I have written before about how much I love to get out and about, especially during the cold and dark winter months, when everything is a little gloomy, so that I have exercise and fresh air to keep my energy levels up. We live close by to the sea, the New Forest national park and not too far from other places of interest including Corfe Castle. As National Trust members, it is so lovely to be able to head over to places like Corfe Castle on the spur of the moment, and this is just what Ed and I did last weekend, after finding ourselves unexpectedly child-free.
I knew it was going to be cold so we wrapped up warm, and it was the perfect chance to try out my new pieces from Lighthouse Clothing, who specialise in stylish but practical clothing, designed to make life simpler. I had been sent a floral Breton top, delicate merino wool scarf and a lovely waterproof coat in a stylish navy blue shade.
The material of the Causeway Breton top was high quality and thick, meaning I felt snug and warm with the coat on over the top, and I opted for a trusty pair of jeans and my well-loved knee high tan boots to finish the laidback look for our walk around the castle ruins. We have been several times before but it has always been so busy, so it was nice to be there when the weather was cold and foggy as the venue was practically empty, allowing us to have a proper look around.
As we reached the top of the castle ruins, I was glad to have my nice, warm wind-proof coat on. The Alanna coat, in Night Sky, is currently on sale at £79.95. With a waterproof Teflon® coating and a soft, jersey lining, the parka is a 3/4 length with a removable hood. I love how many pockets it has, concealed so as not to impact the look of the coat, and that it is machine-washable for easy cleaning.
As well as my coat, the Merino Scarf gave me an extra layer of warmth. I was really happy with the shade I picked – Night Sky Grape, to compliment the coat, and impressed with how soft it felt. At 180cm, it is a nice length too.
As important as it is to wrap up warm when out and about in the winter, I’ve struggled before to find suitable clothing which still looks nice. These items from Lighthouse Clothing are not only warm and practical, they also look good, ticking all the boxes. If you are looking for outdoor clothing for yourself or the family, check out the Lighthouse Clothing website.
Clothing gifted however all words and images are my own.