All the cold weather essentials you’ll
need this winter
I was reading my friend Lou’s blog yesterday morning and something she said at the end of this post really stuck with me. Actually, everything she writes generally sticks with me – she’s an incredibly talented writer.
“… I find fashion bloggers with bare ankles and cotton jackets, photographed against pretty London Mews cobbles or Kensington white facades. There is no Sussex mud in their world…”
“THIS! YES This!” I practically shouted at the screen through a mouthful of toast. My reasons for the crumb-filled, enthusiastic exclamations were numerous – one key reason being that the bare ankles/Kensington facade thing was me not so long ago.
And remember it was only here that I was saying no more of that unless it was in context. i.e. I was in London for a reason… other than undertaking multiple outfit changes in toilets!
So to quote another talented (but sadly fictitious) writer with a penchant for Manolos and bare ankles, I got to thinking…
what are the cold weather essentials we need for the months ahead?
What do I need to contend with the all New Forest mud and bracing (read finger numbingly freezing) coastal walks?
What do you need to get you through the cold months where you live?
Warm, practical and stylish options? Then look no further…
cold weather basics
We need fine knits to layer and chunky sweaters… just because. For added warmth opt for turtlenecks in cashmere or a cashmere blend. Layer cotton or jersey T-shirts or cami vests underneath for extra insulation. Go for simple straight cut jeans or trousers to allow for a variety of boots…
The boot Army
As much I will bare the odd ankle when I feel the need to be a girl for a while, to get through winter you need ALL the boots. We’re talking wellies, walking boots, maybe snow boots and good sold ankle boots – I really love a classic Chelsea boot.
Get Your Coat
As well as the stylish long wool versions to snuggle into, quilted coats and parkas are an essential. Fur trim hoods are perfect for keeping out ear-numbing breezes, water repellent is always a good idea in the UK and when it’s really cold, a down coat is a must.
Hats & Gloves & Sunnies Oh My!
A beret, beanie and something cosy and pom pom adorned are my faves for winter… and the only styles that fit my exceptionally large head! Cashmere gloves are not a luxury but an essential and don’t forget those sunnies for crisp bright days. The kind we all love!
Photography: Patrick Start