Winter is definitely the cosiest time of the year, mainly because we’re finding anything to keep toes warm and prevent our lower back from exposure to the wind, but it’s cosy nonetheless with hot chocolates, coats, and scarves a plenty.
After years of bad shapes, practicality over style, wrong lengths, and materials that got soaked through as soon as they touched the snow, I’d like to think I have my winter accessories down now; they might not all match, but they do keep me super warm and ‘stylish’ during a festive season which is a plus 😉
I’m really glad I followed my heart with this coat last year, as I’ve been a huge loyal fan of blue for years and wouldn’t wear anything else, but as soon as I spied it in the shops I knew it would be like a huge bear hug. I like that it’s neutral enough that it can look more beige/pink/grey depending on what you wear it with, and even though sizing up made it a little baggier that I would’ve liked, it does mean more thick knitted jumpers which I’m all for.
Another M&S find from this year (thank lordy) is this multi-coloured blanket scarf which has a lush mix of pinks, yellows, whites, creams, and purples so that it can bring together pieces in your wardrobe that might not ‘flow’ naturally into one another, and also adds a pop of colour to a palette which is sometimes uniform. It’s big, it’s fluffy, it keeps my neck super warm (and wipes makeup off my chin but what scarf doesn’t) and it was only £25 which is pretty darn good for a big ol’blanket to keep your chest and neck warm.
Hats are something I like to switch between depending on mood – a Christmas pudding option for fun novelty days, a double pom-pom one I got back in 2010 that I always think makes me look like a mouse, and this little number I *borrowed* off my mum (because it looks more sensible than being a mouse and keeps my ears warmer than a pudding) – a fab TK Maxx find.
When my gloves aren’t in my pocket like in these pictures, they’re usually blazingly on display as due to being bright blue with a floofy lining that keeps your fingers warm beyond belief. I picked them up a few years ago at Oliver Bonas and yes, they’re out of stock because I don’t buy things new anymore and tbh they should be re-stocked as they’re so insulating and just a fab colour to make any coat colour pop (would recommend a pink pair if they ever make them again, just saying).
Now these aren’t something that keep me warm (although cheese plants do signify warmer climates) but I’ve recently dabbled back into the world of piercings with these beaut Farfara earrings from Maravilo*.
Both wearing gold and earrings are things I haven’t done in yonks, but I love how much of a statement these make without being too much (plus the gold let’s me get away with a summer leaf in winter because festive golds!) and what else is great is that Maravilo support independent designers to keep creating and highlights their unique pieces to wider audiences – truly a fab purchase for all parties!
Now with a bit of extra chill coming in the air as I type this, I might have to grab my trusty blanket scarf (and extra blanket) and go make myself a hot chocolate – because sometimes, that’s a much tastier option than gloves 😉
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