What To Wear Walking When It’s Cold Outside
Walking outside is honestly one of the best things you can do for your overall health and well-being. Not only does it improve your cardiovascular fitness, but it also helps to strengthen your bones and muscles, especially in the legs, hips, and core. But, I will use every excuse in the book not to go walking, even the old “I have nothing to wear walking when it’s cold outside” nonsense.
This year, I’m determined to get in better overall health, and walking outside and trying to eat more healthily is my plan. So, to take the I have nothing to wear walking excuse off the table, I ordered a few items from Nordstrom.
This Zella grey Luxe Pocket Sweatshirt Is perfect for a nice walk on a chilly, windy day, and since it is 60% off, it is also very affordable. I love the thick scuba-like material and that it has a lovely sheen to it. The sweatshirt is also very soft and comfortable, and it is a huge plus that it has front pockets just in case my hands get cold.
The back is slightly longer than the front, but only about 2″. I’m wearing a medium which fits me great. The Luxe Pocket Sweatshirt is available in a couple of different colors, but the darker slate grey is what spoke to me.
What To Wear Walking In Cold Weather – Layering
When walking, when it’s cold outside, it’s important to dress in layers to trap heat and keep warm. I usually have on a base layer tee for added warmth, and here are a few I have and wear often.
If you live in a colder climate, you might want a base layer of fabric that’s fabricated for extra warmth. Here are several that look like they would work perfectly. These cost quite a bit more, but they are worth it if you are in extremely cold temperatures for long periods.
When the temperature drops, I add this Hybrid Puffer Jacket in a light tan/taupe color. I love the diagonal quilting, but the large oversized pockets blow this jacket out of the water. They are large enough for a phone, glasses, a hat, keys, etc.
The length is also great since it covers your backside quite nicely. The quality of this jacket is good, and it’s stylish and comfortable. It is a great layering piece for after a workout or a casual walk outdoors. I’m wearing a medium, and it is definitely oversized, so you might want to size down.
I love my leggings to walk in, but I’ve lately been drawn to joggers and flare pants. The High Waist Pocket Flare Pants by Zella are so comfortable, and I love how they look. These pants can be used for walking or working out, and they are wonderful to do yoga in. The fabric is a little thicker, so they are great for the cooler months. These run a little big, so I sized down to a medium instead large. I hate feeling confined, and the medium fits great.
These HOKA Bondi 8 Running Shoes go under the heading, “if you know, you know.” Most people love HOKA running shoes because of their thick, cushioned soles. The shoes are also known for their stability and support and are lightweight and breathable, making them ideal for long runs. They come in many styles and very colorful designs, but I wanted a black pair to wear with all my black leggings and pants. I’m sized down to an 8.5 instead of my usual size 9, and they fit great.
Other Items For Walking When It’s Cold Outside
There are several other items you might need if you’re walking outside, and I’ll link to some of them below.
I love shopping at Nordstrom because they offer a wide range of products from a variety of brands. And, they carry high-end luxury and designer brands, as well as more affordable options. This makes it so easy for everyone to find something in their budget range. Nordstrom is known for its excellent customer service, and they have a generous shipping and return policy, which is free.