Winter Style Picks: What to Wear When the Polar Vortex is in Full Swing

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It’s coming, and we all know it. The dreaded snowstorm that, thanks to the polar vortex that hovers over a chunk of the United States, brings icy temperatures and icier weather with it. Our mission is to tell you what you need to wear during the polar vortex, because looking great is just as important as staying warm and dry. From technical-yet-sleek outerwear to durable layers, a great pair of jeans, and perhaps your new favorite pair of boots, our winter style picks have you covered — literally — from head to toe. Stay safe out there.

Goldwin Mountain Parka – $355

Goldwin Mountain Parka

Make no mistake, you’re going to need a jacket that’s sleek, technical and still good-looking — the Goldwin Mountain Parka, one of our top parka picks, measures up.

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Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel – $169

Patagonia Insulated Fjord Flannel Mojave Khaki

We’re recommending you double up on the layers here, and an insulated flannel shirt brings the best of both worlds: winter style plus comfort, mixed with a dash of rugged appeal. You can find some other flannel suggestions here.

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Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley – $62

Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley

It’s hard to argue with a henley as a base layer, and this heavyweight number is ideal for warmth. If you need something a little lighter, check out our list of favorite henleys.

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Mott and Bow Broome Jeans – $128

Mott and Bow Broome Jeans

Leave your snow pants at home — dark blue jeans, worn with a cuff and a tough pair of winter boots, are much more classic. You get the added versatility of a dressy set of jeans, something you’d lose if you wore technical gear.

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Rancourt & Co. Shearling-Lined Dresden Boots – $365

Rancourt and Co Shearling-Lined Dresden Boots

Your feet will thank you when you step into these ridiculously warm — and ridiculously good-looking — leather boots finished off with premium shearling. Not quite your style? We’ve got even more suggestions for winter boots.

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Wigwam Merino Silk Socks – $23

Wigwam Merino Silk Socks

Don’t leave warm, technically savvy socks out of your winter ensemble. Made with merino silk, these Wigwam socks are low-key, subtle, and durable.

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Hestra Tor Gloves – $180

Hestra Tor Gloves

The bitter cold is no place to skimp on accessories. Luckily, Hestra has an extensive history of crafting some of the best gloves in the business.

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Taylor Stitch Navy Alpaca Scarf – $98

Taylor Stitch Navy Alpaca Scarf

Taylor Stitch has started turning its considerable menswear expertise toward stellar accessories, like this refined, well-crafted alpaca scarf. Your face and neck will thank you. Here are some other stylish options.

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Club Monaco Edward Beanie – $29

Club Monaco Donegal Edward Beanie

From the neat flecked fabric to the slightly sporty stripes, this beanie from Club Monaco is essential when it comes to keeping warm. If you’d like something more colorful, we got you covered.

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Seiko Dive Watch – $320

Huckberry Seiko Dive Watch

Why do you need a timepiece on your wrist during a snowstorm? The better question is, why don’t you? This simply designed watch is a necessity for an outfit that needs to be able to power through even the meanest blizzard.

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