This story was originally published on December 21, 2014.
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 solutions to tackling the cold aren't: Wear. Warmer. Clothes. You already own a jacket, but is it actually the right one for your region? What about footwear? If you feel an ounce of chill, you’re doing something wrong. This guide will help determine just how to dress for the cold where you live — whether that’s the south, southwest, northwest, midwest, or northeast. To take it one step further, we turned to Intellicast and highlighted the record high and low temps for December in major cities in each region (some may surprise you), just to give you a sense of why these items will work. We're one step ahead of you, Mother Nature.