A Heads Up For Winter

THE WIND IS CHILLIER, THE CLOUDS DARKER AND THE DAYLIGHT HOURS SHORTER; SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY LEFT US AND IT'S TIME TO WRAP UP FOR THE COMING WINTER SEASON, BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO KEEP WARM AND STILL LOOK STYLISH IN THE COLD WEATHER? FEAR NOT, YOUR FAIRY CLOTHES MOTHER, CLEO LACEY IS ON HAND WITH YOUR WINTER FASHION ACCESSORY FORECAST...


If your grandma was anything like mine, telling me that if I didn’t wear a hat I’ll lose 50% of my body heat through my head? I’m not sure if she was right or not, but wearing a hat throughout the winter is an essential for us Brits. Covering up is key to keeping warm. With the icy winds and freezing temperatures it is important to keep your head and ears toasty as it is any other part of your body.

Winter hats come in many guises and will be made from warmer fabrics than summer hats, think wool, felt, fur and fleece. For those of you who instantly think “hats don’t suit me” luckily for you, I will also give you a bit of guidance on which hats are best suited to your needs and style. Here are my top styles that will keep you warm and stylish.

BOBBLE HAT

Always a popular hat choice for kids, now adults are getting in on the act too! A bobble hat is usually a knitted beanie hat with a ‘ball’ on top. My personal favourite have a fur pom pom on the top, I think I have one in black, grey and camel! A bobble hat suits most face shapes and can work well for a more casual occasion teamed with a knitted type scarf and gloves.

FEDORA

A fedora is a more structured winter hat with a brim which is most commonly made from wool and felt. The traditional fedora hat has a crease down the centre and is pinched at the front of the crown. This is probably my favourite style of winter hat as it is a little bit dressier than a beanie or bobble hat, in fact it can be really stylish when teamed with a sophisticated winter coat. My recent purchases have come from Reiss, I’d go for neutral colours like taupe or navy.

FUR HAT

Fur hats are often associated with glamour and are popular with those looking for a more formal winter hat. Fur hats are not for the shy and retiring but are well suited to those with a rounder face shape. They are great for outdoor events in winter such as the races or a winter wedding.

FUR HEADBAND

Although technically not a hat, a fur headband is a popular choice for winter and can be easier to wear than a full fur hat. Fur headbands are well suited to those with a structured or round faces. My fur head band is in a honey colour from Helen Moore, I love them! Perfect for when you want to add a bit of practical glamour.

If a hat still isn’t your thing then how about a thick woolly scarf? This is a must-have for winter which can be added to your jacket, jumper or coat for extra warmth when the winds are particularly strong and cold. They can brighten up your dark winter wardrobe with ease as here are so many styles and colours to choose from. Scarves are very versatile and you can tie them or toss them over your shoulders different ways. The easiest way to wear a scarf is to wrap it around your neck or drape it casually around your shoulders. It will provide you warmth and style, especially when you match it with winter hats and gloves.


If you need some help mastering a stylish yet practical winter wardrobe, you know where to find me…


Your Fairy Clothes Mother x

 

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