Dressing appropriately for winter is a dicey affair. If you overdo it, you'll be roasting on the subway, furiously peeling off your layers because you can't regulate your body temperature properly with a cable-knit sweater trapping hot air between your shirt and oatmeal-colored fleece. You're a sweaty disaster.

On the flip side, if you try to counter this problem with wearing less clothing, you risk hypothermia, frostbite, and flaky dry skin. Choices!

To remedy this, it's worth considering heattech as an inexpensive seasonal investment. Made from a special blend of rayon, polyester, and acrylic, the fabric wicks your body's moisture and converts the kinetic energy into heat.

It means you can be warm without the weight of a heavy-duty jacket, and it allows you to upkeep a sleek silhouette as you won't need to bulk up on burdensome layers.

Tops

Adopting heat technology into your top layer makes styling the rest of your winter fit pretty easy – just throw on a nice coat over your insulating Heat-Tech Uniqlo Turtleneck and you're good to go. There's a tiger-stripe option from CELINE which has proved pretty inspiring, as far as FW19 outwear choices go.

Alternatively, there's a sportier option from Nike, critical for any kind of outdoor exercise at this time of year. If you're into the paternal vibe, don't miss the dad-style staple piece: a 1/4 zip pullover from The North Face.

Therma Top

Therma Top

$45

Nike

Buy at NIKE
Heattech Turtleneck Long-Sleeve T-shirt

Heattech Turtleneck Long-Sleeve T-shirt

$20

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo
Essential 1/4 Zip Pullover

Essential 1/4 Zip Pullover

$55

The North Face

Buy at The North Face

Bottoms

If you live in a city that suffers from icy winters – such as the Highsnobiety offices – layering with heattech long johns from October onwards becomes less of a style choice and more of a mandatory function. Sunshine? We don’t know her.

In any case, no matter where you live, a pair of warm tights layered under your regular pants is an easy and surreptitious way to remain comfortable in the cold. You could also cop the Response Climawarm option from adidas, which can be worn on their own, à la post-apocalyptic-cycling style, channelling a bit of Marine Serre.

Response Climawarm Tights

Response Climawarm Tights

$70

adidas

Buy at adidas US
Heattech Warm-Lined Pants

Heattech Warm-Lined Pants

$50

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo
Heattech Long Johns

Heattech Long Johns

$20

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo

Accessories

Lastly, heattech and its variants also work for accessories. Tough, be warned – once you start bringing this kind of fabric technology into your life, you really start to notice when you forget to wear heat-tech. Regular socks? You'll never go back to them once you've felt the warmth of heat-tech, wide-ribbed designs, which will keep your feet toasty around the house.

As for the Therma Sphere Adjustable Neck Warmer from Nike, imagine snipping the turtleneck off of a cozy sweater, and this would be the (slick) result – they're highly functional, too.

Therma Sphere Adjustable Neck Warmer

Therma Sphere Adjustable Neck Warmer

$20

Nike

Buy at NIKE
Climawarm Gloves

Climawarm Gloves

$13

adidas

Buy at adidas US
Heattech Knitted Cap

Heattech Knitted Cap

$15

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo
Heattech Wide-ribbed Socks

Heattech Wide-ribbed Socks

$7

UNIQLO

Buy at uniqlo

Our designated Selects section features products that we love and want to share with you. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.