Here we are in late November and we’re already facing some January-like temps in the Midwest. Bummed about the lack of on-trend fashion in your winter wardrobe? Then it’s time for an update. If you want to elevate your outfits from just plain cozy to luxuriously chic, these nine slow-fashion finds are just the ticket to keeping your look stylish, no matter how brutally cold it gets out there.
Everlane recently introduced a line of 100 percent recycled clothing, which includes this ReNew Fleece. The fleece sweatshirt is warm and cozy and sourced from 35 renewed plastic bottles.
Zuzii Shearling Boots, $285
In what has to be the most adorable mommy and me matching opportunity of the season, Zuzii just introduced these shearling boots in women’s and kids’ sizes. They are made from vegetable tanned leather, and are 100 percent biodegradable, from the sole and insole to uppers.
If you have to dress up, it might as well be a warm sweater dress! This stylish one from Hackwith Design House is perfect. They even produce each piece to order at their studio in Minnesota, where they know arctic temps all too well.
Mackage Mirri Parka, $690
Not only is this down fill parka waterproof, but it also includes a detachable scarf to drape around your neck for maximum comfort. The cut is flattering and warm, without being too bulky.
This super soft beanie is made from sustainable and natural yarn shorn from alpacas indigenous to Peru. It is not only durable, but also luxurious and insulates to keep you warm.
Misha & Puff, the popular heirloom-quality kids’ brand, released a women’s line a few years ago. Each piece is hand-knit and dyed in Peru by workers that are paid a livable wage. Not only is this pullover warm and flattering, but it is also truly something you will treasure for years.
Pendleton Marl Neck Warmer, $39.50
Pendleton has a cult following and it is obvious why — their 100 percent pure virgin wool is perfect for Midwest winters. Layer this neck warmer over your jacket on those especially cold and windy days, or, if you’re one of those people who is just permanently freezing, keep it on all day to stay toasty at your desk.
Nothing says winter staple quite like an oversized turtleneck sweater. This timeless piece by Cuyana is made in Peru and woven from super soft baby alpaca fiber.
Reformation Ryder Pant, $148
Corduroy is the perfect winter fabric — thick, soft, and sure to keep you warm in freezing temps. Reformation makes this sustainable pant in a flattering high-rise and easy fit that pairs seamlessly with your favorite boots.
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Macaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.