| 4 WINTER ESSENTIALS THAT WILL MAKE YOU INSTANTLY WARMER
I’m always cold.
I’m cold in summer, and I’m even colder in winter.
Much to the annoyance of some people, I’m also one of those people in the office where I’m constantly battling to turn the air con off – I don’t understand how you can work with a constant breeze in your face for 8 hours, how does your eyes not get dry!?
Whilst I now sit with a hot water bottle at my desk, I wanted to share how else I keep warm when I’m out and about; and what my 4 winter essentials are to see me through the next few months
1. ALL THE LAYERS
The most important layer to begin with are your thermals. They are not the most glamorous pieces to add to your basket, but they really do work!
Thermal vests are great to act as a base layer and they will lock your heat in, to keep you warm, whilst still being comfortable and easy to wear
Once you’ve got your thermals on, I would then easily add on another 2 or 3 layers on top of that, depending on where I was going/what I was doing
I found this adorable candy cane heart shaped printed cardigan from Primark at the weekend for £8, and I had to get it!
2. MIX & MATCH WINTER ACCESSORIES
Hats. Gloves. Scarves. Ear Muffs – You get the idea.
Mix and match any of the above as they will now become a part of your daily routine.
For me personally, I don’t think I can pull of hats that well (I’m pretty sure my head is too big to make any bobble hats look ‘cute’), so I like to wear ear muffs instead. Plus 80% of the time, my hair is always up in a bun or a pony so it’s just makes more sense
The gloves that I’m absolutely loving at the minute are these pom pom leather gloves from Primark! The reaction around the office when I first wore them, was very much …you either love them or hate, and I blimmin’ love them – I think they are SO cute!
And I also need to stop buying scarves. I have about 10-15 already but I guess I kinda needed this New Look one too, so I bought it at the weekend – partly because it ‘went’ with my outfit that was wearing at the time, and partly because…. I just liked it. Pretty solid justifications if I do say so myself
3. GRAB A COAT
This one is pretty self explanatory.
I have alot of jackets and coats that are not winter specific, so here are a few ideas of how I would style mine to make them winter appropriate
- Structured wooly coats with a faux fur collar
- Military style blazers over a thin blouse, slouchy jumper and leather jeans
- Leather jackets with a massive blanket scarf
- Thin trench coats with a thick knitted jumper dress underneath and over the knee boots
- Huge parkas and oversized tees
- Puffer Jacket/Bomber Jacket with long sleeved roll necks and skinny jeans
4. GOOD SOLID PAIR OF BOOTS
You need a good solid pair of boots, that are durable enough to walk through multiple puddles of rain, trench through inches of thick white snow, and soles thick enough to make sure you’re still stood up when that snow turns to ice.
Whether they be ankle boots or knee high boots, invest in a good quality pair that will keep your toes dry and warm!