Monday, 27 January 2014

The Chill Factor

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Image via Pinterest
Is it just me, living down South, who thinks we have had an unusually mild winter so far?  OK, so I know the wind and rain have been relentless for weeks now (I have the fence panels down to prove it) and my lawn looks more like a muddy pig pen than something which is suppose to resemble a garden, but it hasn't really been THAT cold, has it?
We have had the heating on a few times, but only to take the chill off, although it was pretty much on constantly this past weekend, which leaves me convinced me we are not going to get off lightly after all.
We have seen snow in March before and I remember getting sunburnt on an Easter Sunday once (early 80's) so I think the weather has always been weird and completely unpredictable to be honest.

So if your thoughts have already turned to spring and summer trends and new season drops, you may need to think again, because its time to check that wardrobe for cold weather essentials and if you don't have any, think of them as chill factor style staples that will last you for years. Remember you need to be warm indoors, warm whilst travelling to and from work/school run etc and warm whilst you venture out to the supermarket, so here is my cold weather edit, perfect for keeping you warm throughout a frosty, and probably snowy February!


Who knew that in addidition to their famous welly socks, Hunter now do Shearling Insoles (£15) for the ultimate in cosy toe luxury. Layer up with the Berwick Cable Cardi from Baukjen, now with the added bonus of being reduced from £99 to just £29! Cashmere gloves will keep your digits warm, flexible and most importantly, frost bite free, was £45 now £25 from Hush.



Bobble hats remain the Bloggers favourite cold weather headgear of choice and this Asos option is now just £9.50 in the sale and is also available in other colours. If you can't get through a cold spell spending your days in cosy cashmere leggings or jeans, and need to wear dresses or skirts, then these Merino mix tights from Falke will beat any low denomination denier for warmth £29. If like me, you can't think of anything worse than cold ears, the Ugg classic sheepskin earmuffs will prove to be a cold weather must have £45.



A faux fur snood will add a touch of glamour to any welly boot/puffa coat combo £22 Asos. Essential dog walks and school runs just got a whole lot warmer with these Heatech leggings/trousers from Uniqlo now just £14.90. If rubber boots really aren't your thing, then a shearling lined leather boot which is a cross between a wellington and a biker, might just be your perfect cold weather footwear solution £175 LK Bennett.

What are your "go to" cold weather style staples and did you invest in any of these this winter?

18 comments:

  1. That fur snood is GORGEOUS. You do know it's going to be cold now right? It is much colder today in fact! If it snows I want it to snow so bad we all have to stay inside!

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    1. Me to Fiona! I live on an Island and we have been cut off so many times with the bridges closed it is a bit scary though with our only hospital about 20 miles away and people being airlifted off. We even had food air lifted in to Tesco once!

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  2. I have my fur snood ready Sharron as I think we are definitely in for a cold snap this week:)
    ~Anne xx

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  3. I haven't had to buy anything for Winter specifically, except an extra pair of wellies since last Summer as I knew they'd get a lot of wear. My black leather gloves needed replacing but I've managed so far without with my beige pair so will not bother now and have enough of tights but I've wanted a fur collar or snood for ages. Still haven't found the right one! I always wear a thermal vest or long sleeve tee as a base, double scarf up (silk under then a big cashmere one on top), add my trusty old beret, gloves and knee boots and I'm pretty much good for most days. Would love a proper down filled puffer jacket though!

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  4. I love that fur snood and those LK Bennett boots are gorgeous..... Very Jimmy Choo, it has been mild, my mum told me this time last year most of the country had snow!? Xx

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  5. Hi there!! Ooh the cold is definitely setting in, my heating is on but I'm still cold, hehe! Great round up, I did get my M&S bobble hat this month, the faux fur collar and some Lands End boots in the sale last year which are so cosy! xx

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  6. I'm all set! I've the fur snood, the bobble hat, the cashmere gloves ... even the snow boots, which although purchased over 2 years ago, haven't yet been worn. Secretly I'm willing the snow to come; we missed out on it last year. And yes ... I know that if we do get it, I'll want it gone within hours of its arrival! x

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  7. My winter clothing is in full circulation these days, we're talking down jackets, lined winter boots, wool sweaters - the works! Here in Northern Norway we've had sub zero temperatures and constant icy winds for almost four weeks now, so you really need to bundle up to go outside!

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  8. First of all, I adore that Pinterest shot - everything about it is just beautiful! And yes weather has definitely been ok apart from all the rain. Very mild and most of the time quite enjoyable. :)
    x

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  9. Yes colder have had to have the heating on! Xx

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  10. Oh my goodness....I fear another wish list coming on!! Love the fur snood......need the Hunter shearling insoles.....luckily have the fleecy welly socks already!! Sigh......what I would do for the L K Bennett boots, they are totally gorgeous!! Tempt me no further please!!

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    1. I'm afraid I can't promise that honey lol x

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  11. Actually getting excited looking at those Shearling insoles Sharron and the fur snood is lovely. I've had the heating on in the mornings and evenings for ages now - our house is such a cold house and I am exceedingly nesh despite numerous thermals and woollies! Getting worse the older I get! x

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  12. Gorgeous snood Sharron & I LOVE those Hunter insoles...my toes are sighing at the thought of those babies. It's definitely much milder this year (so far) I've not spent too many mornings slipping on ice when out for early runs! Jane xx
    www.mymidlifefashion.com

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  13. It's freezing in Houston right now and expected to get colder. None of us would dare venture out without all the right stuff to keep warm. We don't often need all of it, but for the next couple of days woo-hoo! xx's

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  14. Actually I am really enjoying getting wrapped up warm in the cold weather, beats the rain any day! I have a lovely scandi pattern lambswool jumper from Seasalt Cornwall that I got for Christmas and it is sooo cosy.

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