I Grew Up in Buffalo, NY—Here's How I Dress to Beat the Cold

Lisa Milbrand
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I Grew Up in Buffalo, NY—Here's How I Dress to Beat the Cold

Here's How to Dress to Beat the Cold

It all comes down to three words: layers, layers, layers.

Growing up in Buffalo, I usually had to factor winter gear into my Halloween costume—and the snow was often easily measured in feet. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the great outdoors all winter long, even when it was bitterly cold.

Despite my chilly upbringing, I'm also a person who tends to get cold really quickly, so I live all winter in cozy layers that help keep me toasty, indoors and out. Even though I've moved to a (slightly) more temperate part of the country, those Buffalo cold-weather dressing skills still come in handy—especially now, when outdoor get-togethers are the only safe way to see my friends.

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If you're looking for the best way to stay warm outdoors this year, these cold-weather dressing tips should help you stay cozy all winter long.

Look for something soft for your inner layer

A buttery-soft long-sleeved shirt helps keep itchy wool sweaters and coat cuffs from irritating your skin—especially when the sleeves are extra long.