How to Survive the Endless Polar Vortex, According to Kim Kardashian

02/18/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Kim Kardashian New YorkAKM-GSI; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Jackson Lee/Sp

Don’t know if you got the memo, but it’s a little cold on the east coast (and southeast, and midwest, and … ) these days. We imagine any visitors from the west coast might be a little unsure how to prepare for the kind of subzero temps (and perpetual snow) we’ve been experiencing out here in N.Y.C. Luckily, Kim Kardashian prepares for any contingency. She was in the Big Apple this week on business, and put her own unique spin (of course) on cold weather dressing.

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1). Rely on leather in freezing weather: The star knows that one of the warmest materials you can wear is leather — so she opted to wear the material head-to-toe for a trek to the N.Y.C. outpost of her Dash boutique. She generated plenty of warmth trying to take strides in the clingy skirt and low-cut tank, which she topped with a wide-lapel Max Mara coat for added panache.

2). The Muppets are never cold. Borrow their coats. If your chest area is going to be especially drafty (as Kim’s was at a Generation NXT benefit in N.Y.C.), plan on a little extra warmth via a super fuzzy jacket with structured shoulders. And there are extra benefits to passing for one of Kermit and the gang: Kardashian scored a spot on Jimmy Fallon’s new Tonight Show a week after the Muppets closed his last Late Show.

3). Scarves are your friend. There’s no telling how many extra degrees Kardashian added to her body temp by tying a scarf around her neck for a night out with love Kanye West. Sure, her décolletage is exposed and so are her calves, but we can tell she’s cozy and warm. She also cleverly chose her most snowboot-looking 5-in. heels, which carried her effortlessly across the snowbanks.

There you have it! Cold weather dressing à la Kim. Do you feel prepared for the next big snowstorm now?

–Alex Apatoff

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Denise on

Her fashion sucks.

Dejavu all over again on

Don’t all of the Kartrashians climb up inside of Kris Jenner’s womb to keep warm in the winter? Considering she runs everyone’s lives it seems appropriate.

Lesli on

Style…what friggin style?????

Mellie on

Is black the only color she ever wears?!!! She needs to buy a big box of crayons and look at all the different colors in it. I like black as well as the next person, but it seems like all the Kardashians wear is black, black, black….and Kanye too.

What she on

When I feel fat I tell my husband that I look like Kim K.

Mary on

No thanks, I would rather be cold.

lola on

Here’s how to look stupid three different ways…

spanky on

how can you get gold with a 200lb as*

lola on

How to look stupid three different ways….

Marcia on

Seriously, People? Is Kris Jenner writing these fawning, endless stories you are running constantly?

joanne1965 on

OMG!!! STOP THE PRESS!!! She wore the same shoes twice! Shocker! What on earth was she thinking?

Trish on

Only an idiot would trek in snow in high heels.

Beck Flately on

Oh… I though the answer was going to be “Make a Sex Tape”. Keeping warm Kardashian-style.

Jackie on

You know people, if you don’t like her or her style, then don’t look at it. You must care or you would not have to look. And if you don’t have something nice to say. Then don’t look!

What she on

I think we come on here as a public service to remind her how truly nasty she will always be in all of our eyes. Been filming any getting peed on scenes lately?

Meowwww on


Shannon Kay on

Even though I really hope that the coat in the second picture is faux fur, it probably isn’t, since Kim is sooo in love with real fur. That’s beyond disgusting and so sad. Shame on you, People. Stop promoting fashion that involves real fur!

hrword on

what is her obsession with showing her chest? its cheap and tawdry to constantly have them on display

Dawn on

Idiot! she goes from the car to the building, and from the building to the car. Actually spend some time outside when it is below 0 with a wind chill 25 – 50 below and then tell me how to survive the Polar Vortex. Clueless!!

dove on

Kim…besides the most times, ridiculous, exposing fashion, it’s time to lay off the botox….!!! Don’t you guys look at your photos? It’s not an appealing for anyone to look like their face melted in place, and just because you can afford it, doesn’t mean it looks good….fashion or botox!

menotyou on

Promoting fur, how nice of People.

mrsmass on

the polar vortex left a while ago.

Emma on

Since some that have already commented clearly need it……….. *holds up SARCASM sign*

claire on

1st photo ugly, 2nd photo uglier, 3rd photo ugliest. Now lets talk about the coats

StyleWatch on


Lara on

All that money and they can’t hire a stylist,
open-toed shoes and tights. YUCK!

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