As I write this at the beginning of October, it’s a balmy 20 degrees! But when the cold weather finally kicks in, we’ll all want to feel warm and cosy. Of course, you can get a padded coat or a super warm fleecy jacket, but often it’s about building the thinner layers underneath.
When I mention thermals, it may conjure images of old-fashioned woolly undies, but I’m all about adding warmth with style and a touch of glamour! So here are some of my top picks for thermals that your Nan wouldn’t wear!
Thermals that your Nan wouldn’t wear!
HEATECH by Uniqlo:
This roll neck from Uniqlo doesn’t scream ‘thermals’, so it works as a top in its own right.
The form-fitting style also lends itself to layering and comes in six colours, so you can match up your favourite jumper or cardigan to wear over the top. This is part of Uniqlo’s extensive HEATTECH range, which includes scoop neck tops, leggings, joggers, hats, socks and more!
Pants to take you from dog-walking to the pub!
I love these thermal smart jogger-style trousers from the stylish outdoor brand ACAI (also available in Pine green). These are the ‘Casual Stroll Pants’ and work as well for walks in the woods, as for the deserved drink in the pub afterwards. Fleece-lined and water resistant, these have a 4-way stretch fabric, so they are comfy and practical as well as stylish.
A little glamour:
Who says thermals are boring? This glitter camisole (also in leggings and long-sleeved versions) from underwear brand Pour Moi brings glamour to staying warm.
It is ideal to wear for a night out under another top or jacket when you want to keep out the chills but still look good!
Even when it’s not that cold, my feet seem to be freezing (that’s bad circulation for you!), so a good pair of thermal socks is a must in the winter.
Often, being warm equates with thick wooliness that is great with big walking boots or wellies but not so good with ‘regular’ boots or shoes. So, these ‘Ultra-lite’ socks from thermal brand Heat Holders are a great daily option. Apparently, they’re three times warmer than a basic cotton sock, so you’ll have cosy tootsies without the bulk!
When you want to wear a dress or skirt, but it’s proper cold, regular tights don’t always cut it. So good old trusty M&S have a range of thermal tights in their Heatgen range. These 100 deniers come in black and navy as well as charcoal grey, so they are great for keeping you on trend as well as keeping you warm!
Stay cosy, and get in touch if you need any help with your style this winter.