Hello lovelies! It has been FREEZING here in Ohio these past few weeks. I’ve been bundling up in thick sweaters and warm winter coats to try to stay warm in this cold weather. When it’s so cold like this, I want to dress for the temperature, but I also want to still look stylish! Today, I’ve compiled a list of necessities for the cold weather!
1. Tons of Coats
This winter, I stocked up on a ton of cute coats when they hit the sale racks. I’m always planning ahead, so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of jackets for walking to class at college next year. A puffer parka is an obvious must, peacoats and long wool coats are timeless gems, and a fur coat is the perfect statement piece. I have one of each, but I don’t have a short puffer jacket, and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect one!
I love a classic camel coat like this one from Merchant31. It’s so easy to style, and it keeps me super warm!
2. Uggs, Snowboots, or Beanboots
No one likes having cold feet, so investing in a good pair of stylish boots is a necessity. I love the Kristin Ugg because they keep my feet so warm, and they are a twist from the classic Ugg boot because of the wedged heel. The Kristin Ugg is better for cold days when you won’t be walking through snow since they are only water resistant, not water proof. I’ve been eyeing the Sorel Caribou boots for when I do have to walk through deep snow. L.L. Bean Boots are a bit of an investment, but they are amazing quality and perfect for all terrains and weather.
3. Good Socks
I love $1 fuzzy socks from Target, but they just don’t cut it when the temperature hits under 20 degree Fahrenheit. My favorite socks are by the brand Smartwool because they are super soft and they keep my feet warm all day. Smartwools may be pricier for socks, but they are worth every penny. If you’re looking for socks to peek out of the top of your boot, try Gap’s cable knit crew sock!
Yeah, I know, I talk about turtlenecks a lot, but they are my go-to for the coldest of the days! I love really thick, knit ones, like this pink one from Gap! Thin turtlenecks are great for layering under dresses and crewneck sweaters. Plus, who doesn’t love a classic black turtleneck, jeans, and a camel wool coat look? It’s perfect for the cold weather, and it’s so easy to throw on and go!
5. Trendy Hats and Gloves
I hate wearing basic hats and gloves in the winter, so I always opt for something trendy. Berets are on trend now, but if you want something to cover your ears, try a fun pair of furry earmuffs. For gloves, I will forever love my Kate Spade gloves with a bow (similar here.) They are adorable, but totally functional since they are tech gloves. Other fun winter accessories include chunky scarfs, like this one from Target!
Although I’m looking forward to warmer weather, I’m enjoying bundling up fur coats and fun winter accessories. Cold days don’t seem as bad with a cute outfit to brave the low temperatures!