It’s cold out there! But seriously: I feel something close to fear at the prospect of being outside in the cold for extended periods. As little skin exposure as possible is my constant goal-though it’s often foiled by removing gloves for compulsive phone checks while waiting for the streetcar. A designer from Ottawa, a city where the bitter chill of winter is much more debilitating than here in Toronto, is offering a stylish alternative to haphazardly layered turtlenecks, scarves and mufflers. Krista Norris’ unisex infinity scarves are not only cozy, but also fit with my androgynous instincts; see wool herringbone and textured stripes in tonal grey. (Don’t worry, there are also lace- and metallic-embellished ones for the more decorative among you.) While the scarves are already available at select boutiques in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Sherwood Park (Alta.), they’re available for a short time nationwide in a virtual pop-up shop on eluxe.ca.