Outfit Idea: Winter Walks In The Cold

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I am definitely, absofreakinglutely an outdoor girl. I need fresh air on my face, I need to breathe it in, I need to walk and move and rearrange my thoughts in a way I’ve only ever been able to do when outside.

I also grew up in Marquette, MI, where below zero temps were the norm Dec – March, so I’ve never really been daunted by winter. While many people hibernate, I just…layer.

Layer Up: My Cold-Weather Outfit For Winter Walks

Granted, when the temps are really, seriously cold, my outfit for walking around outside (or winter hiking) is basically one giant snow suit. More on this topic later, but you can get an idea of what I’m talking about from my article on hiking to the Eben Ice Caves.

Most of the time, however (global warming, plus I no longer live in Marquette year-round), I’m wandering outside in the cold, but not, ya know, 18 below.

I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.

jacket (xs) – also at Nordstrom Rack | jeans (26) | leggings (under jeans) | boots | hat | similar mittens

And for these types of Winter Wanderings, in the cold and ice and snow, I almost always just throw a pair of fleece-lined tights or leggings under a pair of looser-fitting jeans.

I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.

jacket (xs) – also at Nordstrom Rack | jeans (26) | leggings (under jeans) | boots | hat | similar mittens

I’ve really been happy with UGG’s hiking-esque boots, the last few winters. They’re as warm (if not warmer) than traditional Sorels, yet are much lighter and easier to walk in. Because they’re lined in cozy sherpa, if I wear socks at all, it’s just a thin liner sock.(Running errands, I usually skip the socks, but for actual winter walks or hikes, then I always wear socks.)

I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.

Up top, I always wear some sort of base layer, a cashmere sweater, and a lightweight, moveable down puffer. This gives me enough freedom of movement, but still keeps me warm. And I never go out walking without a hat and mittens.

I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.

jacket (xs) – also at Nordstrom Rack | cashmere sweater (sm) | baselayer top (s) | jeans (26) | leggings (under jeans) | boots | hat | similar mittens

I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.

Shop My Favorite Outfit Layers For Winter Walks

My go-to pieces can be found below. I included multiple retailers for additional sizes where possible, as well as a few additional choices for base layers and mittens.

ps. Anything that’s not on sale at Backcountry might be available for our special code. Try THEMOMEDIT for 15% off.

Cheers to getting plenty of outdoor time in 2021.

xo,

S

2 COMMENTS

  1. I just ordered that Lole coat myself – love their coats – have had several over the years and they are the best. Excited to see you featuring it 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  2. I love your Sweaty Betty base layer recommendation and know you have worn for years now. Many reviews mention they snag easily and pull quickly. What is your experience? Quick or same as other items in this kind of material? Thanks!!

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