It’s getting COLD over here (but who knows, it could be 70 degrees by next week), so I’m rounding up my favorite winter wardrobe must-haves for me, my one year old son, and my husband. And let’s be real about the “cold” in North Carolina. It rarely gets below 20, and I fully realize it gets a LOT colder in other parts of the U.S.
But I’m from Utah and we visit Boone, NC regularly and it gets colder there so you’ll see a variety of pieces for different temperatures. If you need to dress for subzero temperatures, I’m not your girl. If that ever happens here, I’m not leaving the house. 😉
But hopefully these ideas help if you’re shopping for some warmer pieces!
Winter Wardrobe Must-Haves: My Cold Weather Favorites
Boots for dressing up
Durable, warm boots
Warm base layer
Jeans are a winter staple for every closet but I have a major favorite pair. These high-waist straight leg jeans are legit. I finally reviewed them here! I love them so much I have 4 pairs. You can wear these with sneakers, boots, or heels all winter long. See on me here!
Other Winter must-haves
Humidifiers – I have one in our room and Thomas’ room. We both get super dry skin when the heat is on in our house. I swear by these in the winter!
Barefoot Dreams Blanket – We LOVE this. I used to roll my eyes when people made claims about how soft these are but it’s true. Unlike any blanket I’ve ever had.
My Cold Weather Running Must-Haves
See ALL of my cold running must-haves here but I’m linking my top picks below.
Running Gloves – These are an absolute MUST have for running in the cold.
Running Mittens – Also a must-have for even COLDER days!
Earband – Also a must-have.
Winter favorites for Thomas
Baby Mittens – These a great little mittens from Gap.
Puffer Coat with Hood – We love this navy coat with the ears on the hood. You can’t see the hood in the photo above, but it’s the same one.
Winter favorites for Tommy
Bean Boots – Tommy loves these and has had the same pair for over 20 years! They’re great for rain and snow.
Chukka Boots – They’re practical for work or evenings out. I just took his in to get resoled – buy quality and they’ll last for years with proper care.
Carhartt Jacket – Calling all Yellowstone fans. 😉 Tommy has a couple of rugged jackets from Carhartt — this and this — that are practical and look great. These are great for the elements and they’re super durable.
Patagonia Vest – Tommy wears this non-stop. It’s lightweight enough that you can layer another coat on top of it for extra warmth.
Cashmere 1/4 Zip Sweater – Also a staple for Tommy in the winter. Who doesn’t love cashmere on sale?!
Do you have any favorite warm weather essentials I need to know about? Leave a note in the comments and share!
Stay warm out there!