(from left) Quilted Feather Down Coat with Faux Fur, $199.90, from Zara, Cashmere Ribbed Crew Neck Sweater,$129.90, from Uniqlo, Soft Fur Leggings,$39.90, from Universal Traveller ,Touch screen usage- enabled gloves, $15.90, from Universal Traveller and Sibley Over The Knee Water-Resistant Boots,$530, from Ugg. Photos supplied by the brands featured.
When temperatures drop into the single digits, it is important to step up the level of insulation with the right fabrics.
A Uniqlo spokesman says: “Thermal innerwear made from acrylic, rayon or polyester is a must as it is breathable and wicks sweat away, keeping you dry and warm.
“Also, instead of automatically going for wool, look at less conventional fabrics, such as cashmere, for your inner layers, as these provide great insulation, but are also comfortable to wear.”
For those having to battle wind chill, a down or padded waterproof jacket is also a must, as air pockets trap warm air and retain heat while offering protection from wind.
Waterproof shoes, woollen socks and touchscreen-usage-enabled gloves are also good accessories to add to the mix, so the hands and feet are never exposed.