How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Style Spot / Personal Style
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
27-11-2004
  1
stories everywhere
 
oceanharlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dot
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,714
Dressing for cold weather / winter ?
OK... so I'm going to NYC from Dec 28-Jan 8... and I've NEVER been anywhere cold. I've never even SEEN snow. Never been within 100 miles of it. No "slush", sleet... anything. Hello.. I'm from Florida and live in Hawaii.

SO I need help. WTF should I be wearing there?

So far, I bought

Missoni scarf - thin but fun
Green-Blue pashmina
grey and dark grey striped scarf
grey and dark grey striped beanie
black leather gloves
1- thick wool sweater - argyle
2- med weight cashmere sweater- pale pink, black
1- heavy weight cashmere sweater- blue-grey


so what else am I gonna need?

boots I guess... is suede ok?
a coat maybe... I dunno. What weight? Or can I just wear hoodies and a hat?

AAK! (sorry... had a Cathy moment there...)

do I need to buy an anti-frostbte kit? do they sell those?

__________________
m
  Reply With Quote
 
27-11-2004
  2
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 805
Quote:
Originally posted by oceanharlot@Nov 27 2004, 02:56 AM
OK... so I'm going to NYC from Dec 28-Jan 8... and I've NEVER been anywhere cold. I've never even SEEN snow. Never been within 100 miles of it. No "slush", sleet... anything. Hello.. I'm from Florida and live in Hawaii.

SO I need help. WTF should I be wearing there?

So far, I bought

Missoni scarf - thin but fun
Green-Blue pashmina
grey and dark grey striped scarf
grey and dark grey striped beanie
black leather gloves
1- thick wool sweater - argyle
2- med weight cashmere sweater- pale pink, black
1- heavy weight cashmere sweater- blue-grey
so what else am I gonna need?

boots I guess... is suede ok?
a coat maybe... I dunno. What weight? Or can I just wear hoodies and a hat?

AAK! (sorry... had a Cathy moment there...)

do I need to buy an anti-frostbte kit? do they sell those?
[snapback]441115[/snapback]
My mom went to U of Hawaii. Aloha.

  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  3
stories everywhere
 
oceanharlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dot
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,714
Oh yeah? Thats where I go right now. UH at Manoa. Kickass!

__________________
m
  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  4
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 805
Quote:
Originally posted by oceanharlot@Nov 27 2004, 03:03 AM
Oh yeah? Thats where I go right now. UH at Manoa. Kickass!
[snapback]441119[/snapback]
U like to surf? I got stuck on one of those yellow bike things you ride in the water and had to swim back to shore. What are those called anyway? I think we should all go to Hawaii as a group and get a discount. NY sucks because of the weather and it is so far from Hawaii. When I go again I will make sure not to move the lava rocks, it's bad luck.

  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  5
stories everywhere
 
oceanharlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dot
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,714
hehe! Those bikes are so funny. None of them over by me though, all that kind of hoopla is on the south side. We just have waves over here.

__________________
m
  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  6
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Gender: femme
Posts: 623
If its snowing you want a coat! You have alot of scarves, maybe more than you need. The pashmina can double ad a day and night scarf. If you layer up well underneath you do not need a super thick coat- the trick with coats is construction and material. Sometimes they have this thin lining inside I forget what it is called but it is super warm and looks like a thin fleece.

  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  7
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,911
that lining is called thinsulate...

and you def need a coat...no question...
and fox in the snow is right about layering...lots of thin layers...that way you can adjust according to temp...
if it snows...your best bet is a flat shoe with a rubber sole...can be a boot... and warm socks...wool or cashmere... if it's icy...you really can't do heels unless you just cab it everywhere...

if you get those thin silk long undies...they are a great layering piece...keep you warm, feel nice and don't add too much bulk...

hope your gloves are lined...and they say you lose tons of heat from you head...so a good hat is handy...

the temp is not the big issue...it's the wind...the skyscrapers act like wind tunnels and can really whip up the wind which will go right through your clothes...so think of things that will block the wind and keep in the warmth...

i got a faux shearling coat at a/x last year on sale and it is the warmest and best thing ever...they have a similar one this year you might want to check out...good because it can be sporty or dressy...

i also have a puffy down coat from land's end ($40 bucks!)...which is toasty warm and cute and sporty for the snow...

it usualy doesn't get bitter cold until the end of jan or feb...so you won't need the frostbite kit...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  8
Reanimated
 
paprika_hiccup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 564
Under-packing is the best excuse to shop

You're not planning to bring a coat with you? I wouldn't waste the space in your luggage. Get a really warm coat when you get here. I wouldn't even think that they would sell the kind of coat you'll need in Hawaii, but *scartch-that* I guess the internet makes that a non-issue. I would still recommend not lugging one to NY, as I'd suggest a longer length (at least the knee) wool or /alpaca or /cashmere/ or a blend, and that will be heavy and inconvient to carry both ways.

You'll also need a hat, which would be a good thing to bring with you to wear out of the airport.

