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The Winter 2017 Survival Guide

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11.2017

It may not officially be winter yet but when the snow begins to fall and the weather starts to get colder, that’s when we Vancouverites (and Game of Thrones fans…) know, winter is coming.

Here’s your survival guide to make it through this winter and ways to stay warm when the temperature drops drastically.

Layer up before leaving the house:

Tis the season to wear every item of warm clothing that you own. Bundling up without looking like a snowman isn’t easy, but don’t let the cold weather stop you from going outdoors!

Invest in a warm coat to wear with your knit sweaters and oversized cardigans. If you’re wearing thick layers on top, try to wear slimmer pieces underneath to help balance your outfit out.

For example: 

For more winter clothing hacks, try wearing a pair of tights underneath your pleated skirts or loose-fitted pants, double-up your socks and invest in tech-savy gloves that still allow you to use your smartphone!

DIY Winter Slippers and Mittens:

Don’t retire that old knit sweater of yours from last season, instead turn it into a pair of slippers or mittens.

Click here to view the tutorial. 

Click here to view the tutorial. 

Get an ice scraper… now:

Don’t allow yourself to wait until last minute to buy an ice scraper for your car! This is a must-have for winter if you own a vehicle. You might want to get yourself an extra pair of gloves while you’re at it!

HACK: Mix 2/3 of vinegar and 1/3 of water into an empty spray bottle and spray onto your windows. This will allow the ice to melt within seconds!

Heated Blankets:

This season, heated blankets are in trend. Starting at just $20, you can get yourself a fleece electric heated blanket from stores, including Walmart. Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and stay warm during this cold season.

Need to get warm quicker in the mornings? You can also wrap yourself in these blankets while driving!

Winter Beauty Products:

 “Skin needs more TLC during the fall because the transition from humid to cold weather can be extremely drying,” says celebrity facialist, Joanna Vargas. “Dry skin is so fragile, and you have to do more to protect your lipid layer.” 

Visit our Pinterest for more winter survival tips and tricks. 


 

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