How do you keep warm in brutally cold weather?

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It doesn't get brutally cold where I live in Pennsylvania. It's been low 30's (F) this week. I've been wearing what I usually wear...pants and t-shirts, but adding a light sweater and my favorite unlined fleece jacket. I wear my clogs all year long, but in the winter, on really cold days, I wear thin trouser socks under them, rather than barefoot. I own hats and gloves and scarves, but rarely use them. I have ten tons of hair to keep my head warm.

I'm still wearing flip flops when I go swimming each morning to walk back and forth from the car to the building. People are starting to ask me "aren't your feet cold?" Um...no, not really. Is that wrong?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I had many customers ask me why I wasn't layering at work. I was wearing standard work wear, which is a Hawaiian shirt. I mean, I'm inside, not outside, lol.
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In winter, the temperature ranges from -10 to -50 with windchil, with th average falling usually around - 20/30. I live by Uggs and wool socks. Also I have a down coat that falls below my bum. That and earmuffs or hat and I'm good to go.
Originally Posted by Nej
alright, where in the world are you? i need to know so me and my Caribbean blood can avoid it at ALL COSTS!
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Thanks everyone for your responses and suggestions. I'm going to try Land's End silk underwear, and a much better hat like the "mad bomber" type.

Meanwhile, it finally warmed up around here. Yay!
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I just had to turn on my space heater from reading all this.
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I work out in sub zero temperatures so I have to layer. My daily outfit for work (starting from the first layer) is a fitted t-shirt, underarmor shirt and pants, button-down work shirt, fleece, work pants, long puffer coat, boots, mittens, and a crochet hat. I will probably be adding a scarf to all of this.
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In winter, the temperature ranges from -10 to -50 with windchil, with th average falling usually around - 20/30. I live by Uggs and wool socks. Also I have a down coat that falls below my bum. That and earmuffs or hat and I'm good to go.
Originally Posted by Nej
alright, where in the world are you? i need to know so me and my Caribbean blood can avoid it at ALL COSTS!
Originally Posted by kayb
A city in one of the most northern cities in Canada It's not that bad really. I enjoy the bragging rights that come along with taking the bus when we were officially the second coldest place on earth for a day last winter.
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I know what you mean about bragging rights. They're fun when I'm at a grocery store in another town, being complimented on my layering, but they sure don't help when I'm out shoveling my driveway for the second time that day (by then I'm grumbling and working on a pity party and imagining how I'll someday get revenge on the snow demons.....and other delusions).
I know what you mean about bragging rights. They're fun when I'm at a grocery store in another town, being complimented on my layering, but they sure don't help when I'm out shoveling my driveway for the second time that day (by then I'm grumbling and working on a pity party and imagining how I'll someday get revenge on the snow demons.....and other delusions).
Originally Posted by ninja dog

You sure do a lot of shoveling for someone who works from home. Why don't you just let it melt?
In winter, the temperature ranges from -10 to -50 with windchil, with th average falling usually around - 20/30. I live by Uggs and wool socks. Also I have a down coat that falls below my bum. That and earmuffs or hat and I'm good to go.
Originally Posted by Nej
alright, where in the world are you? i need to know so me and my Caribbean blood can avoid it at ALL COSTS!
Originally Posted by kayb
A city in one of the most northern cities in Canada It's not that bad really. I enjoy the bragging rights that come along with taking the bus when we were officially the second coldest place on earth for a day last winter.
Originally Posted by Nej
I have to admit that I was surprised to see someone in a truly cold climate that likes Uggs. I thought they were just for the status symbol thing. I expected to see Baffin boots or something similar.

I got a new pair of Sorels this year. They are warm (for a Pennsylvania winter), but they aren't as nice as my old Canadian made Sorels that I had for ages before I lost them. The Chinese made ones aren't the same. They are nice, but not the same
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I am wearing tights, a jeans, a bonett/hat (I don't wich word is better), a t-shirt, over the t-shirt a sweat jacket, a coat, a scarve and gloves.

Thats my coat:

I'm in love with my coat! It's fantastic.
Originally Posted by Mariee
Love the coat, Mariee! What brand is it?
LAYERS!! cami, thermal shirt, t-shirt, sweater/ hoody. leggings/tights, knee high socks, pants. coat, mittens, scarf, hat.

I loathe the cold. I just cant function in it. its like my body refuse to do anything.

DC was named the coldest place in america one day last winter. I did not go out that day, so i dont know how cold it was.
When I'm up north, I wear layers and I bought a puffy down coat(knee length) which I also wear regularly here when it gets cold(under 50). Wool coats don't work on me for brutally cold weather. I also wear pantyhose or tights under my jeans. And of course my ears need to be covered so earmuffs are the best way to go. Cold weather sucks.
My favorite:

Originally Posted by ninadef
I have almost an identical coat in tan that I got from Old Navy years ago. This one is so much nicer, though!

I've never found a wool coat that was quite warm enough. I've never had an expensive wool coat, either, though. I also never really layered more than a t-shirt and sweater underneath. I have a parka coat like this that's very warm. I also always wear a hat, scarf, and gloves. I live the combo glove/mittens...basically fingerless gloves with the mitten piece covering your fingers that can be flipped back.

I like this kind of hat:


Well, without the pom-pom. I think the visor makes it more flattering AND keeps the snow out of your eyes, and there's enough room to tuck your hair up. The one I have now is much tighter, but it's very stretchy so still plenty of room for my hair.

Kinda like this:

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I like this kind of hat:


Well, without the pom-pom. I think the visor makes it more flattering AND keeps the snow out of your eyes, and there's enough room to tuck your hair up. The one I have now is much tighter, but it's very stretchy so still plenty of room for my hair.

Kinda like this:

Originally Posted by Who Me?
I love that! I've been looking for something like that, but no luck so far. Where did you find yours?
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I like this kind of hat:


Well, without the pom-pom. I think the visor makes it more flattering AND keeps the snow out of your eyes, and there's enough room to tuck your hair up. The one I have now is much tighter, but it's very stretchy so still plenty of room for my hair.

Kinda like this:

Originally Posted by Who Me?
I love that! I've been looking for something like that, but no luck so far. Where did you find yours?
Originally Posted by leenie
I wish I could be more helpful, but I've always just found them totally randomly--places like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, etc. Sometimes Target has cute hats. Also, I've found some surprisingly cute and stylish hats at sports stores, like Sports Authority and City Sports!
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I had a fabulous but ugly down parka in college. It was kind of poop green and bulky and went down to my knees. I loved it! I always wore a hat, but often just baseball caps.

In temps 20-32 degrees I was typically comfortable in a t-shirt with a scarf and the jacket unzipped. I often stuck my hands in my pockets instead of wearing gloves, but my thnsulate-lined leather gloves are still amazing 16 years later. They're inexpensive from horse shops, and typically more expensive in women's stores, so mine were riding gloves.

For the 10-20 degree range, I typically either wore something warmer than a t-shirt beneath the jacket or zipped it.

0-10 degrees, I would wear a sweater and zip my jacket.

-20 to 0, I would typically wear tights under jeans. And colder than that, I would do everything I could to avoid going outside!

For footwear I had gore tex hiking boots so my feet stayed dry even in slushy warmer temps. I wore long knee socks, jeans if colder or pants, and my parka covered the part of my legs the socks weren't protecting.

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