It’s that time of year when it gets so cold that the thermometer is dropping digits and we are dropping consonants. Winter? No, it’s winna. I can handle mid-40s and sunny, swathing myself in nubby knits and a great wool coat. In fact, I almost thrive on the opportunity to layer textures and shapes in an effort to be both stylish and warm. But when I open the weather app on my phone and see the snowflake emoji, I know shit’s about to get inclement.
Dressing for the snow isn‘t as easy as it looks. I’m here to set the record straight that the street style snaps of models, editors, and influencers skipping happily through slushy sidewalks, coats unbuttoned and impractical footwear abundant, are fake. Thank goodness for Eva Chen and her unabashed honesty and willingness to wear a full-on snowsuit. That’s the reality; duck boots and cumbersome maneuvering. Luckily, that whole Michelin Man look is actually trending this season, with puffers running rampant all over the streets of New York.
Curating an outfit that both protects against the elements and looks good can be challenging. Allow the five looks below to help you tackle the snowflake emoji with ease. Stay warm!
1. Cozy up in a big-ass faux fur. The bigger, the better. Cinch with a waistbelt for extra warmth.
2. Go for shearling. It’s surprisingly wind and water resistant and adds a vintage feel to any look. Bonus points if you accessorize with a flute of champagne.
3. Double-down on winter basics with creative layering and functional footwear. Print clashing is totally acceptable.
4. Channel the man – the Michelin man. Need we say more?
5. When in doubt, throw caution to the wind and do it all. Down! Shearling! Leather! Anything goes. We guarantee you won’t regret the extra warmth.