Winter has officially set in New York and most of North America. While we love cozying up inside, hot cocoa (or tea), and snuggling up for Netfix, most of us have work to frequent, holiday parties to attend, and Christmas shopping to undertake (catch our under $150, $250 and $500 gift guides).
To fight off this harsh cold, there’s only one possible solution:
But it’s not easy and even considered an art to some… We admit, getting one garment over another while still looking fabulous is tricky. There’s a bit of science behind it, but that’s what we’re here for. Get ready to brave the low temps with these solutions!
#1 Find a good coat
The most important thing, is to find a good, warm coat – make it your splurge of the year if you must. No pair of heels or special handbag is going to save you when the temperatures hit the negatives. So it’s imperative to pick it right!
#2 Invest in basics
A small trick is to start with basics – that’s your first layer and it’s going to trap in your body heat. Then top it off with knit followed by another layer.
#3 Find good knits
You can’t go walking around in just anything, so pay attention to your labels and look for wool specifically. Wool is one of the best fabrics for winter – even pants!
#4 Grab a hot beverage
In winter, there’s no worrying about calories. Every now and then, grab a cup of hot cocoa – unless you really mind the chocolate, then there’s always tea. Hot beverages are always a great pick-me-up and they warm your insides.
#5 Bundle up
Once you’ve mastered layering, bring on the accessories – scarves, gloves, beanies and/or hats. There’s no such thing as too much when it concerns your health especially on days where the wind decides to blow in your direction. You don’t want to find yourself in a crossroad of looking good vs freezing your scalp off. It’s not worth it.
#6 Boots, boots, boots
During the winter, we normally say our farewells to sneakers, loafers, and welcome every kind of boot. Make sure you get the right ones and don’t forget that suede gets ruined by water (aka ice, snow, rain).
All in all, we can’t complain that much.
Yes, it gets stark cold in New York, but it’s also a great place to eat, hang out, and well… blog. And who doesn’t need a little winter – it helps us truly appreciate when the blooms loom over.
What are your winter essentials?