Last Updated on 26th August 2013
Looking good as the temperature gets cooler is no mean feat, especially in the UK where the winter weather (as we occasionally like to discuss) ranges from wet and miserable to icy, wet and miserable. But it’s not impossible to create a stylish look without sacrificing your warmth. Below you’ll find our three top tips on looking great whilst keeping warm in cold weather.
The easiest way to stay warm without looking like an abominable snowman is to wear several thin layers rather than one large jumper. This is also a great idea if you’re planning on going out for the whole day, as you can easily add layers as the weather gets cooler. Invest in a cashmere jumper for evenings out, as this type of wool is incredibly warming whilst being thin enough to keep your outfit from looking bulky. If you want to create a smart winter look, browse through Hackett’s range of men’s knitwear, where you’ll find fashionable patterned jumpers, v necks and cardigans.
A tweed coat
There are plenty of styles of coat you can get for the winter, but perhaps the smartest and most versatile is the classic tweed coat. Whilst tweed coats vary in length, a knee-length one will be the most practical for cool weather. Tweed is a thick and durable fabric, meaning that it will easily keep you warm in the winter. A tweed coat is also very versatile, so whether you want to wear it with a shirt for drinks in the evening, or with jeans for a casual day look, it will look great.
A flannel shirt
Upgrade your cotton summer shirt to a thicker flannel one when the weather gets cooler. With a flannel shirt, you can look just as smart if you want to, but the thick fabric will keep you much warmer than a standard cotton shirt. Roll sleeves up in the daytime, and button them down in the evening when the temperature drops. Why not buy a colourful checked flannel shirt to brighten up dull outfits? You could team it with a pair of dark jeans and some smart, yet stylish desert bootss for a practical, daytime look.