Now that it’s actually getting colder it might be a good idea to look into upgrading your fall jackets for winter ones. While sweaters might have been enough a couple weeks ago, it’s already snowed a few times in Canada. So unless you’re down to be cold or wear a bulky ski jacket all season long, you might want to check out your more fashionable options.
This week’s Fashionisto is wearing a duffle coat, skinny jeans, and leather shoes. As I mentioned last week, duffle coats along with trench coats and pea coats are usually the most common and classic styles for men’s outerwear. If you already have a winter jacket and are looking to find a second for dressier occasions, try an edgier jacket or pick a color that that stands out more than the classic neutrals (if you’re willing to go out of your comfort zone). If this is your only winter jacket, than stick to something you’re more comfortable with. You’ll be spending quite a bit of money on this jacket so don’t pick something you won’t want to wear most of the time. Other options would be 3/4 length jackets or parkas. Finally a few tips: like this Fashionisto, the slight change of rolling up the cuffs of your jeans can make your look more put together. Secondly, if you’re in a dressier outfit that reveals your ankles, never wear white socks! Go for black or grey (or dark colors), depending on the outfit. Finally, when buying leather shoes remember they can last a long time so take care of them. There are lots of polishes you can get to seal the outside of the shoe and protect them from damage.
Deciding which winter jacket to buy can be a big deal as anything that is fashionable and actually keeps you warm can be a big purchase. The best thing to do is compare your options. See which styles you like, check out the prices, the fit, and if everything’s right then go for it. While buying the coat can be quite expensive, it’ll also keep you warm through the winter. Once again good luck on your last week of classes and finals, we're almost done!