6 Stylish Winter Essentials

A breakdown of the winter gear you actually need, whether you're dealing with a slippery commute or a snow day with your kids.

It’s easy to deal with snow and ice (and now slush) if you’re able to stay huddled inside your house. (And if you are, then happy snow day to you!) But for those who have to brave the elements—whether it’s commuting to work or taking your kids to the nearest sledding hill—you need some serious gear. We’ve broken down the best of what’s out there, from boots to bags, for a winter-ready arsenal. Oh, and those snowshoes? Those are just plain fun. Click the photo for info on each item, and where to find it in the Philadelphia area.