Layer up for winter

Layer up for winter

It has been absolutely freezing here in London recently. It is 0 degrees centigrade this morning.

Winter has definitely arrived. It is time to keep warm and layer up. I start with thermal underwear. This year there are excellent ranges available. I popped into Uniqlo (USA link} last week and stocked up on their basic Heatgen range. MarksandSpencer also offers an excellent collection of thermal underwear. They have some very pretty tops with lace trims. They also offer a more expensive range with silk or cashmere added to the fabric. These are really soft and cosy. The US MarksandSpencer site also has a good selection of thermals.

DETAILS OF ABOVE: Bobble hats  // Black lace thermal top  // Grey V neck sweater  // Black trousers  // Black drop earrings // Black statement necklace // Grey UGG boots // Pale blue scarf.


Layer up for winter

I have just bought this black lace sleeved beauty. It will be ideal worn under my dresses on a cold winter’s evening. If you have a sleeveless dress this top could be used to cover your arms and add both glamour and warmth. I have a sleeveless black tunic that will be given a new lease of life with the addition of this top. I will also be wearing it with a pair of slim black trousers and ankle boots for an evening out.


Layer up for winter

If you prefer some colour this bright pink top might do the trick


Layer up for winter

I love roll neck thermals. I have just bought a navy one from Uniqlo. They are ideal to pop under a V neck sweater to add colour and keep you cosy. Turquoise roll neck thermal vest.

Layer up for winter

If you prefer something classic. I have been wearing this style for years

Layer up for winter
I also have a few sleeveless thermals for in-between weather. Black lace trimmed thermal vest.
Layer up for winterUniqlo heattech cream top (UK link) (US link)
Layer up for winter
Navy roll neck Heattech top – I can highly recommend this top. I am finding this top extremely useful. I wear it with my grey V neck sweater. (UK link) (US link})


  1. Carol Hunt
    8th December 2017 / 14:35

    Hello Josephine what a good blog and a reminder for me to look for some thermal vests! I am one of life’s cold creatures and layering helps a lot. I took on board about wearing a size that flatters too! As you said who sees the label!
    I have just read your advice about what to keep/take out of your wardrobe. Very good comments. I live in a small flat with limited wardrobe space so I need to start having a clear out recognise that there are things I never wear or don’t suit me anymore.
    May I wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

  2. 8th December 2017 / 14:40

    Thank you for your comment Carol. I was very glat of my thermals this morning as we did a photoshoot in Richmond Park and it was absolutely freezing.

  3. Lynda Banister
    8th December 2017 / 15:14

    I like the Damart thermal vests with a wide square stretch lace neckline. I’ve found that some vests are too high around the neck and show when you are wearing a top or dress. I get long sleeves to wear under wool and short sleeves for three quarter sleeved styles. They last for years!

  4. 8th December 2017 / 15:17

    Hi Lynda
    I do have some Damart and they do last well. If you buy the Uniqlo scoop neck it fits under most necklines.

  5. 8th December 2017 / 18:17

    I loved shopping Uniqlo when I lived in Asia. The brand has only moved into Canada fairly recently and opened a store in Vancouver in October. We’ll be spending Christmas with family there, so I can hardly wait to go shopping!

  6. Kay
    8th December 2017 / 19:19

    I love, love, love those grey Uggs! I’m off to Nordstrom’s right now!

    • 9th December 2017 / 13:09

      Hi Kay
      I hope you manage to get a pair. I love mine

  7. 8th December 2017 / 20:30

    Just what i needed. We’re going to Washington DC in January. COLD. Especially because I live in Southern California, where it just doesn’t get that cold. So I’m in the business of shopping for my January trip. Looks like Uniglow is the place to go for layering. Thanks.

  8. Marianne
    8th December 2017 / 21:22

    I can thoroughly recommend the Marks and Spencer’s heatgen thermal top. I have them in a variety of colours
    and they work perfectly by keeping me warm underneath jumpers and cardigans. They are my winter go to.

    • 9th December 2017 / 13:10

      It is a toss-up as to which I prefer the Marks or the Uniqlo ones. I have both and they are slightly different.

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