Not to go all Debby Downer on you guys here, but this warm spell we’ve been having? It’s not going to last. According to every weatherman I watched while flipping between news channels yesterday, the Polar Vortex is coming back for round two next week. If you live in the North or the East especially, now’s prime time to prepare.
The 13 winter style tips in the slideshow above—all tested by our editors during New York’s notoriously cold winters—are a good place to start. Rather than just suggest a big parka (because, duh), their advice focuses on small details that make a huge difference in sub-zero conditions, like the warmest socks in the world or the right way to layer your bottom, non-coat protected half. Click through to show that frigid weather who’s boss.