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How to Stay Warm While Looking Chic

If there is one fashion quandary, universal to all Bostonians (and many others), it's this: How do you look chic when it's freezing outside? It's a question I ponder literally every morning, as I prepare to take the long walk down a windy street to my bus stop. I have lived in Boston for eight winters now, and at the end of each one, I swear to myself that, next year, I am totally going to break down and purchase a giant, puffy coat. But I never do. Because giant puffy coats, while being incredibly warm, are...well....giant and puffy. But this year I am resolved - no more inappropriate outerwear when it's ten degrees! So I was delighted when Nau (pronounced 'now'), a sustainable, design-focused purveyor of urban and outwear opened a pop up shop on Newbury Street. I sat down with Emily Dennis, Assistant Manager at Nau, to discuss looking chic while staying warm. Her tips:
  • Natural fibers work best. They're breathable, and whisk moisture away from the skin. 
  • Down coats need not be giant and puffy. They just need a high fill power
  • Make sure you have a water and windproof shell over all your layers. 
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Look Chic, Stay Warm

NAU Three-Quarter Length Cocoon Coat, DEBENHAMS cashmere hat, BROOKS BROTHERS Fair Isle socks, BURBERRY LONDON cashmere scarf, NAU Shroud of Purrin trench, VANELI FOR JILDOR suede boot, MATCHES pony skin and leather gloves, NAU M2 dress

Inside the Nau pop up on Newbury Street

The Nau pop up on Newbury will be open thru January 2013