Braving Winter Weather
Winter is fast-approaching, making it tempting to avoid the outdoors in favour of hiding under the quilt. But sometimes we can’t avoid the cold weather and have to bravely go where no man has wanted to go before… Outside. In winter. I’m shivering already.
Unfortunately, human hibernation isn’t an acceptable lifestyle choice, so we all have to gear up and get ready for the winter weather. If you’re up and about this winter, then here are some ways to make the bitter air more bearable.
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The weather is unpredictable at the best of times, so in winter you need to be especially prepared. Make sure you pack a few extra items: gloves are a very important addition to any coat pocket at this time of year. It’s also a good idea to invest in hand creams and lip care products. The cold air can cause sore, chapped skin, so it’s always worth having some on you.
Spare items of clothing can also be useful if you’re out and about in wet weather. I’d chuck a pair of socks into your bag, just in case. Walking around with wet feet is never fun and you can always use the second pair on extra chilly days.
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Do it in style
Donning a large coat and lots of layers can make you feel less fashionable than the abominable snowman, but that doesn’t mean there’s any need to boycott looking good in favour of keeping warm this year. Cable-knit leggings are a lovely choice for the ladies, ensuring that the dresses don’t have to be put away this winter. For the men, I’d recommend a good pair of skinny jeans, like these from M and M Direct. They’re a good way of keeping your shape, whilst also keeping you warm. There’s a wide variety of winter clothing out there, so be creative and make the look you love.
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Extra bits and pieces
There are loads of extra bits you can buy to make braving the outdoors more bearable this winter. Pocket warmers, for instance, are a great winter buy. If you don’t already know, these are small hot water bottles that can easily fit into a coat pocket or in your bag. They don’t need to be filled with water and can be re-used time and time again to keep your hands toasty. You can get these pretty cheap from clothes shops and supermarkets. So, why not get your hands on some?
Hopefully, these tips will help you get out from under the covers this winter. After all, there’s so much to do outside at this time of the year. Markets, Christmas lights, funfairs… who wants to miss those?
How do you cope with the cold?
Written by Amy. Amy is a Writer, book-lover and part-time pizza eater.