Cosy knits to keep us warm

Cosy knits to keep us warm

At this time of year, I suffer from a lack of light. Here in London, the skies have been very grey over the last few weeks. It is also still cold and damp and I seem to want to hibernate. If we live in the northern hemisphere I feel we need cosy knits to keep us warm.

Details of above: Blue star print scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop / Apricot cardigan Hush / Cobalt blue lightweight wool scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop / Orange drawstring bag Boden / Beige flats Boden / Blue parrot necklace JohnLewis&Partners / Drop earrings JCrew.

In this post, I have chosen bright colours as I feel this also helps to lift our spirits. These brighter colours will transition well into Spring. I have also experimented with unusual combinations such as apricot and bright blue. You may well have some of these colours in your wardrobe and might not have thought to combine them together. One of the easier trends for the coming season is mixing up colours in unusual ways, such as green and orange, pink and purple. I have always like to maximise my wardrobe by doing this as you can see here.

Cosy knits to keep us warm

Details of above: Blue fluffy scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop / Grey button chunky cardigan Evalane / Bright pink embossed scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop / Black bucket bag Boden / Black flats Boden / Multicoloured earrings MarksandSpencer / Blue bead necklace MarksandSpencer.

What tricks do you use to deal with the “winter blues?” I use a Lumie body clock light to wake me up in the morning. This allows me to wake up slowly and to get some daylight even if there is none outside my window. I also try to get out for a walk which allows me to keep my circadian rhythm in check.

Cosy knit to keep you warm


  1. Margie
    28th January 2020 / 16:08

    Interesting to see the orange and the black drawstring bags! I have a red coach drawstring bag that must be 25+ years old. I discovered it hidden away, have revived it, and receive loads of “love your bag!” comments. I’m happy to be using it again. Lots of beautiful sweater choices today. Thanks.

  2. Marifach
    28th January 2020 / 16:27

    Do so agree about colourful knits for our grey days. Have added jade, ,red, apricot to my wardrobe.I love the cobalt blue woollen scarf but sadly it would swamp my 5foot frame. Have bought a red Coach shoulder bag and a turquoise Radley tote. Latter is beautiful though not a sensible colour, perhaps!! Ah well, at my age, feel like living dangerously!

  3. Kathryn Celia Parker
    28th January 2020 / 22:30

    I was looking for a way to jazz-up my outfits without buying many new things. I didn’t think of achieving this with unusual colour-combinations. Great idea! Will have a look through my wardrobe and see how I can achieve this. Thank you.

  4. 30th January 2020 / 05:57

    Living on the Canadian prairie, I used to dread January because it seemed like an endless and depressing month of dreary grey days. I started taking Vitamin D a few years ago and it made a huge difference. If you haven’t tried it, I would definitely suggest it. My doctor recommended 1000 IU/day.

  5. 30th January 2020 / 17:15

    I agree Vitamin D is very important. I had a blood test recently and discovered that I was very dificient so I now take drops every day.

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