When autumn arrives and we experience that first seasonal drop in temperature, it often surprises us and makes us realise that we won’t be wearing our t-shirts and shorts anymore this year. It really won’t matter whether or not you want to enjoy activities outside or if you need to keep warm while commuting to work, it will be important to have the right clothing and some warm accessories to get you through. The good news is that The Insider Picks team can make some great recommendations on items that will be comfortable and warm as well as get you through the rainy times.
To get you ready to face the winter months, we have put together the essential cold weather wear you can swear by. We take a look at clothing and accessories as well as gloves that can be used along with all of today’s technology. These items will help you get through the autumn and winter months.
1. Patagonia Women’s Cotton Quilt Pullover
If you’ve never really understood the obsession with Patagonia, you will after wearing this sweater. You will likely find it to be one of your most prized possessions and you will likely wear it often. It’s very warm and soft and a great choice when running errands or lounging around. It’s also good for wearing under coats and for layering. You’ll find that your neck stays warm from its stand-up collar if you have it buttoned but if you don’t need it then you can unbutton it. The material is water repellent which will also help you stay nice and warm during inclement weather.
2. Crewneck Sweatshirt by Madewell
This is a sturdy piece. You’ll find it completely comfortable to wear to the office or putting it on top of a t-shirt. It will also keep your shapewear under wraps. It’s so comfortable because of its French Terry cloth that it is good for lounging around the house or even laying in bed on a rainy day. You will likely feel that this crewneck sweatshirt is good for almost any outfit. It’s likely to become one of your staples.
3. Scoop Neck Thermal Top By 32 Degrees
Once you get one of these, you’ll find that you fill your closet quickly with several of these basic tops. They are great for layering. You’ll find the fabric sticks to your skin and helps you stay warm. They won’t lose their shape even if you wear them every day and they will remain comfortable. They help achieve heat retention.
4. Humbug Stripe Scarf
This is just the type of scarf that will be the perfect accessory for cold weather. It feels and looks great and helps you more fully bundle up. These blanket scarves are very practical, and they help add another layer of clothing for those especially cold days. They will also spruce up an outfit that is otherwise plain.
5. Hooded Packable Jacket by Michael Kors
This is a great jacket by Michael Kors to help keep you warm. If you moved from a warmer climate and you find the harsh winters difficult, this will help you remain comfortable. It will stand up nicely in storms and even the snow and although it’s very warm it’s not so thick. For that reason, you might not expect it to keep you as warm, but you will find it’s surprisingly so. It’s not totally snow or rain proof so you wouldn’t want to stay out in wet weather for too long but to get you from one place to another quickly, it’ll hold up fine.
6. Unisex Touchscreen Gloves by Agloves
You just might find yourself wearing these more often than your more expensive gloves. They’re very thin and don’t provide as much warmth but you’ll easily be able to use your tech products more easily allowing you to text message and respond to emails. They will give you some added protection while being more convenient when regularly using your cell phone or notebook.