*Insert epic cello rendition of Game of Thrones theme song*
Okay, so I have to admit I’m pretty spoiled. I live in southern California, and it won’t get below maybe the mid 40s Fahrenheit this winter at my home (All southern Californians in unison: “Brr!”)
Nonetheless, I do own winter gear. I lived on the east coast of the United States for a number of years, and managed to acquire a respectable, functional winter wardrobe including what’s necessary for a bit of outdoors athletics in the winter months. I’ll do a separate post on snowboard/ski gear in the future, but today I’d like to focus on general outdoor romping gear for anyone who is fortunate enough to live somewhere that you can just go shopping or hang out somewhere in the great outdoors during the winter.
What I keep handy for outdoor adventuring & workouts in the cold (but >32F):Okay, so baby it’s cold outside, but not that cold. I hear you. You gotta get that functional chill-barrier going but also want to keep it fashionable. I got you. The Burton Womens Kismet Beanie is my go-to beanie for shopping, hanging out, and walking the dog when it’s cold enough to need a little warmth up top and over the ears. In particular, I appreciate tht this beanie actually covers my ears (and stays put) without slowly slipping off. If you have a head on the smaller side, you can even sag the top pom-pom part and look extra cute (not me, lol). Let me know in comments what you think of this beanie!
What I love having on hand for outdoor adventuring when it’s SNOWINGGGGG!:
In summary, when you find yourself off on an early winter adventure (or mid-winter if you happen to live where it’s fairly mild), you still need to make sure you’re suited up with the right gear to stay warm and dry. Trust me, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t have the proper gear, and you’ll be so grateful when you do.