7 Ways to Stay Cozy This Winter

No Matter How Much It Snows

Now that the East Coast has been hit with its first snow storm, we thought it might be worth assembling our warming strategy for the next few months.  The central theme: wrap yourself in fluffy, furry, frothy accessories. Looking cute and staying warm are not mutually exclusive.

Boots
Have you ever noticed that when your feet are cold, your whole body feels cold? That’s why we believe a solid cold-weather look begins with serious boots. Our top picks:

The “Zeppa Para” shearling and suede ankle boots from TOD’s were worn by Gigi Hadid on the FW2018 runway, and has been coveted by cool girls in cold climates ever since.

$1,145 | net-a-porter.com

Moncler’s Blanche calf hair ankle boots are printed in a cheerful leopard design to keep you cute on the outside; and lined with shearling to keep you warm on the inside.

$975 | net-a-porter.com

We’ve always thought that chunky socks and ankle boots were a good look, and Miu Miu’s made it one step easier: the ribbed cuffs are built in.

$950 | barneys.com

 

Socks
Cozy feet start with chunky socks. We recommend sizing up on your boots if necessary to accommodate thick socks.

Cable-knit cashmere from the Johnstons of Elgin is the lap of luxury. And your feet are totally worthy.

$45 | net-a-porter.com

What can we say about these pink fluffy Tricot socks from Comme des Garcons? Fluffy = Happy.

$28 | ssense.com

Sparkly cable-knit knee-highs from Uggs are our happy place.

$45 | bloomingdales.com

Leg Warmers
Yep, we know that leg warmers have that 80s Flash Dance vibe. And we are totally okay with that.

Foot Traffic’s cable Knit leg warmers are thick and plush and come in 12 colors. Yes, yes and yes.

$12 – $14 | amazon.com

Professional ballet dancers swear by Capezio leg warmers to regulate body temperature and help prevent injury. We think they’ll be fabulous under a skirt on a cold day.

$22 | amazon.com

Capezio’s striped leg warmers are undeniably cheerful–and they look great dressing up a pair of leggings.

$16 | amazon.com

Gloves
Sure, you can just put your hands in your pockets on a cold day. But what if you need to carry something. Gloves, baby.

These shearling & cashmere fingerless gloves have pro’s and con’s. Pro: you can keep your gloves on while you scroll on your phone. Con: yep, your fingertips do get a little cold.

$195 | net-a-porter.com

Missoni’s crochet knit wool gloves are warm enough to help you win your next snowball fight.  

$154 (30% off) net-a-porter.com|

Ann Demeulemeester’s long leather gloves dominated the Fall 2018 catwalk. We love them because they’re lined with cashmere and come with a detachable extension.

$385 | matchesfashion.com

 

Scarves
You’d be surprised how that little space between your head and shoulders can be the source of a dastardly draft but a colorful scarf will set things right.

MELT’s fringe wrap was handmade by Nepalese craftsmen but its design is urbane enough for the coldest days in the city. Drape it on over a wool robe coat.

$410 (50% off) net-a-porter.com|

Winterize your khaki trench with Burberry’s signature fringed cashmere wrap.

$990 | net-a-porter.com

Simone Rocha’s alpaca-blend scarf is plush insulation for your neck.

$385 (50% off) | net-a-porter.com

 

Sunglasses
Have you ever been so cold from head to toe that even your eyeballs are freezing? Trust us, it’s a thing. Big sunglasses block the wind and make a huge difference. And it goes without saying that they increase your chic cache exponentially.

Givenchy’s futuristic silver-tone shades make us happy that the future is now.

$445 | nordstrom.com

Saint Laurent’s visor-like sun specs got you covered in inclement weather or if you’re trying to move incognito.

$545 | net-a-porter.com

Aussie eyewear designer Poppy Lissiman’s sunglasses are colorful and angular and avant garde. No wonder Gaga’s a fan.

$105 | net-a-porter.com

 

Hats
We feel the same way about hats as we do about boots. If your feet and your head are warm, you’re on the right path toward maximum coziness.

Eugenia Kim took her best-selling Marina cap from last season and added fur to make our favorite head warmer of this season.

$275 | net-a-porter.com

Inverni’s Fur pom-pom beanies will make you pray for snow.

$165 | bloomingdales.com

Ugg’s Shearling Bucket Hat will keep your head warm without mussing your coiffe.

$145 | bloomingdales.com