Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Paper Dolls: Bundle Up for Frosty Nights

Temperatures have been dipping into the high twenties in parts of the Bay Area. That has me reaching for my packed away winter clothes. Here are some of my must haves for braving the winter cold.

The obvious wardrobe go to for chilly nights is a down jacket. While not the most stylish of coats, its ability to keep you dry (as snowflakes melt) and warm as you wait for a cab or dash between buildings is unparalleled.
For me gloves that I can wear while I'm busy tweeting or processing iPhone pics and warm boots are not negotiable. My hands and my feet are almost always cold; throw in shoes that aren't well insulated or thin knit gloves and I'm an icicle. When I went to school at Michigan State, I loved my Columbia boots. They kept my feet both dry and warm. Another accessory that was key if I was wearing a dress or a skirt was a pair of fleece-lined leggings or tights.
Get the Look: Ultrawarm Coat Long, Black, Chocolate Brown, Paperwhite, Blue Periwinkle, Raspberry, available at L.L. Bean, $199; Merino Wool Turtleneck, available at Ann Taylor, $49.99; Fleece-Lined Leggings, Gray or Black, available at Anthropologie, $18; Ice Maiden Slip by Columbia, available at Zappos, $80; Leather Touch Cashmere-Lined Gloves by Club Room, available at Macy's, $44.99.
How do you brace for the cold?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. Product images taken by their respective retailers: Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, L.L. Bean, Macy's, and Zappos.