By Nathalie Roberge, blogger and stylist

With a passion for great products at great prices, Nathalie Roberge has been sharing her favourite fashion finds since 2010 in her blog, Dans la cabine. In it, she presents articles, video reports and the stylings of various artists. Her mission: democratize fashion.

It’s time to take your coats and cashmeres out of storage and start looking for new pieces to help keep you cosy this upcoming winter. Now that Halloween festivities are over, turn your attention to your winter wardrobe and accessories to make sure you step out in style everyday this season. Before heading out, remember to reach for your sunglasses to protect your eyes from ever-present UV rays. It may seem counterintuitive but UV rays are still a concern in winter, particularly because they reflect off snow. 

Here are three seasonal trends that have us looking forward to winter, at least in terms of fashion.
 

 

Oversized down jackets
Oversized down jackets
From left to right: Zara down jacket, Chloé 665S-603 frames*, H&M bag and Little Burgundy boots

This winter, the trend is to cocoon ourselves in large pillowy winter coats for blissful warmth and fashion. Then choose smaller-sized accessories for a well-proportioned look. In this case, a mini handbag, square-heeled black ankle boots, and geometric sunglasses in the latest shades. 

Wools
Wools
From left to right: H&M scarf, Michael Kors 2019-311413 frames*, Hunter boots, Urban Outfitters bag and Aritzia coat

A wool coat is a warm and stylish option for short winter excursions. Throw one on over a warm cashmere sweater and accessorize with neutral shades for an effortlessly elegant look as you saunter through the snow-covered city. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses is the perfect finishing touch for this modern minimalist style. 

Fur
Fur
From left to right: TopShop at The Bay boots, Calvin Klein 1221S-001 frames*, Simons gloves, Banana Republic coat and Matt & Nat bag

Fake fur makes for a cosy embellishment on winter jacket collars and adds a hint of vintage chic. It looks even more fashion forward when paired with office wear that includes a vegan briefcase, raspberry pink leather gloves, and metallic-heeled ankle boots. The perfect finishing touch on this ultramodern look is a pair of grey-tinted aviator sunglasses that screams understated Hollywood glam.

This is just a taste of the range of frames available at Opto-Réseau clinics. Click here to browse our frame collections.

*The collections and frames may vary by clinic. Contact your nearest Opto-Réseau clinic for more details.