Waterproof Winters

Hunter Jacket Barbour Sweater Reiss Scarf 5“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.”
— Pietro Aretino

Hunter Jacket Barbour Sweater Reiss Scarf 6Lulu's Black Bucket BagHunter Jacket Barbour Sweater Reiss Scarf 2Hunter Jacket Barbour Sweater Reiss Scarf 3Aquatalia by Marvin K Unicorn Black Suede BootsJacket – Hunter (similar with neon trim here)
Sweater – Barbour ‘Deck’ Turtleneck (available in cream here)
Leggings – Hue (here)
Boots – Aquatalia by Marvin K ‘Unicorn’ in Black Suede (old, similar here)
Bag – Lulu’s Bucket (currently sold out, tan backpack version here)
Scarf – Reiss Cashmere (old, lightweight version ON SALE here)
Gloves – Fownes (old, similar here)

Taking walks through the city in winter is one of my favorite things to do. No doubt this sounds crazy… There’s just something about brisk breezes, wide empty city streets and seeing the skeletal structure of familiar buildings that invigorates the imagination. While we all love to hate winter, the coldest season of the year does have its upsides: in January, the museums are often half-empty, Lincoln Park practically deserted. It’s a great time to go out and explore the city since you practically have it to yourself! As Pietro Aretino reminds us, winter is the season that often births genius… why not take a winter walk and see what creative new ideas come to you?

One tip I’ve learned from my winter walks is to dress for frosty, unpredictable weather. The trick to enjoying winter city exploration is 1) to wear plenty of thick layers (fleece-lined leggings anyone?) and 2) make sure your shoes, jacket and purse are waterproof. Follow these rules and you won’t miss out on your next genius idea because you’re too cold to concentrate.

Happy Exploring!

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