Every year, I look forward to the holidays, not only because it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but because I get to travel back to where I grew up and recharge. Some may call it paradise, I call it home.
In Banff, a small ski town nestled in Alberta, a quick look around will make you feel like you’ve found yourself in a postcard. Formidable mountains that make up the world-famous Rockies jut out of the ground and contrast against swooping valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Picturesque, I consider myself extremely lucky to have grown up in such a resplendent town. Before I hopped on the plane, I stopped by at the Eaton Centre’s EXPRESS store to pick up a few essentials that I would need for the holiday festivities.
Lately, I’ve had an affinity for monochromatic dressing — layering different shades of the same colour to achieve a simple and effortless look. Usually, I tend to avoid buying pieces that market a special feature because they often come across as gimmicky. But I tried on this classic grey suit and didn’t realize until afterwards that it was wrinkle-resistant and had a little bit of stretch. After testing it out today against the cold backdrop of the national park, I can honestly say it’s one of the most comfortable suits that I have worn.
If you’re looking to build your arsenal of suiting, build your foundation with one great navy and grey number. They’re timeless classics that can be worn to a variety of different occasions and can be dressed up and down. If you’re looking to switch things up, ditch the shirt and tie, and go for a thin merino turtleneck instead.