Salty air, cosy corners, a good book and wine – a getaway to the British coast at this time of year might not be the obvious choice but is pretty much my heaven. The summer always brings with it grand travel plans, but what about the colder season? Anyone else always get the end of the year itch once the balmy nights on the patio are over?
Cornwall is the remedy to all winter travel woes. Firstly, it’s only a drive or train ride away. Secondly, the coast is so beautiful you’ll feel like you’re in the Mediterranean. Thirdly, it’s standard practice to eat a Cornish pastie daily while in Cornwall. It’s the law.
I’m a bit split personality when it comes to my warm and cold weather beach closet. In the summer, I indulge my inner 1970s hippie, living in a staple boho diet of floaty dresses, embroidered tops, woven sandals and straw bags. While at this time of the year it’s a very classic British affair indeed, with chunky cable knitwear, aged denim and raincoats stepping into the (slightly weathered) limelight.
A good-as-thermals solid, sturdy jumper will be your wardrobe buddy for any autumn/winter mini breaks. Knitwear this chunky needs to be substantial enough that a solo layer underneath is all that’s needed to keep toasty. No coat necessary. It’s also a must that it’s comfortable, there’s nothing worse than scratchy yarns. Soft, thick, warm and breathable, with this orangy/red turtleneck the only regret I have is not bagging the golden yellow too.
Go Cosy In Key Knitwear
Don’t forget to change things up and make your knitwear finds work hard with the season’s long and swishy midi dresses, checked tailored crops and leather trousers.
If you’re heading to Cornwall soon, be sure to visit Sennen Cove, where this shoot took place, and its surrounding area of Cape Cornwall. We stay in St Just each year and it’s a wonderful place for coastal chills.