Keeping Warm & Stylish This Winter

Photography by Simon Creasey

Winter outfits are often the hardest to keep looking ‘fresh’ because if you’re anything like me, once you find a combo that you actually feel warm in, you’ll have to prize it from my firm hold.  However one trick I’ve learnt over the last few years since turning 30 is investing in thermal underwear…yep, you heard me.  It’s not glamorous and not sexy but if it keeps my tits and ass warm then I’m all for it.  By layering thermals under my outfits I’ve found that it gives me much more freedom to wear the less chunky, less ‘giant duvet style’ winter clothes.

I’ve always been a fan of M&S thermals and I’ve also recently started trying the HEATTECH range from Uniqlo.  This isn’t in any way a sponsored post just to make that abundantly clear, it’s simply a styling tip that I wanted to share with you all after suffering from lack of stylish and warm winter outfits myself.  I’m wearing skinny jeans in today’s look (because it wasn’t THAT cold today) and unfortunately they don’t leave much room for thermals underneath, they also cling to the skin and therefore don’t allow for warm air to get trapped and form heat pockets.  So if it’s a warm outfit you’re looking for then my top tip is to stay well clear of skinny jeans, instead opt for a straight leg or looser fitting boyfriend jean (or trousers) and then you can pop some thermal tights or leggings on underneath.  As for on top, the same applies, anything tight fitting won’t allow for warm air pockets so wear looser layers. Of course keep your tight thermals on as a base, I’m currently loving this cashmere mix long sleeve thermal top and any of the Uniqlo HEATTECH polo-neck t-shirts to wear under my sweaters.  You might have also noticed in some of my recent outfits over on Instagram, I’ve been layering shirts over my polo-necks or donning two lots of outerwear; a coat over a blazer or a coat over a chunky cardigan.  Loose layers girls, loose layers 😉

One more tip for keeping warm this Winter, but this time coming from my feet.  I often get comments and questions regarding chilly ankles, and as you might have read in this recent post socks are of course a cool way of keeping chilly ankles (and toes) at bay.  However another trick I have up my sleeve, or should I say ‘hidden in my shoes’ are sheepskin insoles.  So if you can’t bear to part with those 7/8th jeans and trousers then give them a try.  Slip in a pair of sheepskin insoles to your trainers or as I’ve done here, my shiny new brogues and they heat your feet so much that it warms up the rest of your body, and quite frankly you’ll be glad of the brisk air blowing around your ankles.

Outfit Details

Coat - Straivarius (Wearing size M)

Sweater - Lovers & Friends @ Revolve (Wearing size M)

Thermal Worn Underneath - M&S

Jeans - Topshop

Bag - Givenchy

Sunglasses - Celine

Brogues - Carvela by Kurt Geiger

Sheepskin Insoles - Amazon

Earrings in First Holes - Shashi

Earrings in Second Holes - Shashi

Earring Worn In Cartilage - Shashi

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  1. Joanne
    3rd January 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Sheepskin insoles!!! Genius xx

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:25 pm

      haha I know right! I’ve been wearing them since UGG’s first came out, I used to take them out of my UGG’s as a teenager until they just started selling the insoles on their own

    • Helga
      7th January 2018 / 12:02 am

      I just love your style! Thank you for sharing it all with us. What camera are you using in your videos?

      • 7th January 2018 / 8:43 am

        Which videos? I always link the camera I use in my blogs (in the description box) x

  2. 3rd January 2018 / 6:22 pm

    I love wearing M&S thermals underneath my jumpers as well because they keep me so warm. I’ve never thought to wear sheepskin insoles though! That’s such a great idea. I’ll have to try it out!

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Definitely give them a go, they make all the difference

  3. ANA M
    3rd January 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Emma you look so gorg as per usual! Since I found you, I have completely redefined my style over the last few months and I love how diverse, classic and elegant everything looks!! I look forward to more blogs and YouTube videos, all the best for 2018! Xoxo from Amsterdam!

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Ah Ana that’s so amazing to hear, I’m glad you found some inspo from me ♥️ Happy New Year! x

  4. 3rd January 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I’ve never heard of insoles like that. They sound amazing!

  5. Debi Gates
    3rd January 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Wow, great tip about the sheepskin insoles! I’ve never heard that one, but I am definitely going to incorporate it into my winter wear. I started wearing fleece lined leggings a year or two ago, and they are a life saver! Byeeee…off to order insoles now.

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:40 pm

      haha enjoy you’re new sheepskin tootsies

  6. 3rd January 2018 / 8:40 pm

    M&S Thermals for the WIN!! 🙂 you know I love a thermal!! I have the longline soup neck ones!

    You look like a total BABE in these shots!


    Leanne ~

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Honestly, they’re all winners with me I bought an extra set of the cashmere ones to sleep in when it’s really chilly in Feb

  7. Paula
    4th January 2018 / 12:18 am

    Great tips! But you forgot a hat! Gotta keep that noggin warm

    • 4th January 2018 / 7:26 am

      haha all in another post coming soon, this post was all about the *hidden* warmers. Plus you can’t wear a hat with a high bun

  8. medolima
    4th January 2018 / 4:09 am

    Amazing stylish looks!
    Love this very much!

  9. 4th January 2018 / 10:36 am

    SO stylish! I love everything you wear 🙂 The shoes are gorgeous. Loving that you’re back blogging again. Jess xx

  10. 4th January 2018 / 12:50 pm

    check blazer and a roll necks always! <3 love the editing on the photos, and how you've layered the one of them showing the close up of the earrings!

    Laura |

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks Laura, I was quite impressed with that myself once I did it Been blogging & editing for 10 years and I’m still learning new techniques

  11. Priscilla
    4th January 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Sheepskin insoles?! What kind of wizardry is this?!

    • 4th January 2018 / 3:46 pm

      ahaaaaa, the best kind of wizardry

  12. Ashley Joy
    4th January 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I was missing your videos on YouTube, after such a large dose of them from vlogmas. BUT ALAS! Your personality shines through even in your blog posts. I know what I’ll be doing the rest of the day.

    • 4th January 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Ah thank you Ashley. I promise the videos will be back as of next Wednesday with our first vlog of 2018 x

  13. Eunice
    4th January 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Great tips, Emma! Wow who would have thought that I’d be considering thermals and sheepskin insoles this winter.

    • 4th January 2018 / 6:40 pm

      haha sometimes you just gotta reach for the thermals ❄️

  14. JP
    4th January 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Love the look! The link to the sunglasses is broken – what model are they? Thanks!

  15. Adi
    7th January 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I bought sheepskin insoles last year and haven’t look back but I find that I need to ‘layer’ them with another insoles without which they slip right down to my toes. Wonder if ugg ones are better?

    • 7th January 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Oh that’s odd. I have a couple of pairs from UGG and a couple of pairs from eBay and they have a rubber backing which grips to the sole of the shoe so they don’t slip. Maybe the ones you have don’t have a rubber backing to them and that’s why they slip x

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