Stylish weekend warmers

Baby, it’s cold outside. Maybe not yet, but mark our words – this weekend you will be reaching for your winter coat, and more. Weekend warmers are needed!  The temperatures are set to plummet this weekend, so how does your inner fashionista deal with that?

By looking fantastic in even of the coldest of situations, of course. And we’re here to help with how to look good in the cold, in four typical weekend activities.


You’ve got to start sometime, or maybe you’re just looking for a Christmas party outfit? Whatever, your shopping weekend warmers need to be thought through carefully. Those shops can get warm, so make sure you layer up. We suggest leggings, and boots, a top, a cardigan and a coat you can leave open easily, as well as a backpack to leave hands free in all those stores, and a hat and gloves you can pull on and off between shops.

Weekend warmers style shoppingClockwise, from top left: Backpack, £24.99, black coat, £49.99, both H&M, burgundy jeggings, £18, BHS, fur trimmed gloves, £14.99, New Look, fur pom pom hat, £7.99, sequin heart T-shirt, £12.99, both H&M, knee high boots, £79, Nine by Savannah Miller @ Debenhams, star cardigan, £40, JOY

Dressing for the cold weather during the day is all well and good, but how do you glam up in the cold? The simple answer? Be clever! Remember, wherever you’re heading is probably going to be warm, so layering again is key. Short dress and thigh high boots work as winter warmers, as does a maxi dress. Wrap up in a big. maxi length camel coat for weekend warmers warmth and extra style points. Add a chic fur stole and hat, and perhaps some evening length gloves. And why not go the whole weekend warmers style with a fake fur handbag!? Oh, and add some shapewear for an extra layer of warmth too!

weekend warmers party timeClockwise, from top left: Glitter maxi dress, £34.99, New Look, feather trimmed dress, £185, French Connection, thigh high boots, £75, Schuh, two tone faux fur scarf, £25, JOY, camel coat, £119.99, H&M, ankle boots, £29.99, New Look, faux fur hat, £tbc, Nine by Savannah Miller @ Debenhams, shapewear body, £16, BHS, faux fur bag £70, French Connection, long gloves, £14.99, New Look

Maybe it’s dinner at friends or a meal out this weekend? If you’re in someone else’s house, you never know how warm or not it’s going to be. So layer up! A skirt or trousers – leather is a great temperature regulating fabric – with a cute top and then an evening sweater layered on top is great for this occasion. Add cute, winter themed accessories too!

Weekend warmers friends houseClockwise, from top left: Honey It’s Cold Outside sweater, £14.99, H&M, patchwork leather skirt, £55, New Look, gold detail sweater, £22, Red Herring @ Debenhams, glitter top, £19.99, H&M, patent leather pencil skirt, £139.99, H&M, pom pom shoes,£22.99, faux fur leopard bag, £34.99, both New Look, faux fur pillbox hat, £16, JOY, grey fur collar coat, £69, Red Herring @ Debenhams, black tuxedo trousers, £34.95, GAP

Finally, a stroll in the park, with or without the dog and/or kids. This is when you should make a bold a winter statement as you can! Mix up those textures and colours, patterns and fabrics. Jeans, Ugg boots, mittens, a furry hat, and a cosy jumper.

Weekend Warmers stroll in the park

Clockwise, from top left: mittens, £12, JOY, faux fur trapper hat, £20, BHS, Fair Isle sweater, £49.95, parka, £99.95, both GAP, short traditional UGGs, £155, Schuh, jeans, £69, French Connection, plaid scarf, £18, JOY, fur cross body bag, £12.99, New Look

Whatever you do this weekend, wrap up!


The perfect Winter coat!

A winter coat is an essential in this country. But where do you start, and what style of winter coat do you like? Fur? Princess style? Military? fur-trimmed? Cocoon? Bubble? Boyfriend? There really is a winter coat for everyone! But it can be tricky to find the style, or colour, that suits you, is comfortable and keeps you warm from thje winter chills.

Make a bold statement on a dreich winter day with a bright coloured winter coat. Pinks, oranges, purples and blues – whatever colour you choose, you are sure to brighten up your own day, if not everyone else’s when they see you in it!

Winter coats brightClockwise, from top left: red duffle coat, £60, BHS, pink fur-trimmed coat, £195, orange boucle wool coat, £200, both French Connection, pink bubble coat, £150, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams

Grey seems to be a popular choice for winter coats. Plain grey, grey patterned, grey and blue, just grey. Just don’t wear too much grey with it, or you will disappear into the winter landscape. Watch the cut of your coat – double breasted styles are more flattering if you are on the larger side – a single breasted coat can appear shapeless.

Winter coat grey 2

Clockwise, from top left: Fur trimmed coat, £64.99, New Look, blue/grey cocoon coat, £120, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, single-breasted herringbone coat, £60, BHS, zip coat, £150, Preen Edition @ Debenhams

Make sure your coat fits properly – if it’s fitted, make sure it is. If it’s a boyfriend style -meant to be worn loose, make sure it isn’t too loose or too tight.

Winter coat grey 1Clockwise, from top left: Funnel neck coat, £34.99, H&M, grey wool boyfriend coat, £64.99, New Look, grey jacquard coat, £80, Red Herring @ Debenhams, grey tailored coat,£169, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

Military style, or checked, anything goes with a winter coat. There are key trends every year (the pink coat this year!) but it really is what you most feel comfortable in. A winter coat is a great way to make a personal style statement.

Winter coat checkClockwise, from top left: London check coat, £195, French Connection, check coat, £49.99, H&M, blue military coat, £50, BHS, doube breasted coat, £75, White Stuff

And here is that pink coat. Perfect in a Princess style. Perhaps fur-trimmed cream is more your thing? Or on the other end of the spectrum, a black fake fur coat, or a fur-trimmed jacquard print winter coat?

winter coat black pale

Clockwise, from top left: Black fake fur coat, £49.99, New Look, Jacquard print fur collar coat, £75, BHS, cream fur-collar coat, £160, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, pink Princess wool coat, £195, French Connection

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