My sister and I took a little stroll up to Grouse Mountain a few days ago just to take these fun photos in the snow. It was much colder than we planned for, but totally worth the frost bite. You see, we don’t usually get a “White Christmas” in Vancouver. We often get stuck with a wet one. This year seems to be an exception because it’s snowed twice in one week (climate change is real!), however it melts off by the next day. If you live in Vancouver and are hoping for any festive winter activities in the snow, Grouse Mountain is your best bet!
If you plan on heading up to the mountains this winter, just remember to dress appropriately. That -6 weather really feels like -20 at the top of the peak! You can stay surprisingly warm while staying stylish just by picking the right pieces and layering your look like I did for these photos. I was actually much warmer than I would have thought and it’s all due to the fabrics I’m wearing and the layers I chose. For example, this Wavy Cable Knit Sweater is 100% cotton, but woven so tightly that the cold air literally cannot break through. I also prefer cotton over wool because most wools tend to make me itchy. If I can get the warmth of wool without the itch, I’m in heaven!
I layered the look with their new (and best selling!!) Sherpa Vest. They were sold out in my size but I actually found it fits great, even when it’s too big. It has a relaxed fit so going a size up wont hurt you at all. The Sherpa Vest is also heavy and durable, while still staying soft. It’s the perfect addition to keep your upper body warm.
My floppy toque, or beanie as some may call it, is actually 20% wool and 5% alpaca. Best part? NOT ITCHY! It was also incredibly warm. So warm that my sister decided to steal it while we were up there, saying it was warmer than hers and she was colder than me. The jeans I’m wearing were probably not the warmest choice considering the holes, but they are one of the most comfortable pair I own, and they are currently on sale for $35 !
If you’re looking to stock up your winter wardrobe, head to www.Gap.ca because the sales right now are worth it.
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