Conundrum: not wanting to wear jeans, but it's freezing out. Solution: leggings and socks and shorts and snow boots. Outcome: still cold when outside. It's supposed to get about fifteen or twenty degrees warmer by the morning, so my Thanksgiving outfit should be much simpler than this one. On the plus side, I had an excuse to bust out these ridiculous snow boots I got a few years ago. There are some things you can only get away with in the winter. Yay!
Also, my scarf has pockets. Your argument is invalid.