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October 27, 2015

Ladies’ Top 20 Cold Weather Necessities

While the cold weather makes many of us want to hibernate, let’s show it who’s boss. Looking good is the best revenge. So this week, we’re tackling the 5 key pieces you’ll need to do just that – a beautiful coat, a fabulous scarf, a great hat, warm gloves, and boots that will prevent frostbite and falls on the ice. This week, we gave you an overview of these very things in our Clothes & Conversation, “5 Key Cold Weather Accessories: Ladies’ Winter Style Done Right” .
And here are our top picks for each of those 5 must-haves groups. Choose the one (or two, or three) that works best for you. And let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media.
https://www.shopbop.com/oversized-tartan-knit-scarf-standard/vp/v=1/1501299707.htm
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Standard Form - Oversized Tartan Knit Scarf
Oversized Tartan Knit Scarf
Standard Form
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We’ve been talking about the style and practicality of over-sized scarves, and Standard Form has a unique spin that we absolutely love. They combine a patterned flannel – in this case, an amazing plaid that uses neutrals with a pop of red- with a wonderfully soft knit (black and ribbed). When you wrap it around your neck, you get a beautifully chic layered look. And the wool/cashmere blend is so soft, you’ll love it snug around your neck, or worn as a shawl over your coat. The colors go with any coat from black and camel to navy and olive.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/outerwear/wool/PRD~B3901/B3901.jsp J.Crew - Chateau Parka
J.Crew - Chateau Parka
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J.Crew - Chateau Parka
Chateau Parka
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The Coats & Jackets. 1. When we’re getting serious about our outerwear, style is only one factor in our picking process. The other, of course, is warmth and functionality. J.Crew consistently delivers with their Italian wool coats. This one is made of a custom wool that is soft, and more importantly warm, making it a great alternative to a puffer on those days you want a more polished look. The coat has a very subtle a-line shape that combined with J.Crew’s modern fit, works well over bulkier Winter clothes and blazers. It’s available in their full size range, 00-16 (Petite and Tall is available in this style, too). This style comes in neutrals and poppy colors (all through the ‘shop it’ button) with a fur-trim on the hood that is removable – key on a rainy day.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418066&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446859502 Weekend Max Mara - Pindaro Hooded Down Jacket
Weekend Max Mara - Pindaro Hooded Down Jacket
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Weekend Max Mara - Pindaro Hooded Down Jacket
Pindaro Hooded Down Jacket
Weekend Max Mara
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2. The feminine and stylish details take this black puffer from a basic to a chic Winter coat. Weekend Max Mara pays attention to every detail. The extended cuffs on the arms are quilted goose down - like the rest of the coat - with thumbholes that add some great style, and will also keep your hands extra warm when you pull them down over your gloves. The hood creates a shawl collar for soft flare that works perfectly with the self-belt for an overall ladylike appearance. And we all know that’s no easy feat when we’re trying to stay warm. It’s even long enough to cover your behind, so you can wear longer sweaters under it with ease. In sizes 2-16, the modern fit and high quality will have you reaching for this coat season after season.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306418066&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446833816 Creenstone - Pony Waterproof Coat
Creenstone - Pony Waterproof Coat
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Creenstone - Pony Waterproof Coat
Pony Waterproof Coat
Creenstone
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3. Creenstone is known for their sophisticated and functional outerwear, always using the finest technical materials. It has been a favorite of ours since we sold them in our retail stores. The high quality and timeless style make one of their coats an investment very easy to justify. This lightly lined, waterproof coat is simple and always appropriate, especially for work or a dressier night out on an inclement day when staying dry is the priority. The snap-and-zip closure keeps the wind out, and the longer length will protect your legs (and keep any sidewalk splash from hitting your clothes underneath). Note: The modern fit is in Italian sizes (as is the brand’s origins), but Saks shows the proper equivalents (4-16). Through the ‘shop it’ button, you can see it has a tailored silhouette that isn't fitted - just right over your Winter clothes.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canada-goose-trillium-regular-fit-down-parka-with-genuine-coyote-fur-trim/3236693 Canada Goose - Trillium Regular Fit Down Parka with Genuine Coyote Fur Trim
Canada Goose - Trillium Regular Fit Down Parka with Genuine Coyote Fur Trim
4. When you need to seriously tackle the bad weather, there is simply no beating Canada Goose. With a Thermal Experience Index of 4 (out of 5), this coat is meant to keep you warm down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit. And as Chicagoans, we can tell you that it works. Canada Goose offers slim and modern fits. This one falls in to the latter camp, so you can go with your normal size and it won’t be too trim. (If you prefer a looser fit though, you can size up.) Water-resistant Arctic-Tech fabric will keep you dry, too. The hood and fur-trim on the hood are each removable, so you can wear this on cold days – and super cold days. And, hey, we aren’t forgetting style. This is one good-looking sporty coat, long enough to cover longer sweaters and jackets, so you can wear it to work and on the weekends. We’re showing you the graphite grey color, perfectly neutral but a little more interesting than black, and there are several colors to choose from through the ‘shop it’ button.
