Not to be gross, but my nose runs like crazy when it’s cold out, so I’m always sure to have a hankie on my person if I’m going outdoors. I especially like Liberty of London handkerchiefs, which you can get right from the source, or somewhat cheaper on Etsy.
I’m going through a big matcha phase, and am obsessively devoted to this stuff, which is super-easy to prepare: you don’t need special matcha tools; just add hot water and stir.
My lips get wicked chapped this time of year, but not since I started using this ultra-rich lip sleeping mask, which, as the name implies, you’re supposed to apply before bed. But I slather it on any old time.
I know I have banged the drum about Uniqlo’s Heattech longjohns before, but I can not overstate what a difference they make, warmth-wise, when I wear them. And they’re ultra-thin, so you don’t get added bulk. As soon as temperatures dip below 40 degrees, I’ve got them on.
I found these Nili Lotan cashmere sweatpants marked way down at the big Barneys sale (they’ve since sold out there) but I daresay they’re worth paying full price for: when I first got them, I just wore them in the morning to walk the dogs, but now I wear them all day long—they’re that good. And currently, they’re on sale in the camel, if you’re interested.
I love Bombas socks—they’re comfortable, and nicely cushy in the sole, and pretty indestructible too. Recently, I got some of their merino wool knee-highs, and love them. Also: for every pair sold, Bombas donates a pair to the homeless community.
I bought these Ugg high top sneakers on a whim, thinking they looked cozy and cute, and they have more than exceeded my expectations: they are indeed very warm, and deeply walkable, and I even think they look like they could be Rick Owens. Plus, that platform sole adds a nice bit of height.
When I’m not wearing the above kicks, I’m in my fleece-lined Vans high tops, which are even more comfortable than the Uggs.
Neither of those shoes, weirdly enough, is fleece-lined in the sole, so I add these fleece insoles for added warmth.
If I don’t moisturize my body every day in the winter, my skin does scary and gross things, but I hate how long it takes for most moisturizers to sink in. This stuff, however, absorbs super-fast, and smells like a Caribbean vacation.
This hairspray eradicates static, which can be such a problem this time of year, and does a good job of fighting frizz too.