The SHARP List: Our 2021 Gift Guide for Fashion Experts

The weather’s getting colder which means our clothes need to be getting thicker — and cozier. Don’t know where or how to start elevating and expanding your wardrobe for the upcoming season? Fear not. Keep in mind the dress code of the moment is polished yet versatile layering pieces that suit the hybrid lifestyle. We’ve also sprinkled in some accessories that add some on-trend energy.

Host by Stellar Works

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An elevated take on the industrial garment racks that SHARP’s fashion stylists wheel around as they prepare our photo shoots, this wardrobe on wheels integrates shelving and a mirror to serve as a one-stop station for daily outfit selection. It’s designed by Germany’s Sebastian Herkner, who’s a fairly stylish man himself. Filter key garments in and out of rotation, saving your closet for true storage and bringing your go-tos into close proximity. After all, great clothes shouldn’t have to live in the shadows. (Price upon request)

Logo Toque by BOSS

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Opting for a brightly coloured hat is a great way to help your ski companions keep track of you on the hill — or to simply look stylish while you’re out for your morning coffee run. Either or. Made from cotton and wool, this toque is designed to keep you extra cozy all winter long while looking good is just an added bonus. ($90)

Pejos Shirt by Joop!

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This slim-fit cotton shirt’s subtle vine pattern looks good from afar — and even better up close. You’ll be the star of the show at any holiday party you attend. Pair with your favourite trousers or denim and your go-to boots for a well-rounded look. ($220)

Dillon Quilted Down Jacket by Parajumpers

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No matter what the winter forecast (and knowing our Canadian winters, we predict it’s going to be cold), this lightweight practical puffer is ready to keep you warm and dry. ($595)

1.1 Million Sunglasses by Louis Vuitton Men’s

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It’s time to step up your eyewear game with these cool shades that arrive in an au courant shape (rectangular) and colour (cobalt blue). Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection’s artistic director Virgil Abloh did not miss a detail with these statement sunglasses. ($1,090)

Striped Mohair Sweater by Moncler

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Here’s the type of standout sweater that’s perfect for elevating any everyday look and is guaranteed to win you compliments all season long. And did we mention it’s also warm and comfortable? You’ll be looking amazing while also feeling oh, so cozy. ($1,350)

Drawstring Cargo Pants by Strellson

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These green pants deliver a balance of workwear detailing and polished style that allows you to dress them up or down. Hanging out, returning to the office — or showing up fashionably late to a holiday party — never felt (or looked) so good. ($240)

100 Belt Bag by Gucci

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Designer Alessandro Michele remains the king of feel-good clothing and with this belt bag, it’s easy to see why. To hold your keys, wallet, phone, or more realistically, sneaking away some holiday leftovers (oops) — you’ll never want to be without it. ($1,555)

Performance Boxer Brief by CDLP MOBILITÉ

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Indulge in luxury essentials this season like the Performance Boxer Brief from CDLP’s sportswear collection, Mobilité. Designed for physical performance, it’s the ultimate gift for the athlete in your life. It’s also crafted with rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate), a durable material made through recycling existing plastic, so your eco-conscious pals will also want a pair… or two. Order online in time for the holidays or snag a pair at the CDLP Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. ($70)