Winter is definitely here and so are the cold winds and rain. Unfortunately, so is shivering and trying to stay warm with multiple layers of clothing. With a colder winter than previous years predicted; layering is going to be a given but layering doesn’t have to mean looking (and feeling) like the Michelin Man. You can look stylish without being bulky or lumpy.
We have already shared with you 20 snuggly knits to keep you warm for winter but coats, boots, scarves, gloves, thermals and hats are going to be your must haves for winter too.
We have gathered a few essential fashion pieces from around the web to keep you warm and dry this winter:
In the southern states, it is essential to have a few decent coats. With temperatures hovering around the mid teens (and below!) in Melbourne the last few weeks and been between 1 and 10 degrees when taking the boys to school in the mornings, I have had to start wearing a coat already. I have even had to washed ice off the windscreen of the car on a couple of occasions. Brrr! Here are a few of my lust have coats:
From left: French Connection Woodlands Check Duffle Coat ($249.95. Sizes 6-16), Country Road Textured Coat ($349.00. Sizes XXS-XL), David Jones Classic Trench Coat ($139.95. Sizes 12-20), and Witchery Peacoat ($399.95. Sizes 4-16).
Layering and Thermal Tops
As I mentioned above, layering is key to staying warm, so you need to start with the basics. A long sleeve tee or thermal top will keep your body temperature regulated without extra bulk under oversized knits or cardigans.
Hats and Gloves
Most people feel the cold in their hands and it is the first place to show dryness and ageing from winter extremities. The easiest way to prevent this is a good hand moisturiser and wearing gloves when heading outside. Hats not only add a stylish finish to a winter outfit, it also stops the loss of heat out of the top of your head.
If you follow our Instagram feed, you will know I wear scarves all year round, as they add a stylish, “finished” look to the most simple of outfits. However, in winter I will wear a scarf everyday. Get in the habit of wearing a scarf around your neck to keep the throat area warm. Do you know that the neck is one of the most overlooked sources of heat loss? Anywhere from 40-50% of our body heat can be lost from the surface of the head and neck.