How to Stay Warm When It’s Too Damn Cold Outside

While we wholeheartedly believe that just because it’s two degrees outside, your cute outfits shouldn’t fall by the wayside, we’re not delusional. You’ll need to employ some pretty stellar secret weapons and styling tricks to still look good. If you’re at a loss, I asked a bunch of the gals in the office to share the chic ways they combat the cold. Here’s what they had to say.


Two of my polar-vortex-approved outfit ideas

Nikki Ogunnaike: Borrowing a trick from Glamour‘s entertainment director, I wear a thin down jacket under my wool coats. The extra layer guards against biting winds.

Kat Thomsen: My faux-fur vests. They go over anything and everything and are so much chicer than a cardigan.

Sophia Chabbott: I have an arsenal of super-warm, long-sleeve dresses in elver, suede, and sweater knit. Pair them with knee-high boots and I’m as toasty as could be.

Anna Moeslein: Find the biggest and widest scarf you can to cover your neck and face.

Leah Melby Clinton: I’m not too proud to wear actual long-johns—the silk kind from L.L. Bean—under jeans.

Danica Lo: Wear clothes from cold countries. Today I’m wearing my warmest dress—it’s a super-nubby-wooly oversize dress by Laitinen, a Finnish label. The Scandinavians know cold weather, and their designers make some of the coziest winter ready-to-wear around.

Marissa Gold: Leather leggings! They retain heat like nothing else, and they look hot too.

Lindsey Unterberger: Black cashmere knee socks under tall boots! Also, Kerastase Carre Lissant hairstyle touch-up sheets to combat static when I take off a beanie!

Julianne Carell: Wool hats. When my head is covered, my whole body feels warmer. Beauty-wise, I slather face oil all over, and it really helps prevent dry skin due to wind burn.

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