If Beyoncé Bundles Up, So Should You

Ladies, I don’t know if you’ve realized, but it’s hella cold outside. Since we live in the Midwest, I’m sure you all know the drill. Going outside means bundling up from head to toe with jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, hand warmers, foot warmers and tons of tissues for your inevitably runny nose. We waddle to class with our heads down, fearing the blistering wind.


Yet for some reason, that all changes when it’s time to go out. Everyone knows that it gets even colder when the sun goes down; yet, the coats all come off around 10 p.m. on the weekends. It's like we somehow forget that the weather here in Wisco practically rivals that of the arctic tundra. I don’t know if it’s because my lifestyle aligns more closely with that of a 75-year-old grandmother than with that of a 22-year-old college senior, but personally, I’m not a fan of freezing.  

I’m going to mother you all for a quick second and tell you that your reasoning for not wearing a coat is 100% invalid. I get that you want to show off your amazing outfit, but we can all appreciate it the second you step into the bar. You can still definitely look amazing from under all that warmth.

Now, if you’re trying to tell me that alcohol keeps you from feeling the cold, you’re an absolute liar. Even if you have, for some reason, convinced your drunk self that she can’t feel the cold, you know who can? Your sober self in the morning. I’m sure she’s not a fan of the mild hypothermia you caught bracing the cold that comes from a -6-degree night out without a coat.

I’ll step off my soap box now, but in case you forgot that coats are actually chic af and necessary, here are six pics of Beyoncé looking like Sasha Fierce in her fabulous coats.

If Queen Bey can bundle up so can you.

 New coat, same Queen.

Friends who wear coats together stay together.  

Bey, a pup, and a coat. What could be better?


Rip that coat off for your big reveal (only once you’re inside, of course).

And if you’re not a fan of Beyoncé, then one, you should be; two, here’s a pic of Macklemore loving his coat as much as you should.

All I’m saying is that coats can be cute. So please, for my sanity and yours, bundle up. Your fingers and toes will thank me later.