I'm moving to the Chicago area in late January and I’m hoping to find a teddy coat.
We might get 6-8 days each year here of weather below 40 degrees where I live in Florida, so it’s safe to say that idk what I’m doing in terms of shopping for various types of coats/jackets, sweaters, layers, etc. I’ve experienced this kind of climate but never for more than a few days and always felt frumpy.
I like the teddy coat look but can't find any ones I like in plus sizes.
Any Chicago tips also welcome!
The coldest time of the year is typically mid/ late January to Mid march. So long underwear, microfiber fleece leggings and wool tights are a good investment.
It's not just the cold you need to worry about, the wind chill is real. Layering is your best bet. If I had to be outside for a longer time on a very cold day, I'd probably wear something like the following - Bralette. T-shirt. Sweatshirt, sweater, or fleece. Leggings. Puffy coat. Socks. Boots. Gloves. Hat.... and i'd probably still be cold!
The Fleece neck warmers and ear warmers skiers use are great. Fleece or wool scarves too.
Get yourself a good waterproof insulated winter jacket and a pair of real winter boots. Not "fashionable winter boots" but the real kind that are waterproof. Also wool or thermal socks.
You might be able to wear a teddy bear coat in the Fall and Spring time, but in winter you will need thermals.