- Get a solid pair of boots || There's a reason they're called "snow boots" - they are made for the snow & once you go Sorel, you'll never look back, mostly because you'll manage to get your money's worth out of this one pair!! I've had mine for 6 years now & they are incredible. I purchased the "Joan of Arctic" boots and can walk through anything, whether it's fresh snow or slush with puddles - you're set with these! Sadly nothing is ice proof, so watch out for that black ice! I've actually gotten a black eye from hitting my head on the sidewalk & it's no bueno! Walk slow & take baby steps!
- Tech gloves are your best friends || Whoever created tech gloves - I thank them immensely! There are few things that hurt your hands as much as trying to text, call or take a picture in the frigid cold temps, just ask Gary since he's the one that snapped these photos for me! Some people go for the fingerless gloves for all the reasons I mentioned above, but having worn those for one season it's still painful!! Go for the tech gloves - you might have to touch the screen a bit more forcefully, but they work!
- Discreetly layer your clothes || It's easy to feel bulky when you're wearing sweaters, scarves and jackets, but how do you keep your legs warm?! On the seriously cold days where the wind will pierce through anything you wear I like to add a pair of leggings under my jeans because it's like a second skin and doesn't add bulk!
- Invest in your coat(s) || Similar to the boots story, I moved to Boston with a peacoat - ah young and naive! That first winter hit me like you wouldn't believe - I could not get warm regardless of how many layers I had on & finally realized, oh I should probably invest in a real winter coat!! As much as I'd love to get a Canada Goose coat, they are pricey (almost $1,000) I've gone the puffer coat route and have had my Tahari coat for a little over 3 years now. The key for me is having an inside layer that zips all the way up! When coat shopping with Gary, I actually suggested he get a coat that had an extra layer on the inside & he said he's never been warmer!!
- Hand warmers || I first used hand warmers a couple years ago when the Mayor of Boston literally shut the city down and begged people to not go outside because of how cold it was. After being stuck inside for a full 24 hours, Gary and I were going stir crazy so we ventured to get sushi (duh!) & before we left we stuck a few hand warmers in our pockets and went on our way! I keep the hand warmers in my pocket and even if you're wearing gloves you'll feel the heat permeating through keeping you nice and warm!
Winter Wear | Staying Warm TipsJanuary 09, 2017