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I am that person who is always cold. I use a space heater, even in the summer. Having lived and worked in places with brutal winter weather (Washington DC, Michigan, Chicago, NYC), I found the right set of essentials that keep me warm and comfy both inside and outside.
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First and foremost – a warm coat!! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Mackage. It’s a Canadian brand (so, they know how to endure the cold) that blends function with fashion. I got one of their coats last year and it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made, hands down. It’s extremely warm, with thoughtful design (like lined pockets, a large hood to blocks air from hitting your face, inner bib). This is the style I have – Mackage Villa coat. I included a pic of me wearing it at the end of the post, so you can see the fit.
Most of their coats have fur but here’s another option that does not:
Ugg boots | These are my everyday shoes in the winter. They’re warm and lightweight, waterproof, and durable. Most times, I don’t even wear them with socks. I just slip them on and keep it moving. The quality is really good, I’ve had the same pair for 8 years and they’re still in great condition
The North Face fleece| Extremely versatile because it can be layered under coats or worn standalone. I’ve had the same TNF fleece for over 10 years and I love it
Champion pullover hoodie | A cozy hoodie to throw on and go is essential
Champion hoodie | Here’s another hoodie that I like
Isotoner fleece smarTouch gloves | Lightweight, warm, and have technology that allows them to be worn when using your phone
Hunter rain boots | I use these as both rain and snow boots because of the sole has good grip. Also, they’re tall so you can step in puddles or high snow mounds without water splashing into your boot. Plus, they’re lightweight. I prefer them to Sorel (too bulky, slippery) and Tretorn (uncomfortable)
Herschel beanie | I like this beanie because it’s thin (not bulky like most beanies), but still warm and fits over my poofy natural hair 🙂Herschel beanie | I like this beanie because it’s thin (not bulky like most beanies), but still warm and fits over my poofy natural hair 🙂
Electric kettle | I drink 3-4 cups of tea daily not just because it keeps me warm, but also because it’s relaxing. This kettle has changed the game for me because it heats up water really quickly (my old cheapstake option of finding a clean saucepan to use was annoying)
Yogi organic herbal tea | This is the only tea I drink. Yogi has a lot of tasty, healthy, organic blends
Contigo stainless steel travel mug | With this spill free mug, you can neatly carry around hot liquids to keep you toasty, like tea or coffee
Humidifier | Furnaces and heaters can dry out the air which can impact your skin, lips, lungs, etc. The humidifer combats that by putting moisture back into the air
Cotton terrycloth robe | Wearing the robe adds an extra layer of coziness, especially for when you get out of the shower, or even when you’re laying around, watching Netflix and drinking tea 😉
Fleece house slippers | These keep your feet nice and toasty around the house, especially if you don’t have carpet (ahem New Yorkers). I like this style because you can easily slip your feet in and out
Bootie slippers | Here’s another slipper option if you prefer full coverage
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Stay warm, my friends!
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