7 Items I'm Wearing to Stay Warm On Weekend Walks

Emma Spedding
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Like most people in lockdown, my weekend plans suddenly involve long winter walks. I love a long, blustering walk, but I wouldn't typically choose to spend so much time outside in January. Whether you're walking in Hampstead Heath, Hackney Marshes, or the Highlands, you'll need practical items that will keep you warm until spring arrives.

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 Down Puffer Jacket (£275)

Arket Long Down Puffer Coat (£225)

2. Chunky Boots

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

Russell & Bromley Conquest Front Zip Ankle Boot (£225)

& Other Stories Chunky Sole Leather Chelsea Boots (£165)

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 Beadnell Navy Waxed Cotton Jacket (£210)

Rains Rubberised Raincoat (£75)

Barbour + Alexachung Cyril Corduroy-Trimmed Waxed-Cotton Jacket (£450)

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)

French Connection Roll Hem Jumper (£65)

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 above is especially insulating.

Arket Corduroy Bucket Hat (£39)

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

Acne Studios Appliquéd Ripstop Bucket Hat (£120)

7. Cable-Knit Knitwear

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

The Great The Shrunken Mélange Cable-Knit Cardigan (£375)

Mr Mittens Maxi Cable Wool Sweater ($785)

& Other Stories Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan (£85)

Next up, See our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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