Warmth starts by using the right type of layers. So, what are they? and what do you look for? Your layers start with: Undershirt, socks and leggings. They should be made out of fibers that insulate heat and wick away moisture. Wearing basic polyester and other synthetics not made to hold heat and wick away sweat is not just wearing a plastic bag, but won't keep you warm either.
What are some examples of clothing that will keep me warm?
Ok, so you're not all ready to do the polar bear look, pashminas are another really cozy and warm option. Now, hold-up a second, not all pashminas are made the same. Look for the ones that are made from natural wool fibers like goat, sheep, camel, lamb, silk and a blend of them for the best benefits--if money is the issue. Other options include wool headbands or beanie hats. Whatever you choose as your style of headgear just be sure it has more 50% natural fibers to keep you warm.
This is where style and technology blend. An example of a specially made synthetic fiber blend that insulates body heat and wicks-away moisture is this is basic women's crew neck from North Face. It is very light and can be worn under blouses, t-shirts and other tops(of course it comes in other colors). It will sure keep you warm.
It gets tough for skirt and cloak(abaya) wearers during this time of year. Well, instead of opting for your regular jeans, cotton or polyester leggings underneath it, opt for cashmere leggings or again specialized synthetic made garments to retain heat and wick moisture or these pants from North Face that are made from merino wool and FlashDry™. Other companies that carry similar items are Columbia.
Have you ever taken off your socks after walking home in a cold winter day, to find your feet wet? To reduce this, pick socks that are made from again natural fibers like wool, have a wool-blend or are made from special synthetic fibers to retain heat and wick moisture.
Well, if you haven't yet bought your winter coat the next tips will definitely come in handy. So, let's get smart. When choosing a coat, the same idea from the inner-layers applies with one additional thing; waterproof(if possible, hence the snow). Alot of us get caught up in style and price; that does factor in, but again look for coats that are made from natural fibers or technological infused fabric that is made to keep warm and wick moisture. Ok, so lets say you don't have the cash to invest in a $200 coat, we recommend to invest in a good quality vest to be worn underneath your coat--the vital organs are what you're looking to protect. Vests are an excellent essential(and not to mention a good transitional piece between seasons) and an extra way to keep warm in those very cold days. The vest can be made from special-made fleece or from down.
So, there you have it, your basics to keep warm. Do you have any additional tips that are not here and work for you?