The first thing I ALWAYS hear when I tell people I'm moving to Wisconsin is "Have you ever been there in Winter? You're going to die." Not exactly the positive response I'd hoped for? I know I've never lived somewhere that experiences snow and freezing temperatures, but I'm doing my best to prepare for the worst.
I will by no means sacrifice style for warmth and comfort; I think there's definitely a way to incorporate both and not freeze your butt off in the snow. That is my own personal mission when I make my move. For now, I've been building an immense inspiration file of "cold weather chic" to help me build my wardrobe.