It’s winter in England and it can get cold! Sartorially speaking, we see this as a challenge. How will you stay warm, look hot (or even cool) and feel fabulous? Well it’s all in those perfect little extras: the great hats, footwear, scarves and bags to keep you cosy — in style.
According to ancient wisdom, it’s all in the feet — if you are well shod, you will look good. Or you may prefer to draw attention to your face — and a lovely hat can frame it beautifully, as well as give your cheeks a rosy glow. When temperatures plummet, a scarf can work wonders. Whether it’s a chunky knit or silk perfection, it all adds to your look and helps to raise your body heat. Quite simply, with the right accessories, you’ll be hot. Here’s our round-up of the season’s key pieces.
The right hat
Hats featured in all the fashion shows for this winter. Just think of timeless classics — from functional tweed caps to dramatic fedoras. Hats help you to dress for the occasion and make a statement. This Cossack hat (pictured) from online store Village Hats, is hot and stylish at just £24.95 and this felt brimmed hat from New Urban gives you warmth with glamour for £35. That’s what to aim for this season and there’s plenty of examples on the high street that will help you to achieve just that.
The best boots — and shoes
Again, timeless appeal is the key to looking great this winter. Take any shoe or boot classic and it’s been on the catwalk this season. A great pair of boots will really bring your look together and style follows function. From biker boots to riding boots to ankle boots — every height and style is catered for to team with any outfit. These gorgeous Kendra Apple shoe boots (£79.99) from Clarks epitomise the look of elegance with perfect functionality at a great price. To really soup up the look, why not wear some va va voom tights? These Limited Collection M&S floral net tights in black or purple are gorgeous at just £6 a pair.
The perfect scarf
Cable knits are chunky, they trap warm air and they look fabulous. . For a really luscious look try this alpaca mix diamond cable knit scarf in mustard, this season’s hot new colour (pictured). For £35 from John Lewis it will make you sizzle. If you want to accessorise an evening outfit, silk works every time. This Lacoste silver cable knit scarf teams glam appeal with warmth at £95 — buy it for your boyfriend then steal it from him From leopard print to psychedelic madness, this superb range of pure silk scarves comes from Aspinal’s of London. Or if you want change from fifty quid, why not check out this inspired range of silk scarves from My Scarf Shop?
And that bag….
And if you’re wondering how a bag can keep you cosy, look at this fabulous Jane sheepskin tote bag from Ugg Australia. OK, it will set you back the best part of three hundred pounds, but look how big it is. If you can afford it, you can fill it up with all your stuff. Oh, and it will be all warm and huggable, too.