With only a few weeks left until the end of the semester, all anyone can think about is cramming before the holidays. Now is the rush of essays and readings before final exams and just like that, the first half of the year is over. We’re also heading closer to the end of fall when Toronto gets colder but there’s no sign of a snowfall that will last, which is unfortunate for those who look forward to skiing and/or snowboarding this time of year. Fortunately, all it takes is a comfy sweater to convince yourself that you’re on vacation in a cozy ski chalet.
This week’s Fashionisto is wearing a sweater, colored denim and a pea coat. There’s no doubt that sweaters are my favorite clothing staple for fall/winter and the most classic sweater for this time of year (in Canada at least) is a nordic patterned knit sweater. For some reason, this kind of design disappears for most of the year and suddenly towards the beginning of winter it hits a peak, lasting until just before spring approaches. Something about the snowflake or deer patterns always reminds me of hot chocolate and skiing. This Fashionisto has paired this sweater with cranberry colored bottoms to add a pop of color to the outfit, finishing the look off with a leather bag and watch.
To get this look, start with a sweater. Patterned knit sweaters are great for this time of year and shawl necks seem to be on-trend this season for men. As the sweater is heavily detailed, pair it with a more eye-catching jean so neither top or bottom steals all the attention. Knit jumpers are comfortable and are perfect for layering over a T-shirt for warmer days and under a coat for the colder ones. This Fashionisto is also sporting a pea coat. Inspired by European sailors and later American navies, pea coats are generally made from wool and appear in grays and blacks. Not only are they warm, but they often dress up an outfit. Zara generally has a great selection of pea coats and other outerwear for both men and women but if this is to dressy for you, try a trench or duffle coat. Both are also classic jacket styles. Even though the streets aren’t covered in snow yet, it’s important to stay warm. Good luck on everything due this week and dream of winter break — it’s only a few weeks away!