I think it's time I admitted we're properly into Winter now, Christmas is really just around the corner and there have even been a couple of mornings that I've had to defrost my car. With the mild Autumn weather we had I've been hoping for an equally mild Winter but it really is chilly out there! So I thought I would compile my essentials for keeping the frostbite at bay and share some of the items currently on my wishlist.
A good pair of boots. I've spent a little too many Winters with cold and soggy feet due to not having appropriate footwear. They need to be waterproof and they need to keep toes warm (or at least have enough wiggle room to wear a cosy pair of socks with). Dr Martens were on my wishlist for a long time and I finally got some for my birthday earlier in the month, they're not quite the comfiest things yet but I already love stomping around the puddles in them.
Hot chocolate. Whether it's in a Starbucks or Costa festive cup (hello black forest hot chocolate mmm) or you've made it in your favourite mug and topped it with cream and marshmallows, I think everyone loves a good hot chocolate at this time of the year. Why not treat yourself to a fancier brand or a quirky flavour? (Whittards do Christmas pudding flavour...).
Snuggly pjs. Or a onesie if that's your thing. Is it just me that spends a lot more time in pjs at this time of year? It's the best thing to come home from being out in the cold and put on some super soft and cosy pyjamas to settle down for the night. I love these super fun ones from ASOS and would also totally recommend Brandy Melville t-shirts for sleeping in. So. Freaking. Comfortable.
Slippers and hats. To be snuggly from head to toe. I love the fisherman beanies from American Apparel and these are my adorable bunny slippers (mine are from Primark but you can get similar ones on ASOS).
A coat. Kind of goes without saying but I find it so hard to shop for coats so I thought I would share the ones that I'm hoping will go into the sales after Christmas! Faux Fur from &OtherStories, the cape from AA, the duffle coat from Asos.
Hoodie. Another American Apparel favourite, the fleece lined hoodies are just the absolute softest thing and are perfect to layer up if you do have to venture outside.
And if you're using this post to get some last minute Christmas gift ideas then definitely check out the site Raise.com where you can buy gift cards for many of the brands that I've mentioned here at a discounted price, so you can use them to save some pennies on your shopping or just give them as presents. And if you receive any gift cards you don't really want over the holidays then you can also use the site to sell them!
What are your Winter essentials? Leave me a comment with what's on your wishlist!