sylvie in the sky / eternal sunshine of the spotless mind / winter style - chic snow day essentials / cool mom style


Sundance (Film Fest) and Winter Storm Jonas blew through the weekend with a mighty cloak of white and a puffer-clad army set to catch snowflakes and build their very own Olafs. When the weather gods deal us an icy card, it’s easy for us to default to our usual commuter snow boots, hat, and the tired black, ankle length puffer coat that makes us feel, well, just that. Puffy. Why bother making an effort if the world looks like a snow globe outside our window?

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Because Snow Days are magic! And also, with a few of the right snow day essentials, it’s easy to hurl snowballs and sled in a stylish, comfy, and super warm winter outfit. Simply stock your winter closet with these snow day essentials and – poof – you’ll never reach for that tired puffy coat again.


Chunky Knit Beanie with Oversized Pom Pom

Thermal Leggings (Merino is awesome)

Long, Layerable Turtleneck (Preferably Cashmere Blends)

Cozy Boot Socks (Marled or with Cute Patterns)

Skinny Stripe Sweater (My Current Current Fave)

Legit Snow Boots (Ahem, Sorel)

Fuzzy Sweaters

Slim Fit & Long Length Puffer Jacket

Punchy Colored Wellies

Flannel Coat (Duffle or w/ a Cozy Collar)

And while I can only admire these awesome snow days from the mild Cali coast, I’ll be packing these winter faves for our annual Lake Tahoe ski weekend. We have to get up there soon and make our very own Olaf with our little snow angel, T.

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Mohair Sweater
Pom Beanie 
Mohair Cardigan
Dot Socks
Fairisle Merino Leggings 
Waterproof Suede and Rubber Boots
Striped Turtleneck
Neoprene Rain Boots
Burgundy Puffer Coat
Oversized Turtleneck
Marled Socks
Pink Pom Hat
Cashmere Turtleneck
Thermal Leggings
Mohair Turtleneck
Military Coat

Now it’s your turn! Share your favorite Snow Day essentials and how you’re making the most of your Snow Days this Winter. Ski, Hot Cocoa and Movie Marathons, Sledding in the Park – I hope everyone is having and awesome time. 🙂

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    Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    01/28/2016 at 7:40 pm

    Love wearing cozy boot socks. Visited home during Christmas in Wisconsin and was able to enjoy the snow a little but I’m glad I’m back in the south. Although, snow globe snow is very lovely!

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    01/28/2016 at 7:11 pm

    Loved all your picks, they are perfect for a super comfy snow day

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    Yona Williams
    01/28/2016 at 5:45 pm

    I’m like the last person to ask about winter essentials. I like in Upstate NY – we usually get a ton of snow. I wear boots and a peacoat, but hate hats, gloves and earmuffs. I only started wearing a scarf in the past 2 years.

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    01/28/2016 at 5:08 pm

    Those are fun pics! The bonnets are too cute!

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    01/28/2016 at 3:50 pm

    Amen to the puffer jacket! Living in Maine, LL Bean Boots are a must, and I also always have a big cowl on. I feel like if my neck is warm the rest of me is warm 🙂 Love the leggings!

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    01/28/2016 at 6:17 am

    Adorable snow gear! Though I prefer a blanket and slippers and being inside. LOL!

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    01/28/2016 at 4:41 am

    I love the picture on the snow. I hope we get a good snow here.

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    jill conyers
    01/28/2016 at 12:05 am

    I will take one of everything. It all looks great.

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    laura londergan
    01/27/2016 at 8:46 pm

    we did not get ANY of the snow here in ohio and i was really bummed. i love looking at these selwctions though as you have some good picks for bundelling up!

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    Jamie H
    01/27/2016 at 8:45 pm

    I just bought some rain boots similar to the ones you pictured. We recently moved to some acreage, and the grass was really dead when we bought it since it was a repo. Of course, I’m just now realizing that means that between each snow storm when the ground decides to thaw, it’s a muddy mess. My kids think that’s fabulous– not so much for me!

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    01/27/2016 at 7:03 pm

    These are all such great choices! I am getting tired of my same old same old winter gear! I need to look into some of these!

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    tiaras and tantrums
    01/27/2016 at 5:58 pm

    I love all your winter selections. You have picked some great stylish pieces for cold days.

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    Megan Kulick
    01/27/2016 at 5:03 pm

    Lots of snow in Wisconsin! I hardly ever leave home without a blanket scarf, Cuddl Dud leggings and a piping hot cup of coffee. Thanks for the list!

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    Ana De- Jesus
    01/27/2016 at 4:35 pm

    We have not had a proper snow day in England yet. Although when we do that grey beanie is going at the top of my list too cute!

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    01/27/2016 at 3:25 pm

    Love your photos and the selection! I’d really love to go to a snowy place

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    Deb- It's me, debcb!
    01/27/2016 at 11:42 am

    Such fun pictures. Here in Kansas City, we’ve only had about two inches of snow all winter so we’re missing out..

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    01/27/2016 at 10:17 am

    These pictures are “snow” adorable! I love the pink hat.

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    01/27/2016 at 7:31 am

    Our essentials are warm boots, long johns and hot chocolate. Here’s hoping spring comes early this year 🙂

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