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The Guide to Winter Layers
It’s the first official day of winter—i.e., a great time to unleash our well-researched catalog of cold-weather musts. Our findings: Base layers are key. Slip-on boots (and the ribbed-silk socks to go with) are a worthy investment. And a great coat will pull anything together—yes, even a sweatsuit—faster than you can say, “F*ck, it’s freezing.”
Take a page from GP’s book and double down on all things cozy. A slinky sweaterdress and oversize cardigan, a malachite turtleneck and matching sweater duster, or intarsia—that’s fashion speak for fancy knitting—made expertly in Italy.
Toteme went all in on toggles, Loewe came through with a classic robe coat, and Moncler’s diamond quilting makes a bluster-beating bang. As for the G. Label team, well, they reimagined a classic shape with cozy sherpa fleece, and the result is shear brilliance.
Our answer to open windows, underheated offices, and mornings so brisk you can see your breath. The coziest options have a chunky collar that seals in heat (mock, rolled, fold-down) and extra-long ribbed cuffs (because: sweater paws).
Calf-grazing with handy pull tabs and elastic gussets for easy on and off, these boots will do what your beloved Birkenstocks can’t: Get rid of that annoying draft around your ankles. Just add a pair of perfect-weight socks that won’t slip, sag, or scrunch up.
FOR THE CITY
Nutcracker performances, tree lightings, last-minute gifting expeditions—you’ll want a look that’s got holiday cheer and chill-thwarting down. Bundle up in head-to-toe bouclé (#addacape), kitten-soft cashmere, and curb-friendly boots.
FOR THE MOUNTAINS
Whether you’re swishing down the slopes in Breckenridge or Banff this break, you’re going to need gear to do it in. Spring for fleece-lined ski pants, a fashion-y Fair Isle jacket, and goggles fit for virtually all face shapes.
A good base layer is essential to winter dressing. From under-sweater staples to stretch-jersey leggings that fit easily under jeans, these pieces are endlessly practical.
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