That doesn’t mean, however, that your style has to suffer.
Whether you’re clearing heaps of snow off of your car or just hurrying down the street to the nearest Starbucks, you can still manage to be the picture of cold-weather chic with a few, hot additions to your winter wardrobe.
Rabbit Fur Yali, Calypso St. Bart
Looking cool while staying warm is all about layering – you can throw this gorgeous, rabbit fur vest over practically anything for added warmth and style. Dress it down with jeans and chunky boots or go more formal by pairing it with an LBD and heels. Either way, you’ll want to cuddle with yourself.
Sleeves, Jil Sander
Don’t be limited by short-sleeved tops; just add these lux leather sleeves to any outfit to give a bit of extra coverage and insulation. They’ll keep you warm while adding a subtle, avant-garde edge to your look.
Yule Boots, Jimmy Choo
These boots are not only beautiful, but practical. When you’re trudging through a couple feet of snow and black ice, you’ll love the low heel and high shaft. And, though your face might be freezing, your feet will be luxuriating in the rabbit-fur interior lining….mmmmm.
Gamme Rouge Coat, Moncler
Moncler’s coats are insanely warm and insanely stylish. This one is subtly striking with beautiful, understated details and textures. It’s not over the top for dropping the kids off at school, but it’s elegant enough for a night out as well.
Down jackets can sometimes leave you looking like the Michelin man – not so with this chic number from Armani. The exaggerated cowl neck and perfectly-proportioned lines set this jacket far apart from the department store variety down coat. And, the whisper-soft color will stand out from the ubiquitous drably-colored outwear on the street.
Gilly Forge Pia Hat, Barneys
This classic shape will never go out of style, and the lined, faux fur will never leave you out in the cold. This simple hat is reminiscent of Russian royalty and will look pretty great with just about any of your outerwear options.
Gloria, Agent Provacateur
OK, admittedly, this stunning lingerie won’t do too much for your core body temperature, but it definitely will make you feel hot. It’s a mental thing. When your feet land in an icy puddle, you may just feel a little better knowing what’s underneath your puffy coat, wool sweater and long underwear.
Freezing temperatures do not mean that you have to sacrifice your usual, killer style. On the contrary, winter gives you an opportunity to experiment with layering on new styles and luxurious pieces.
Splash out on some new winter styles and you’ll end up wishing for snow and below zero temps. How else will you get to show off your new, Arctic-chic look?