Daily Winter Uni-Look

Hello everyone! 

I sincerely apologize for my tardiness. I hope you like today's post nonetheless! The temperature drop this winter has been crazy. We've got hail, strong chilly winds and even snow here in Coventry. For today's post, I decided to show you my daily winter wear. It's all about keeping comfortable, protected and warm in these chilly winter days.

This is my third winter in the United Kingdom. I travel to university by bus but my daily routine requires more or less 15 minutes of walking since my campus is further from main campus. Therefore outerwear is very important to endure those days of waiting more than half an hour for buses and just the random UK weather. The few features of a jacket you should look for would be:

  • substantial insulation for warmth 
  • water resistance
  • attached hood for weather-protection and warmth
  • available pockets for protection of hands from the cold
  • high neck for further heat insulation especially in the face and neck area

I've finally found a suitable winter jacket for my daily trip to and from university. Normally, I dislike puffy jackets because of the unflattering fit. Although this time I found something that I really liked and provided me all the features I need to bear the cold and wet winter. 

The jacket I'm wearing is the North Ridge Minster Insulated Jacket from Go Outdoors. Go Outdoors is great for those who love to save on cash but is looking for quality and functional wear. They have a huge range of outdoor products and if you apply for membership you get to enjoy the fair discount prices. I'm wearing the jacket in a size S. It has this high neck collar that has a zipped compartment to fold the hood into when not required. There is also this great heat insulation layer inside the pockets to keep my hands warm. The jacket has a zipper and is lined with velcro which I find great help during times when there is quick temperature changes for example being on and off the bus, going into a building and out. I'm not showing a photo of the hood only because I totally forgot about it during the photoshoot. 

The photo above shows the side view of me wearing the jacket all zipped up. I'm also wearing my tube pants from River Island which is stretchable. In winter, I layer up by wearing tights underneath. I also found that having a pair of heavy duty boots is pretty useful. We had a lot of snow in the past week. Boots with thick soles are important especially for avoiding heat loss from your feet. You should also look for shoes with a suitable tread pattern on the soles that provide grip during bad weather conditions such as snow, rain and frost. 

I still wear at least two layers underneath my jacket. I usually go for a plain long sleeved shirt and a sweater. In this shoot, I wore my turtle neck sweater from K-Styleme. Sometimes even in buildings, temperature varies a lot. I find that wearing a base layer helps to accommodate for the temperature differences in places on campus. For example when it gets too warm, I can take off my sweater.

The backpack I've been using for university is a Classic Kanken backpack. It is water-resistant but for heavy rain, I find that some water still seeps in. I like this backpack because it fits everything that I need for lectures. I also love the simplicity of the design and it comes in a mustard and moss green colour which I love. 

These are all the going-to-uni essentials that I need for traveling to university. I hope you find this post useful. Comment below to tell us about your 'must-haves' for days in uni! See you again next time!



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