Spanx leggings; Loft sweater; Free People scarf and beanie (c/o) Shopbop – snag the hat and scarf on sale here; Carve Designs jacket (c/o) – also love this black version; Hunter boots and fleece socks; Ray-Ban sunglasses
Last week I shared all about our December trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and mentioned that it was just a little COLD. There was no snow, but we did get a night of 9-degree temps, so, you know, pretty chilly. Luckily for me though, I was way prepared and packed my suitcase (OK, suitcases, plural) with all of the cozy things.
I’ve got another chilly trip in just a couple of weeks (Sundance, YAY!), and since half the country is currently freezing their tails off, I figured I would share a few of the cold weather essentials that saved my butt from the crazy cold in Jackson Hole.
Carve Designs Down Puffer Jacket (also love the black version here) – This jacket is so lightweight and easy to pack, so I had my doubts that it would actually be warm enough. And I’m happy to say that I was so wrong. The hood and “handwarmer” pockets are lined in the softest fleece which made a world of difference – as long as I had my hood on and my hands in my pockets, I barely noticed that it was, oh, nine degrees out one night. Plus, I loved all of the zipper pockets so that I could leave my handbag at home and just carry the essentials in my coat.
Free People chenille infinity scarf (on sale) and beanie – You know I’m ALL about ALL the chenille things this year, and this infinity scarf and hat combo just may be my favorite. I’m seriously thinking I may need to snag the blue version for an upcoming trip to Utah.
Free People oversized fringe scarf – This one was also super warm – wrapped up tight, it seriously helped a sister out while watching the snowmobile races and on a morning out in the National Elk Refuge.
cabi Layer Turtleneck (similar version here) – I have a couple of these layering turtlenecks from last year, and I wore one every single day of the trip. A snug-fitting first layer is a must for me, and these easily layer under pretty much anything.
Hunter boots and fleece sock inserts – Layering up my frozen toes was KEY. I had seen a ton of photos of gals wearing their Hunter boots in snow, so I decided to order them for the trip and give them a whirl. The boots alone would have been pretty chilly, but paired with the boots socks (and these cozy socks as a base layer), these were super warm and comfy for roaming around town.
Ugg boots – Although it was SUPER cold in Jackson Hole, there wasn’t much (if any) snow on the ground so Uggs worked just fine for the daytime for me. For nighttime though, I definitely would have needed a taller pair like this one or these.
Faux fur lined footless tights (and these fleece-lined footless tights) – Y’all, these were AWESOME for beating the cold. I picked them up at Target a couple of hours before we left for the airport, and I was so happy that I did. Besides the one day that I wore jeans, I lived in these faux fur lined footless tights and can’t recommend them enough for cold climates.
What cold weather gear do you guys swear by?
Photos thanks to Erin Wheat