Just feel like nesting? These clothes are warm and dry, for when you must venture outdoors.
It’s January — that dreary, rainy time after the holiday rush when you want to make like a bear and hibernate.
But you’ve got places to go and things to do. So seize the day in some cozy, winter-friendly finds built to accommodate the weather and, ahem, any expanded waistlines from holiday indulgences. These (mostly local!) picks will keep you feeling warm, while still looking cool.
Candace Fitted Flannie ($148 at Sassafras, Belltown). Finally, a flannel made for a woman’s curves! Handmade in Portland, this fitted, 100 percent cotton flannel shirt has princess seams, pearl snap closures and contrasting cuff liners for a feminine take on Seattle grunge. Available in green or blue plaid.
Prairie Underground Sidewalk Talk Legging ($150 at Clementines, Pioneer Square, and Show Pony, Fremont). You want to wear your comfy leggings, but need to step it up for work or a night on the town. You want to wear a cute skirt, but your bare legs will freeze. Get the best of both worlds in this leggings-skirt combo made in Seattle from organic cotton and spandex. Stretchy but sophisticated, it will be your comfy-chic staple through the winter and beyond.
Erin MacLeod Snap Around Skirt ($68–$75 at erinmacleod.com). Overdo it over the holidays? Look and feel glam even as your weight fluctuates with this ingenious snap skirt that always fits. Portland designer Erin MacLeod’s A-line and swing styles have a snap-lined waist that clicks to wherever size you happen to be that day — from 0–14. Available in sweater knits and organic cotton.
Pendleton Hooded Merino Wool Sweater Dress (on sale for $100 at pendleton-usa.com). This textured red merino sweater dress is so warm and comfy, you won’t want to take it off. Long sleeves and a hood complete the wintry piece made from wool woven in Northwest mills by the Oregon heritage brand.
Texture Clothing Mittens Hoodie ($95 at Sassafras, Belltown). Cute, cozy and eco-conscious, this hoodie has sweet mitten-shaped pockets to keep your hands warm. Handmade in Bellingham from ethically sourced, sustainable hemp and organic cotton, it’s available in teal, navy and espresso.
Knowledge Cotton Apparel Waffle Weaved Shirt ($135 at Wayward). A new take on a traditional style, this slim-fit button-down is made of soft waffle-knit cotton that feels like long johns, but looks professional. It will take him from work to happy hour in comfy, cozy style.
Homecore Alpaca Turtleneck Sweater (on sale for $197 at Baby & Company, Belltown). Stow the hoodie every once in a while and go chic in this classic light-gray turtleneck made in Portugal from a super-soft alpaca blend.
Billabong Baja Flannel Hoodie ($70 at Nordstrom). Dream of warmer climes in this surfwear-inspired flannel hoodie with muted pastel stripes for a look that’s casual and cool.
Brave any weather in these picks that that offer protection from the elements.
Perilous Activity City Night Cape ($198–$248 at Sassafras). Top off any ensemble with this stylish, locally designed cape that adds instant polish. The statement piece comes in soft bamboo cotton spandex or water-resistant scuba fabric, with a flowy flair shape, silver exposed zippers, a kangaroo front pocket and an oversized hood.
Kit and Ace Tec Stretch Trouser (on sale for $88 at kitandace.com). Ride comfortably on a bike commute in these water-repellent, tailored-but-stretchy nylon and spandex pants from the Vancouver-based brand.
Oiselle Lux Track Pants ($84 at Oiselle, University Village). These super-soft, non-frumpy pants from the Seattle-based athletic-apparel company will be your new favorites. Made of lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric, they look put together on a run or just running to the store.
Feller Seattle Queen Anne Trench in Painted Floral ($495 at feller.clothing). Shine in the rain in this cheerful, locally designed waxed cotton trench. Thoughtful details include a zip-off hood, an inner pocket to keep your phone dry, natural corozo buttons and a smooth green cotton lining. Add an optional faux fur or wool liner for warmth.