My winter capsule wardrobe essentials are very similar to my fall capsule wardrobe! However, here in Canada they are two very distinct seasons so they do call for some changes!
I also always see “winter” capsule wardrobes from people who live in California or Southern Utah and their idea of warm clothing is a linen romper, light jacket or open toed shoes 🤦🏼♀️
Here it’s about staying WARM. I live in Northern Canada in an old home that is always cold! So my winter wardrobe is much more about survival than it is about style!
SUSTAINABLE / ETHICAL CLOTHING
I am trying to support “slow fashion” more and more every year! It’s SO important to me that the employees creating the clothing I’m wearing were treated humanely + paid fairly for their work.
However, the reality is that my closet is still full of many “fast fashion” pieces. And I also realize how difficult + unattainable this swap can be for many people.
Most of the clothing that I *actually* own is 2-4 years old, I only purchase a handful of new things every year. This means that most of my items are not actually available for sale anymore!
I’ve tried to share pieces that are similar to what I own, with an emphasis on ethical brands. I’m not perfect, nor do I expect you to be! 💕
TRANSITION FROM FALL TO WINTER
The bulk of my wardrobe does transition from one season to the next. I Just change out a few pieces + accessories to stay warmer!
I’ve mentioned before that my wardrobe is super casual. As in, I work from home and basically never go anywhere! HAHA
This hat is my favourite EVER. We own it in several colours, my husband and I can both wear them. They’re cute, comfortable and SO warm. You’ll never need another hat again!
I only have one winter coat and I wear it every single day from November – April (if not longer!).
If you live in a cold climate and are always cold like me – I HIGHLY recommend investing in a high quality winter coat. It’s a game changer!
Tip: If you can hold off – try winter coat shopping in February/March when they’re trying to get rid of stock! That’s how I got mine for 50% off!
Just like with my coat, I invested in one pair of winter boots that I wear daily!
I spent far too many years with cold + wet feet – it’s not worth it!
I wear the same pairs of pants + denim year round! Each season I might add 1-2 extras, but my winter capsule wardrobe essentials are a pair of lightwash jeans, dark/mid-wash jeans, black denim and casual joggers.
I also wear leggings ALLL the time during the winter. Like more often than anything else 🤷🏼♀️ My favourite are these plain black leggings! But I also recently invested in these ethically made leggings and they’re a DREAM!
In the winter I LIVE in sweaters. I’m actually not someone who loves sweaters, scarves, layers etc. Personally I’d prefer to be in a tank top and shorts…but that’s not an option where I live 😭
Honestly, sweaters are a struggle for me. If it doesn’t fit 1000% perfectly, I hate it. I can’t help it. I just don’t find sweaters to be overly flattering on me! Maybe I’m just really picky 🙈
I would love to try out these organic + ethically made sweaters next time I’m in the market for one!
If you don’t love wearing dresses, a black jumpsuit is the perfect option! I love this ethical + sustainable company for jumpsuits (and other capsule essentials!).
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