Happy Friday lovelies, today’s look comes from a Sunday in January where we took to one of my favourite local spots, one of which I haven’t visited since the summer! For the last couple of years I have wanted to come to this lake during the winter but never had the footwear to do so but that has all changed thanks to my previously mentioned wellie addition. I love this place during the summer (see here) but I was really intrigued to see it during the winter too. That is something I often like to do when I find a local nature spot that I’m fond of, I try and see it during all the different seasons, I know that might seem dull to some but I think with each season having something different to offer then to me it makes the same spot feel new and exciting with every new season. Being by this lake was pretty magical, I like being close to water, maybe it’s my water star sign maybe it’s the calming effect that water has and especially on a day like this, when the weather was cold but strangely calm.
When it comes to dressing for afternoon winter walks, it’s clearly not as easy going as it is in the summer and The dress code has to be practical, as no one wants to experience these moments getting, cold and wet. That said I still like to be conscious of the style aspect of what I wear, it’s part of who I am and I’m not someone who is happy to just throw anything on, I enjoy putting thought into my outfit regardless of how casual the outfit may be.
Though this puffer coat is old old old, it has upheld its quality and classic design and is still one of my go-to pieces for cold winter outings such as these, in fact I’m loving puffer coats either long or short at the moment.
Usually I mostly wear warm knitwear for our nature walks but recently I’ve been loving a casual sweatshirt and often layered over a turtleneck for extra warmth during these cold times. So consider swapping up your favourite knit for a casual sweater to bring a subtle sporty-luxe feel to your outfit. I really love the women’s styles on Colourful Standard, they have a great fit and so many classic colours to choose from.
For trousers, personally I just go with skinny jeans, they’re easy with no fuss and allow my Wellington boots to fit over them seamlessly.
Let’s talk footwear, whilst I think hiker boots can be a great and more unlikely choice and they undoubtedly look cool but right now I’m all about my Le Chameau wellington boots and especially in noir for a quietly chic approach to wellies.
Below I will list a few of current Style favourites for a country walk. But before I end, I must not forget to mention the humble but necessary beanie hat! Yes, where would I be without my beanie, with a cold head and painful ears, that’s where. I treated myself to a couple of new beanies at the beginning of the year because I wear them so much and this cashmere one from Arket is the perfect winter white.
Sending you love and light and extra love on top of that because you know, valentines and all.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
(old) COS Puffer Coat
Colourful Standard Sweater
Le Chameau Wellies