I live in the Northeast, so I spend half the year in the cold. So I have a few cold weather staples that help me get though winter. A warm hat is essential. During the winter I really don’t care what my hair looks like. Keeping warm is more important to me, so I need my warm hat. I also have a selection of parkas that I’ve collected over the years: two down ones and one lined with fur (the one in this post). And mastering the art of layering is also essential.
When you live in the Northeast, you have to learn tricks to look dressed up in cold weather. A lot of major holidays (when you want to look nice) happen when it’s cold outside, so getting dressed for New Year’s (or even Valentine’s Day) is not an easy feat. You need to find a way to look dressed up while still keeping warm. You can’t simply throw on a cute dress and a pair of heels because you’ll end up being super cold and that will spoil your whole evening. That’s where layering and a great coat come in.
Throwing a wool poncho over a chunky sweater is a chic way to keep warm during cold days. I’m a big fan of layering. First, you can create new looks out of things you have in your closet anyways, and second, I love to pay with textures.