In case you haven’t noticed, it’s VERY COLD outside. It is forecast to be 6C and raining in London on Wednesday, 4C in Edinburgh, 2C in Belfast – and even colder at the weekend. So, what can you wear to look even vaguely fashionable when what you really want to do is swaddle up in layers of blankets? Er, swaddle up in blankets. Thanks to blue-chip catwalk brands such as Burberry, Céline and Balenciaga, it is entirely acceptable – alpha, even.
Other items that will keep the chill out but make sure you’re not letting style standards slip could feasibly come from Blacks, the outdoors shop. Looking like you go hiking on the weekends, even when you’re actually eating crumpets and catching up on Blue Planet II, is very fashionable currently. Invest in a gilet, chunky socks and a pair of walking boots.
Handily, some of the biggest trends on the catwalk also lend themselves to a below-10C world. See the faux-fur coat – the perfect excuse to dress as a Muppet and gain entry to the most fashionable parties. Add a low-rise beret and a pair of leather gloves and brace yourself to open the door. You’re ready to take on the elements in the most stylish way.
Seen on celebrities at the snow-laden Sundance film festival and now totally acceptable for your commute to work.
Best in boring colours like black. And from proper outdoorsy brands for extra points.
Céline’s cost $1,100 (£824). Don’t worry, brands including PS Paul Smith have cosiness at more comforting prices.
An excuse to dress as a plush toy and be warm. Win win.
The hat of AW17, as deemed by Dior. Make sure yours covers those ears.
Brightly coloured leather gloves are the grown up choice. Just don’t match to your coat like Melania Trump.
Outdoorsy chic goes right down to the details, especially in a season where socks matter.
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