It’s that time of year again—winter has us in its grasp, but we’re not mad about it. That’s because we know how to dress just right so that the Northern wind doesn’t get us down. During this particular season, there’s lots of fun at the many winter festivals around town. Winter festivals are an ideal way to frolic in the winter wonderland mother nature has created.
At winter festivals, folks gather to partake in several activities, ranging from sledding to dances to building snow sculptures. These festivals are excellent for families and community members to gather and celebrate the season.
The most challenging part of these chilly events is deciding how to dress so that you’ll be warm all the way through, but fret not; we’ve got the insider deets on how to best dress for comfort and, above all, warmth. Read on for our idea of the perfect winter festival ’fit.
Starting from the top, you’ve got to have the right women’s hats that are tough enough for the job. With so many to choose from, we’ve selected a few of our favorites to highlight. The first hat rec is the women’s “cash touch” winter beanie, which feels close to natural cashmere, but costs a lot less. This ultra-soft hat is knit to fit just right, with an all-over rib-knit design and yarn-dyed color that stays true, wash after wash. Alternatively, our women’s antistatic, anti-pill fleece winter beanie hat is another top-notch option, with darts at the crown for a better fit, available in several colors and patterns. So much heat escapes from our heads, which is why the right hat is vital for comfort all festival long.
The back of the neck is the next area of importance for keeping warm. This area is particularly susceptible to wind invasion, and keeping it covered will be vital for your comfort. You’ve got to have suitable scarves for women to protect this area from chilly winter weather. Check out our cashmere-like luxury scarf, which is soft, lightweight, and large enough for ample coverage. Alternative scarfs include the fleece winter scarf, brushed on both sides for an overall softness that will have you winning the war against winter. This antistatic, anti-pill lightweight fleece is super cozy and will cover the nape of your neck like a pro.
You’ll want an insulated pair of mittens (or gloves if you need a better range of movement). A couple of hand warmers (and spares) will come in handy.
Next up: covering the torso. You’ll want layers to keep your midsection nice and cozy. Start with a base layer like women’s long underwear, which features innovative fabric that generates and traps heat while moisture-wicking for lightweight, easy layering.
On top of your long underwear top, the perfect women’s fleece is the next layer. This soft, light fleece has an antistatic, anti-pill finish, a cozy stand-up collar, and the option of a quarter or full zip for easy on/off. You’ll have many purposes for this fleece long after the winter festival.
On top of the fleece, it’s time for the ultimate heat conductor: women’s winter coats. When it comes time for the winter carnival, the longer, the better on this coat; you’d be surprised at how much heat you can hold in if you can cover your rear. You can’t go wrong with the ultralight packable down coat or down maxi winter coat. The ultralight packable has 800 fill powder hyper dry down, a 2-way zipper, and a “warmer” temperature rating of +3° to +29° Fahrenheit. The down maxi features 600-fill power hyper dry down, internal storm cuffs, a removable hood with faux fur trim, and a “warmest” temperature rating of -25° to +10° Fahrenheit. Both jackets have water-resistant shell fabric.
Now that we’ve layered up the top, it’s crucial to find the right bottoms to match. We recommend long underwear as a base, with warm pants to cover them. Classic corduroy pants are a great way to go as a second layer. You’ll love these pants because of their plush, cotton-rich knit and a hint of stretch.
The following essential item is the socks you pair with the outfit. A solid pair of thick socks will make a big difference in keeping you warm. Wool and wool blends make excellent material to wear for this purpose, as it is moisture-wicking and heat-retaining. After picking out the right socks, it’s time to top the outfit off with warm boots. Insulated winter snow boots will keep your toes dry and warm; bonus points for toe warmers.
And there you have it; you’re ready for a magical winter day surrounded by your community. Winter carnivals are beautiful celebrations, and you’ll be a happy camper with all your winter garb keeping you warm and comfortable.