https://www.shopbop.com/knitted-scarf-missoni/vp/v=1/1562338957.htm Missoni - Knit Scarf
Missoni - Knit Scarf
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The Scarves. 5. This is the perfect place to have a little fun in your cold weather dressing. While you can do that with color, this Missoni scarf exemplifies the perfect way to do it with pattern. There is no beating the classic Missoni zigzag. Mixing all the essential neutrals, it will go with you black, grey, or camel coat for a chic look – and is a great balance to a colorful coat, too. The soft and airy knit makes it easy to wrap this over-sized scarf effortlessly around your neck – under or over your coat. There are similar versions in softer neutrals and even with the slightest hint of metallic that work for day as easily as it does for night.
http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=63032036 Club Monaco - Adele Cashmere Scarf
Club Monaco - Adele Cashmere Scarf
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Club Monaco - Adele Cashmere Scarf
Adele Cashmere Scarf
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6. Another way to do a neutral is with this absolutely yummy 100% cashmere scarf from Club Monaco. Each year, we find one of their scarves to be a true Find, and this is the one for this year. It is so soft and lightweight, but once you wrap it around your neck, you will feel nothing but cozy warmth. The creamy white is so sophisticated, and with the flecks of black and grey, it's easy to wear with all of your black and grey coats. Of course, it’s neutral and subtle enough to wear with any coat – even if the coat has a pattern, like a plaid. This hat coordinates for a perfect match. They just put it on sale, so it won't be around long.
https://www.shopbop.com/bolt-stripe-concentric-square-scarf/vp/v=1/1532000540.htm Marc by Marc Jacobs - Bolt Stripe Concentric Square Scarf
Marc by Marc Jacobs - Bolt Stripe Concentric Square Scarf
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Marc by Marc Jacobs - Bolt Stripe Concentric Square Scarf
Bolt Stripe Concentric Square Scarf
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7. Reds of every shade are the hot colors of the season, and this Marc by Marc Jacobs really knows how to bring them together. This soft, 100% lightweight scarf will pop against any black or grey coat. And it looks great with any lady’s complexion, thanks to the multiples shades of red.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/scarves/PRDOVR~E2848/E2848.jsp J.Crew - Cashmere Wrap
J.Crew - Cashmere Wrap
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J.Crew - Cashmere Wrap
Cashmere Wrap
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8. It was hard to choose a color to feature because this luxurious J.Crew Italian cashmere comes in several beautiful ones. We chose this rich navy, but click through the ‘shop it’ button to see them all. It’s a color that is chic with black or any neutral, but can work with a colorful coat – especially one of the popular burgundy or olive greens of the season. Regardless of the color you choose, the over-sized shape and soft feel will make for a perfect companion. You’ll keep it on once you get to the office or the restaurant, as it easily wraps around your shoulders. Bring it on a flight, too – it’ll feel so much nicer than an airplane blanket.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023745&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446718770 Eric Javits - Wool Fedora
Eric Javits - Wool Fedora
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Eric Javits - Wool Fedora
Wool Fedora
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The Hats. 9. Fedoras inherently take on a menswear-inspired feel, which is why chose this Eric Javits version…unlike most, it has a truly feminine look that is so flattering. The brim has a slightly turned down style that gives it a bit of a retro look and practically speaking, helps block your face from the elements. At about 3 ½” the brim also isn’t too broad, so this is a style that works for most face shapes. It only comes in One Size, with an elasticized inner band to keep it firmly in place. We’ve tried it on a few different head sizes and it fit well on them all. Besides this grey, it comes in sleek black and a neutral taupe – all with a black band.
