Winter warmup: The 8 things to invest in now
It’s that time again – time to dust off your winter jackets and figure out where exactly you stored all those flannel pyjamas and scarves last year. If the cold snap has a tendency to sneak up on you, here’s a quick checklist of everything Future You will thank you for investing in now. Welcome to your 2020 winter essentials.
For the house
1. Turn up the heat
Want to heat up a room, but not your whole house? It’s time to invest in one of winter's best little luxuries – an electric heater. Check out the range at JB HiFi, Myer or David Jones to find the perfect option for your home. Once you invest in a quality heater, you’ll never look back.
2. Create the ultimate cosy nook
There is no better feeling than being curled up on the couch during those crisp winter nights. Add a touch of warmth and luxe to your living room with a fleece throw from Adairs or chunky knit blanket from Bed Bath N' Table.
3. Rug up
Combat cold floors and dress your tiles, stone or hardwood with a statement rug from Kmart, Big W or Target. It will work wonders in any room, creating an instantly warming effect – both visually and physically.
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4. Hibernation haven
Transform your summer bedroom into a new cocoon of cosy textures. Starting from the base, add a heated mattress topper from David Jones – it’s a total game changer. Working your way up, it’s time to switch out the summer linen for a set of flannelette sheets from Sheridan, or a toasty quilt cover from Adairs.
Source: Bed Bath N Table
5. Snuggly sleepwear
Let’s be honest, winter is all about plush robes, cosy slippers and flannelette pyjamas!
Stay cosy and cute in the softest sleepwear from Peter Alexandar or kit out the entire family at Best & Less, and for those cooler nights, wrap yourself up in fleecy gown from Bras N Things. To finish off the ultimate winter uniform, slip into a pair of fluffy slippers from Sandler and prepare to take your comfort to the next level.
Source: Peter Alexander
6. ‘The’ winter essential
It’s the new L word on everybody’s lips: Loungewear. When staying in is the new going out, it’s no wonder this cosy couture is on the rise. From comfy classics to fashion-forward designs that will keep you feeling toasty and stylish all winter long, head to Cotton On or Seed Heritage.
Source: Cotton On
7. Freshen your winter wear
If you’re digging out your old winter wear from storage, there is a high chance it’s been marinating in a musty smell for quite some time. If you aren’t down to try the old vinegar and baking soda method, why not take your items to a dry cleaner? The team at LookSmart Alterations can handle even the most stubborn of smells and stains. You’ll thank yourself once all your trusty favourites are hanging up fresh as new.
8. Break out the beanie
When the temperature drops, it's only fitting to turn up the heat on your winter accessories. We’re talking beanies, gloves, scarfs and the underrated, but MVP of winter wear – socks. Thanks to Gorman you no longer have to sacrifice style for warmth. Don’t forget to top up on thermal ‘second skin’ layers from Uniqlo or Macpac, too – these are key when braving the elements.