Scroll down for 16 chic buys for winter across fashion, home and beauty from some of our favourite independent brands on The Drop by Stylist.
One thing is for certain: summer is well and truly over. And whether you’re waltzing into this winter chill with vigour or not, the time’s come to add a little autumnal touch to everything from your fashion to your bathtub concoctions.
We’ve scoured the latest offerings from independent brands to bring you the very best out there. So, from a cosy, nap-worthy sweatshirt to ethically sourced sheepskin slippers and chic tissue boxes that’ll make coming down with a cold slightly more bearable, these are the things you’ll want to lean on for a much-needed wintertime update.
Iggy & Burt love heart jumper, 100% merino wool
Although Iggy & Burt’s jumper is blue, it’ll make you feel anything but – especially with an exclusive £15 off only on The Drop. Made from 100% super-soft merino wool and sprinkled with red love hearts that are reminiscent of Comme des Garçons’ signature motif, it radiates love not just with the design but in how it’s crafted – sticking to traditional methods, every part of this piece is handstitched, including the hearts.
“When it comes to classic wardrobe staples, fashion insiders will always point you towards a crew neck wool jumper,” says Stylist’s fashion features editor Billie Bhatia. “Wear yours with cropped flare jeans, ankle boots and an oversized coat for a stylish take on winter dressing.”
Sheepers Persia leopard print sheepskin slippers
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that leopard print makes everything better – and these Persia slippers from Sheepers are no exception. Made from 100% sheepskin and suede, they’re the cosy wintertime staple you’ve been looking for, thanks to the toasty oversized black cuffs and classic cream and black leopard print.
Pair with your favourite slouchy sweatshirt and joggers and don’t be surprised if you can’t bear to take them off when it’s time to leave the house…
Catherine Tough cashmere mix slouch socks
Everyday luxury can take many forms and it’s fair to say that in the fashion world, cashmere reigns supreme. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or stocking filler stress has got to you, Catherine Tough’s cashmere-blend socks balance high-end comfort with contrasting colour block patterns, making them a treat for the eyes – and the feet.
Available in three colour combinations, each unisex cable knit pair is made from ethically-sourced yarn and manufactured in Catherine’s east London design studio. The slouchy fit is ideal for mooching around at home, and the 10% cashmere, 40% lambswool and viscose/polymide blend makes them machine-washable. Because no one feels luxurious while hand-washing their socks…
Black & Beech feminist fingerless gloves, snood and beanie set
A Fair Isle knitted accessory is a winter classic, but when you throw a dash of feminist signalling into the mix, we’re even more on board. Case in point: Black & Beech’s set of winter warmers that perfectly embody this aesthetic crossover.
Available as a bundle or purchased separately, choose from cosy (yet mobile phone-friendly) fingerless gloves, a classic pink ribbed beanie, and a feminist Fair Isle snood that’s ideal for anyone who routinely loses the ends of their scarf.
Limpet Store I need a nap embroidered sweatshirt
Limpet Store’s cosy, fleece-lined sweatshirt is imprinted with the saying that gets uttered across the nation on Sunday afternoons, while keeping you stylishly warm in the process.
With embroidery coming straight from founder Emily Fluen’s south England-based design studio, the playful loungewear staple is available in three go-with-everything colours – white, grey and black – and its oversized fit makes for a great WFH option, too.
Sugarhill Brighton Rita jumper
If there’s one trend that’s risen to the top of the fashion world this winter, it’s rainbow-infused knits. From the runways of Stella McCartney and Christopher John Rogers to the high street, they’re the perfect way to inject some colour into drab winter days. And with Sugarhill Brighton’s Love Rays navy knit, you can tell your family and friends how you feel about them without saying a word.
Meeka selina loungewear set
Made from 100% ribbed organic cotton, it’s the small touches that make this super-comfortable oatmeal-coloured top and trousers the epitome of smart casual, from the balloon-sleeved top to the matching tonal caramel stripes that decorate the trouser hems. Consider your winter loungewear look mastered.
Catherine Tough Lambswool & Sheepskin Slippers
While Crocs, Birkenstocks and flip-flops make ideal summer slipper stand-ins, the return of chilly evenings calls for something cosier. If your feet agree, then Catherine Tough’s ethically-sourced lambswool and sheepskin slippers will make their day.
Their Nibs pomegranate satin pyjama set
It’s official: luxe pyjama season is now in session, so take advantage of this exclusive price and give your PJ collection an wintry update with Their Nibs’ deep red pomegranate print satin pyjama set. “Is it just me or is anyone else looking forward to Christmas as an excuse to wear pyjamas 24/7 again?” asks Stylist’s acting executive fashion director Hannah Moore.
Undone Stitch personalised embroidered initial hot water bottle
We love hot water bottle season – the ritual of boiling the kettle, slipping the toasty bottle in between your sheets to warm them up before you hop into bed… what we don’t love, however, is burning our feet on the piping hot bottle.
Thankfully, Undone Stitch’s personalised cable knit covers are here to help. Better still, they’re available at a special price exclusively on The Drop.
HOLM 'Lift Me Up' Bath Oil
Bath season has arrived (for some, it never went away) and if you’re anything like us, your supply of soaking products is running dangerously low. The first in line for a seasonal restock? House of Lady Muck’s Lift Me Up bath oil, with an exclusive 20% saving only on The Drop by Stylist.
Bob The Brand Animal Letter Sweatshirt
As long-time fans of personalised initial T-shirts, the Great Winter Transition often leaves us bereft at our lack of monogrammed wardrobe staples that are suitable for chillier weather. The answer? Transfer personalised lettering to a cosy wardrobe basic. Enter: Bob The Brand’s made-to-order initial sweatshirt.
Dar Leone Tissue Box Cover
If you’ve seen the headlines, you’ll know that health experts are tipping this winter to be riddled with colds, with a brutal version already making its way around the UK. We’re expecting to be clutching a wad of tissues soon enough and to make the experience slightly more pleasant, we’ll be housing them in one of Dar Leone’s colourful tissue box covers.
Bonita Stiff Brim Wool Fedora
No need to mourn the post-summer retirement of straw and canvas hats – brimmed styles are very much still on the cards and Bonita’s winter fedora is the perfect example of a cold weather-ready version. Bonus: it’s available in nine colours and four sizes.
Elm Rd Candle Care Toolkit
With £5 off on The Drop, Elm Rd’s do-it-all candle kit – complete with a wick trimmer, dipper and snuffer, presented on a stylish matte black stainless steel tray – is everything you need to keep your collection burning bright.
Lethally Her Ultimate Journaling Kit
With 20% off on The Drop, this set was designed to help correct unhealthy patterns of thinking. Complete with all the stationery and prompts you need for 100 days of mindful reflection, why not start journaling this winter?
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