How To Dress Warmly
The temperature has dropped in the UK over the last few days. I don’t know about you, but I’ve put away my autumn coat and got out my thick winter coat, my scarves and my gloves. It seems that autumn is well and truly over, with even the first frost of the season yesterday. Where my kind husband defrosted my car for me in the morning, so I could drive to work in a frost-free car.
To help you to stay warm this winter, I’ve put together some tips on how to dress warmly so you can avoid catching a chill this winter.
The best piece of advice I can give you about how to dress warmly is to wear layers. This is especially a good idea if you are out for a walk or run as you can strip the layers as you get warmer. If I wear my big padded coat whilst out on a hike, I find that I get way too warm as my body heats up from the exercise. I’m much better off wearing a number of thinner layers and then removing them as I get warmer and re-adding them as I cool down. It may be a good idea to invest in some base layers.
If I’m just sitting on a cold train heading to London for a meeting, I’m perfectly warm in my big padded coat as my body temperature isn’t fluctuating as much. If you’ve got kids and want your little ones to be super warm, check out the kids’ Canada Goose coats. These are super high quality and will keep your children toasty this winter.
I often wear a pair of leggings underneath my normal trousers. This stops my legs getting cold when I’m out and about. If it’s really cold, I’ll wear fleece leggings.
Waterproofs Are Key
If it’s raining out, then taking a waterproof layer is a great idea. In the winter, wet clothes can take a really long time to dry out. If there’s a breeze, your wet clothes against your skin will make you feel very cold very quickly. I’ve got a foldaway waterproof jacket, which I just pop over when it starts raining and then once it’s stopped I can just pop it back in my bag. It’s thin, so I can wear my normal layers underneath but it stops my clothes getting wet and then cold as a result. I’ve got a jacket for walking and a more breathable one for when I’m cycling or running. My sports jacket is also bright orange and reflective so I can use it as it is getting dark.
Wear A Hat
This is the number one thing that people don’t do and it’s the number one thing that can make a difference to how warm you are. You can lose up to 40% of your body temperature through your head, so it’s important to wear a hat on a cold day. I love a winter hat and have quite a few.
Whether it’s a simple beanie, a flat cap or even a Russian-style one, you’ll be much warmer with one on. I’ve also got ear muffs, which are great for keeping your ears toasty on those not so cold days. My ear muffs have wireless speakers built into them, so I can also stream my music when I’m out and about.
What are your top tips for how to dress warmly? I’d love to hear them.
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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with OD’s Designer Clothing.