Fire up your winter look with these winter wardrobe essentials that will give you extra travel cred.
Layer up, layer up as winter is well and truly here. Even though it’s the season of grey skies, rainy days and chilly temperatures, it doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom – you can still embark on that epic camping trip, outdoor hike or city escape, just make sure you have the right gear for whatever the weather brings. After all, staying cosy is key to a good time.
To help give you some winter inspiration, check out our list of winter wardrobe essentials.
1. Hush Puppies The Adventure Shoe
Adventure shoes that are both lightweight for packing and hiking get a strong tick of approval for making the travel checklist. Thankfully, comfy shoe experts, Hush Puppies, have branched out to the great outdoors to offer a hiking boot range, The Adventure Shoe, that fits the bill (and foot).
The shoe range features four styles using Hush Puppies signature super soft padding, soft mesh lining, and breathable and water-resistant. Wearing these stylish adventure shoes can almost feel like you are walking on air even though you might be tackling rocky terrain – they are that comfortable. Understated in design, they are a great addition to your holiday wardrobe or next big day out in nature.
Hush Puppies The Adventure Shoe range available from Hush Puppies from $179.95
2. UNIQLO Seamless Down Coat
Feeling like a warm walking burrito with this cosy number from UNIQLO.
The Seamless Down Coat is a must for every travelling wardrobe for years to come. Lightweight in design, the minimalist-style coat contains a durable water-coating for light rain and is ever so comfortable with its puff factor.
The soft coat is available in a range of colours and comes in a jacket version so you can stay super snug for all occasions.
UNIQLO Seamless Down Coat is available from UNIQLO from $199.90
3. Pony Rider National Project Range
Don’t you just love it when you look good and know that you are also doing a world of good, too?
Australian lifestyle brand and makers of sustainably chic outdoor apparel, Pony Rider has collaborated with NSW National Parks & Wildlife for their latest range, National Project and it’s a beaut.
The limited-edition range includes a range of organic cotton tees stoned washed with beautiful water-based inks and cosy cotton beanies for when the next chilly adventure calls. Its unisex organic cotton sweater is not only a great throw on for outdoor adventures but a comfy number for relaxation time.
Better yet, one per cent of all sales from the new range will be donated to the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) to fund the much-needed restoration work for the NSW National Parks & Walking Huts. Looking good while doing your part for environmental conservation is a win-win in our eyes.
The National Project range available from Pony Rider from $39
4. Icebreaker MerinoLoft™ Collingwood Hooded Jacket
A jacket that’s able to regulate body temperatures? Yes, the experts in adventure attire Icebreaker have come up with the goods with its ultra-warm, puffy Collingwood Hooded Jacket, a winter must-have for any outdoor buff.
Feel like a walking ray of sunshine as this sleek jacket features MerinoLoft™, a natural cruelty-free merino wool insulation with warmth to weight ratio, so you don’t have to worry about wearing thick layers. The jacket is odour resistant and contains a water-repellent for light rain protection.
It’s perfect for camping and hiking or to having an urban adventure around the city. Either way, the jacket is a vibe and is ready for whatever the weather, even those four-seasons-in-one-day type of days. Available in both men and women’s sizes.
Layer up! Complete the winter look with a RealFleece™ Merino Elemental Long Sleeve Zip Jacket (pictured), a heavyweight mid layer suited for training or adventures in chilly temperatures. The streamlined jacket is crafted in a stretchy merino RealFleece for extra comfort.
Icebreaker MerinoLoft™ Collingwood Hooded Jacket from Icebreaker from $449.99
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5. Will + Bear Calloway hat
Time to be weather smart with Will + Bear’s Calloway hat, an understated wardrobe staple. Made from 100% Australian wool, the wide brim black fedora has an extra touch of sophistication with a signature dark brown leather embossed band.
A timeless accessory to suit all moments on the road, the hat comes in a range of sizes and neutral colours and for every hat sold, 10 trees are planted in partnership with Trees.org.
Will + Bear Calloway Hat is available from Will + Bear for $119
6. Superdry Everest Parka Coat
Okay, so you might not be climbing Everest anytime soon (we don’t need to get into border closures here), but that’s not to say you can’t be equipped with clothes suited to those very brrrrrh temperatures.
Superdry’s Everest Parka Coat is the ultra-thick, ultra-luxe layer you need this winter, made from 100% recycled polyester from up to 10 plastic bottles. The classic coat is versatile, with pockets galore and a detachable faux fur trim hood for those rainy days. Snug in nature, the coat is perfect for combating whichever way the wind blows.
Wrap up your look with a Stockholm Scarf to give your neck extra warmth.
Superdry Everest Parka Coat from Superdry from $259.95
7. Thermos 470ml Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug
Complete the whole winter look with something that will warm the insides too. Thermos has a range of handy on-the-go items, but one of our favourites is the 470ml Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug, with a convenient handle.
The mug’s stainless-steel interior and exterior can keep contents hot for up to seven hours or keep liquids cold for up to 18 hours.
The travel mug is nifty in design and surprises with a built-in tea hook, which easily holds tea bags or most loose-leaf infusers.
Stay warm, save the world (from disposable cups) and save money for the next winter escape. Cheers to that.
Thermos 470ml Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug from Officeworks from $35.98
Feature image: Pony Rider
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