Yeah, we get it, it’s cold. Everybody’s cold. Winter has been a special level of extra this year, but we’ll take it in stride. We know you’re tempted to sit on Netflix and literally chill until you can wear crop tops again, but we’re going to make father winter bow to you before it’s over.
Now, where to start? We’ll start inside, but you better believe we’re going to end up outside.
Don’t get pets, get plants!
Pet people, we see you, we love you, and we love your pets. If you don’t already have a pet and aren’t looking to take that deep a plunge just yet, plants are perf. Indoor urban gardening is an awesome way to get busy this winter and have greenery right in your kitchen (or wherever). Depending on your space, you might want personally potted plants, succulents, or a mini-garden!
The miniature veggie garden is a personal favorite. Choose what veggies you want, get some soil in a cute little planter, decorate that planter, and grow accordingly! Watch out for weeds though, because they can happen indoors too; an inch-deep layer of tiny rocks in your mini-garden will keep weeds at bay. These are all low maintenance projects that still require some mental exercise and care for things you’ll actually see grow (and maybe eat in a salad). We’ll take green thumbs over frostbite anytime.
Hit the store
The online store, obviously. Winter fashion is everything. The color and layer diversity it takes to contrast gross slush while staying warm leaves limitless options for ensembles you’ll look forward to putting together. Plus, spring and summer clothes are massively discounted while the snow is falling. So while you’re looking for that perfect chunky sweater-jacket-boot combo, keep your eyes peeled for that bathing suit you wanted in August that’s 35% off. That’s called shopping smart, ladies and gents.
Now, literally, go outside
Not only is winter exercise amazing for you, but where else are you going to show off all that stuff you just bought? Cozy chic is the comfiest and, besides, layering is so fashionably versatile that any one outfit can be so much more than one. You’re creative and we have faith in you.
If you’re feeling extra bold, join an outdoor sports class! NYC is a beautiful place, but even a half-hour outside the city you’re surrounded by a gorgeous winter wonderland to explore. Gather friends and family and go on an adventure beyond numbered streets and avenues.
Host a dinner party, take the train to another city, do something random without a plan, New York is packed with weirdness, fun, and fabulous people. Don’t miss out just because it’s cold. This winter, you’re the queen of kicking your cabin fever. So, if you’ve been half-watching Gossip Girl for the 30th time and mindlessly swiping Tinder since it got too cold to wear a romper, put down the phone and get out there. We started you inside, we’re pulling you off the couch, and pushing you make winter as sweet as summer. How you win back winter is in your mitten covered hands!