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8 Essentials To Surviving Chicago’s Winter

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UIC chapter.

Summer just concluded, autumn is here, and winter is right around the corner. Here are some necessities for the chilly forecast.  

Budget-Friendly Wardrobe Must-Haves:

1. 2-in-1 Warm Interchangeable Winter Jacket

2. Scarf

3. Gloves

4. Traction Boots

General Essentials:

5. Blankets

6. Heat/Space Heater

7. Hot Water/Electric Kettle


8. Hot Chocolate Of course, it never hurts to have a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and lots of marshmallows. It is in-season, and it will warm you up. So, what are you waiting for?

Feel free to share some of your survival tips. Stay warm, and good luck!

Hello, everyone, my name is Shirley Toy. I am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a Bachelor's in English, concentrating in Professional Writing and double minors in Spanish and Communication. I am an alum of Her Campus at UIC, where I served as a writer, Co-Campus Correspondent, and Editor-in-Chief. At the National level, I served as a Chapter Advisor for the 2017-2018 academic year. These opportunities are perfect because I get to merge my passions for writing, leadership, and technology together. Follow & Tweet me on Twitter @_shirleyst!
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