It’s been 20 years since we’ve seen such frigid and frightening temperatures. But currently, we’re being blasted with single digit and sub zero temperatures, thanks in part to a Polar Vortex that’s been pushing some wickedly cold weather our way.

That said, it’s all about dressing sensibly, appropriately, and for some of us, fashionably. Here are some tips to help you layer up your look while keeping it fresh.

Keep It Light: Wear several light under shirts as opposed to heavy ones. This will keep you from over heating and also make it easier to peel some away if the temperature increases.

Go For The Base: Doubling up on the are a must for maximum warmth. A base layer such as a long johns or some form of long, thermal  under wear will trap much needed heat in the lower part of your body.

Coat In Any Color: The choice of color is all yours. But, regardless of the color or kind of outerwear you choose – parka, coat, puffy jacket – be sure it’s thick, warm and able to shield your inner body from wind gust and frigid air.

Put A Sock On Them: Your feet that is. Winter or thermal socks are great for warmth and comfort. But, be careful if putting on more than one pair. You don’t want your boots to fit to snug. This can cut off the circulation.

Too Boot: Aside from socks, wearing well lined boots will keep your feet warm and cozy. It’s always a great idea to buy your boots a size bigger in order to accommo

date bulkier winter socks. If it’s snowy or icy, rather than boots with heels, as a precaution, you might want to stick to the heelless boots.

Hand In Gloves: Your hands can get very cold, very fast. With these types of temperatures, frostbite will set in quickly. Investing in a good, quality pair of gloves is a great idea.

Hats On: The idea is to retain as much heat in your body as you can. If it gets warmer, you can always remove it.

Don’t Play By The Ear: For a lot of folks, including moi, air in the ear is a horrible experience. It comes with pain  caused by a build up of air pressure from the change in temperature. If this is an issue for you, do yourself a favor and cover it with a hat, ear muffs or both.

Aside from the suns harmful UV rays, harsh, cold winds can also cause damage to your eyes. Always wear a sunglasses that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Sub Zero Layers

 

1. Target Cardigan &  BKE Thermal Top Cardigan, 2. John Lewis Thermal Leggings and Topshop Burnout Joggers, 3. Fair Isle Cashmere Socks, 4. Ugg Ankle Wedges, Gravity Pope, 5. Dorothy Perkins Parka, 6. Snood, Topshop, 7. Knit Beanie, Nordstrom & Ear warmers, Macys, 8. Warby Parker Sunglasses,  9. Gloves, Zappos, 10. Crossbody, Shopbop.

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