The oncoming Arctic weather hitting North America from the Pacific coastline to the Atlantic is bringing record snowfalls, low temperatures and gusty winds. This year fall is the season that never happened….winter is here! And, it looks to be a rough one. But we’re here to help with tips for dressing to stay warm, fashionable and surviving the Arctic cold with the right fur!
When it comes to cold weather survival we’ll take some cues from our arctic friends to the North, may they be from North America, Europe or Asia. These cultures know a thing or two about beating the elements and have engineered, over centuries, the most efficient wardrobe to fight the deadly cold.
Fur is their secret weapon, providing two key advantages. The leather acts as a windshield to protect from the impact of the cold winds while the fur itself traps your body heat. In the harshest climates two garments are often paired and worn together with one having the fur against the wearer’s body and the other with the fur facing outwards to act as a windbreaker.
This combination is the inspiration behind today’s fur-lined down parkas that combine feathers and fur for maximum warmth and lightness. The latest fur designs, too, are very conscious about the garment’s weight and adaptability to the current lifestyle and offer looks that embrace style and practicality. Outerwear must allow for easy movement and be versatile and wearable.
Many silhouettes developed by arctic cultures are dominating the current collections, providing warmth and establishing fashion trends. From hoodies to pullovers to boots, we are seeing fur used in creative, beautiful and functional designs.
When it comes to beating the cold, nothing comes close to fur. There are plenty of great options in stores right now. So stay with us as we bring you more fashionable tips for beating the chill!