Living for the City: The perfect winter outfit

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Florodora in Chicago has many accessories that are perfect for winter.

Miranda Leon, Columnist

“Baby, it’s cold outside.” Whoever said that clearly has no idea what Chicago winters are like. It’s not just cold. It’s 30 degrees below zero, your fingers are numb and your nose is as red as Rudolph’s. Surviving winter is not going to be pretty. Yet it does not have to be ugly, either. Your wardrobe does not have to be equipped with unattractive parkas or grandpa-esque sweaters. Luckily for you, the city of Chicago is brimming with stores and boutiques whose wares are fashionable and functional. Jump on a train this weekend so when the weather hits record lows, you’ll be hitting the snow-covered streets in style. Here’s how to find a winning, wintry look in Chicago:

1. BBC

Big black coat. Cousin of the LBD (Little Black Dress). Your best friend during wintertime. Finding the perfect winter coat is a relatively simple undertaking in Chicago because there are countless places to search.

Where to find winter coats:

Burton Flagship Store — 56 E. Walton St., Chicago

Chicago Fur Outlet — 777 W. Diversey Pkwy at Halsted St., Chicago

2. Combat winter

Male and female alike, set your best foot forward this winter in a pair of leather combat boots. An essential for windy-city winters, combat boots can be combined with thick leggings and a sweater dress or jeans and a cargo-green military jacket.

Where to find winter boots:

Independence — 47 E. Oak St., Chicago

Penelope’s — 1913 W. Division St., Chicago

3. Wrap it up

Accessorizing is always the most fun part of completing an outfit. This is especially true in the winter season. Not only do patterned scarves, leather gloves or knitted beanies provide warmth, but they also do so with a trendy and personal touch.

Where to find winter accessories:

Florodora — 330 S. Dearborn St., Chicago

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