and wide, glamorous hood.
Lastly, if you’re going to be hitting the slopes this winter or just prefer a slightly sportier style of parka, reach for a parka has all the features you want in the season’s favourite colour of washed-out cranberry.
While you’re thinking about staying warm, we’ve got some suggestions for what to wear underneath that parka! Check out two oh-so-cool ways to wear your favourite cardigan this winter.
See something that caught your eye? Visit St. Vital Centre to shop the looks featured in this post (check stores for availability):
Slate knee-length fur-trim parka: Urban Trail (Canada Goose), $894.98
Cropped metallic silver parka: Bench, $229
Olive cargo parka with black patches: Hudson's Bay (Vera Moda), $165.00
Black side-zip belted parka: Reitmans, $224.90
Navy knee-length fur-trim parka: Urban Trail (Canada Goose), $949.98
Cranberry ¾-length parka: Sport Chek (McKinley), $159.00
Cropped forest green parka with fur hood lining: Bench, $229
White knit toque with faux fur pompom: Boes, $51
White ribbed-knit toque: American Eagle Outfitters, $15.95
Bejeweled white toque with white pompom: Boes, $22
White knit toque: Sport Chek (North Face), $37.99
White jeans: RW&Co., $69.90
Cream knit sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, $49.90
Boots: Urban Trail (Timberland), $164.98