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You won't make it through a Chicago winter without a good hat, but not everyone wants to wear knitted pom poms and traffic-stopping stripes 'til Cubs season. For those who are seriously looking to take the dork-factor out of cold-weather dressing, we've got some goods to show you. Read on for nine seasonal hats you can wear with stylish confidence without sacrificing protection from these arctic temps (and wind, and snow). And for that friend of yours who insists on donning a wool beanie in her college colors…be a pal and gently forward her this link. There's no reason why Chicago noggins can't stay warm while playing it cool.
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read