Cold weather is just around the corner, and the forecast for this winter is ferocious. Now is the time to armor up!

Whether your winter includes trekking through the woods or trudging through the city, your weatherproof outerwear game can be the same – a great puffer and a pair of hiking boots.

Previously, puffer coats styling has been more on the utilitarian side – useful and necessary but uninspired. This year designers presented a rainbow of incredible colors and its perfect opportunity to invest in a colorful pick-me-up for your wardrobe.

As for weather proof boots, the heavy duty hiker style is best for carrying us through the slush. These options will keep your toes warm – adorable with jeans for trudging around on weekends or perfect for the morning commute to the office before you pop on your heels.

Check out my picks for staying warm with style below!

Top row: Scotch & Soda Quilted Jacket, Add Down Moka, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Baum und Pferdgarten

Bottom row: Opening Ceremony Daydreamer, Farfetch Nanushka, Moncler Metallic Puffer


First column: Rag & Bone Skyler Boot, Isla Fur Boot, Bernardo Winnie Rain Boot

Second column: Proenza Schouler Hiking Boot, Lainey Metallic and Suede, Prada Rain Boot

Third column: Sorel Joan of Arc, Park City Boot, Park City Boot