Winter Warmers

The clocks have gone back, the nights are shorter and it’s officially time for winter warmers! When the weather gets colder, we all reach for at least one of the classic winter warmers – a scarf, a pair of gloves or a hat.

Furry, knitted, crocheted, or cotton, there are winter warmers to suit all styles, all tastes, and all degrees of bad weather.

Reports suggest we have a cold, cold winter on the way, so get those winter warmers stockpiled now, it seems like we’re going to need them!

Gloves are essential, not only for keeping those hands warm, but for protecting your hands from the harsh elements. Handcream first, then gloves. We love H&M’s fringed suede pair for evenings out, but you can’t beat a pair of woolly mitts for a winter walk. Fingerless gloves aren’t idea, but French Connection’s fur pair are too stylish to ignore.

Winter warmers gloves 1Clockwise, from top left: Leather gloves, £26, RJR by John Rocha @ Debenhams, fingerless long gloves, £15, White Stuff, red gloves, £14.95, GAP, fingerless fur backed mitts, £25, French Connection, grey sequin mitts, £19.95, White Stuff, leather fur trimmed gloves, £25, JOY, faux sheepskin mitts, £14, BHS, burgundy suedette gloves, £14.99, New Look, suede fringed gloves, £24.99, H&M

Classic winter warmers item number two, a scarf. There is nothing worse than a cold neck, right? Scarves are also a super-stylish addition to an outfit. Adda vintage style faux fur stole for a night out, a cotton or fine knit scarf for when the weather isn’t too bad, or a full on chunky knit when proper winter warmers are needed.

winter warmers scarvesClockwise, from top left: Faux fur stole, £19.99, New Look, Will Broome x H! by Henry Holland scarf, £26, Debenhams, blue and cream stripe scarf, £20, JOY, pink trimmed scarf, £14.99, H&M, fringed scarf, £19.99, H&M, pink Fair Isle scarf, £24.95, GAP, faux fur tube scarf, £14.99, H&M, patchwork gypsy scarf, £27.50, White Stuff, leopard print scarf, £18, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams

Finally, to complete the trio of winter warmers, a hat. We’re not talking fashion statement floppy felt hats here, but good old fashioned winter warming bobble hats, beanie hats, berets and perhaps some fake fur thrown in for good measure! Oh, and don’t forget the pom pom!

winter warmers - hatsClockwise, from top left: Burgundy pom pom hat, £16.95, GAP, grey fur pom pom hat, £7.99, New Look, black side pom pom hat, £15, JOY, burgundy beret, £9.99, New Look, slouchy beanie pom pom hat, £30, French Connection, cable bobble hat, £17.50, White Stuff, faux fur hat, £25, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, fleck bobble hat, £112, JOY, cable pom pom hat, £7.99, H&M




Winter Warmers – Weekly Wishlist

Brrr. It’s cold outside. Well, okay, it’s not actually as cold as we might expect it to be at this time of year, but we reckon it will get colder – so we all need our winter warmers!

This week’s weekly wishlist is for the guys. Winter warmers to see you blokes through the cold period – and a few bits for when it rains, of course, this being Scotland.

Top of the winter warmers chart is a coat. Red Herring at Debenham’s sort of parka/duffle fusion with fake fur hood trim is perfect (£99). For the rainy days, and to make a bold, bright statement how about a bright yellow waterproof jacket (£95, HYMN @ JOY)?

French Connection’s two-tone Fair Isle cardigan (£85) is top of our winter warmers knits list – definitely a talking point, this one. Velvet jackets are not enough on their own, but they’re cosy and on-trend this season, deep blue is a great colour, like this one from Jeff Banks @ Debenhams (£120).

winter warmers weekly wishlistGeese fly off to warmer climes in winter. Remind yourself of that every time you pull on this geese motif sweater (£45) by Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams.

A scarf is a winter essential – make it a bright statement piece with this red textured scarf from French Connection (£40). Keep your head warm with a cosy cashmere hat (£24.99), from H&M.

Cords are a great alternative to jeans, and a pale blue shade is a great alternative to dark winter hues. These are from H&M (£19.99). Finally, your feet. Brogue boots are great for work or nights out (£130, Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant @ Debenhams), and wellies (£95, Hunter @ Schuh) are brilliant for weekend walks in the country – just remember thick socks!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction