The best outerwear for winter

Get outside in sports gear that’s so hot you just might melt this winter’s snow and ice

1 / 7

Colour tricks

Polyester jacket ($395) and pants ($250), both Descente (at Sporting Life). Recycled polyester/Lycra top, RYU ($55). Snowboard, Burton ($480 at Sporting Life).

2 / 7

Black and white attitude

Faux-fur vest, Guess ($168). Cotton/polyester sequined sweatshirt, Nike ($80). Waterproof polyester/Downglow quilted shorts, Lolë ($120). Acrylic/elastane leggings, Reebok ($60). Canvas/faux-leather, rubber boots trimmed with faux fur, Sorel ($180). Ski helmet, Kask ($600 at Sporting Life).

3 / 7

Glacial shine

Sunglasses with rose-gold lenses, Bolle ($120). Cotton/polyurethane jacket, Hunter ($595). Polyester/elastane leggings, Lolë ($65). Leather, nylon and suede boots, Pajar ($220).

4 / 7

Knitted kit

Acrylic knit toque ($30) and cotton leggings ($64), both Roots. Polyester bomber, Beaver Canoe ($80 at Target). Polyester sweater, H&M ($20). Felt and leather boots, Ecco ($210).

5 / 7

Chalet chic

Fringed plaid flannel scarf, Gap ($20). Acrylic/wool sweater, Joe Fresh ($29). Polyester/cotton/spandex skirt, Roots ($58). Cotton/nylon/spandex cable-knit tights, Mossimo Supply Co. ($20 at Target). Leather boots, Cougar ($200).

6 / 7

Peak performance

Polyester blend jacket, Old Navy ($70). Merino wool half-zip top, Icebreaker ($190). Polyester micro-twill/Thermogreen snow pants, Patagonia ($220 at MEC). Freeski boots, Black Diamond ($669 at MEC). Skis, Head SuperJoy ($700 at Sporting Life).

7 / 7

Colour clash

Plutonite lens goggles, Oakley ($180). Polyester/down jacket, Spyder ($250 at Sporting Life). Polyester/spandex leggings, Nike ($70). Polyester snow pants, Descente ($250 at Sporting Life).