While this weekend was actually rather mild for January, we have had our share of cold days over here in New Jersey! Add in the wind and you will feel the cold all the way to your bones. That's why it's so important to dress appropriately! And thank goodness that there are some really cute options out there. This time of the year, often the only things people will see are your coat, boots, and winter accessories. So you might as well make the most of it and sport a super cute hat and mittens ;) Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls, Whitney at Work It Mommy, and Becky at BYBMG are also sharing their favorite winter accessories today!
I own a lot of scarves. But in all honesty, I wear them more as an accessory than for actual warmth. For the most part, unless I'm going to be out all day in the cold, I find wearing a thick coat is enough. I actually prefer to wear a hat and gloves since those are the parts of my body that end up getting cold, even just driving in the car. The last few years, I've stuck with a slouchy beanie, but this year I switched it up with a pom pom hat... and I'm loving it! Since I have dark hair, I love how the white hat really pops! And as for gloves/mittens, it all depends on what I'm doing. For actual snow play, I have a pair of North Face gloves that I love. But for everyday use, I prefer knit convertible mittens. In the car, I prefer to leave them open so that I can still open things for Noah or check my phone.
In the past, I've always ended up wearing my Uggs more than I preferred. Once the cold weather hits, I don't wear my flats or ankle boots because of the whole no sock thing. And when I'm running out the door for school drop off/pickup or to the grocery store, I want something that's easy to slip on. I have some real snow boots that I wear when we are playing in the snow, but for every day use they aren't the most convenient. That's why I'm so glad I got these Sperry's. Since they are waterproof, they are perfect for when the snow is still melting and the ground is still wet. And with the little side zipper, they are really easy to put on and off. And I think they are way more stylish than my Uggs!
But one of my favorite additions to my winter gear this year, are my thick camp socks from JCrew! I've always been a huge fan of socks, and love adding stripes and polka dots to an otherwise boring outfit. And while I rarely wear athletic ankle socks in the winter, my dress socks weren't cutting it in the cold. But these camp socks, boy do they keep my feet warm!