https://www.shopbop.com/cashmere-plush-rib-beanie-white/vp/v=1/1558847756.htm White + Warren - Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie
White + Warren - Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie
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White + Warren - Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie
Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie
White + Warren
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10. For truly cold days, knit hats are our best friends. Maybe not our hair’s best friends, but White + Warren’s 100% cashmere won’t give you as much static as a synthetic could, and if you are sensitive to wool, this one won’t make you feel itchy. It comes in all the best neutrals of the season, through the ‘shop it’ button, and you’ll see it can be worn a couple of ways. We’re showing one of our favorite colors – a black/white mix that beautifully shows off the ribbing. And in this picture, the hat is shown uncuffed. The trick is to just put it on as you normally would and let any extra fabric that may be sticking up at the top of the hat slouch back. You can just pull it down with your fingers, and you’ll get an easy relaxed look. (You can best see what we mean in the black version.)
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023745&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446845470 Genie by Eugenia Kim - Brady Ombre Beanie
Genie by Eugenia Kim - Brady Ombre Beanie
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Genie by Eugenia Kim - Brady Ombre Beanie
Brady Ombre Beanie
Genie by Eugenia Kim
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11. Eugenia Kim is known for her beautifully made hats – and she definitely had a hand in bringing back the trend of a great, big pom pom on our hats. When we’re cold, why shouldn’t we have some fun with our fashion? This ombre knit beanie is from her less expensive line, Genie, making it an easy decision to go for it. The rich burgundy and dark navy are a beautiful color combination that will pop with a camel, grey, or black coat. You can really go all out with this knit – there’s a matching infinity scarf and fingerless gloves that are perfect for phone use and can be layered over your leather gloves for stylish warmth. It also comes in a neutral version.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Camelhair-Cable-Knit-Hat/WG00168,default,pd.html Brooks Brothers - Camelhair Cable Knit Hat
Brooks Brothers - Camelhair Cable Knit Hat
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Brooks Brothers - Camelhair Cable Knit Hat
Camelhair Cable Knit Hat
Brooks Brothers
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12. Camel hair is a luxe fiber that is really soft, and you guessed it, originates from camel. It is often used in classics like a blazer, so leave it to Brooks Brothers to reinterpret its use for this cozy knit hat. The cable knit is the perfect accent to the color, and it’s a more traditional fit than some of the other knit hats we’re featuring here, fitting snugly to the head. Matching long gloves complete your cold weather accessories for any neutral or color coat – it’s beautiful with pastels and rich jewel tones alike. And it looks great with a plaid scarf to give your look a real English feel.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-australia-fashion-shorty-tech-glove/3209180 UGG® Australia - Fashion Shorty Tech Glove
UGG® Australia - Fashion Shorty Tech Glove
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UGG® Australia - Fashion Shorty Tech Glove
Fashion Shorty Tech Glove
UGG® Australia
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The Gloves. 13. The reality is, most of us are slaves to our phones. And the cold weather isn’t going to stop us. These wool/cashmere-lined gloves from UGG Australia (yup, the makers of our go-to comfy and warm boots) have a shearling cuff and subtle pads on the pointer and thumb that allow for touchscreen use. So, you get warmth and technology – plus, they’re really pretty and well made. The brown is just as rich looking as the black we’re showing here and they both make for versatile options. The cuff won’t get in the way of your coat sleeve, since this is a shorter glove – it will just snuggle right into that sleeve to keep the air out for a stylish finishing touch.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/fownes-brothers-basic-tech-cashmere-lined-leather-gloves-nordstrom-exclusive/3650519?origin=category Fownes Brothers - Basic Tech Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
Fownes Brothers - Basic Tech Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
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Fownes Brothers - Basic Tech Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
Basic Tech Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
Fownes Brothers
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14. Another tech glove, this one from Fownes Brothers is cashmere-lined and made of a beautiful leather. As Nordstrom points out, this glove does have a narrow fit through the fingers, so you can size up. You know the saying, “Fits like a glove”? Well, this is where it comes from. It’s supposed to fit like that, and we’ve found it also helps ensure the touchscreen functionality work better. When our gloves are looser, it often doesn’t work, as well. The snug fit does take some getting used to, but once you have a chance to break them in, we think you’ll be more than pleased. And your warm fingers will thank you.
http://www.lastcall.com/Adrienne-Landau-Rabbit-Fur-Knit-Fingerless-Gloves-Black/prod34920118/p.prod Adrienne Landau - Knit Fingerless Fur Gloves
Adrienne Landau - Knit Fingerless Fur Gloves
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Adrienne Landau - Knit Fingerless Fur Gloves
Knit Fingerless Fur Gloves
Adrienne Landau
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15. Fur is a big trend this season, and practically speaking, it’s really warm. These fingerless gloves are a stylish way to pull some fur into your look that is also quite practical. For now, you can wear them as is – and your free fingers can still easily work your phone. They don’t have individual finger openings so once it gets seriously cold, they are really cute layered over your basic leather gloves. And they’ll give your hands an extra layer of protection. (Through this link you can see how they look on, but the price through the 'shop it' button is much better.)
