We’ve officially come to the end of what feels like the longest and warmest summer yet. Record-breaking temperatures swept the UK in early June and we’ve been riding the heatwave ever since. But all that is set to change with Autumn starting this month and experts predict that a record-breaking summer can mean we’re set for an unusually harsh winter.
Essentially, all of this means that it’s time to think about the winter wardrobe and wrapping up warm. To help you stay stylish in the colder seasons, at Standout we’ve pulled together 10 essentials that you need in your 2018 winter wardrobe.
1. A warm, down-filled coat
A really good-quality down-filled coat is a must-have for any winter wardrobe. If you invest in one, then you can wear almost anything (or nothing!) underneath and still stay warm.
Our Tommy Hilfiger Sky Captain Hampton Down Bomber Jacket is one of the warmest coats in the Tommy Hilfiger coat range. This jacket features an inside pocket, branded button detail and a removable hood with removable fur too for a more subtle look.
This black Down Puffer Jacket from Timberland is the perfect coat for cold weather.
2. Winter boots
In the damp, winter months we can expect plenty of rain, snow sludge and ice on the ground, meaning owning a pair or two of warm, durable boots is a must.
Look for boots that are 100% waterproof, seam-sealed, comfortable and have good grip. We’ve listed some of our favourites below.
Timberland boots are classics and we think every man should own a pair. These premium BT Boots are 100% waterproof, seam-sealed and have exclusive anti-fatigue technology and a second midsole layer for additional support underfoot. Whatever this winter throws at us, you really can’t go wrong if you own a pair of these.
For an alternative to Timberland boots that aren’t as bulky, try these Palladium Black Pampa Sport WPS Boots. They feature waterproof full-grain nubuck leather and waterproof stitching thread.
3. A wool beanie
A plain wool beanie featuring a smart logo is the perfect way to keep warm and stay stylish this winter.
This Lyle & Scott True Black beanie is the perfect staple for any winter wardrobe and can be matched with almost any outfit.
The North Face grey Salty Dog beanie makes a perfect alternative in a lighter shade.
4. A shell jacket
One thing you can always rely on during winter in Britain is rain. Even if it’s not that cold, it’s probably raining. That’s why every man should own a collection of stylish shell jackets.
Lyle & Scott is one of our most popular brands and this Duke Blue Zip hooded jacket features a peak on the hood, buttoned pockets and a breathable sports mesh body.
Featuring NASA logo, US flag and branded toggle details, this anorak is sure to stand out.
5. A long-sleeved polo shirt
A long-sleeved polo can help you to stay looking smart and feeling warm in the winter months and we’ve got two great suggestions for you. If you need more inspiration then you can browse all of our polos here.
Crimson is the perfect winter colour and makes a change from blues and blacks. This long-sleeved polo shirt from Hackett London features a spread collar and a three-button placket.
If you’re looking for something less plain then this Superdry long-sleeved polo fits the bill.
6. A lightweight, but warm puffa jacket or gilet
Most of us only invest in one or two down coats per winter and a lightweight puffa-style alternative gives you more options to match with different outfits.
This Kappa red, black and white Amarit Puffa Jacket is a colourful alternative when others are wearing blues and blacks.
Coming in a camo design, the Ellesse Camo Labardy Padded Jacket features practical zip pockets and embroidered logos.
The gilet version from The North Face makes a stylish alternative if the weather is slightly milder:
7. A warm scarf & gloves
Accessories really come into their own in winter. A warm scarf and gloves are non-negotiable for your winter wardrobe but it’s well worth investing as a nice set can be used for years.
The ribbed logo scarf and gloves from Lacoste come in black colour and both feature an embroidered logo on one end.
From Vivienne Westwood comes the Reversible Scarf featuring logo on both sides. Coming in Grey / Blue colours, this scarf is made from soft wool.
8. A knit sweater
If you’re investing in a warm knit sweater then pick one that you can use for autumn, winter and the start of spring, year after year. Always make sure you check the label before washing as most knit jumpers need to be hand washed or washed on a cool setting.
The Pima Cotton Cashmere Zip Knit from Tommy Hilfiger features a zipped turtleneck, embroidered logo on chest and comes in a Charcoal Heather colour.
If you’re looking for a round-neck, jumper-style alternative, this Cotton Cable Sweatshirt from Gant comes in a Dark Jeans Blue colour, featuring a ribbed crew neck and full sleeves.
9. Lounge joggers
A skinny pair of lounge joggers provide comfort and warmth inside and out.
Coming in a black / reflective colour, the Barrio Joggers from Nicce London come with open pockets and elasticated ankles, featuring a printed logo on left thigh.
These Block Skinny Joggers from 11 Degrees in grey feature a back pocket, logo on the left thigh and drawstring waist.
10. Leather trainers
Boots can’t always be the go-to choice over winter. If you want to keep wearing a trainer, then opting for a leather pair is your best bet. Leather trainers are much easier to keep clean during the winter months and are a smarter alternative to regular trainers.
Coming in black and grey, the Avantor 318 3 SPM leather trainers from Lacoste feature branding to tongue and side of sole and rubber croc logo on side.
The Old Skool leather trainers from Vans feature a leather upper, round toe, padded collar and branding on back of heel and insole.
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