After years of pretty mild winters spent at home in Spain, the cold temperatures we sometimes get in the UK can be a bit of a shock to the system.
I love winter, but I HATE being cold.
It’s the kind of conundrum that can only be cured with copious amounts of mulled wine and a selection of blanket scarves that would put Lenny Kravitz to shame…
Because here’s the good part about winter chills: I actually love dressing for cold weather!
I think there’s so much more scope for creativity with winter outfits. In summer, I just want to slip on a cotton dress and some sandals and be done with it. It’s too hot to bother with anything more interesting.
But in winter, you can layer up jumpers, cardigans, jackets, coats and accessories, in a way which will A) look super stylish and B) keep you super cosy (which is obviously the most important bit!)
I’m definitely my most stylish self between October and March!
So I’ve teamed up with Fat Face to bring you a couple of my favourite winter essentials, the pieces I reach for year after year to keep me looking good and feeling toasty.
THE DRESSING GOWN
We were talking about dressing gowns at a party last night. (I know. I don’t ask…)
The general consensus was that dressing gowns are the grown up alternative to a onesie.
Full disclosure: I actually do have a onesie (it has bear ears on it), but to be honest, it’s a pain in the bum to put on and take off.
Whenever I’m after proper cosiness, I add an extra layer of warmth by throwing on my fluffy Fat Face dressing gown (already sold out online I’m afraid – but I’ll keep an eye out in case it restocks!)
I wear it pretty much constantly when I’m in the house. As soon as I put my PJs on, the dressing gown goes on with it.
In fact, I’m actually wearing it as I type this!
Cosy, cosy, cosy…
Dressing gown: Fat Face* // Lounge pants: Fat Face*
I do have proper thick coats, obviously, but when you love layering tops and jumpers as much as I do, a big ol’ wool coat can sometimes be a bit TOO warm.
Instead, on slightly milder days, I’ll wear a quilted jacket like this one. I like to buy them a size up, so I can fit a couple of layers underneath it.
It’s perfect for casual Sundays, whether I’m meeting friends somewhere local for brunch, or walking in the park with Gary.
The double pockets also mean I don’t always have to carry a handbag either, which is a bonus!
Everyone needs a good scarf in their wardrobe.
It keeps your neck warm and looks stylish as heck. I have a huuuuuuge collection of scarves, and the latest one to grace my collection is this pink checked boucle scarf from Fat Face.
The knit is super soft, and the colours are brilliantly bright. Perfect for brightening up a grey winter day!
(It’s currently sold out on the website, but this neutral pastel version is just as soft and lovely!)
Everyone wears jumpers, but I bet you’ve never worn a jumper like this one before.
The oversized knit is thick, warm and surprisingly heavy. It’s festive without being over the top – and I absolutely LOVE it.
My dad has an old jumper from Marks and Spencer’s, which he bought in the 80s, and is still going strong now. (I say my dad has it, but actually it’s sat in my wardrobe, cos I nicked it a few years ago…)
There are photos of him wearing it every year (until I stole it), and it looks just as good now as it did back then.
I think this jumper is like that. And I hope that in 25 years time, MY child will be able to steal it from me.
(HYPOTHETICALLY. This is not a pregnancy announcement!!!)
*This post was sponsored by FatFace.
Some of the items featured above were gifted to me by the brand.
These items have been marked with an (*)
All cosy winter loving is my own!