Fashion Forecast: First snowfall fashion
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:43 PM -
Brought to you by The Kit
"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and you wake up in another quite different.” - J. B. Priestly
Although many parts of the country have already succumbed to winter’s first snowy kiss, many of us are still waiting to take in its frosty embrace. Temperatures have already crept below the freezing mark and our dose of daylight has grown noticeably short. But scantily leafed trees and still-green grass are still preventing us from getting into the holiday spirit good and proper.
However, this weekend may be just the thing to remedy that, with the forecast calling for scattered flurries this Saturday in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. And whether you’re enchanted by it or anticipate it with knowing dread, there is something undeniably magical about the first snowfall. The world is awake and thriving one moment and blanketed and asleep the next. Even if it is just a light, white dusting that melts away within a few hours, the first snow will always mark the beginning of winter no matter what the calendar reads.
Temperature lows for this Friday and Saturday are predicted to range from between -4 and -2°C—a somewhat substantial chill considering the mild conditions many Canadians have been enjoying throughout November. This kind of wintry weather mixed with warm memories of the first snow have us gravitating to a nostalgic space in cold weather fashion, best encapsulated by Ali MacGraw’s brisk Boston wardrobe in Love Story.
We’re going to our 1970s preppy fashion happy place, recommending a first snow outfit that is sure to make a statement. To begin with, you’ll need your Ivy League plaid—this tartan kilt is an ideal base for your collegiate-inspired ensemble. Pair with some red tights for an extra festive pop of colour.
For your coat, abide by the law of the three C’s and you can’t go wrong: classic, camel and cashmere. Joseph’s wool and cashmere-blend coat is an elegantly tailored modern classic, perfectly mixing a masculine silhouette with feminine details. Add in some accessories in school stripes to show your spirit (real or imagined), like this rugby jersey-inspired black-and-ivory scarf from Barney’s and New England Patriot fingerless gloves.
Finally, for your footwear, we’re going to indulge ourselves and recommend a style that is really only appropriate for the mildest of dustings (but they go so well): Kate Spade’s Tock Flats. The black patent leather. The low heel. The bow detail. Need we say more?
And after all, if you imagine yourself dancing in the season’s first flurry, aren’t you just so charmingly carefree? We think so!
Weatherproofing with Fashion:
- Laura Tartan Kilt, $45, boohoo.com
- Merona Opaque Tights, $8, target.com
- Joseph Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat, US $895, net-a-porter.com
- Barney’s Rugby Stripe Scarf, US $295, barneys.com
- New England Patriot Fingerless Gloves, US $25, nflshop.com
- Kate Spade Tock Flats, US $198, katespade.com
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