What to wear when it's cold beyond cold, but you don't want to sacrifice style? Get your snow boots on and layer up. It was -20C (below zero Farenheit) while I was in Michigan in February, but you know, that's no reason to sacrifice style! Cosy up with layers of wool, cashmere, fur and thermals - and okay the snow boots aren't very vintage, but the snow was over a foot deep in places, so needs must.
A very different look for the same sheepskin hat / faux fur bolero combo which I wore for our engagement celebration.
The reason I look a bit trepidatious is that I'm actually standing on the frozen river Huron, and the thickness of the ice was a bit dubious as it was relatively mild weather only a few days previous. But I'm pleased to say it held.
Outfit details: sheepskin hat, ebay; faux fur bolero, ebay; wool and cashmere cableknit gloves, ebay; cashmere cardigan, Cath Kidston; thermal camisole and leggings, Marks & Spencer; snow boots, Salomon; heavy wool circle skirt, handmade by me.