I’m an Aussie (from one of the warmer, sunnier parts of the country) who has just moved to the UK and am having a clothing crisis!
I always knew I would have to get a proper winter wardrobe when I got here, but I wasn’t expecting to be so overwhelmed by options. I have no idea where to start and don’t want to waste hundreds of pounds on clothes that turn out to be completely impractical. I’ve never even owned a winter jacket before, so some advice would be really really appreciated…
What are your winter staples? What should I look for in a jacket? And shoes (boots?)? Please help! -Arlina
I feel your pain so hard, Arlina! I recently took a long trip to the UK, and this California girl was ill-prepared and often soaking wet… until I finally went shopping for a proper rain jacket. I probably needed something more substantial than the thin jacket that I got, but I decided to just layer my clothing, instead of invest $$$ in something I wouldn’t ever need, once back home.
But what happens when your home becomes a much much colder climate than you’re used to?
Homies who live in colder climates, what would you recommend to a cold weather newbie?