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Winter Clothing Tips... It's All About Layers

UPDATED January 6, 2014

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, Julie Gaddy


The single biggest clothing tip for enduring cold, winter weather is to dress in layers. Layers of clothing trap body heat and protect skin from cold temperatures and wind. Below are other tips for young and old alike.

    Socks: Wool, fleece and other fiber blends make the ideal material for warm winter socks. You`ll find them at most sporting apparel stores. Cotton is a terrible choice because it is a poor insulator.

Shoes: Boots with rubber soles and lined with insulating material are the best choice to protect your feet from snow, slush, and cold.

Gloves: Protect your hands and fingers by wearing warm insulating gloves or mittens. Gloves with exteriors made of waterproof synthetic material are perfect for outdoor fun.

Hats and Scarves: Hats and scarves hold heat close to your head and neck. Wrap your scarf around your face to protect your ears and nose from extreme cold.

Coat: Any winter clothing ensemble is not complete without a sturdy winter coat that will keep you warm and dry.

Sunscreen and Lip Balm: Don`t forget to protect your skin from dangerous UV radiation by applying sun screen, and use lip balm to protect your lips from becoming chapped.

Winter`s chill can be harsh and even dangerous. Proper clothing and preparation can mean the difference between a fun frolic in the snow or frostbitten toes.

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Story Image: A baby is well dressed in layers to keep warm during winter. (Andrew Vargas, Wikicommon Images)

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