As I draw in my dressing gown tighter to keep out the chill in the house, I realise its time to get the boys winter wardrobe sorted. Youngest is a bit like me he really does feel the cold, he can get quite miserable especially if he is outdoors for any length of time. You need to think about what fabrics are best to buy too for this time of year; wool is great as it traps heat whereas cotton is not as insulating. I still like to encourage my boys to be outdoors whatever the weather so it’s important I get their wardrobes right. It’s worth spending a bit more to ensure the quality of the fabrics, if you go synthetic and cheap you might not feel so warm throughout winter.
I need to dig out their vests, order them new cosy winter coats and hats to keep the heat in. I like to make sure they don’t get cold at school so send them in with lots of layers and the all important gloves. Every year we seem to lose a pair though, the missing gloves must have met the missing socks of the family and run off together!
I really love these knit mittens (£27.50) from Petit Bateau great pattern and look very warm for winter. I can’t bare it when I get cold hands and as the temperature drops I want the boys to be snug and comfortable. I always feel better knowing they have gloves and hats just in case they need them.
The boy’s striped knit hat (£29) looks the part with the sailor stripes and little sailboat emblem. The warm wool blend is extra soft and protects against the elements. Even though the jury is out about whether we lose most of our heat through our heads, its still worth keeping this part of our bodies covered.
For the all-important coat, I would say the Boys’ Quilted Lined Anorak (£115) looks good; it can handle everything winter throws at you! The inside fleece adds an insulating layer and the reinforced matte nylon outside is perfect for keeping off the wind chill and rain. It might sound expensive but this is a luxurious coat that will help your child continue with their outdoor adventures in high spirits.
Then don’t forget to get some new jumpers or jackets to complete their outfits. Petit Bateau have plenty that look very stylish and on trend this season. This Jacquard Jacket (from £49) is one of my favourites.
Hopefully you have some inspiration now, happy shopping!