Carhartt Northman Jacket ($180 @ carhartt.com)
Carhartt’s non-bulky winter coat that features adequate insulation if you’re wearing layers and a rain/snow defender fabric and a detachable hood that goes on or comes off in seconds.
Fjallraven Ovik Melange Beanie ($35 @ fjallraven .us)
When temperatures drop, this leather-branded, beanie-style cap made of soft acrylic fiber completely insulates your ears without slipping around. Plus, it comes in the perfect shape to include a little extra room for longer hair too.
Oversized Knit Beanie($24 @ alternativeapparel.com)
We’d receive this hat for commutes and going out not because it doesn’t provide warmth — it’s made from 100 percent acrylic fibers, so it’s plenty warm — but because it’s colorway offers itself up to mix and match with plenty of cold-weather styles. Keeping a hat on standby as a matching accessory just makes your life easier when you want to look presentable without putting in too much time..
Sanuk Cargo TX ($65 @ sanuk.com)
A classic plimsoll look that work for dates, work, or kicking around town running errands. The material isn’t the best for battling blizzard conditions, but keeping them in the office to wear when you kick off your wet winter boots is a solid option. The kicks feature a chambray upper and a rubber outsole.
Chrome Rostov ($115 @ Amazon.com)
Solid nylon construction and tarpaulin liner keep your belongings secure and the water out. A laptop sleeve makes it a good choice not only for hiking and camping but also for business travel or school use. Slip-in pocket, external front pocket and water bottle side pouch allow you to carry all the necessities.
Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot ($165 @ nike.com)
Nike’s water-repellent kicks also provide serious traction when the weather turns nasty, wet, or icy. Additionally, the Duckboot’s reflective material aids visibility when you’re trekking through the snow or rain and visibility is poor. Of course, nothing would matter without comfortability, and that’s something Nike refused to sacrifice for style or function; the boot’s air soles offers a pleasant cushion the keeps your dogs from barking during long wears.
M.R.K.T. Kendrick Backpack ($109 [email protected])
A fashion-forward design makes it an ideal pick for a more formal office setting (or one that frowns upon using a traditional backpack). The Kendrick has the space to carry a laptop up to 15 inches as well as other devices and cords with its five pocket storage space.
Alternative Adams USA Printed Hoodie ($74 @ alternativeapparel.com)
The lightweight classic zip-up look has a few tricks up its sleeve — namely, it’s ultra-soft exterior and lined interior. The duo provides both warmth and comfort. Our tip: go bigger than you typically would. While it’s not a “skinny” hoodie that’ll stick to your body, it’s a snug fit. So if you want room, go a size up.
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