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Wear Warm

Layer up this Winter with style

St Wilfrid’s Hospice shops are joining with many other Charity shops, food banks and community centres in the ‘Wear Warm’ campaign, encouraging the public to embrace the energy-saving benefits of wearing clothes made with natural fibres.

As the cost of energy continues to increase, we are stocking a dedicated section of clothes, accessories and blankets that contain natural fibres, instead of synthetic, which cause your temperature to spike and fall.

By avoiding turning up the heating above 21 degrees and adding a jumper, blanket or carpets with natural fibres you can generate eco-healthy home heat.

Here Stephanie, Supervisor of our East Street shop in Chichester, shares some tips on layering up for a fashionable festive look.

Layering

First layer – Ideally well fitted and light. You will normally only see a peek of this layer, either at the neck with collars or turtlenecks, possibly a portion of the sleeve or cuff, or at the hemline.

Middle layer – Vests, crop tops, sweaters, open or knotted button downs, blazers and cardigans are all good options for your mid layer. Since more of this clothing will be shown, introduce texture, color, and patterns.

Outer layer – Any type of coat, jacket, poncho, cape, or shawl can work – this will be the wrap that ties all your other layers together. Think about the length of your outerwear in relationship to all of the other clothing – This layer is left open to expose the layers below so consider the fit and drape of your outerwear before finalizing your outfit.

Belts can add definition, scarves a pop of colour. Remember small accessories = big impact!

 

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