The Art of Winter Dressing
Ask any Canadian gal about the art of winter dressing and you’re sure to get an earful. The age old debate of trying to look chic while keeping warm often requires trading one for the other. It’s rare to find the perfect winter jacket that can keep you cozy in minus temps without looking like the Michelin man. An even hotter topic? What boots do you wear in the dead of winter that not only complement your outfit, but can also keep your toes from freezing in up to minus twenty degree temperatures. I’m here to tell you, we can settle the debate on the shoe topic, once and for all.
Cougar Boots isn’t a brand that’s new for me (I LOVE their Kensington Chelsea Boot for commuting), but I had never had the opportunity to try their Fall/Winter line in a true Canadian winter. I’ll be honest, I’m quite picky when it comes to boots. The laces need to sit just right, it’s got to be the right shade in the event it gets wet or dirty, the soles need to have some grit for the slush and the shape can’t be too bulky. Enter the Vanetta Suede Boot! Styled here in Mushroom, this pair has quickly become my go-to style for the season. Not only do I love the colour, but the faux-fur detail has been getting me compliments all week. I also appreciate the height of the boot because let’s be honest – when you’re dealing with snowfall that hit over one foot, an ankle length boot just isn’t going to cut it.