How To: Stay Warm No Matter How Cold It Gets

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Now that the last tricksters have treated and the clocks have turned back, it’s officially time to start thinking winter. While there’s still plenty of time between now and December 21st, once the days start to get shorter, they become cooler, too. As we finish out fall and head into winter, chances are your choice in outerwear will also begin to change. One day you may just need an extra fleece layer under your favorite vest or windbreaker to bring it to that next level of warmth, and the next, an all out parka to block out whipping wind and snow.

With that in mind, we give you: The ShoeBuy Cold-O-Meter. Depending on your needs this fall and winter, our experts have hand-selected the outerwear that will keep you at the perfect temperature until spring.

Chilly:

Starting to notice a little nip in the air? A fleece provides enough warmth so you’ll be comfortable without overheating.

Featured Products: Columbia Harborside Fleece Pullover | Mountain Hardwear Strecker Jacket | Patagonia R2 Jacket 25138 | The North Face Denali Jacket | The North Face Haldee Raschel Parka

Cold:

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, grab a thicker, insulating coat like one of these down-filled, thermal-lined, or wool styles.

Featured Products: Carhatt Duck Active Thermal Lined Jacket J131 | Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket | Nau Intersect Utility Down Sweater | The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket 2015 | Woolrich Mill Wool Sherpa Jacket

Really Cold:

If snow or any other wintery precipitation is in the forecast, you’ll want a waterproof jacket to keep warm and dry.

Featured Products: Columbia Lhotse Interchange Jacket | Woolrich Arctic Parka | Patagonia Stormdrift Parka

Freezing:

For the days when summer seems but a distant memory, turn the heat up with an ultra-cozy parka.

Featured Products: The North Face Triple C Parka II | Pajar Brooklyn Jacket | Patagonia Thunder Cloud Down Parka | Pajar Eagle Jacket

Ski/Snow Activities:

Planning on hitting the slopes? Gear up with the right outerwear to ensure hours of winter fun.


Featured Products: Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants – Short | Salomon Speed + Jacket | Salomon S-Lab Motion Fit WS Jacket | Patagonia Snowshot Pants – Reg 30688

From a dusting to a blizzard, choosing the right outerwear will put a stop to the shivers; paired with your favorite winter boots, you’ll be ready no matter how cold it gets.

Gift Guide: Winter Warmers

A holiday gift guide would not be complete without winter warmers. These affordable picks will keep everyone on your list toasty from head to toe. Our top:
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1. She can stay warm and stylish in this Three Seasons Wrap from Royal Robbins all season long.

2. For the sportier type, the Icebreaker Apex Chute will help keep the chill at bay whether he’s shoveling or heading down the trails.

3. Add a little color to cozy hat and mittens to make her winter brighter.

4. Perfect for the commuter’s fingertips – or really anyone who always has a gadget in hand.

5. Start his day with toasty toes!

6. Top off her look with a classic, warm beanie and know that she’ll love the fleece lining and brim for those glary wintry days.

7. Treat her feet to a little luxury this year with the perfect slipper from UGG.

8. This knit cap and infinity scarf set is just right for her to stay warm in without giving up her casual look.

9. Keep your aspiring fashionista’s ears warm with a style she’ll want to wear all season long.

10. You can’t go wrong with the warmth and softness of a Merino wool blend hat and scarf set for your favorite guy.