With six winters under my belt, I’ve learned a few things along the way about how to survive and get through the cold & dreary Chicago winters. Here’s how I’m powering through Chicago winters & layering with winter’s blues.These chilly months after the holidays can start to feel quite dragged out by the bleak winter days where overcast is the norm and below-freezing is typical. There isn’t too much to look forward to as spring seems miles away and isn’t necessarily guaranteed in April or even the beginning of May! I like to set up incentives for myself to distract my mind by staying active and filling my days with activities with friends
Here’s how I power through the winters
- Get a sweat in – I really try and to stick to a regular workout routine. Also, don’t forget summer bodies are made in the winter.
- Go to concert or live show – My last two concerts were Dua Lipa & MØ!
- Cook More – With so much time on your hands, do some meal prep for the week or have friends over for wine and cooking!
- Trivia Nights – So many bars in Chicago offer fun triva nights on weekdays. My favorite is at State in Lincoln Park!
- Get outta here! – Plan a trip in February or March to give yourself something to look forward to & break up the dragging months.
A mantra for me in the winter: if you can’t beat ’em, dress like them! My get up is nearly all from Old Navy and highlighting all those winter blues & hues. The denim is a pair of Old Navy’s Relaxed Slim Built-in Flex Jeans that bring a more comfortable and modern fit. They’re roomy in the top with a slim leg and have a tapered opening. They’re not quite your skinny jean, but perfect for anyone that’s looking for a pair of denim that won’t sacrifice comfort but with a trim look. I love the light wash Double Pocket Denim Shirt that I layered with this look. It’s available in 3 blue color schemes and this is one that can definitely be worn year-round. To break up the hues of blues that I’m rocking, I threw on the Soft-Washed Fleece Chore Jacket.The soft-washed, textured fleece features a spread collar and large buttons running down the front. It’s a thick & oversized coat and super-comfortable.
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Photography by Christian Sampson
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