When the temperature drops, I’ve always found it hard to stay warm and feel ‘cool’, but this winter seems to be the first in ages where it’s possible to do both. I’m sure by now you’ve chosen your winter coat – did you give in to camel or shearling? – but what about your poor extremities? Come and look at my ASOS plunder…
First up: hats. Not many hats fit me – the double curse of having a big head and bigger hair – so when I find one I like I believe in going wild. Don one of these babies and feel all Russian:
And speaking of ears…you remember your earmuffs from childhood, don’t you? Mine were rubbish – didn’t stay on my head at all or keep me particularly warm. Well, may I now introduce you to the mother of all earmuffs – and, incidentally, the only thing made by UGG that I’ve ever wanted:
So that’s head and ears sorted then. But what about chests? Many of the sleek new coats on the high street have a deep v-neck, which makes scarves all the more important. Forget your knitted numbers, however – faux fur is much more elegant:
Maybe, in this busy day and age, you can’t be bothered faffing about with scarf and a hat – what a drag, right?! Well this is where my newly-beloved snoods come into play. Mine was a bargain purchase from Primark (£4 again) but if you had a bit more cash to splash, you could plump for something a tad more luxurious…
|Cheer up, love. Your winterwear is fun!|
But for those of us that really feel the cold (can I hear snorts of disgust from Sweden?!), how about this? (I suspect it’d have the added effect of making people want to hug you all the time, so that might swing it either way for you).
As for hands and feet. Well. I’ve long given up hope of ever owning the Burberry shearling boots. One of my current faves is a pair of Fairisle socks. However, take advice from one who knows – don’t wear these with brogues unless you’re on your way to the 18th hole.
My other favourites are grey socks. They may not sound exciting, but they allow you to get more mileage out of your strappy shoes (see below), keep your ankles warm when wearing peg trousers, and give a sly nod to Prada. What more could you ask from such a modest garment?
|If you’re looking for warmth, you may want to cover your thighs too.|
Mittens make me feel like a kid, unfortunately, whereas most gloves (leather excepted) make me feel too old for my years. Which is why I’ve decided to forget gloves and grab a muffler. Cute yet classy, it may be the only winter accessory that you can wear with a pesky cape and keep your lipstick in.
|Comes in two colours – great for twins who want to avoid a fashion faux pas.|
All item images from Asos.com.