Layer up

Whether you’re bracing yourself for the big thaw or have managed to escape the worst of the arctic conditions, it’s pretty fair to say that winter is well and truly upon us. But, that doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck indoors—it may be cold but when the sun’s out it can be truly beautiful, and with the right preparations you’ll be able to get out there and enjoy it without a thing to worry about.

The main thing you need to do is make sure you’re suitably attired. That means plenty of layers should be worn at all times, and hats, scarves and gloves will be a given. It’s all about staying warm and cosy at this time of year, and if you really want to go for it why not invest in thermals? You may balk at the idea but they can be the perfect solution, and if David Beckham can get out a pair of long johns from time to time then so can we.

As for footwear think sturdy and waterproof, and ladies, give the heels a miss. Yes, we’ve seen you tottering around out there—there’s a time and a place for fashion but sliding along ice-covered streets certainly isn’t one of them! Of course, it doesn’t mean you can’t stick with the trends, and if you want to follow in the footsteps of celebs then Hunter wellies would be ideal.

Then, to top it all off, the coat. Again, warm and cosy is the order of the day and if you want to add a bit of style into the mix then our duffle coats would be perfect, so as long as you make sure to layer up you’ll be able to get out there and enjoy the winter weather to your heart’s content.

Classic Duffle Coat, General