3 Chic Outfit Ideas For The #PolarVortex

We walked inside 20 minutes ago, and we still can't feel our fingers and toes. Our hot coffees are now iced coffees. There are icicles hanging from our heads where there should be hair. We know you feel us — it's effin' COLD out there. Like, can't-feel-your-face, walk-backwards-to-avoid-the-wind cold.
Given the plummeting mercury levels, we don't blame you if looking sharp takes a backseat to, say, avoiding frostbite. So, we've put together a trio of looks that will keep you warm and chic. Wool socks? Check. Thermal leggings? Check. Now all you have to do is find a way to keep that latte warm.
Click through and layer on.
Sometimes wearing light colors in winter is bolder than wearing, well, bold colors. Look all Aspen après-ski by pairing a muted parka with winter whites.
Closed Fox-Trimmed Cotton Parka, $550, available at My Theresa; Merona Long-Sleeve Turtleneck, $9, available at Target; Uniqlo Cashmere Blended Ear Muff Cap, $9.90, available at Uniqlo; Sam Edelman Darwin Lace-Up Combat Boot, $160, available at Urban Outfitters; Mango Super Slim-Fit Paty Jeans, $39.99, available at Mango; Fog Linen Work Linen Wool Mix Socks, $26, available at Steven Alan.
Layers on layers on layers, anyone? Yep, we suggest going all out in the big chill with thermal leggings under stiff denim and a lightweight puffer under a pretty statement coat. Feel free to finish the look with your most rugged winter boots.
Fenn Wright Manson Marie Tailored Coat, $205, available at John Lewis; Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Hoody, $250, available at Patagonia; Babaton Atticus Turtleneck, $80, available at Aritzia; The North Face Snow Breaker, $150, available at Zappos; River Island Grey Ikat Rolled Up Amelie Superskinny Jeans, $80, available at River Island; Duofold by Champion Varitherm Mid-Weight Women's Base-Layer Thermal Bottoms, $19.99, available at Champion.
If you have to dress up in this insane weather, we suggest finding a pair of fleece-lined leggings — fast! Go for a cozy knit dress (or sweater with a skirt), and finish the look with practical booties. Finally, brighten up the outfit with a pop-of-color scarf.
Zara Combination Coat, $139.99, available at Zara; Elizabeth and James Tempt Contrast Heel Booties, $315, available at Shopbop; Vanessa Bruno Athé Chunky Knit Sweater Dress, $400, available at Matches Fashion; Topshop Sno Chunky Cable Knit Snood, $32, available at Topshop; Plush Fleece Lined Tights, $38, available at OTTE NY; rag & bone Jayda Alpaca, Wool, Mohair & Silk-Blend Mittens, $150, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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