Growing up, snow days were something we always looked forward to. They came to symbolize sledding, eating hot food, playing games by the fire, and enjoying the sight and smell of fresh snow. Now that I’m older, I savor snow in a different way but still look forward to pulling out my best winter coats and snow boots to enjoy the day off.
If you’re wondering what to wear in the snow that’s cute, practical, and comfy, I’ve got you covered. Below, I’m sharing my go-to snow day outfit formula along with alternative winter outfit ideas to make the most of cold weather.
Cute Snow Outfit Essentials
If there’s no active precipitation, a great camel coat is my number one recommendation. This is my pick for casual outings, like coffee, groceries, or a friend’s house for game night. I also love this investment option by Reiss.
If it’s actively snowing, waterproof is the way to go. Oftentimes I’ll use my ski gear, but a dedicated waterproof parka or puffer is ideal. My favorite brands for snow day coats from affordable to investment are Bernardo, L.L. Bean, The North Face, Canada Goose, and Moncler.
Faux Leather Leggings
I recently bought my first pair of Commando leggings, and they are absolutely worth the hype. They’re warm, tuck easily into snow boots, and the sheen makes them look like real leather.
Cashmere Sweater or Hoodie
In my look above, I layered a turtleneck tunic sweater. I prefer thinner layering long sleeve sweaters to chunky knits for snow day outfits so that I don’t look too bulky once I add my coat overtop.
Finding a pair of winter boots that are flattering and will keep you warm can be a challenge. My pair by Sperry with faux shearling detail is easy to get in and out of and is toasty but not too hot. They’ve kept my feet comfortable in temps as low as 12 degrees. Sorel makes a great winter boot as well, and Uggs are a nice option if the snow isn’t too deep.
Mittens and a Beanie
I love touchscreen gloves, but if your fingers get cold easily, go with mittens for more warmth. This beanie by Blue & Cream is a favorite of mine; it’s perfectly slouchy. J.Crew makes cute pom-pom options.
There you have it! I hope this inspires you to get out and enjoy the cold winter wonderland however you please! For more winter outfit inspo, check out my winter wardrobe essentials and my roundup of comfy casual winter looks.