Winter warmer updates

Bonnie check scarf, £35, FatFace.

Banish the chills with some key winter wardrobe updates to keep you cosy all season long, says Amy Norbury.

WELL, the weather out there may be frightful, but this season’s knitwear choices are just delightful. And when the chilly temperatures arrive with full force, there’s only one thing to do – get cosy.

From puffer coats to snow boots, chunky knits to fleecy mitts, there’s plenty to love about cold weather dressing. And the best way to beat the chills? Layering. Cosy jumpers and fleecy gilets, down-filled jackets and oversized coats combine to create the perfect antidote to sub-zero temperatures, ensuring you stay stylish no matter the weather. 

Throwing some statement knits into your circulation of winter jumpers will do wonders for your wardrobe. From bold pattern to interesting texture, wild colour or chic neutral, the right statement knit will be the foundation of your winter dressing. Pair with jean or leggings, go casual or dressy – your knit will take you wherever you need to be.

For a jumper alternative, add a chunky cardigan or two into the mix. Cardis are easy to layer up with your existing wardrobe mainstays – team with a cami for milder days, or layer with a rollneck jumper for added warmth when the thermometer dips below freezing. 

Every new winter season deserves a new piece of outerwear, and for the coldest of days, a full-length puffer coat offers the ultimate in protection from the elements. For a stylish seasonal take on the winter coat, an oversized borg coat is the way to go. Super warm and seriously cosy, borg coats work perfectly with any outfit, whether you’re dressed up for a night on the tiles or donning your gym wear for a workout session. 

Accessories will add another layer of weather defence into your winter arsenal; think oversized scarves, woolly hats and weatherproof gloves – you don’t want to leave home without them!

And when it comes to footwear, ‘tis the season to opt for practicality; after all, no-one wants to risk a tumble on the ice thanks to teetering heels. Even though snow isn’t a main consideration in the UK – a flurry of the white stuff once or twice a year isn’t worth building your wardrobe around – snow boots are still a great option for those chillier days. Choose a lightweight, sporty-looking number with a fleecy lining for a stylishly casual footwear solution to whatever winter throws at us.