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How to layer up this winter

Been struggling to keep warm this winter?

Written by High Life North
Published 26.01.2021

By Bethany Holland

With a couple of cold months ahead its vital to keep wrapped up and warm. Whether you’re an owner of a big puffy coat or not, these tips can keep you toasty and warm this winter. From winter walks to a trip to the shops there is always a time to layer up warm.

Of course, there aren’t any rules to layering when it comes to fashion everyone can do as they like but these tips and tricks will help you become an expert at keeping warm this winter.


First Layer: Thermal long-sleeve

Ideally, the first layer doesn’t have to be the most extravagant piece of clothing, as it’s going to be hidden, after all, a simple tight-fitting, long-sleeved top or thermal vest would do great.

This sleek round neck thermal top is great for layering under big pieces of clothing. With HeatgenTM technology providing warmth and comfort, with added stretch this top is an every day essential for cold weather fashion. Made from cotton this thermal top can be bought in various colours.

M&S – Thermal long Sleeve Top- £12.00

Mid-layer: Jumper

This is where you can start to spice up your outfit, from tops, sweaters to cardigans the choice is endless. You want the piece to be a bigger fitting than the first layer to allow comfort but always consider style. Just think, there is nothing worse than getting too warm and having to take your top off to find your tops ugly, so you might as well make it match.

Jacquard jumpers, certainly a style we didn’t expect to come back in fashion but they’ve come a long way from the ski slope designs. Now a staple in a winter wardrobe this chunky knit piece is excellent in locking in the warmth and keeping you extra warm.

La Redoute – Jacquard Jumper- £58.00


Mid Layer: Trousers

Pants is a hard one you’ve got no outerwear to protect you so nailing this is important. The Max Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers fit like a skinny jean but have all the benefits of an outdoor trouser. With shower resistant, lightweight and breathable material this is a practical and stylish piece perfect for the winter commute.

ACAI – Max Stretch Skinny Outdoor Trousers – £69.00

Mid Layer: Cardigan 

Knitted from soft yarn enriched with wool the Hillevi Cardigan locks in that extra warmth. With a cropped, boxy fit, this stylish piece is perfect underneath a small jacket and a styled with a pair of jeans. Defined by balloon sleeves this is not only a piece to layer up with but is great for them dreaded zooms calls.

Weekday – Hillevi Cardigan- £45.00

Outer Layer: Jacket 

The outer layer is the statement to your outfit. From coats, jackets, trench coats to ponchos what works best for you is your choice. Going long and big is usually the best way to wrap up and keep warm but too much of this can often leave you feeling squashed. Finding the right balance is key often a lightweight jacket can keep you just as warm as a big puffer jacket.

TOG24’S 3 in 1 Beverley jacket guarantees to take you through all the season with the versatile two-piece jacket set. With a fully waterproof coat and a detachable quilted jacket- it allows you to layer up and wear this versatile combo as your warmest of winter coats, or you could use each separately. A high neck keeps you warm and gives you a chunky look when you’re zipped up. With its flattering panelled shape and neatly hidden pockets, it looks smart enough for the office but it’s just as practical for coastal walks.

Tog24 – Beverley Jacket- £150

Outer Layer: Poncho 

Glencroft ponchos provide a stylish alternative to a large coat, with just a small layer underneath this will have you set to go. Made out of 100 per cent British Wool, this is a stylish practical look for the months moving into spring.

Glencroft – Poncho – £69.95

Accessories: Hat 

Now you have your layers put together, it’s time to style it up. Using jewellery, scarves, gloves, or hats, piece together something practical but takes your outfit to the next level.

Your winter outfit would not be complete without a woolly hat. Yes, there not practical in the fact they always mess your hair up but a great way to keep your face and ears warm. Made from natural quality crossbred wool the Beanie Hochanger hat features a stylish chunky-knit look in a variety of colours, ideal for the winter months. 

Giesswein – Beanie Hochanger – £29.90

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