|Watch cap: Snuggly, plush, very warm|
My favourite head-heater is a Golightly watch cap; I'm showing this Sean Connery type in one; mine is identical. At $155, a luxury; however, it's been deliciously lofty for over a decade, giving excellent value. Your choice of many spirit-lifting colours.
For a light layer, Golightly make a three-ply Featherweight version, half the weight of that shown, in a narrower colour selection, $145.
|Andes hat: Ear cheer|
Ears are an issue when temps dive; I also like their Andes hat ($145), with its reassuring flaps; cheeky lasses can order it with a pom-pom.
|Hip skirt: Warmth plus attitude|
They also make the intriguing Hip Skirt, to wear over pants. This could make an icy commute bearable. According to the folks at Golightly, the skirt ($195) adds warmth around the internal organs. I can just see one over jeans.
The sizing is 2-8, which are not dress sizes, more like XS-XL, and I'd e-mail them my jeans size before ordering.
Golightly's featherweight neck gaiter ($145) makes a fabulous gift– order soon, because each is made to order and they're busy near the holidays!
It's like a permanent cup of warm tea, ideal if you live or work in a drafty space. Unlike a long scarf, the closed loop doesn't slip from your neck, leaving you for someone else. (Also available in heavy weight.)
Another non-essential that could become addictive: cashmere thigh-high legwarmers. At $225, cheaper than a ticket south. Available in refined neutrals or special order in punchy violet or spring green.
Twinned with tights, they are nothing like '80s versions, and so softly warm I might sleep in them.
|A colour called Capote|
Sigh. Purr. What woman (save one in the tropics) would not adore this cashmere wrap ($325), in a supple light weight? The 24 by 90-inch rectangle is ample enough for various twists and turns. I'm enchanted by this colour in particular.
Some of you have enviable thrift-shop mojo– but I've never seen a Golightly piece in one. So, worth saving for, or as hint to anyone who frets about how "difficult it is to find the right thing" for you.