The pure cashmere scarf is from last year’s sale at Banana Republic (I bought a grey one as well) and is the best and only scarf that truly keeps my neck warm when it’s icy cold. Because it’s so long and wide (made sure I got my money’s worth!), it doubles up as a wrap and blanket for the kids if we’re caught out too late or if I forget to bring an extra cover for them. Last year, I also replaced my thermals: 1 ivory, 1 marl grey and 1 black sleeveless vests and 1 ivory long sleeve – this was essential all last Winter.
I don’t have the option of layering in the same way as I used to because of the extra bulk that I can’t hide anymore! Here you can see my black thermal sleeveless vest (M&S) and the merino wool jumper again. That’s just 3 layers including my coat but each works really hard. So together with the scarf that I wrap around (will try to add a photo of this later), my knee boots and leather gloves, I am warm enough without unecessary bulk. When it gets colder still, I swap the jumper for a poloneck or thicker jumper, use a long sleeve thermal vest, woollen trousers instead of a skirt, full length coat and hat. Still only 3 layers.