Winter Warmers

The calendars may tell us that winter starts in December, but many of us Brits have been battling the snow and ice much earlier this year. And if we’re to believe the cartoon flakes falling on every weather report, this ‘big freeze’ won’t be gone in a hurry.

As disruptive as it is, I do really love snow. There’s nothing more festive than walking through a field of white: kids sledging, snowballs being thrown, smiling faces. I do realise that I’m in my twenties, but I still can’t wait to get outside and make my own version of Frosty the Snowman.

Of course, all that wintry fun does lose its appeal once your socks are soaked through, your fingers have lost all feeling, and your frozen nose resembles Rudolf’s. So here’s our checklist for coping in the arctic conditions, without compromising on style. My top tip? Welly socks. Your feet stay dry inside your trusty rubber boots, but that extra fleecy layer will keep toes feeling toasty warm. Amazing.

Tweed Knit Snood – £18, Warehouse; Charcoal Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie – £16, Topshop; Cath Kidston Spotty Cherry Rain Boots – £38, ASOS; Hunter Fleece Welly Socks – £15, ASOS; Furry Animal Earmuff – £7.99, New Look; Fur Hood Padded Parka – £85, Topshop; Striped capped gloves – £10, Accessorize


Nikki – Nov 30th 2010