It’s much harder to get out of the house over winter. The dark mornings full of wind, rain and snow make braving the crowds a much less attractive prospect. Here at OPUMO, we don’t want you to miss out on the great things that the start of 2019 has to offer, so we had a think about how to make it easier for you to get out of the house. Our answer? 10 winter essentials that will be sure to make the beginning of the year all the more enjoyable.
Whether you're off on a long weekend or looking for a hand-held carry-on bag for your next adventure, this Ettinger holdall will be the perfect companion. The understated all-black colour hue gives it an immediate edge and that's enhanced by the sturdy cotton drill body and smooth waxy hide accents. Most importantly of all, you can pack this bag full of supplies; your favourite tipple, some chocolate, clothes, sneakers and still have room for more. That's because the bag also features two slip pocks inside to keep all the essentials - like books and tickets - within easy reach.
This one doesn’t need much explaining. The two tone grey shearling and leather combination is enough reason to buy it, to be honest. But, practically speaking, the 100% sheepskin construction means you’ll be completely toasty no matter what winter has to blow at you.
Another real winter warmer here from YMC and it just so happens that this pair of soft woollen trousers would look impeccable when teamed up with the Grey Budgie Jacket, too. Nobody understands a casual trouser cut quite like YMC, as the slightly tapered leg will have you looking comfortable in any occasion this winter.
Unrecorded have had a 2018 worth your attention. With a focus on sustainability and great materials, Jolle and Daniel of Unrecorded are redesigning your wardrobe one basic at a time. This extra-fine Merino wool beanie is the top accessory choice for winter. Lightweight, breathable and destined to keep its handsome shape over time, it's got the lot.
You can’t buy a hat and neglect the scarf, don’t do anything in half measures. Holzweiler’s alpaca and mohair blend scarf will accompany the Unrecorded beanie as the protectors of your warmth. Plus, the neutral check design will work incredibly well with a lot of winter wardrobe colours; namely grey, black and navy.
A more organised wash bag is something we’ve all wanted but never acted upon, so now Mismo are giving you the chance. The two-compartment design will hold all your toiletries - whether you travel light or extremely well prepared - as it includes a top-carrying leather handle, a button-closed side pocket and a tone-in-tone water-repellent nylon lining. The works.
The wind may be whistling past your ears, but you need not pay it any attention, just plug in and drift away. Bang & Olufsen’s legendary sound quality is distilled into an earbud in the Beoplay E8. Plus, you get 4 hours of play time per charge, which is at the top of all the highest performing wireless headphones out there.
You can fill up your Mismo travel kit with premium Baxter of California items, all approved for air travel: Super Close Shave Cream, After Shave Balm, Daily Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturiser and Daily Protein Shampoo are all included.
Walking around in winter can be hazardous, especially when you’re stuck between a shoe and a sneaker. WAHTS have merged the classic Chelsea boot with the sole of a sneaker for maximum comfort, but without losing any aesthetic value, to help combat all the usual footwear problems you face at this time of year.
If, after all of our efforts, you look out of the window and still don’t think you can brave it, opt for the best boxers on the market for your cosy day in. Sunspel have been perfecting the boxer short since 1860 so it’s fair to say that they know a thing or two. They continue to improve them year on year and these Liberty Print Boxers are some of the best yet.
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