OK, who ordered all the snow? Enough, already! We’ve all been reading the stories about the polar vortex--aka Snow-vember, aka the Snowpocalypse-- and hearing about the towns and cities that are virtually buried in record-setting amounts. Although it IS that time of year, Mother Nature has been overly generous with the white stuff in some places, and authorities are advising people to stay inside. But sometimes you just have to go out! The secret to staying warm is layers! Start with thin against the skin, and build outward with thicker and thicker garments. Wool is best, but cotton or cotton/poly blends can be just as warm and are easier to care for. A hoodie is a great option, because you can wear a few layers underneath, flip up that hood and snug it up tight to protect against brisk winds or bitter cold, and if you don’t have gloves, the pouch pocket in front is a terrific hand warmer. Plus, hoodies come in an endless assortment of colors and styles so you can show off your personality. If you’re up north right now, you might want to pick a bright color so everyone can spot you in that vast field of white!