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Winter warmup: The 6 things to invest in now

It’s that time again – time to dust off your winter jackets and figure out where exactly you stored all those flannel pyjamas and scarves last year. If the cold snap has a tendency to sneak up on you, here’s a quick checklist of everything Future You will thank you for investing in now. Welcome to your winter essentials.

For the house

1. Turn up the heat

Want to heat up a room, but not your whole house? It’s time to invest in one of winter's best little luxuries – an electric heater. Check out the range at David Jones or Farmers to find the perfect option for your home. Once you invest in a quality heater, you’ll never look back.

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2. Create the ultimate cosy nook

There is no better feeling than being curled up on the couch during those crisp winter nights. Add a touch of warmth and luxe to your living room with a faux fur throw from David Jones or chunky knit blanket from Coco Republic.

3. Rug up

Combat cold floors and dress your tiles, stone or hardwood with a statement rug from Coco Republic. It will work wonders in any room, creating an instantly warming effect – both visually and physically.

4. Hibernation haven

Transform your summer bedroom into a new cocoon of cosy textures. Starting from the base, add a heated mattress topper from Farmers – it’s a total game changer. Working your way up, it’s time to switch out the summer linen for a set of flannelette sheets from Harrowset Hall or M.M Linen, or a toasty quilt cover from Country Road. Add a textured throw from Bed Bath ' Table and your winter retreat is ready.

For you

5. Snuggly sleepwear

Stay cosy and cute in the softest sleepwear from Country Road, and for those cooler nights, wrap yourself up in fleecy gown from David Jones. To finish off the ultimate winter uniform, slip into a pair of fluffy mules or sheepskin boots from Superette or Seed Heritage and prepare to take your comfort to the next level.

6. ‘The’ winter essential

It’s the new L word on everybody’s lips: Loungewear. When staying in is the new going out, it’s no wonder this cosy couture is on the rise. From comfy classics to fashion-forward designs that will keep you feeling toasty and stylish all winter long, head to David Jones or H&M.

7. Break out the beanie

When the temperature drops, it's only fitting to turn up the heat on your winter accessories. We’re talking beanies, gloves, scarfs and the underrated, but MVP of winter wear – socks. Thanks to Rodd & Gunn or Kathmandu you no longer have to sacrifice style for warmth. Don’t forget to top up on thermal ‘second skin’ layers from Icebreaker to Torpedo 7, too – these are key when braving the elements.

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