In the UK I can safely say we’re already well into autumn. I’ve already found myself wrapping up in my beanie (as per usual) along with a hoody, parka jacket, gloves and two pairs of socks. Is this normal for mid September? I certainly don’t know. But since we’re having this awful weather I thought it’d only be right to do a post on what my essentials are for winter.
First up are some comfy and cute wellies, these ones are from Joules and so worth the money, I think I’d recommend these over hunters, I love the patterns as well. Well surprise surprise, Katy’s included a beanie. Yes, we all know I’m a massive beanie person, maybe I’m a bit too obsessed? But for winter it’s gotta be acceptable. I love these ‘Chunky Casual Rib Beanies’ from Topshop, they’re £14 which isn’t too bad but ASOS also have some really nice affordable ones (and a cheeky top tip: check out the sale beanies and the mens ones!). In the winter my skin really dries out, and it’s never a good look so for me it’s really important to moisturise, this Benefit one. It’s really thick so you don’t have to use much and it certainly does the job! Now this pick may be debatable but for me it’s a must have and this is a ‘going out dress’. At my school each house has a dinner party and mine is normally around crimbo time so the perfect dress is an essential for me. I love Oh My Love for their dresses and have raved about them many times before. Their sale is amazing as well, definitely check it out. A christmassy candle is also essential to get you in the festive spirit. It’s the only time of year when I actually buy Yankee Candles so I normally stick with the ones I know and love including ‘Christmas Cookie’, ‘Cinammon Stick’ and my very favourite ‘Red Apple Wreath’. Last but not least, a decent lip balm. My lips are just as bad as my skin in the winter and as much as I exfoliate and vaseline them when I get home it just doesn’t do the job. So my resolution for winter is to always carry a lip balm around with me, and I really like this one from the Body Shop! Smells amazing as well which always a bonus!
What are your winter essentials at the moment?