Cold Weather Must Haves for Mom & Toddler + Fashion Link Up | Scarves

This post contains affiliate links. Please see the Disclosure page for additional information.

Living in a NYC apartment, I'm short on closet space, so I try to buy clothes that work for multiple seasons, looks and occasions.  Here are some of my favorite fall and winter items for me and my toddler.

 Wearing one of my favorite  scarves  instead of a jacket.

Wearing one of my favorite scarves instead of a jacket.

For Mom

Cashmere Scarf

I buy a new cashmere scarf every year.  I wear one from my collection most days of fall and winter.  

In the fall I wear a scarf instead of a jacket or under or over a jacket, and in the winter I wear one with my coat.   

On days that I'm cold at the office, I often throw my scarf on like a shawl.  A quality cashmere knit scarf will take on a nice shape and always look polished.  

My favorite cashmere wrap scarves are from Club Monaco (the pictured one is available in many colors here and other Club Monaco scarves here), and White and Warren.  

Cashmere Beanie

I live in cashmere beanies at least six months of the year!  They are super comfortable, chic and light enough to keep on indoors.  My favorites are from MiniMains (pictured) and Uniqlo.  My son and I both have the MiniMains one (and love twining), and my husband and I both have the Uniqlo one (and try to avoid twinning).

 Twinning in Chicago in our  MiniMains beanies . Click  here  for my  Chicago travel guide .

Twinning in Chicago in our MiniMains beanies. Click here for my Chicago travel guide.

 

For Baby/Toddler/Kid

The North Face Thermoball Jacket

This jacket was one of the best purchases that I made for my son.  He is now almost four and I’ve been buying it for him every winter since he was one. I usually buy slightly large and it still fits and looks brand new the next season.

The North Face Thermoball baby-kids jacket is available at Nordstrom (my preferred retailer due to incredibly liberal return policy), Backcountry (often on sale), Zappos, and The North Face.

 

This jacket is super lightweight and comfortable and can take you from fall to winter if you add a fleece underneath (see below).  

Some of the infant (0-24 months) styles have fold over mitts, which take the place of mittens.  It also comes in a snowsuit version, and in big kid to adult sizes (scroll through images above)

I recommend buying both the jacket and the North Face Glacier fleece (see below), as the two fit well together.  

The North Face Glacier Fleece

I like the Glacier fleece because it is thin yet warm and has a hood that fits well and can work in place of a hat.  The Columbia Steen II fleece, which is touted as car seat safe, is also popular.  I find the Glacier to be much more comfortable for my son and to fit better under a jacket.  It also is thin enough to be worn while in the car seat.  

 My son wearing the Glacier fleece.

My son wearing the Glacier fleece.

The North Face Glacier fleece is available at Nordstrom (my preferred retailer due to incredibly liberal return policy), Backcountry (often on sale), Zappos, and The North Face.

 

 What I'm still working on figuring out is what mittens to get for my toddler.  Can you recommend a pair that is easy to get on and stay on?

If you are looking for more tips on making it through the winter with a baby, check out this article (it is one of my post popular ones to date). 

 

Here are more ways to wear scarves from other bloggers

This linkup is hosted by My co-host is Jac of Stylin in St. Louis and Larissa of Living in Color.

fashion link up collage of scarves