Cold weather fashion ??

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Cold weather fashion ??
Fri, 12-31-2010 - 6:13pm

I moved from Georgia to Denver, CO and I have

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Sat, 01-01-2011 - 1:08am

Hi and welcome to the board.

One thing to remember, layers are your friend in that climate, especially this time of year. Turtlenecks with an over

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Registered: 01-29-2010
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 1:54pm

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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 2:24pm
Definitely have your Bean boots shipped to you; you are going to need them.

I agree with ladyinpublic, layers and a good quality ski jacket will keep you warm and you will look like a native. Check out Sierra Trading Post for reasonable prices. Also buy yourself some wool/smartwool socks - I wear them in my LL Beans (I have the unlined Maine Hunting Shoe, which is great year-round but can get a little cold in snowy conditions). Cashmere sweaters will give you less bulk for the warmth, but wool is always good. Ski shops usually have the best hats, and get a pair of gore-tex (or similar waterproof) gloves, rather than mittens. My only other advice is, drink a lot of water (don't wait until you are thirsty) and wear sunblock, always. The dryness and UV exposure at that altitude will ruin your skin and make it leathery in no time flat.
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Registered: 10-25-2010
Wed, 01-12-2011 - 3:44pm
I feel your pain, seattlegrl21. I hate winter clothes -- HATE! I'm more of a spring/summer person myself. I've struggled almost every single day lately trying to find things to wear, so here's what I've realized (which might help you):

* With thick, knit leggings/tights, you can wear your spring stuff. One of the things I tried is wearing my spring dresses (for realsies!) with these knit tights I got from Forever 21 and a pair of warm riding boots. Then I wear a sweater or blazer over it to stay warm.

* The cape is my new friend. They come in sweater or coat form. I found cute (and cheap) ones at Old Navy and Newport News. The only snag: it's hard to put your coat on over cape/poncho sweaters. Make sure your outerwear has some room.

* Don't forget about long skirts! I just bought one from American Apparel -- I wear them with tights under neath and flat lace-up boots. For the top, I wear a button down plaid shirt that I tuck into the skirt. And of course, don't forget a cute coat.

As for finding cute plaid shirts, I bought some from Target the other day. There were so many great patterns to choose from. I don't mind the pockets. To make them classy, I keep the top 2 or 3 buttons unbuttoned, and I wear a gold necklace underneath. I roll up the sleeves and rock 1 or 2 wristbands/bracelets/bangles, too. The look is so hot for the season!

Okay, now that I've rambled on and on... Hehe... Good luck! I hope you start to enjoy winter dressing a little more. I'm still working on it. I'll let you know if I think of other winter-dressing tips!