As the autumn chill enters, so do my favourite woolly accessories. With these cuddly pieces, I am armed for winter!
1. Over-the-Knee Socks ^
I tend to wear tights through the winter, so my best trick is to wear warm tall socks over top. They can be rolled up or down, so perfect for transitioning to sweltering indoor heat or for working up a sweat on a brisk walk. These are from Cath Kidston, and also happen to be adorable.
2. A Scarf to Wrap Around My Face
As I learned from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, there are many ways to wear a scarf. It can simply hang from your neck, or you can tie it in place to fight the wind. My favourite is to start with the end and wrap tight layers around my neck when it’s really cold! This is my Exeter College scarf because I have mad college pride.
3. Cashmere Leggings
When cold comes to freezing, these haven’t failed me yet. Great as pajamas or to wear out, the only problem is sometimes they’re TOO warm. These are from BCBG and have lasted me a couple of years so far.
4. Cashmere Fingerless Gloves
These recycled cashmere Turtle Dove gloves from Indigo are perfect because I can still use my fingers, but they keep my wrists and hands super warm. If I’m especially cold I can ball my fingers into a fist and so far that’s been warm enough.
5. Woolly Hat! ^
If my head is warm, the rest of me is that much warmer. When I couldn’t figure out my heating last winter I even wore this thing to sleep. Hey, pixie cuts are cold. This one is from Forms, one of my favourite nooks in Camden.
What are your wintery essentials?