Fact about me — I have a deep appreciation for the Canadiana aesthetic. Sartorially speaking, Canadiana is (in my opinion) symbolized by an HBC stripe, a plaid shacket and a pair of Roots sweatpants.
Roots, in particular, holds a special place in my heart as its sweatpants, sweaters and accessories have dotted my wardrobe for the past 20-something years.
Speaking of which, the Canadian brand is chock-full of sweatpants and sweaters (and coats, jackets, shirts, etc.) that are perfect for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. If you're in the mood for some retail therapy before the leaves begin to fall, check out my top men's and women's picks below.
What to buy from Roots this fall: Men's
The Roots Seymour Jacket nails that middle spot between comfort and style. Available in two colours, navy and tannery brown, the zip-up jacket is made from a cozy premium wool blend.
Layer-up in style this autumn. Roots' Trenton Quilted Liner Vest is crafted from a recycled nylon and cotton blend and features a water-repellent coating.
The ultimate lounge pants, Roots shoppers call these waffle joggers "wonderfully comfortable" and "durable."
Roots' Cypress Zip Jacket will be your new favourite fall piece to keep off the chill. The 100 per cent organic cotton style comes in three colour combinations and sizes XS to XXL.
Inspired by vintage coach uniforms, this unisex jacket is perfect for fall layering. It's "perfection," writes one Roots reviewer.
Roots shoppers are "obsessed" with the fit of the Cypress Hooded Jacket. It's "baggy around the arms and chest and fitted around the wrist and waist," they say.
What to buy from Roots this fall: Women's
This '90s-inspired puffer vest is just the thing for cold fall days. Shop the style in flaxseed (pictured), harvest gold and black.
This cozy wool shacket is a "stylish" and "versatile" fall jacket, according to Roots shoppers. It's the "best shacket for multiple seasons!"
Are you even Canadian if you don't own a Roots sweatshirt? This gender-free style is available in sizes 3XS to 3XL and a handful of colour combinations.
This cute quilted jacket is giving big royal energy. Crafted from 100 per cent recycled nylon, the jacket has a durable water repellent coating to help keep you warm and dry.
Remember what I said about owning a Roots sweatshirt? The same applies to the brand's Original Sweatpants. Shop the ultra-soft fleece bottoms in 18 colours.
This cozy snap sweatshirt is crafted from organic cotton and recycled materials. Shop the style in grey (pictured), frosty spruce, iced coffee and graphite.