Hygge is all about comfort, self-care, and community, which incidentally, wine country style mirrors in attitude. We NorCal mamas love good quality brands but not for the sake of comfort, and that leads us down a sort of narrow path in fashion. How can we look good and feel good in this cold winter weather? By layering our favorite quality tops with cozy thick leggings, and boots or slippers that keep our toes dry. Check out some of our top fashion picks for our 2018 winter in Wine Country, below. (Click on the image to see the price and where to buy.)
Beanies, Wraps, + Scarves We Love
On days when a cozy sweater or jacket just won’t cut it, add a layer! That’s our jam here in NorCal: layers. We love these Madewell wraps (I have a similar gray wrap the brand that, aside from keeping me quite warm, gets a ton of compliments) and super cute beanies. Gotta keep the head warm to keep all cylinders firing!
Sweaters + Outerwear We Love
Wine country doesn’t have the kind of weather that requires parkas, so we found a few of our faves that can be used solo, or in layers to keep mama toasty on her walks, to work, or late night errands. We love the herringbone vest and the Zella wrap sweater for the preppy/sporty mom, and the Free People wrap sweater for the more bohemian. The star sweater is just adorable so we had to include it. (I’m sure you understand.)
Hygge Worthy Leggings
Infamously soft, thick, and sturdy, Zella leggings are a must-have wardrobe staple…whether you’re into Hygge or just being comfortable. Spanx leggings are equally worthy of love, especially given their tendency to make any mama feel svelte and strong. Pair these with a slouchy sweater and cozy boots.
Four Essential Boots for Hygge Loving Mamas
If a wine country mama could only own four cozy boots, these would be on the list. The mukluks are made by an indigenous-owned company called Manitobah, so aside from being beautiful and well-made, they also support one of the communities that originally created them. Hunter and Frye boots will need thick winter socks, but are great for those days when the weather is a little wet, or you’re traipsing through the countryside. I personally own two Sorel boots, and when I’m headed to Tahoe, or I just need an extra dose of heat and coziness, Sorels are my go to (just don’t ask me to pronounce the name).