How to dress for outdoor activities in winter

Things may be looking a little bleak on the holiday front, but if last year’s lockdown proved anything, we’re still able to make the most of the winter season with the abundance of winter weather. outdoor activities available to us. So in case you need an outerwear update, or are looking to try a new sport this season, let us help you in the style department. We enlisted a few stylish and seasoned outdoor adventurers to help us figure out how to dress for four winter outdoor activities, from snowboarding on the slopes to ice skating on the rink.

How to Dress for Winter Outdoor Activity #1: Hiking/Running

“Find a stylish jacket that provides good heat distribution for winter runs without feeling bulky,” advises fashion and beauty influencer Sasha Mei (@sasha.mei), who starts every other morning with a hike or an outdoor run, whatever the season. . As for leggings, Mei suggests a winter pair. “In the cold, it takes longer for your legs to warm up, whether you’re running or hiking,” she says. “Look for a pair like these Alo Yoga pants with a fleece-like material to keep your legs warm, which I find especially useful on windier days.” When it comes to hiking, the IG creator suggests investing in a great pair of boots that are versatile enough for any outdoor activity in any season, then throw in some wool socks for maximum warmth. It reminds us not to forget our ears. The outdoor runner says the earmuffs perform several functions. “Not only do they keep you warm, but they also prevent your headphones from falling out.

The thermal jacket

NikeNike jacket, $152, nike.ca

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Running leggings

Alo Yoga Winter Leggings
Hello YogaAlo Yoga leggings, $165, aloyoga.com

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The reference hiking shoes

Columbia hiking boots
ColombiaColumbia boots, $140, mec.ca

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The multifunctional headband

athlete headband
AthleteAthleta headband, $35, athleta.gapcanada.ca

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How to Dress for Winter Outdoor Activity #2: Ice Skating

Although my days of competitive skating are behind me, you will still find me regularly skating at the nearest outdoor rink each winter. While skating outdoors is very different from skating indoors (read: no regulated heating), I’ve learned to dress for winter outdoor activity over the years. Basically, you want to find pieces that give you both mobility and warmth – and if they make you look good, then that’s bonus points. Start with an extra-warm base like a Uniqlo Heattech turtleneck to keep your neck and core warm and dry, so when you start moving you won’t feel cold from evaporated sweat. Throw on a light puffer jacket or a quilted sweater for extra warmth. For bottoms, leggings are my favorite because not only do they keep your legs warm, but they also ensure that your blades never get caught in the hem of your pants when you fall.

Chic puffer sweater

Luxton quilted sweater
LuxtonLuxton sweatshirt, $650, luxtonwoman.com

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Insulated turtleneck

Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck
UniqloUniqlo turtleneck, $20, uniqlo.ca

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Trendy leggings

Lululemon Printed Leggings
lululemonLululemon leggings, $128, lululemon.com

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Tech-friendly gloves

North Face gloves
The north faceThe North Face gloves, $50, thenorthface.com

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How to Dress for Winter Outdoor Activity #3: Snowboarding/Skiing

“Wetsuits are my favorite for snowboarding because they’re comfortable, great for layering, and don’t let the snow in,” says OG Canadian financial analyst and blogger Nelia Belkova (@styleblogca). “I find them the most practical and versatile on and off the slopes.” The seasonal snowboarder, who’s been hitting the slopes for 10 years, suggests layering a thermal turtleneck or this Perfect Moment wetsuit in a stylish print underneath to not only keep you warm, but also look super cute on his own après ski. When it comes to accessories, Belkova likes a pair of snowboard boots with Boa technology. “The Boa closure makes it easy to put on and take off – once you use the Boa, you’ll never go back to tying shoelaces again.” She also suggests completing the look with a colorful balaclava under your helmet to keep your head warm.

The versatile snowsuit

Mackage Snowsuit
mackageMackage Snowsuit, $1,390, mackage.com

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The layering suit

Perfect Moment star print jumpsuit
Perfect momentPerfect Moment Jumpsuit, $763, perfectmoment.com

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Cool snowboard boots

Vans Snowboard Boots
VansVans Snowboard Boots, $370, vans.ca

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The warm headgear

Verloop balaclava mask
VerloopVerloop balaclava mask, $85, shop.verloopknits.com

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How to dress for winter outdoor activity #4: Après-ski

Your post-outdoor activity also needs its own style moment, and the look you want to adopt is both comfortable and functional. You know, just in case you’re asked to get back to the slopes or the rink after a quick fireside de-icing session. Pull on a relaxed fit half-zip sweater (in a soft pastel color, maybe?) and keep your leg muscles warm with a pair of chic quilted pants. Complete with cozy accessories, like a comfortable and practical pair of boots durable enough for snowy terrain and a nice warm fuzzy knit beanie.

The cozy sweater

Everlane Half-Zip Sweater
EverlaneEverlane Sweater, $213, everlane.com

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Quilted pants

Holden quilted trousers
holdenHolden pants, $425, matchesfashion.com

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chic snow boots

Baffin Hiking Snow Boots
BaffinBaffin Boots, $220, baffin.com

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The fluffy knit hat

Nobis knitted hat
NobisNobis hat, $175, nobis.com

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