We’ve got a little while to wait yet before the chill of winter is lifted and we can begin to embrace the spring season, so wrapping up warm is more often than not our usual routine! Transitional clothing between the seasons can be unclear, especially with leaks of sunshine coming through the clouds but still a crisp chill in the air. Luckily, there are so many ways to dress for cold weather and still look super stylish, so with the help of our designer brands, here at Potters of Buxton we’ve put together a simple but effective guide on how to dress for those cold days.

Winter basics

It goes without saying the types of clothing we reach for during the winter season; snuggly jumpers, thick jackets and long coats to mention a few. But could your current winter wardrobe do with an update of fresh designs with some brand new pieces? 

Jumpers and cardigans are more winter wardrobe essentials that are often our go-to finishing touches to an outfit during the colder season. Tapping into that layering trend, whether you opt for chunky knits or lightweight materials that still provide an extra layer, our womens knitwear department will supply you with some high quality options to choose from. From v-neck jumpers to stylish striped sweatshirts and long line cardigans, the beauty of knitwear is that it can be done in so many various designs. Simply team a cardigan or jumper with a t-shirt, jeans and over the knee boots for a classic winter ensemble that is ideal for casual days. So if you like feminine fine knit cardigans or modern Breton stripe jumpers, there will be something for you to enjoy this winter with our ladies knitwear selection.

Never leave the house into the cold without a good quality jacket or coat to ward off the colder weather! Consider the usual elements of the winter season that can include rain, a good waterproof jacket or coat with a hood and deep pockets can be just the thing to keep you toasty. Our range of mens coats and jackets has all you need when it comes to outerwear. For those mild days, we love the gilet style jacket which keeps the body warm whilst allowing your arms to be free, whilst a puffer jacket with hood will certainly keep off any wind chill and rain you encounter on your travels. For extra country style points, opt for a quilted jacket that brings a luxury edge with its zip jacket fastening and micro fleece lining.

Warm accessories

Sometimes it’s the accessories that will keep you warm the most, with gloves, hats and scarves being staple winter accessories during a cold snap. A clothing brand which offers to cater for all winter accessory needs is Barbour with their cosy range of hats, scarves and gloves for men and women, all in beautiful designs that will add a fashion element to your outdoor look.


Our range of womens hats features a great selection of playful bobble hats and patterned beanies which are ideal for popping on before heading outside. Cable knit hats embellished with a colourful pom pom will add the perfect finishing touch to a winter outfit whilst keep your head and ears warm! Find yourself a knitted scarf to snuggle up in from the collection of womens scarves from Dents that also features pom poms, cable knit material and eternity scarf designs. Coordinate your winter accessories by picking a colour to feature in your main outfit, maybe a jumper or a cardigan, which will match the colour in your woolly hat or gloves for a look that will look fashionable, even when you’re all wrapped up warm.


Every man should have a reliable pair of leather gloves for winter, and the soft, supple Dents gloves for men certainly deliver a traditional look. Leave a pair of Dents driving gloves in the car to pop on during the fresh morning commute to work and enjoy the premium leather and cut out back which provide a suitably classic look that any sophisticated man will relish. The unlined crochet back driving gloves from Dent are an interesting alternative and can be worn as everyday gloves during the winter too!


As you can see from our guide on how to dress for cold weather, there are various ways to look stylish whilst keeping warm. Be sure to browse through our complete clothing departments for men and women, and upgrade your jumpers, coats and winter accessories with Potters of Buxton today.

Matthew Nuttall