Winter in The Mountains
The mountain air has been frigid on this trip. As I am typing the snowflakes are lightly falling with more flurries on the horizon. The cold is the perfect excuse for staying cozy inside. That way I can catch up on my knitting and blogging. I have never been much of a skier, I have always happily taken the title of a snow bunny.I like exploring the mountain towns (when the sun is out) and doing other mountain activities. My favorite things to do in the mountains in the winter time enjoy the snow from a hot tub or cozy cafe. I love the winters in the mountains but I am a more active Coloradan when the weather is warm and the trails are calling. Hiking is my favorite way to explore this beautiful state.
Casual Mountain Layers
But there is always something special about a charming snow painted ski town. Packing lots of winter layers this time of year is essential to surviving the cold. Breckenridge is a town that draws all kinds of people so the attire is always casual, cozy, and often mismatched. My casual mountain style always consists of plaid made of thick material is the best option for a base mountain layer. I found the thermal plaid that I am wearing at the South Pearl Farmers Market at a thrift stand for $25. Some of my favorite brands to shop for thermal mountain plaid is Patagonia, Fjal Raven, Toad & Co, Royal Robins, and Tradlands. Or head to your nearest thrift store or Poshmark. There is always quality made flannel and plaid that is gently loved.
Essential Winter Boots
My Hunter boots are a great option for roaming around town, but you got to have really warm socks because the rubber gets cold quick. But I find Hunter boots are a great all weather option because they go with everything. I love my olive green ones because they are a great neutral color that goes with a lot of different colors. I may have to look into buying some insulated Hunter boots for the winter season like these ones or these ones. Or I will have to try some boot socks like these pretty sweater ones or these practical insulated ones that are bound to keep your toes nice and toasty in the mountains.
Essential Winter Jackets
The mountain air penetrates through jeans really easily. The best way to stay warm is investing in a base layer that can fit under jeans. But I find this option can be pretty uncomfortable so I would preferably opt for investing in a long insulated jacket that goes down to my ankles. Like this cute pink one from the North Face or this Patagonia one. I am still working on getting one of these jackets because they are quite the investment. The green Jacket that I am wearing I bought from Anthropologie a long time ago and it has remained my go-to winter jacket ever since and has lasted through many winters. It is the perfect casual jacket for any kind of outing in the winter time. Especially when the sun is shining and it is only mildly cold. But it is surprisingly warm and is great for layering over heavy sweaters for colder days.
Are you headed to the mountains this year? How do you like to dress for winter getaways? Casual or dressy? I am always doing a mixture of both and I will share more dressy outfits soon! Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a good Wednesday!