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ON TREND: PEAK PRACTICALITY

ON TREND: PEAK PRACTICALITY

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ON TREND: PEAK PRACTICALITY

Top of our list for new wardrobe additions this year? Warmth, durability, and – as always – a bit of fun. Cue the new rise in gorpcore – the term used to describe the meeting of outdoor labels and urban folk. Whilst we’re all certainly spending more time with mother nature as of late, you're just as likely to find these pieces on the streets as you are in the wild. From cosy puffer jackets to wear-with-anything gilets and hiking-inspired boots, add these key buys to your winter shopping list immediately.

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THE PUFFER JACKET

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Dubbed the ‘Michlin Jacket’, you can see where this one got its inspiration. Everything about it shouts practical: from the elasticated cuffs to keep arms toasty to the water and wind repellent fabric and the addition of internal pockets. The thing is though, it still looks great. Nip it in at the waist if you like with the removable belt. Wear your hood up on bleak days. And definitely take it for a spin on the streets too.

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THE GILET

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Another staple from Ienki Ienki, the Michelin Down Gilet comes in super-soft nylon. Filled with down for a padded silhouette, it features a storm flap (a must in the great outdoors), funnel neck, tonal belt and two side pockets. Wear over your coat on freezing days and over tees and sweats as the weather changes.

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THE TURTLENECK

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Layers are key. Case in point: Gannis Recycled Turtleneck. Coming in a nature-appropriate shade of ‘french roast’, it's slimline enough to fit under ample layers, and cut with a handy turtleneck and long sleeves to add warmth where needed.

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THE STIRRUP LEGGINGS

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Leggings have been having something of a comeback over the past two years. No longer the reserve of gym kits, we’re now wearing them with everything from blazers to shirts, so a good pair will serve you well. Our favourite style of the moment? The stirrup variety, which on a very practical level, keeps them in place and avoids any cold ankle situations. On a less than practical level, they’re giving us serious ‘80s nostalgia.

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THE STATEMENT SUNGLASSES

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The sun will shine and when it does, you’ll want a pair of sunglasses on your face. These ones from The Attico are the perfect statement-maker. Coming in a vivid fuschia pink, they’ll bring a not-so-subtle edge to otherwise neutral outfits.

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THE DRESS-IT-UP EARRING

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Just because you’re gallivanting in the great outdoors, doesn’t mean you can’t put on your best jewels. Eera’s Chiara earring has gained cult status over the past six months thanks to their hardware-inspired designs and fun colours. Think less delicate, more sturdy, aka perfect for hard-wearing outdoor looks. For a walk in the country, we advise the silver iteration.

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THE CHUNKY BOOTS

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Every good hiking outfit needs a pair of sturdy boots and Ganni have delivered. Think less scaling Ben Nevis, more heading to a muddy park. In a vivid green, complete with chunky toe caps, block heels and their signature stitching work, they’ll be sure to catch a few eyes.

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