In our semi-tropical environment here in Louisiana, a lot of people don't own a big coat. Why spend the money on something you may only need a couple of days a year? If you really want to stay warm this winter, there are a few easy things you can do, without having to buy a heavy coat.

My number one tip is to layer. Simple, but effective. If you can start with a camisole or t-shirt made of a wicking fabric close to your skin, that's best. The next layer can be a regular shirt. Top that with a sweater, then put whatever jacket you have on top of that. This is plenty for most of the winter days here. If you want to stay warm without a bunch of layers, though, just wear a scarf. Keeping your head and neck bundled definitely keeps you warmer. We lose a lot of heat through that part of the body, so bundling up that area is key. You can pull the scarf up over your head to keep your head and ears warm, too, if you don't want to mess up your hair with a cap or hat. Unless you're CJ. Then you must wear a cap.

Here are some more tips to stay toasty in winter from Mental Floss. (Number 7 is genius!)

BTW, that's my long-haired chihuahua, Dre, making a guest appearance in the video.