Man’s not hot? We can fix that. We’re halfway through winter, which means we’re about to see the light at the end of the Locust wind tunnel. Whether you’re a hardy Canadian or a Californian who’s never seen snow before, the following tips and tricks are guaranteed to keep fashionably warm. 

1. Choose the right materials.

Steer clear of cotton especially as a base layer, as it retains moisture and lets body heat escape. Fleece is perfect as a lightweight and insulating layer, but look for wool or cashmere sweaters if you want ultimate warmth. And don’t forget to play with textures! Mix up your winter wardrobe with velvet, corduroy, fur, and leather pieces.

2. Stay hot–headed with hats and headbands.

While it’s a disproven myth that you lose a significant amount of body heat through your head, beat brain freeze with the help of a wool or acrylic beanie. Rock that pom–pom! For the masochists still keeping up with their outdoor runs despite freezing temperatures, check out this headband that not only wraps around your ears but also helps secure your ponytail. A set of faux fur earmuffs is guaranteed to keep you warm and chic, with the added noise–cancelling effect for that chatty Kathy sitting next to you in the library.

3. Keep your toes toasty.

Seek out thermal socks in bright patterns to peek out over the tops of your boots for the ultimate cozy style.

4. Warm up from the inside out.

Invest in an insulated travel mug in an eye–catching color so that you can sip on hot chamomile tea up to 12 hours after the time it was brewed.

5. Stay snug with a scarf.

When it comes to scarves, go big or go home. This oversized scarf doubles as a blanket to make sitting in lectures and cold GSRs a bit more bearable. Scarves are also perfect way to add interest to your winter ensemble with playful colors and textures, which this faux fur scarf does well.

6. Keep gloves on hand (no pun intended).

Up your glove game with fun textures, such as with these faux fur and leather gloves. If gloves put you off because you’d rather risk frostbite than stop texting the person you’ve been trying to get cuffed to since November, try fingerless gloves. Stuff a reusable heat pack in each pocket of your jacket and you’re ready to go.


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