Be warm and be happy!
What a difference the right clothing can make. The weather may be cold, windy and wet, but you're warm and dry because you're wearing authentic winter apparel. Down jackets from Patagonia, Marmot and The North Face. Wool layers from Smartwool, Icebreaker and Ibex. Heated gloves from Outdoor Research. Fleece hats, wool socks (Smartwool, Point 6, Darn Tough) , and scarfs. Snow boots from Merrell. Warm Uggs boots and moccasins.
How to dress for winter
Wicking layer: This is the layer worn next to your skin, usually consisting of long underwear made of synthetic or wool and also silk.
Insulating layer: This middle layer includes sweaters, vests and pullovers. The purpose of this layer is to keep heat in and cold out, which is accomplished by trapping air in between the layers.
Protection layer: The exterior layer, generally a shell and pants, serves as your guard against the elements of winter. It should repel water from snow, sleet or rain and block the wind, while also letting perspiration evaporate.
Headwear: Up to 60 percent of your body's heat can escape from an uncovered head, so wearing a hat, or headband is essential when it's cold. (Tip: If you wear a hat, you may be able to wear one less layer on your body. A fleece neck gaiter (like a collar) or face mask is a must on cold days.
Gloves and mittens: Look for gloves and mittens that use waterproof, breathable fabrics. Mittens, in general, are warmer than gloves, but offer you less dexterity. Consider the type of activity you'll be doing. Don't buy gloves or mittens that are too tight. There should be a little air space at the tips of your fingers, which acts as additional insulation.
Socks. Socks are made from a variety of materials, including polyester, silk, wool and nylon. Some socks have wicking properties similar to long underwear, meaning your feet will stay dry and comfortable. Resist the temptation of putting on too many pairs of socks. You'll restrict circulation and actually cause your feet to get colder.