These winter essentials selected by style expert ANDREW HOGE are ready to cast off for adventure, whether that’s by land or by sea.
Chilly winter weather doesn’t have to mean off-boat adventures are off the table. Grab these curated accessories that will keep you in good company from marina to market:
1. The North Face Steep IL Solo Pro Futurelight Gloves ($130)
A study pair of gloves should be at the top of your packing list when disembarking for winter adventures. But you should not have to sacrifice form for function. This newly minted design from The North Face accomplishes both, featuring advanced design details to keep heat in and Etip functionality that works with touchscreen devices. Plus, the two-tone black hues offer a sleek look that expertly pairs with casual or formalwear. ($130; thenorthface.com)
2. Biossance Squalane and Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
Contrary to popular belief, applying sunscreen should be a year-round habit. In fact, winter’s overcast skies can trap the harmful UVA and UVB rays that wreak havoc on your skin. This super sheer elixir from Biossance combines plant-forward ingredients and zinc for maximum protection. ($30; available at Sephora, sephora.com)
3. Troubadour Slipstream Backpack
Whether lounging around a seaside marina or embracing the elements, procuring the perfect backpack will keep both your hands free and your gear close. Consider this one from Troubadour, constructed with lots of pockets, easy-to-use zippers, and a sleek design. Plus, the lightweight fabric is waterproof. ($375; troubadourgoods.com)
4. Sskein Ribbed Baby Alpaca Beanie ($95)
Don’t go a nautical mile without the right head gear to stave off winter’s chill. Made with super soft baby Alpaca fleece wool, this ribbed beanie from Seattle-based Sskein will easily become your accessory le rigueur. ($95; sskein.co)
5. Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler with MagSlider Lid
The convenience of your favorite coffee shop might be hard to come by when hopping between marinas. That’s why you should snag this highly rated tumbler made with a leak-resistant lid and double-wall insulation that keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold down to the last drop. ($29.99; yeti.com)
Andrew Hoge is a Seattle-based fashion, beauty, and lifestyle writer who covers the Pacific Northwest’s evolving style and cultural scene. Follow his perspective on Instagram at @andrewhoge.