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favorite item of clothing in the cold weather

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carerof123 Wed 11-Jan-17 11:32:15

I was getting dressed this morning and layering up as feeling the cold i put on my fleece type jerkin, i think this is my favorite as it keeps me snuggly warm indoors and is great under my winter coat too. Whats yours??

cangran Wed 11-Jan-17 12:21:47

It would have to be my woolly hat (but also like thick tights and those nice long sleeve vests that M&S and Uniqlo sell) - hate being cold!

tiggypiro Wed 11-Jan-17 12:27:59

My felted beanie hat bought in Canada a few years ago. Handmade and so totally unique it keeps the wind out of my ears.

Greyduster Wed 11-Jan-17 12:47:26

I have a fleece one piece neckwarmer that I bought from Aldi a few years ago. It is so cosy, and can be pulled up to cover the ears, or re-worked to make a hat. I do also have a fleece beanie.

Rinouchka Wed 11-Jan-17 13:10:23

Cashmere next to the skin.

Maranta Wed 11-Jan-17 13:26:05

I wear M&S Heatjen long sleeved tops and leggings. I also love my down coat, bought for a trip to Finland one winter!

M0nica Wed 11-Jan-17 13:53:12

thermal socks over my tights immediately make me warm all over. No idea why.

Izabella Wed 11-Jan-17 13:54:41

A buff

Jane10 Wed 11-Jan-17 13:55:57

M&S thermal vest under a fleece. Lovely!

TriciaF Wed 11-Jan-17 13:58:13

A coat - I bought it in a sale about 15 years ago. Not sure what it's made of, but it has a sort of bouclé texture, is very roomy and very cosy.
Plus thermal gloves.
What did we do before fleece though?

rosesarered Wed 11-Jan-17 14:12:47

TriciaF that is exactly the sort of coat I would like! I even saw Nichola Walker ( actress) wearing it in her role of a ghost in a detective series ( the one with a Swedish and possibly Aspergers detective as her boss.)Boucle texture and roomy ( I especially like the roomy bit.grin)

rosesarered Wed 11-Jan-17 14:14:48

Today I will be glad of a very warm hat I have had for years, not exactly stylish but does the job on a cold windy day when I have to walk somewhere.

DaphneBroon Wed 11-Jan-17 14:17:27

Sounds decidedly chilly Izabella confused

TriciaF Wed 11-Jan-17 14:32:33

roses woolly hats - they seem to be all the rage this winter. You see them in many countries all over the world.
My friend knits them, she has them in all colours. I told her she could have made a fortune if she'd put them on ebay!

Jayh Wed 11-Jan-17 14:35:54

My M&S feather and down coat with a big hood is my favourite this year. Also I always wear leather gloves as my hands get very cold.

Katek Wed 11-Jan-17 14:36:21

Agree with the Buff, izabella - so versatile. That and my snood type scarf are my go to items in cold weather.

Teetime Wed 11-Jan-17 14:59:39

My lovely winter coat from Hobbs- navy blue full length in wool, smart and very warm. (bought it in the sale last year and still like new).

gillybob Wed 11-Jan-17 15:29:40

My DD bought me something similar to that this Christmas Greyduster . I think she found it in one of the Christmas markets. Its wonderfully warm. It has a kind of bib front and back and the top bit is a long funnel that you can pull up or down as far as you like. Its lovely and warm and ideal for my beach walks.

J52 Wed 11-Jan-17 15:41:51

A Faux shearling coat with a hood. I've had it for years and every summer I consider throwing it out, but don't! It still looks like new and as soon as the temperature drops out it comes.

DaphneBroon Wed 11-Jan-17 15:45:34

My newish grey and silver lurex jumper.(I am finding it hard to take this off for long enough to wash it! )
It was reduced down from £95 to £47 in EAST's sale and I had £35 of gift vouchers from a John Lewis so it effectively only cost me £12!
It is a beautifully soft wool mix without being scratchy and quite glittery which lifts my spirits!

DaphneBroon Wed 11-Jan-17 15:47:05

Apologies Izabella what is a Buff? Clearly guilty of confusing it with "the buff"! blush

DanniRae Wed 11-Jan-17 15:53:06

Glad you asked that Daphne - I was wondering what Buff was! confused

Lazigirl Wed 11-Jan-17 17:18:22

"Icebreaker" merino long sleeved vest and for outside a Turtledove (reclaimed cashmere) buff.

Stansgran Wed 11-Jan-17 17:50:08

Ancient Aran cardigan and my NEW sheepskin scuffs.
Isn't a buff a muff you wear when stark naked for modesty purposes? Like those comic male strippers with balloons. Oh dear pour me a gin please

Ana Wed 11-Jan-17 17:51:36

Isn't that a willy-warmer, Stansgran? grin

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