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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: February 5, 2014

Snowstorm fashion: your 3 must-have layers

In order to properly outfit yourself for a snowstorm such as this, you must master the art of WIP: Wick, Insulate, Protect. Here’s what I’ll be wearing (if I ever decide to leave the house).

Your first layer is all about wicking. This is the layer that’s closest to your skin and needs to warm you and wick the sweat off you to keep from getting chilled. I always wear a running shirt since they’re meant to keep you sweat-free, but if you’ve got a wool or silk base layer, more power to you.

Next is your insulating layer, the layers that keep your core warm and your body nice and cozy. I go for wool sweaters, a Carhartt insulated vest and jeans. Snow pants or bibs would be even better.

And last but certainly not least, your protective layers, also known as the layer that will keep you from getting wet when you’re out in the snow. Go for weather-resistant items for your coat and accessories, but at the very least choose a waterproof jacket. I like to mix a little fashion with my function so you’ll probably see me out in my faux fur hat.

And that my friends, is the art of WIP. Now you’re all set to go outside and have a little fun!

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