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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: January 24, 2013

The only acceptable attire to wear when it's this cold out

When I hear Keith Carson on my television telling me there’s an “arctic chill” outside, followed by tips on “staying safe” in these temperatures, I’m at the point where fashion doesn’t matter. I’m at the point where only my flannel sheets matter.

So for those of you that might be new to the area, or to Maine in general, these are the only items you should worry about wearing when we’re in the negative digits.

Though not the most fashionable item around town, the Carhartt Duck Coverall might be the coolest/warmest item around. I spotted this guy wearing one in Monument Square and I’m pretty sure he and I were the only one braving the cold.  You can find them at your local Cabela’s or Reny’s.

And then there’s this little phenomenon called “the sleeping bag” coat. Made from an ultrawarm down filling that falls at your ankle, it’s like you’re walking in your own bed. I live in this coat from L.L.Bean and it is key to surviving the next few months.


And then there’s the L.L.Bean Boot. A Maine staple, yes. But come winter, you best find yourself in a pair lined in shearling for the ultimate way to keep your tootsies warm.

At least this winter hasn’t brought as much snow as two years ago. I survived that one by hiding out in snow forts by myself. It happens.

What do you wear to stay warm in the freezing temps?!

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