5 Tips for Staying Warm in the Winter


This past weekend me and Adam (my hubs) decided to venture out of Chicago and head north to Milwaukee for the day.  It is only a 1.5 hour drive so we figured why not.  We have officially been in Chicago for 3 months and thought that it might be time to rent a car and see something new.  We love to travel and love to experience new things so Milwaukee seemed to be the perfect place to go to for the day. We rented a car through Enterprise, here is Chicago (because we don't own a car anymore) and used our Chase Sapphire reward points that we had accrued and were on our way in no time.

The weather man said it was going to be rainy, windy and COLD so I had to make sure I dressed accordingly. One word: LAYER.  Here is my go to layering method that works every time.


1. STOCK UP ON A FEW TURTLENECKS TEES

You know what makes the best under layer? Those tissue paper turtlenecks.  You know, that ones that are literally tissue paper thin and you wonder why in the world you would ever buy those?  For this exact reason... to layer under crewnecks, cardigans, dresses, you name it.  They add extra warmth without the bulk and they come in so many patterns and colors.

2.  HAVE A FEW CREWNECKS OPTIONS

In my opinion, crewneck sweaters are are the most versatile type of sweater. There are so many ways to wear them.  You can style them on their own, throw a jacket or chunky cardigan over, or wear a turtleneck tee underneath.  

3. INVEST IN LEGGINGS

There is a difference between house leggings and leggings you wear out.  Invest in a good pair.  Spanx makes some great options including this velvet pair that is thicker and will keep you warm.  I    also really love these leggings from Zella. 

4. HATS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I never realized how much a hat can make you so warm.  Especially if it's a beanie or a wool hat.  I've been loving the trendy wool fedora's lately and the chunky beanies.  I  have a really round face, so I    have to be very strategic about the type of beanie I purchase.  If you have a round face like me, stick to the chunky knit beanies.  

5. INVEST IN A QUALITY WINTER COAT

Coming from Texas, it was totally acceptable to go to Old Navy and pick up an inexpensive "winter coat".  So not the case in Chicago.  Invest in a quality coat that will last you years instead of seasons. Look for something that is down filled and has a high fill power.  The higher the number the more indication that the coat will keep you warm. 











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