As softgrey was saying, the wind can be ridiculous. Last year was a very cold winters in NYC, and a person's skin actually can get frostbite in less than 30 minutes of exposure, but I wouldn't worry about the kit unless you're planning on streaking Times square or something. There are obviously a lot of places with much colder temp., but the wind-tunnel effect of NYC streets makes it seem like the cooldest place on earth at times.

I would also suggest bringing along a pair of silk long-underwear. You can order them through most sporting-goods stores. They are the best- thin eanough to wear under mostly anything, super soft, and warm.

If you don't want to have to carry a heavy wool coat back to Hawaii, you could always invest in a heavier weight Patagonia fleece to layer under another, thinner jacket. I have a few, and them. My Bf just bought me a new one the other day that looks like corduroy. They are fitted and not "back-packy"/granola looking, like what you usually think of when you think of fleece jackets (at least I do )

  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  9
fashion elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New York, NY
Gender: homme
Posts: 2,761
You absolutely MUST bring a coat. I wouldnt even get off the plane here w/o one in late December/January. I never wear hats, I just can't deal with the hair issues, but I have a bunch of those cheap earmuffs that they sell on street corners here for like $10 (they wrap around the back of your head not the top so they dont mess up your hair). I would suggest bringing some kind of sheerling, leather w/cashmere lining, or very thick cashmere gloves as well. Your hands will freeeeze w/o them unless you have a coat that you can comfortable tuck your hands into for warmth. I would also suggest a good pair of big sunglasses that will block the wind from your face a little. I know people don't really think of that--but it really does help to not have gusts of 20 degree wind in your eyes. As far as clothing, if you are wearing jeans you may want to layer thermal or long silk leggings underneath, because like softgrey said--the wind will go right through any kind of breathable fabric. Cashmere sweaters is always a good bet, half of the city is walking around in them by mid-December, the ones you got sound pretty cute. For footwear I would not say you HAVE to wear boots--you could be fine if you wear cashmere/thick socks and sneakers or w/e. However, heels will really not work if it is icey or wet, something flat w/a rubber sole is probably best (again, like softgrey said). I think suede is a good idea as well, because the street will really eat up fine leather especially when there is salt and ice on the ground. Have fun!

__________________
"She said I was having a nervous breakdown and should go to Atlantic City. I'm not that broken down yet!"
  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  10
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 9
I'm from NJ and girl you gotta dress warm. It can be frigged walking/taking a taxi around the city. besides your fashionable boots, I would bring a pair of comofortable boots that you don't mind getting wet or an old pair of sneakers for if it snows. If you are only gonna stay in Manhattan, the snow on the sidewalks and stuff gets cleared pretty quick b/c there are so many people, but if you're planning on going into Brooklyn, Long Island, Jersey etc. the snow can be bad. If you're going to walk around Manhattan, don't leave the house with out gloves and a scarf. one time on a windy january day i had gloves on and walked 12 city blocks and i couldn't feel my hands when i got there.

  Reply With Quote
27-11-2004
  11
stories everywhere
 
oceanharlot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dot
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,714
You guys rock!

Thanks so much for the help! I'm gonna go shopping next weekend for stuff I guess... We are always stuffed to the gills with winter clothes, because the main stores send them here, and its Hawaii so no one buys them. But its still limited I think, esp in the way of shoes.

So its looking like I need to get cracking

__________________
m
  Reply With Quote
03-12-2004
  12
rising star
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Posts: 137
Dressing for the cold/winter
What are your thoughts on going out during winter (but mild - 40-60 degrees) wearing:

sleeveless tops?
strappy shoes?
bare legged skirts?

all of the above would be covered with a cute jacket/coat, and of course the party will be warm inside....... I want to be cute and chic, but don't want to look out of season or silly.... I just HATE winter clothing and don't know where to draw the line...

Thanks!

  Reply With Quote
03-12-2004
  13
backstage pass
 
Join Date: May 2004
Gender: homme
Posts: 793
I have no trouble avoiding all three, but I don't think you should have to adhere to the seasonal rules if you're comfortable. I live at the north pole so I have to be careful not to freeze. Almost every day of winter, I have on a skirt with tights or hose, pumps or close-toe flats, and layers of tops under a cool sweater. When I go out I fine-tune it so that the layers include more lace, velvet, tulle, and so on until it's dressy enough. I do have one pair of winter heels that are not exactly strappy, but definitely don't qualify as pumps. When I wear those I feel okay leaving my legs bare.

  Reply With Quote
03-12-2004
  14
offline.
 
Luna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: the world
Gender: femme
Posts: 9,821
strappy shoes in winter... eegads. I did that once in january.. hahaha.. my toes.. my poor toes!

__________________
...and I will be strong even when it all goes wrong.

  Reply With Quote
03-12-2004
  15
rising star
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Posts: 137
cold is not my concern.... it is really just looking good/chic that I care about... here it doesn't get THAT cold and when it is, I certainly don't think about these items!

Just thinking of a party tonight and I want to impress due to new crush and his friends being there....

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
cold, dressing, weather, winter
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:35 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2014 All rights reserved.