Winter Wear & Wellbeing


Between seasons can be confusing on the fashion-front. Sunny outside, but a little breezy. What to wear?

You can’t go wrong with jeans (straight legged or baggy), trousers, or leggings. Skirts and shorts also look great teamed with tights, whether it’s sheer, or woolly. For warmth, there is a huge selection of styles, from polo-neck, jumper dresses, off-the-shoulder, patterned, plain and emblazoned with taglines. Long sleeve blouses are also ideal and still look dressy.

Ankle or thigh high boots work well with practically anything, and colour co-ordinated with a handbag, or belt is even better. Vests and t-shirts can still be worn on chilly days, especially with a classic blazer, oversized cardigan, leather jacket, parka, mac or ordinary coat.

Of an evening, dresses with tights offer glamour and comfort. If you’re not keen on tights, a long maxi dress, gown, or skirt still stand out in a club, bar or restaurant, and again can be worn with a jacket.

Fur is also another winter trend that is never out of fashion magazines, whether it’s a hat, coat, or bag. For the bitter nights, gloves may need to be worn. A variety of gloves from leather, wool, even fingerless (for mobile-use) can be purchased everywhere.

If you’re missing your summer suntan, tanning wipes / towels are brilliant for a non-patchy glow and easy to apply. The colour usually lasts about a week. Recommended brands are: L’Oreal sublime bronze, Nivea sun touch, Garnier Ambre Solair, however the cheaper brands work just as well. Alternatively, tanning lotions can be applied with a tanning mitt. Again, the following brands are highly recommended for that flawless result.

Winter nail varnish colours that are trending at the moment are blues, silvers, pearly white and pinks, which look even better with added glitter. Also, to keep those nails nice and strong, apply a coat of clear strengthening varnish.

With the cold drying out your hair, don’t forget to use oil weekly: Argan, Morrocan, Coconut, and Olive work wonders. Intensive conditioning masks are also cheap and effective.

In respect of dry skin, for reasonably priced moisturisers try Cocoa butter, Simple, Nivea, Clinique, and my tried and tested favourite in Pharmacies in Ibiza – Uriage Hyseac soothing moisteriser.

So, wrap up warm, but still look the part in these Winter months.