Winter is coming...Classic heh? No for real, it is coming. Everyone is slowly preparing for the snow, the colds, the intense winds, anything that makes winter such an enjoyable time in Montreal, right?
Every Montrealer is also wondering right now if they're wardrobe will be ready for the season of snow storms. Well, if it isn't yet, here are a few items you actually really need to look good as fvck this winter.
Opened Up Winter Trench Coat
NO, you will not freeze if you leave your coat open. Why? Because you're prepared son. A few sweaters closed down under the coat protecting yourself from snow and the cold will able you to keep your trench coat opened up and real styliiiish.
Proper Stylish Boots/Sneakers
Good looking boots are key to a nice outfit in winter. You can find some good stuff at Foot Locker but I definitely suggest going online for proper boots that will be useful for a few winter.
Good Looking Sunglasses
People always think sunglasses are much more useful in summer, but I personally use them most during winter. Here's where you can find the dopest looking frames in Montreal.
A nice scarf is the perfect accessory to a dope outfit in the winter season. Simons downtown Montreal has a great choice of comfortable, stylish scarfs.
Quality Leather Gloves
So important. Stop buying 1$ cheap gloves you guys will probably lose or destroy in a matter of hours. Go for quality leather gloves in any good store downtown and take care of them. Best avenue here is to mix leather boots with leather gloves, instant style.
Just like you, we're fiending to go outside in our Nikes and a denim jacket — and while this year's season is drastically different from what we're used to, we've rounded up things all Montrealers do when the warm weather hits for some sense of normalcy.
Shove our winter gear to the back of our closets in defiance
We get it — Quebec winters are tough.
If you're from Montreal, you may be used to aggressively shoving your heavy-duty winter coat, hats, boots, gloves, scarves and other assorted paraphernalia to the back of the closet the minute Montreal weather hits plus five.
Spend more time outdoors
This one is a no-brainer. While Montreal's many winter activities can be fun, nothing beats being able to ride your bike — or a BIXI — through part of the city's 500-kilometres of bike paths or sunbathe in one of the city's many green spaces.
Since spring is basically the start of the summer for Quebecers, it's the perfect time to start planning regional road trips across Quebec.
Hit up the city's many cultural centres
While it may not yet be warm enough to sprawl out on the grass of your favourite Montreal park, it's just warm enough to spend the day comfortably strolling around the city, hitting up the latest in exhibitions at local museums — which are open in Quebec red zones.
Shop downtown on weekends
Montreal malls are often a go-to for winter hangouts, being indoors. But when spring hits and you want to enjoy sunny days while they last, browsing through downtown shops is the perfect weekend activity — followed by an affogato or tacos to go.
Buy artisanal snacks from Atwater or Jean-Talon Market so we can drink outside
If you love trying local delicacies and supporting local businesses, Montreal's two major markets are chock-full of handmade snacks and cider for the perfect foodie weekend in the city.
Since you need to also have food to be able to drink in public in Montreal, local eats are the perfect pairing to cheap SAQ wine.
Head to the gym for our summer gains
Hear us out on this one. We know Montrealers have been positively itching for gyms to reopen in Quebec red zones. As of March 26, Montrealers everywhere will be able to flock to gyms, giving them something else to do other than Netflix-ing life away during the seemingly endless COVID-19 pandemic.