Fashionable Scarves

scarfI love a scarf. They’re versatile, cool, fun, inexpensive and they can be the perfect accessory to brighten up a drab winter ensemble. Gone are the days of your grandmother’s scratchy gray wool scarves.

Today scarves are made from just about any material you can think of. Silk, cotton, wool, pashmina, linen you name it. And the designs and colors could make any rainbow blush.

And best of all, they can be worn by anyone. Kids, adults, women and children.

A few of my favorite brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, J . Crew, Juicy Couture and StyleWe who has some nice European style designer clothes for women.

There are all sorts of styles and patterns too. Why be boring and just have a solid black scarf (as I did growing up in New York City)? There is a plethora of scarf designs out there waiting to be worn. You can even get hand painted or treated scarves for the one of a kind look.

And buying a scarf doesn’t kill a budget either. They are a simple way to add a splash of color and individuality to your wardrobe for usually less than twenty bucks. That’s actual fashion “cents”.

Here are a few scarfs I found that I really liked. And yes, both scarf and scarves are acceptable uses of the word (I had to check it!).

Sweaters Keep The Chill Away

fall sweatersFor me fall is the perfect time in Canada. It’s not cold enough for the heavy winter jackets, but it’s chilly enough to where genes, long sleeve shirts, and my favorite, sweaters!

I remember growing up watching my mother always wearing sweaters when it came to fall. My grandmother did the same. They always look so comfortable. And I remember always holding my mother when I was really young while she was wearing some of the softest wool sweaters I’ve ever touched. Even today it’s hard to find that kind of quality.

So I guess that’s why have an affinity to sweaters today. I just think they look so warm and cozy. And yet they can be very fashionable as well.

When you pick out the right sweater, it’ll never go out of fashion. Even if you have it for 34 years. And yes, my mother did have a few sweaters that I swear she had since she was a kid until the day she passed away.

Even when it does get super cold, there’s nothing like layering your canadian sweater designersclothes. Put on a T-shirt, long sleeve shirt, sweater and a jacket and scarf and you’re pretty much ready for anything. Evening the Canadian winters.

But of course if you wear a sweater for a long time, you have to start with quality. And that’s what this article is about. Here are a few of my top picks when it comes to Canadian fashion designers who know how to design.

Without a doubt my number one pick would be Canadian goose. I guess they partly inspired the name of this blog. But I like the idea of the whole goose thing as well.

Canadian goose make some of the most fashionable, yet quality clothes in Canada. And I think you’ll agree pretty much anything they make looks good. The only problem once in a while is the price. But you get what you pay for.

Don’t expect to buy a $9.99 sweater and it’ll last you 30 years.

And yes, I know that Canadian goose doesn’t make sweaters. Which is a real shame. But, nothing looks better than a nice sweater and their PBI Chilliwack Bomber jacket.

The next clothing line designer I want to mention is Wings + Horns. They do make sweaters! And very nice ones indeed. The problem is, it’s mostly for men, not women!

I’m one more company for the men is 18 Waits. This is pretty much my number one pick when I go shopping for a man. There is just nothing like their old-time rugged look. And I’m drawn to any man who wears one.

So there you have it. Three different clothing designers to look for when you’re in Canada during the fall. Who are your favorite designers?