Winter Wishlists: What’s on yours?

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Winter’s a-comin’. No, we don’t want to think it about it either, but facts have to be faced, folks, and as the nights draw in and the cold wind blows, at least there’s one small fact that will comfort us: at least we have an excuse to buy some new winter clothes.

So, what’s on your Winter Wishlist for 2008? Take a look under the jump to find out what’s on ours…

1. A new winter coat

It doesn’t have to be French Connection’s Dona jacket (above), but something smart, stylish and above all, warm, will have to be added to our wardrobe this year. This is one of the items we’re always prepared to spend that bit extra on because, let’s face it, when you live in a country as cold as we do, it’s pretty much the only item of your clothing anyone will ever see. [ Dona jacket, £140, frenchconnection.co.uk]

2. A pair of long leather gloves

We love bracelet-length sleeves on our jackets, and there are still a lot of them around this winter – a pair of long gloves is essential for underneath them! [gloves, £24, River Island]

3. Ankle boots

We stocked up on knee and calf-highs last winter, so this year it’s the turn of the ankle boots. Faith’s Stogo may be just a little bit girlie with their ruffles and bows, but hey, since when did we let that stop us? [Stogo ankle boots, £80, Faith]

4. A thick hoodie

We’ve said this before, but it gets so cold inside the Fashion Police HQ during the winter that sometimes (well, most times) we need to wear something that’s almost as warm as a coat, but not quite as bulky. We like this hoodie by Motel, which still manages to look smart, while being super-cosy… [Kaylee hoodie, £45, Motel]

5. All the cardigans you can throw at us…

Cardigans are our guilty fashion addiction: they may not be glamorous, but when you’re as cold-blooded as we are (no, we’re not vampires although we have been mistaken for them…) they’re a year-round essential, and we firmly believe you can never have too many. This winter we’re going to be in our element, with all of the longline cardigans that are currently flooding the stores. We’ll take one in every colour, thanks… [Cardigan, £32, Topshop]

6. A holiday to somewhere hot

Well, it is a "wish" list, after all…

So tell us: what are you planning on buying to get you through the winter?

14 Comments

  • August 21, 2008

    Mousy

    I have an instant requirement for all of those items of clothing. 🙁
    I quite fancy new knitwear stuff in general, actually… you know, jumpers. Nice jumpers. Flattering jumpers. Although, heck, I’m not above massive chunky-knit ones either!
    I do love that Dona jacket and the gloves, though…

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  • August 21, 2008

    Arielle

    I really like those ankle boots. Which is kind of odd because I’m usually not drawn to overly “girly” footwear!

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  • August 21, 2008

    Amanda

    Definitely a new winter jacket. And lots of cardigans. Flat soled knee-high boots in both brown and black, and probably a few more pairs of jeans.

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  • August 21, 2008

    Kasmira

    I’ve had flat, knee-high boots in yummy brown leather on my mind since last winter. I keep convincing myself that I don’t REALLY need them….

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  • August 21, 2008

    Zoe

    Cardie no. 5 is coming my way in a variety of colours, as well.
    I’m also lusting after some heavy-knit tights in bright tones: fuchsia, teal, chartreuse, houndstooths even for all I care. No plaid, although they may be hard to avoid this season.
    Finally there’s a pair of Oxford heels with my name on them out there, somewhere. Preferably in gray or cognac, and with a manageable heel.

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  • August 21, 2008

    Daisy

    Love the boots! I myself tried on an incredibly cute winter coat this afternoon, in a bright and gorgeous raspberry pink, with a skirtlike flare at the bottom. Even though I liked it a lot, I wasn’t planning on spending 179 euros for looking like a raspberry all winter…

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  • August 22, 2008

    Kerry

    I am addicted to cardigans too! I have about 7 in various different styles and colours. My favourite at the moment is a knee length one.
    I’m also hankering after a leather jacket…. *sigh*

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  • August 22, 2008

    Celeste

    hmm. I’m thinking definitely a new pair of boots, and my continued search for the perfect sweater dress. I’m convinced it’s out there, I just haven’t managed to try it on yet.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Jackie

    a knitted muffler or shawl. 🙂

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  • August 22, 2008

    Kat

    Distressed leather equestrian boots in tobacco brown. A plush velour hoodie. “Lulu” peep-toe heels in tulip from J. Crew. I already have a chic camel-colored winter coat (y’know, for the grand total of ten days I might need it over the South Florida winter!), but I’d love to pick up a few shorter coats in different colors, like deep violet or maroon.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Zoe

    Boots. I have these great black fur-lined suede high-heeled boots I bought on sale in March. I can’t wait to wear them.
    Cardigans. There were a whole bunch on sale at Target the other day. I got a few.
    Scarves. I collect scarves. And in the summer they just sit in the doll-house where I keep them all sad and colorful, just waiting for October to roll around.
    Browns, reds and other autumn colors.

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  • August 22, 2008

    S

    I’m a Canadian, I started shopping for autumn and winter clothes last week.
    On my wish list:
    A nice pair of warm, stylish boots. Knee-high is a must in Canadian snow, and no heels. Definitely waterproof. I’m thinking a nice leather.
    I need to get the heels redone on my lovely brown suede autumn boots, so that’s on the agenda for next week.
    Also on the wishlist – a new scarf.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Orla

    A pair of thigh high boots that
    A – Fit my legs
    B – Don’t look like hookerwear
    C – Don’t cost more than my yearly rent.
    I will never succeed in this, but I cannot help but long for them.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Natasha

    I definitely need a new coat asap because I’ve ruined my previous one. I might need a new pair of boots too, but I’m not sure yet. I usually go for knee-high, with a stiletto heel (I drive everywhere so I don’t really need flat or waterproof shoes).

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