So the US is experiencing a record swath of low temperatures, blizzards, and snow scattered across almost the entire continent–a phenomenon being dubbed “the Polar Vortex.” And it is everywhere except in my little corner of the country. Nonetheless, I empathize with those of you moored in the cold. I’m terrible with anything below 60, so I can’t even begin to fathom what -24 with windchill is. I suppose the novelty of snowmen, snow angels, and sledding wears off within the first three days when you realize that stuff isn’t letting up, and you still have work/school/commitments.
We’re having a mild winter so far in California, so I don’t get to wear things like this much:
Coat: Lands End Boiled Wool Walker Coat
Scarf: Urban Outfitters Staring at Stars Iceland Infinity Scarf (a Christmas gift from a great friend!)
Jeans: Uniqlo Ultra Stretch denim in navy
Boots: Ecco Structured ankle booties in Goretex (similar)
This was worn on my way out to dinner with friends–popped on the scarf toward the end of the night when it DID get cooler. Under the coat, I’ve got a trusty Heattech shirt on and a black cardigan. But really, the fun part of this whole outfit is the scarf! My friend Brian calls it my “Mobius scarf” after the Möbius strip. When I have it looped as such, it very well could be a travel pillow. I’m sure it will come in handy during plane rides.
For those of you who live in cooler climates, how do you dress for the cold? What are your favorite stay-warm tips?