One aspect of modern civilization that drives us insane is the feeling that the AC is on at full blast, all the time, everywhere, even in the wintertime. In offices, airplanes, movie theaters, and other places we frequent, cold air is never not haunting us, even if there’s a blizzard swirling outside. (If anyone has a science-backed reason for why this is, please get at us in the comments.)
While we wait for researchers to offer a logical explanation, the next best solution we’ve got is to dress in smart layering pieces that are designed to actually retain body heat. That’s where winter essentials from Cuddl Duds — soft fleece wraps, stretchy thermal leggings, turtlenecks that contour to the body, and more — come in. Ahead, we present five street style-ready ways to wear these base layers (available at Macy’s), along with trend-forward pieces that don’t need to be forced into hibernation. Rest assured, warmer days are coming.