There’s cold, and then there’s polar vortex cold. Throw in a few inches of snow, and the what-to-wear conundrum becomes even more difficult. Of course, this deep freeze hasn’t stopped our fashionable style director Elle from looking chic. It all starts with the jacket. “Invest in a warm coat—Canada Goose has some toasty options. It’s like a very chic and wearable duvet cover,” she says. She also advises using a cross-body bag so you can keep your hands warmly in your pockets. For the rest, turn to your tried-and-true closet staples. “Leather pants not only look cool, but they provide additional protection from the cold,” Elle says. “And you can never go wrong with cashmere!”
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