Winter Apparel to Keep You Warm

Brrr, it’s been cold out there! This New Year brought the usual celebrations, resolutions and an unexpected polar vortex. Luckily, January is a great month to take advantage of close-out sales, so if you’re in need of some cold weather apparel or accessories, you’re in luck. To get you started, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite deals and steals:

Winter Apparel to Keep You Warm

The belief that 40-45 percent of your body heat is lost from your head has been debunked – in reality, it’s closer to 10 percent – but it’s still important to keep your noggin warm during the winter months. The AEO Metallic Knit Beanie, which is on sale at American Eagle for $11.99, combines fashion and function with its slouchy fit and eye-catching metallic sheen. For a more weather-resistant hat, check out the Power Stretch Beanie at Eddie Bauer. It’s on sale for $19.99 and features wind- and abrasion-resistant Polartec fabric.

If you’ve gotten caught in cold or windy weather without a scarf, you know how much you miss one. Don’t let your neck go exposed- invest in a thick scarf like the Chunky Cowl Scarf from Gap , on sale for $31.46. The REI Rib-Knit Cable Infinity Scarf is another good pick at $37.93. It’s extra-long, so you can loop it around your neck multiple times.

Before you step out into the cold, put on a pair of gloves to keep your fingers toasty. These luxurious Cashmere Short Gloves are on sale for $54.99, and Ann Taylor is offering an extra 50% off on all sale styles. If you prefer keeping your fingers free, these exquisite Dyani Arm Warmers from Anthropologie will still keep your arms and palms warm. They’re on sale for $59.95.

A sturdy, warm coat is your best friend in cold weather. Check out Burlington Coat Factory for great deals on name brand coats. For example, the Herringbone Belted Coat, which usually sells for $160, is just $79.99 right now. French Connection has a significant number of coats on sale right now, too. The chic Tulip Coat with Leather Trim offers a pop of color for $299.99, down from $325.

Lastly, if it’s maximum warmth you seek, take a look at the Annapurna Jacket, which features lightweight, compressible PrimaLoft One insulation. It’s on sale for $132.93 at REI.

Stay warm!
The Shopilly Team

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Pantone may have declared 2013 as the year of emerald, but we have a feeling that purple—from lavender to grape and every shade in between—will be popping up everywhere this year, thanks to the stylish First Family’s sartorial choices during Monday’s inaugural ceremony.

Channeling true American royalty in a trio of perfectly-coordinated purple jackets, Sasha, 11 (in a violet Kate Spade New York coat), Malia, 14 (donning a J.Crew jacket and merlot infinity scarf) and FLOTUS Michelle Obama (in a checkered Thom Browne topper with eggplant gloves) looked tailored to perfection during Monday’s daytime festivities. Inspired, Shopilly set out to find the perfect purple pieces to add to our own cold-weather wardrobes this season. Learn how to get the look, and tell us what you think of the Obamas’ inauguration style below.




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Malia opted for J.Crew’s double cloth lady day coat in fresh plum ($325, take an extra 40% off all sale items), crafted of luxe Italian wool and lined with cozy Thinsulate for an extra layer of warmth against the East Coast freeze. We also found this luxe fuchsia stunner by Chloe ($900 at which we think is the perfect pop of color over cocktail dresses and eveningwear.  For a more affordable everyday option, snag a wild cherry topper by Merona ($41.98 at Target) to channel the spirit of the older Obama sib.


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While Sasha’s custom Kate Spade New York coat isn’t available for purchase, we found a handful of violet delights that may tickle your fancy. DKNY’s darling double-breasted jacket (on sale for $129.99 at Lord & Taylor), Delia’s Devin peacoat ($59.50, score free shipping until Thursday!) and Via Spiga’s belted trench ($111.99 at Lord & Taylor) are a few plum options—all under $150, to boot!



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As for the most stylish First Lady since Jackie Kennedy? Get Michelle Obama’s sleek, sophisticated look by pairing a dark checkered jacket, such as John Richmond’s plaid wool topcoat ($1,475)  or Tory Burch’s tartan jacket ($548.16, both available at with black stovepipe skinnies and leather boots. Or opt for Christopher Kane’s lovely leopard style ($1,078 at, perfect for cinching with an embellished belt.