Cosy treats for dark days
It’s cold, drizzly and dark at 5pm so it’s time to up the comfort factor with these must-have items for days indoors, including plenty of opportunities to #supportlocal.
Slouchy, soft and just the right amount of oversized, this eco-luxe 100% recycled polyester jumper ticks all the right boxes for loungewear, plus extra style points for the cool block colour. Available from Newbury boutique B The Lifestyle Shop.
Light it Up
Cold, dark evenings call for candles – and lots of them. We love the moody vibes of Apothenie's black glass and copper lid. Choose the new Winter Selection scent – a comforting blend of tangerine and pine. The best bit? You're supporting Berkshire biz too.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate (with lashings of marshmallows and cream, of course) – whatever your drink of choice, look damn stylish sipping it with this glazed stoneware mug, from Newbury-based B The Lifestyle Shop.
Fluffy slippers are an A/W staple and this year we’re coveting this slip-on pair from Beaconsfield boutique Heidi & Hudson. Made from 100% Australian sheepskin, they’re super-soft, stylish and come in a range of pretty colours.
You can’t get much comfier than this cardigan/robe hybrid from The White Company – it’s basically a blanket with arms. Stylish and minimal design with dropped shoulders and deep pockets, it features a dash of luxurious alpaca wool for added warmth.
Nothing says cosy than wrapping yourself in the biggest knit you can find. This gorgeous cardigan in autumnal tones is from new eco-luxe British knitwear brand Cara And The Sky. Available from Newbury's Fifi & Moose Boutique
SNUG AS A BUG
From Wokingham-based Maison Rustic, this soft herringbone pattern mohair throw hits all the right style notes and is perfect for adding a splash of subtle colour to your sofa. Layer up wth fluffy cushions for added texture.
WRAP IT UP
A scarf so big it also works as a blanket. This super-soft winter warmer gives you a hygge hug whether you're snuggling on the sofa or whizzing out on the school run. It's by Berkshire's brilliant Gift Pop Boutique and comes in two colours.
Is there anything more cosy than a deliciously fluffy rug? We think not. This one from Bracknell-based sheepskin specialist Sheep Style is made from British sheep and is ideal for throwing over armchairs to up the comfort factor.