Growing up in Minnesota (where it is seriously cold), long underwear was a part of my DNA. Though as a kid, having it as an extra layer was mostly bothersome.

I was convinced that with it on under my turtleneck + sweater + one-piece snow suit combination, it was only going to inhibit my ability to build a great snow fort. In actuality, I never built a great snow fort… but I also never got cold.

I thought I knew long underwear. And then I met Uniqlo’s Heattech. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE, HEATTECH? Never has long underwear been so wonderful, so chic, so warm. And it’s super thin, so I wear it under just about everything I can. I wear it to bed. I’m wearing it right now….