As the rainy, chilly weather persists, I am reminded that winter is right around the corner (tear). Thus, it is time to start thinking about dressing for cold weather. Here are a few cold weather essentials all under-$100.
Colored Outerwear: Stow your boring black winter coat and invest in something of color. This coat from Zara is bright, fun and perfect for mild winters and chilly autumns.
Tube Scarfs (aka Snoods): In the past, I’ve mocked the snood. I thought then, and still think, that wearing a scarf as a hood looks dumb. But wearing these items just as a scarf, can look really chic.
Also, I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve tried to button my coat over a heavy, wool scarf only to discover that it won’t snap. A snood eliminates some of that bulk.
Fleece-Lined Tights: Love tights? Hate the way those chilly winter breezes penetrate the thin layer of Lycra? Try fleece-lined tights. Warmer and more opaque than regular tights, they are perfect for women who do a lot of walking during the colder months.
Leather Gloves: Leather gloves are much more stylish than cloth or knit gloves. Also, if you buy them wool or fleece-lined, they’re quite a bit warmer.
Socks for Rain Boots: Unless you live in a very cold climate (Hi Mom!), rain boots are usually your best bet for winter footwear. They’re not too bulky and they keep the slushy, wet muck off your feet. Sadly, rain boots are not very warm.
Luckily, Hunter makes these cozy fleece socks that will fit their boots and most other styles as well. These socks will keep your feet toasty warm on cold weather days.