When the weather is unremittingly grey, the wind is biting and summer colours are a distant memory, it lifts the spirits to see someone sashaying down the road looking utterly fabulous – and warm.
So it’s practically your civil duty to dress up for winter – and with our collection of glorious coats, scarves, hats, gloves and socks, you’re sure to inject a much-needed dash of cosy colour into even the greyest months.
Here are our must-have winter warmers – just add panache.
This gloriously warm and roomy mohair coat has been designed to breeze through a Scandinavian winter – so it can certainly beat anything the British weather can throw at us.
Danish company McVerdi works with carefully-selected partners across Europe and sourced this mohair mix from a French family business that has been making fabric for more than 150 years.
Available in a soft grey (with a touch of green), elegant black and a vivid raspberry red, it’s a beautiful foil for accessories in dramatic tones. What’s more, its generous cut means there’s plenty of room for layers underneath.
These gorgeous wool/silk blend scarves (£45) are light but warm and are available in a variety of colourways. They measure a generous 71cm x 190cm.
Those Scandis certainly know their coats. Swedish designer Linda Ralston Ooms creates beautifully timeless clothes from high quality fabrics, such as this bold linen-blend number (£195).
Also available in a striking monochrome version, this coat features a versatile cowl neck and big deep pockets for maximum warmth.
This hand-knitted cloche hat with detachable flower brooch, for a homespun flourish. (£18).
The rich colours of this printed velvet frock coat (£190) make it a guaranteed head-turner. Whether you prefer the rich blues, turquoises and violets of this colourway, or the oranges and russets of its sister coat, you’ll get attention for all the right reasons.
Is it a scarf? Is it a shawl? Whether you roll it up and snuggle it round your neck or throw it round your shoulders as an extra layer, this super-cosy yak wool blend number (£22) comes in a variety of vibrant colours and prints.
Danish brand McVerdi is just as famous for its fun gommy waterproof anoraks as for the cosy mohair coats. This version (£329) features a large collar/hood to repel the weather even more effectively.
The special outer fabric is both wind and waterproof and is lined with a gorgeously warm wool lining. If you’re outdoorsy but stylish, this will be your go-to coat for years to come.
Buy from Eribé and you really are supporting British enterprise and heritage skills. The Galashiels-based brand employs specialist knitwear designers, who are particularly skilled in the heritage knitting technique Fairisle.
This hand-knitted beret (£39) and gloves (£32) comes in a variety of colourways – and there are some gorgeous jumpers and cardigans in-store too.
Spirit lifters and stocking fillers
Of course at this time of year, we’re overflowing with cosy accessories – just pop into the shop or look online to browse the latest. Here are a few more of our favourites – if you fall in love with something that’s not listed on the site and you can’t get to us, just call on 01904 675987 and we’ll be happy to pop it in the post for you.
Yak wool Christmas shawl/scarf (92cm x 212cm) – £36
Manicay embroidered wool scarf (65cm x 180cm) – £49
Solmate fingerless mitts, made from recycled cotton – £28