16/11/2012 12:10 GMT | Updated 16/01/2013 05:12 GMT

Weekend Shopping: Stuff to Keep You Warm at Work


Why can offices never get their heating systems right? Has anyone ever worked anywhere where it wasn't permanently freezing or practically tropical? I once worked in an office so cold I had to wear fingerless gloves all day just to maintain enough circulation to type.

If drafty offices are the bane of your life too, try these pieces that you can layer up or stash about the office ready for the morning temperature drop, then discard over the back of your chair, or under your desk, when the cold settles to 'bearable' after lunch. I haven't included any North Face gilets or Uniqlo Heat Tech pieces, despite these all being brilliant, because everyone knows about those already - this is based on the stuff I usually have to hand (and head, and foot) for keeping office frostbite at bay.

And no, smartarses, it wouldn't just be easier to get a fan heater - those things are like a Health and Safety magnet, and always get confiscated before you even switch them on.

Stay warm, people.


1. Navajo Short Boots in Mulberry, lined with sheepskin by Love From Australia, from stockists nationwide or

2. Cashmere Fair Isle Beret with pom pom, in Flint, £95 from

3. Cardigan, £279.95 from

4. Plymouth Cashmere socks, £19.99 by Stance from

5. Fair Isle wristwarmers, £32 from

6. Double U Logo Shearling Earmuffs by Ugg Australia from

7. Tibetan Cupid Ugg Boots in Caramel (as spotted on Kate Moss), £221 by Love from Australia, stockists, as before

8. Tartan blanket with tassels, £152 by The Scotland Shop from

9. Dorothy Black Tassle Bucket bag by Love from Australia, £199, stockists as before NB. admittedly this won't keep you that warm unless you're cuddling it on the bus, I just really like it :)


1. Pure wool jumper with metallic lurex weave and chunky back zip, £195 by Baum und Pferdgarten from (the long line Gagga knit, £95, is a great back-of-chair wool cardi too)

2. Stripey Bradford cashmere socks, £19.99 by Stance, available from

3. Hot Squash top (made using fabric technology that keeps you warm without being bulky), £46 from

4. Holistic Silk soft to touch wool wrap in lavender, £80 from

5. Cashmere wristwarmers in Chartreuse, £36 by Brora from

6. Lightweight biker, £165 by

7. Cashmere tights, £115 by Wolford, call 020 7529 3000 for stockists or buy online at they also do great merino wool tights too, also available from the online store

8. Red tartan blanket, £152 from