Ok I’ll admit it. I love winter. I also know it’s because I am fortunate to have access to a place where winter is a playground. Skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are activities I love to partake in. Even when it’s cold, I’m happy.
It’s a totally different story when you’re in a major city. Dirty snow, slush, ice, salt, layers and layers of clothing … this makes it difficult to really enjoy being out in winter. How do you wear a hat without ruining the hair you just spent an hour drying and styling? What the heck do you wear on your feet? How can you possibly where heels when it’s a sure-fire way of bailing and breaking something? Those stylish leather boots? Oh yeah, ruined by the salt … again. I get it.
The good news is … winter style has come a LONG way. There are ways to invest in quality gear that is both functional and fashionable. Here are my favs:
Can’t go wrong with these puppies here. I bought a brown pair years ago and they can handle anything. My feet stay warm and I still get compliments and asked where I got them, all the time.
I am currently lusting over this sweater right now. By Ralph Lauren, it is cozy, fun and I love the shawl coller. This sweater screams “sit me down by the fire at the ski chalet avec wine”. Right now it's on sale. Beautiful.
This hat is SO CUTE. And warm. And the price is right. Olive green is my fav.
It does not matter what you have on your legs. As long as you are wearing these underneath. They are amazing. And here’s the best part…you don’t need to wash them until after about 5 wears (NEVER put them in the dryer though PLEASE!). They don’t hold your sweat and they won’t stink! Seriously, I know it sounds odd but it’s just plain true. Less laundry means more play. Bonus.
Stay warm, have fun.