And just like that, winter again has Chicago in its frosty grip. Blustering winds and icy sidewalks make us want to stay in bed until May. Sadly, sometimes one must emerge from their blanket cocoon. When that happens, here are six cozy accessories to help ease the transition.
These smart Herringbone Wool and Tan Leather Mittens from the popular Etsy store System63 are not only warm and elegant but socially conscious: the inner fleece lining is made from post-consumer recycled plastic soda bottles and the wool is 100% recycled from old textiles. Wrists stay toasty thanks to the extra-long ribbed cuff which does double duty by keeping out the snow when you have to brush off your car. Available in sizes for both men and women. $75
This oversized rabbit Ellery Fur Scarf from J. McLaughlin adds panache to any outfit — take it from a bundled-up day of errands to the perfect wrap for a black-tie evening. $225
Warmer than your average slippers, these snuggly UGG Wrin Slippers from REI will ensconce your entire foot in sheepskin heaven. Grippy rubber soles, moisture-wicking technology and a fabulous price tag sweeten the deal. $99.95
These sumptuous Clara Gloves with Fur Cuff from J. McLaughlin will make you feel as fabulous as Queen Elsa (but far warmer). Available in a rainbow of colors, we bet you won’t be able to stop gesturing for effect — and at this price, you may even want to pick up a few pairs. $65
If you want to make sure you never leave the couch again, the Reversible Heated Throw from Sunbeam will help you on your way. Two impossibly snuggly sides, Sherpa and RoyalMink, three heat settings and an auto-off option make this blanket a winter nap-taker’s partner in crime. $132.99
Say oui to winter with this chic Winter Barrette Felt Hat from Neiman Marcus. This timeless cloche will keep your head protected from icy winds without leaving you with the dreaded chapeau cheveux — hat hair. The delicate fawn color will match all your winter outerwear, making it a surefire cold-weather staple year after year. Très bien! $275