I'm probably over prepared for the winter weather, considering its been in the high 30s/low 40s since Thanksgiving, but this shearling sweatshirt is so comfy and light I needed to wear it anyway. It was perfect under my down feather excursion vest and my hat added an extra layer of warmth that probably wasn't needed but was cute anyway. As for my boots - I've been searching for the best pair since November. Even with no record snow fall yet I had to get these Sorel Tivoli II Water proof boots just for their classic and casual look. They are so comfortable and roomy enough for layered socks. I can't wait for the first big snow (did I really just say that?) to test them out, but I'm feelin' like they'll pass the test.