Firework displays, parties and back-garden gatherings: no matter how you’re celebrating the fifth of November, we show you how to beat the chills with the Bonfire Night essentials that you need in your wardrobe…
1. The Hero Coat
Whether watching the night skies from a muddy field or a city rooftop, a cosy coat is the first thing you need for Bonfire Night. Choose from padded pieces that will guarantee to seal out the elements on those chilly November evenings, or opt for something a little smarter with classic pea coats or modern military designs – ideal for those headed out to dinner or drinks after the fireworks.
2. The Off-Duty Look
Not venturing further than the local park? Keep it cool yet comfortable in a cosy knit with celestial stars and skinny-fit denim in black, keeping the mud at bay with sturdy biker boots – we like how this pair are lined with faux fur for further plushness. To finish, layer on a padded khaki coat for an off-duty look that’s as fashion-forward as it is functional.
3. The Cold-Weather Accessories
The easiest way to winter-proof your look? It’s all in the accessories. From soft-touch scarves and faux fur stoles, to leather gloves to statement hats, cold-weather essentials will add instantly impart warmth, while also becoming the focal point of your look. Take note of cool greys and soft white tones that won’t lose their style appeal, or make a case for colour in berry hues and opulent jewel tones.
4. The Smart Selection
If your Bonfire Night outfit requires a little more sartorial consideration, look no further than a chic knitted dress. Crafted in classic off-white, this simple silhouette lends itself well to diary dates that require smart-casual styling – wear yours with opaque tights, knee-high boots and a checked blanket scarf for a hit of colour. When it comes to the cold-weather layers, a black belted coat and a faux fur hat provide the perfect finishing touches.
5. The Leather Boots
Come rain or shine, leather boots are the ultimate style investment for ever cold-weather senario – and that includes Bonfire Night too. Whether in black or burgundy, opt for classic Chelsea boots that will retain their relevance for years to come, or make a case for chic with knee-high designs to wear now and every winter.