UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 12.
We're not gonna sugar coat it: Chicago winters are tough. Whether it's the lake-effect snow, the massive blizzards, or, well, you get the point. And, even though we may live in one of the flattest states around, we're not going to let that get in the way of enjoying the one good thing that comes with constant flakes—a little bit of life on the slopes.
Since you need to protect yourself from the elements this season, why not do it in grand ski-bunny style? The ski jacket is not only a totally functional (and warm!) addition to your closet, it lets you pretend you snapped off your boots after dominating a double-black diamond. Because it's hard to make-believe without the right wardrobe, we pulled together our favorite puffers, anoraks, and more to create instant chairlift-chic status. Don one of these toppers, and get ready for that après-ski lifestyle—hot toddy, anyone?
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