Street Style: Yorkvillers defy the cold in toasty, luxurious layers

Street Style: Yorkvillers defy the cold in toasty, luxurious layers

Even in the dead of winter, when 90 per cent of the city is swaddled in down-filled Arctic Tech, there’s one neighbourhood where style definitely isn’t dead: Yorkville. The swanky ‘hood is a hotbed of inspiring winter fashion—even, as it turns out, in the middle of a workday on one of the coldest afternoons of the year. We spotted pedestrians young and old looking casually cool in furs, statement coats and lots of luxurious layers. Here’s how they pulled it off.

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Name: Diana Etherington
Age: 25
Profession: Market director
“I really like to be comfortable. I’m big on layering.”

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Name: Alex Buckley
Age: 24
Profession: Student
“My style is functional yet still a bit out-there. Scarves are key for winter. So is wool—I’m really into lots of soft wool right now.”

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Name: Clarissa Crocombe
Age: 22
Profession: Sales associate
“I wear a mix of vintage and bohemian pieces. I love to thrift, but I also love to shop at Free People. Vintage fur is essential for staying warm in winter.”

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Name: Robert Kennedy
Age: 66
Profession: Harry Rosen sales manager
“I dress for me.”

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Name: Jacqueline Silva
Age: 26
Profession: Sales associate
“In winter I wear as many layers as possible!”

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Name: Taylor Bayne
Age: 25
Profession: Visual merchandiser
“I’m pretty minimal. Very basic. I love classic whites and beiges.”

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Name: Michael Vasile
Age: 22
Profession: Fixer
“My style? Who knows.”
Friend: “He gets dressed in the dark.”

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Name: Anna Cordon
Age: 28
Profession: PR lead
“My look is a mix of old lady and party girl.”

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Name: Amanda Prow
Age: 25
Profession: Sales manager
“My style’s eclectic and modern.”

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Name: Daniel Sinniah
Age: 35
Profession: Regional manager
“I try to keep my look as clean as possible. In winter, I basically buy every colour henley possible and layer them under multiple pieces of outerwear.”

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Name: Nikki Byrne
Age: 40
Profession: Fundraiser
“Legwarmers are my secret for staying warm. Otherwise, my style is very simple and comfortable.”

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Name: Stuart Oakes
Age: 20
Profession: Student
“My look’s kinda like Zachary Cole Smith—you know Sky Ferreira’s boyfriend? But pretty.”

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Name: Kelsea Schnitzler
Age: 23
Profession: Sales associate
“I’m quite minimalist. I try to focus on key pieces that are visually interesting.”

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Name: Michelle Mayers
Profession: Teacher
“I get inspiration from the ’40s and ’50s. It was a time where women wanted to set themselves apart. This hat was a $20 find from Kensington Market.”

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Name: Quinton Cruickshanks
Age: 20
Profession: Sales rep
“My look is simple. I stick with fairly neutral shades, with pops of colour.”