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302023745&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446719414 Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Suede Shearling-Lined Gloves
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Suede Shearling-Lined Gloves
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Saks Fifth Avenue Collection - Suede Shearling-Lined Gloves
Suede Shearling-Lined Gloves
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection
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16. A timeless shearling pair of gloves will never disappoint. They never go out of style and are one of the best options to keep your hands warm on a blustery day. These come up past the wrist, which helps keep the wind out and can be tucked under the cuff of your coat. Shearling styles often come in tan, and can have a sporty feel, so this interpretation from Saks Fifth Avenue is a real Find in its sleek styling. They can be worn for work or a dressier night out with ease.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/aquatalia-cameron-weatherproof-wedge-bootie-women/4090770 Aquatalia - Cameron Weatherproof Wedge Bootie
Aquatalia - Cameron Weatherproof Wedge Bootie
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Aquatalia - Cameron Weatherproof Wedge Bootie
Cameron Weatherproof Wedge Bootie
Aquatalia
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The Boots. 17. Braving the elements needs to be done whether we are trying to look cute or not. Aquatalia’s faux-fur trimmed wedge is clearly stylish, in a wedge silhouette that looks great with skinny jeans, under wide leg pants or with tights and a skirt. And the rubber sole provides plenty of traction. They are part of Aquatalia’s weatherproof collection, so they are mostly waterproof – the leather/suede (it comes in both materials through the ‘shop it’ button) is bathed in a sealant that keeps any moisture out and resists salt stains. Yet, they remain so soft to the touch. And all the seams are treated with a liquid sealant that prevents any water from getting in. It’s only the buckling fasteners that aren’t treated for water resistance. So, walking through the slush and snow will be no problem with these. And your feet won’t overheat once inside. Aquatalia is known for their quality, so these are an investment you’ll wear season after season.
http://www.sorel.com/womens-snow-angel-lace-boot-1092881.html?dwvar_1092881_variationColor=010#q=snow+angel&start=0 Sorel - Snow Angel™ Lace Boot
Sorel - Snow Angel™ Lace Boot
18. These Sorel boots come in black and tan (also through the ‘shop it’ button) but it’s this charcoal grey that is the true Find. They're sold out everywhere – luckily, Sorel’s own website still has some…for now. They have a great look – the grey is soft and neutral, giving a feminine feel to these practical, waterproof boots. They aren’t too high so you can wear them with most of your pants, jeans and leggings. They are insulated, rated to keep your feet warm and protected for up to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. And they have a sole just made for traction. At such a great price, it’s no wonder they’re sold out everywhere, which is why we’re sending you directly to Sorel’s site. And the price is just enough to qualify for free shipping.
http://www.zappos.com/sorel-toronto-elk Sorel - Toronto™
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19. We’re showing you the elk brown – it’s such a great neutral for the season and allows you to see the details of these Sorel boots, but they come in black through the ‘shop it’ button, too. These boots are waterproof, which is a tremendous perk for a pair of boots that we’d want to wear with our skinny jeans, leggings, and dresses even if they weren’t. The strap at the top of the boot is functional, so you can adjust them for a secure fit across your calf - they won’t bag or buckle on slimmer calves, and can adjust for stronger ones. With higher boots being such a strong trend, the fact that we can also get functionality – the wedge sole has great traction – and at a great price is just icing on the cake.
http://www.zappos.com/the-north-face-shellista-ii-tall-tnf-black-plum-kitten-grey The North Face - Shellista II Tall
The North Face - Shellista II Tall
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The North Face - Shellista II Tall
Shellista II Tall
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20. The North Face makes puffer jackets to tackle those cold days, so give your feet the same treatment with these boots. They have the same look of any stylish puffer…but for your feet. They are waterproof and insulated, so your feet and legs will be as warm and dry as your body. The sole is made with special IcePick® temperature-sensitive lugs so you won’t slip around when you are shoveling out your car, building a snowman, or making a coffee run. Throw them on with your leggings or skinny jeans for fashionable practicality.
 

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