I grew up in a cottage on Lake Michigan, just hours from the Canadian border. As a Midwestern girl, I appreciate unassuming, practical clothes. My boots should keep my toes warm and I want to wear the same shirt twice a week, without anyone noticing. This is why I'm a little obsessed with clothing designed by our neighbors to the North. The Canadian brands I love are simple and sophisticated. The outerwear blocks the weather and the under layers are beautiful and basic. Perfect for the cottage or the city: I swear.