The 7 Items I'm Wearing to Stay Warm This Winter

Emma Spedding
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Like most people currently living in tier 2 or tier 3, my weekend plans suddenly involve long winter walks, as there are varying restrictions on indoor activities. I love a long, blustering walk, but I wouldn't typically choose to spend so much time outside in November. Whether you're walking in Hampstead Heath, Hackney Marshes, or the Highlands, you'll need practical items that will keep you warm over the course of winter.

If you want outfits that will keep you toasty but are a little more interesting than a boring fleece and thermals, below, you'll find seven items that will see you through a winter of outdoor activities in style. The first essential item you'll need is a coat that will act like your very own portable heater, so I recommend you start with a puffer coat. Then, you'll need all the classic winter staples for layering: chunky boots, thick knitwear, and accessories. However, I've also outlined small details to look out for within these categories. So before you plan your next excursion, regardless of the weather, keep scrolling for the items that will keep you warm this winter.

1. Maxi Puffer Coat

The key item you'll need is a mighty warm coat, and you really can't beat a maxi puffer coat. This Arket ankle-skimming coat is our personal favourite.

Arket Long Down Puffer Coat (£225)

Arket Long Down Puffer Coat (£225)

Monki Button Up Puffer Coat (£65)

2. Chunky Boots

This winter's leading boot trend lends itself to long winter walks, as there are lots of boots with chunky soles and wipe-clean leather and rubber around right now. Mud? No problem.

Ganni Zipped Topstitched Leather Boots (£345)

& Other Stories Elasticated Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)

Ganni Chunky Recycled-Rubber Chelsea Boots (£195)

3. Raincoat

For days when it's really drizzly, swap that puffer for a raincoat. The poncho that AlexaChung has created with Barbour is a personal favourite.

Barbour by AlexaChung Pippa Navy Brushed-Twill Jacket (£260)

Rains Fishtail Black Rubberised Raincoat (£125)

Bassike Hooded Cotton-Gabardine Jacket (£475)

4. Roll-Neck Jumper

When it comes to layering, everyone needs a trusty roll-neck, and I'd recommend stocking up on lots of colours.

& Other Stories Oversized Turtleneck Knit Jumper (£75)

Fusalp Alisier II Technical Base-Layer Roll-Neck Top (£130)

Allude Roll-Neck Ribbed-Wool Sweater (£180)

5. Cropped Jeans

When it comes to your bottom half, you want a "splash-proof" option, so I'd recommend you opt for cropped jeans that sit above your boots.

Agolde Parker Blue Straight-Leg Jeans (£220)

& Other Stories Keeper Cut Cropped Jeans (£65)

COS Organic Cotton Straight Jeans (£69)

6. Bucket Hat

A beanie will always do the trick, but I'm also a fan of a bucket hat. Arket's cosy pile hat is especially insulating.

Arket Pile Bucket Hat (£35)

Burberry Checked Cotton-Blend Twill Bucket Hat (£240)

Stella McCartney Reversible Embroidered Econyl Bucket Hat (£145)

7. Cable-Knit Knitwear

Anyone who has watched The Holiday knows that a cable-knit jumper is a countryside winter essential.

Christopher Kane Oversized Cable-Knit Wool-Blend Sweater (£645)

Isabel Marant Étoile Romy Cable-Knit Wool Sweater (£415)

Nanushka Eria Cropped Cable-Knit Sweater (£315)

Next up, See our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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