Our Favorite Cold Weather Essentials

Winter is officially here and it’s the perfect time to invest in your cold weather wardrobe. Chic winter style for me has always been about casual comfort with lots of layering. I usually live in faux fur coats and leather jackets, which can feel too dressy for everyday grocery store runs and travel attire. I figured it was time to grab some new cozy pieces that I can easily pair with more casual looks.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been obsessed with fleece this season, and this jacket from North Face is the perfect layering piece! It’s so soft, fits well and really keeps you warm. The weight is just right and could be worn alone or layered – it really pulls a bundled look together and is especially great for winter activities like ice skating and skiing. I wore mine over a baggy sweater, jeans, and combat boots but it’d also be super cute with yoga pants and sneakers when you’re traveling.


The one essential piece in my winter wardrobe is a warm coat – preferably a down parka that can keep you toasty on the coldest days (though not my favorite days). I used to wear North Face puffer vests all the time and loved how lightweight yet warm they were, and I love my new North Face parka for winter. I absolutely love how practical and cozy it is – you can throw it over leather pants or denim and it still looks chic. It’s well-priced for a heavy duty coat and 100% worth it if you’ll be outdoors or traveling somewhere frigid this winter. It’s also a great piece to throw on your wishlist if you haven’t gotten everything you need. I’m planning to wear it skiing this winter, and the fabric is very durable, so it’s perfect for snow days playing with the kids.

I got the kid’s version (here) for Sophia. You can button it around the neck and mouth to keep them snug and warm – and it’s water resistant so they’ll stay dry rain or snow.

You can’t really go wrong with North Face for winter accessories and coats because they always last so long. They have the best selection of parkas (in various sizes online) right now (also love this one with a fur hood and this shorter one) – but they sell out so fast.

On Meggan: fleece jacket

On Brooke: down parka | On Sophia: youth sierra down parka

Our picks for her…

Our picks for him…

Our picks for kids…

Big thanks to North Face for partnering on this post!