Temperatures are dropping around the country, but there are no signs of our social lives moving indoors anytime soon. In fact, with COVID-19 cases beginning to spike again, the CDC advises against congregating at all. However, with the holidays edging In, there might be a select group of people that you’re still safely planning to spend that time with — whether they be close friends, family members, or even your partner (for a date night at a beloved local restaurant that offers outdoor dining, bien sur). Anyone who's attempted outdoor socializing in the fall knows it's a tricky dance; you want to look nice and take advantage of a rare outing, but spending extended time al fresco in 40-degree weather is no joke. You could stay bundled up in a parka and scarf, but then you end up feeling like Randy in A Christmas Story and not your old stylish self.
If this describes a fashion conundrum you’re currently struggling with, we’re here to help. You can stay warm and still enjoy a shred of style dignity with the help of buildable thin-but-warm pieces, hands-free scarves, quilted pants, and leggings that come with built-in toastiness for layering under other garments. Ahead, discover all 17 of our suggestions for looking chic while staying warm and socially distant this winter.
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