Would you believe that when I moved to New York from Arizona at age 22, I had never once worn a scarf? I didn’t really own a warm coat, so I got my first wool pea coat right before coming. I felt so…east coast. haha.
But over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to stay warm in NY. The key for winter warmth is down, down, down coats. Nothing else will do. Pea coats are a joke.
Though when I think about Scandinavia – I feel as naive as I did when I moved to NYC. My friend from Finland says layers, layers, layers (I’ll be taking every bit of warmth that I have.) She also recommends something warm to cover your ears and a scarf you can wrap around your face. Another friend recommends we take hand warmers. (Anything else?)
Here are a few other items I got for the trip. I always love hearing people’s recommendations so I thought I’d share my own here…
I feel so darn spoiled that I just got these Sorel
Joan of Arctic boots (they just arrived today!) They’re as amazing as you can imagine a snow boot could be. I think they’re totally worth the investment as they seem they’ll last forever. If you want a pair this year, I would hurry! Stock is low on boots all over the country due to the polar vortex. Some brands have completely sold out their entire websites, though luckily Sorel restocked some – you can see here
. I would also call Sorel
to see when their next restocking might be (that’s what I did, and it worked.)
UNIQLO ULTRA LIGHT DOWN COAT
I (finally) got one of those must haves that has become quite a popular piece in New York – the Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Coat
(they’re on sale right now). It comes in tons of colors and lengths and everyday I see New Yorkers wearing these. I’m obsessed with this coat.
You can’t even imagine how light weight it is and yet it is still WARM. I especially love that it comes with a tiny bag that the coat can be folded and rolled into for traveling. Since this particular one is the “light” down, I’ll be wearing this as an extra mid layer under my larger, heavier, Canadian down coat – and hopefully I’ll have an Icelandic Lopapeysa sweater underneath as well. 🙂
UNIQLO HEATTECH LONG JOHNS
Danny and I both got some HEATTECH
long johns from Uniqlo
. (And holy smokes, Danny looks dang good in them. 🙂
EVERY MAN NEEDS A PAIR OF THESE!!! Danny calls them “johnnies.” And since I’m completely nostalgic about New Yorkers right now, I loved this video
– Uniqlo outfitted NYC Water Taxi with HEATTECH.
Hope you all stay warm for the rest of winter. We are having a snow storm today in NYC! 6-10 inches. Unfortunately, our flight today to Alt Summit got cancelled. We are the FIRST presenters at the conference tomorrow so we’re hoping we’ll still make it.
P.S. We got asked to speak to a group of single people in ICELAND! We are so, so thrilled to be able to meet and connect with some people there. The date will likely be Feb. 10 and anyone is invited, just let us know. We’d be happy to speak or meet up with readers in Norway or Denmark, as well. If anyone is reading this and would like to reach out to us, feel free. We truly love meeting blog readers in person. It’s really so fun for us.