We hoped for an Indian summer; instead, we’re getting a Russian winter. You need warmth and style, and you need it fast – these cosy pieces will gladly oblige.
A plush parka
This toasty parka is the sartorial balm for frosty days and nights, its sumptuousness giving you that reassuringly snuggly feeling when you step out. Ribbed cuffs stop chilly gusts from creeping up your sleeves, deep front pockets keep hands warm and that plush (detachable) faux-fur hood makes this parka regulation-wear in these Baltic climes.
A cosy beanie
Science proves it’s a fallacy that most of our body heat is lost through our head, but experience tells us that a hat is non-negotiable – have these boffins ever survived a winter sans beanie without getting frostbitten ears? Thought not.
Mix/Rose and Rose knitted hat £35
A chunky sweater
Chunky knits are an obvious winter choice, but are often cursed with bulkiness. Not this one. This relaxed cable-knit jumper feels substantial, but it’s made from an ultra-soft, velour-ish lightweight yarn that isn’t cumbersome on and is great for layering. We also love that fluffy navy metallic panel for perking up a dull day.
Mix/Teatum Jones texture stripe cable knit £99
“You need warmth and style, and you need it fast – these cosy pieces will gladly oblige”
A knitted dress
There are many things to love about this, not least the fact that it’s basically your favourite cosy jumper, but in dress form. The other is how good it is as a layering piece – under a shirt, over leather jeans or slim cigarette pants.
Mix/J.Won oversized turtleneck knit dress £140
A snug scarf
Fine or chunky? Neutral or colourful? Short or long? It may be a basic, but there are lots to think about when you’re buying a scarf. To answer those questions: go fine if you’re going to be wearing a lot of polo-neck jumpers to stop things getting too stuffy, and chunky if you’re a fan of crew necks; neutrals will, of course, work with nearly everything, but colour and pattern can lift your look and mood; a short scarf tucks into the neck of your coat for a neater finish, while a long scarf can be looped for extra warmth.
Mix/Rose and Rose tie-dye scarf £80