Winter may not be the most popular season of the year, but there are some benefits to it!
The winter chill means we get to reach for those snuggly comforts of our favourite winter warmers. You know the sorts we mean, your favourite woolly socks, a much loved soft jumper, pom-pom beanies and a hot beverage by the fire.
But here at Lou Lou HQ, we thought it was time we introduced you to two of our favourite winter warmers this year, our favourite winter outfits from our new Silk Collection and an age-old favourite, our Pumpkin Soup recipe.
The Lauper Cashmere winter coat is a classic cut style that is flattering to all body types. This coat features a ribbed collar and buttons at the rear centre, so it can be worn open or closed, depending on your outfit and the weather. Perfect for the winter months, this coat is cosy and soft, having been crafted from our luxurious cashmere and bamboo fabric blend.
The Lauper cashmere winter coat looks amazing with our Chaka Rib Panel Tee, Sassoon Scarf, Luxe Legging and boots for the ultimate winter look! Produced in Black, Pearl and Cumin, this comfortable and versatile coat is well-worth an investment in each colour as it will become a staple in your winter wardrobe!
The Chaka Rib Panel Tee is the perfect winter top that will be on high rotation come the cooler months. Perfect for layering, this soft, long-sleeved top featuring a round neckline and hi-lo hem with ribbed detail at the bottom feels like pure luxury. Made of our signature soft bamboo fabric, this tee works beautifully with the Lauper cashmere winter coat and our Sassoon Cashmere Bamboo scarf. Coming in Black, Chicory Coffee, Cumin, White and Steel, you can wear a different colour of this tee for almost every day of the week!
The Sassoon Cashmere Bamboo Scarf is possibly our favourite piece right now- but sssh…please don’t tell the others! What’s not to love about the softest, floatiest and warmest scarf we’ve ever made? Crafted from our signature cashmere and bamboo fabric blend, this scarf is like a warm hug. Delicate details like the scalloped edge make it fall beautifully, putting a glamorous touch to any outfit. The Sassoon Cashmere Bamboo scarf comes in eight different colours, so if you collect them all, you will have endless different outfit options.
The Luxe Legging comes with a generous eight options for colour or print and you will want to collect them all. These leggings are so comfortable and versatile. They are not a compression legging- whilst flattering, they are designed for comfort. If you are looking for a firmer fit, simply size down. These bamboo leggings look so sharp dressed up with our boots, our Sassoon scarf, Chaka Rib Panel Tee and Lauper Cashmere winter coat.
We hope you think this winter outfit is as gorgeous as we do! We have mindfully selected pieces that are seamlessly interchangeable with other Lou Lou Australia clothing, meaning you will get ultimate wear out of this outfit for years to come!
Now that we have your winter wear sorted, here is our favourite Pumpkin Soup Recipe for you to try. For an easy and satisfying meal for those cold days, follow this easy recipe:
1.5kg butternut pumpkin
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
200g shortcut bacon, diced
3 cups vegetable stock (750ml)
1 cup water (250ml)
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper
¾ cup cream
1. Cut pumpkin into 4cm cubes, discarding skin and seeds.
2. Saute onion, garlic and bacon in a pan until caramelised. Add cumin and continue to saute for approximately one minute until fragrant. Remove from heat.
3. Add pumpkin, onion, garlic, bacon and cumin mixture, stock and water to a large pot. Bring to boil, uncovered and then reduce heat and allow to simmer until pumpkin is tender.
4. Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir through the cream to serve with your favourite crusty bread!