Whenever we think of Bonfire Night, toasting marshmallows, hot drinks, crackling fires and magical firework displays instantly spring to mind. It truly is one of the cosiest nights of the year, and with so much to enjoy, it goes without saying that you’ll want to be looking at your very best. While Bonfire Night attracts plenty of excitement when it rolls around each year, November is notorious for bringing extremely chilly temperatures with it as winter draws closer, so it’s important to wrap up to make sure that you stay warm, whatever your plans are for the big night.
Here at Yumi, we want you to be able to enjoy the fun of Bonfire Night while feeling stylish and snug, which is why we’ve put together a style guide to help you to create the perfect evening outfit, whether you’re heading out to a firework display or holding your very own at home! With your outfit, shoes and accessories all covered, you can focus on enjoying the festivities and looking fabulous at the same time.
How to Stay Warm at Bonfire Night
When it comes to putting a fashionable but practical outfit together, layering is key. A popular fashion trend which continues to come back year after year, opting to layer multiple pieces within your outfit allows you to keep in the warmth while still looking put together.
Try pairing a thermal long sleeve top with a chunky knit jumper over the top to create a stunning transitional look that is ideal for your autumn and winter wardrobe. Then, throw on a durable rain mac or a woolly teddy coat to finish off your look and protect yourself from the elements. If the temperature isn’t quite as arctic as you thought, you can always remove your outer layer later on. Dress for the season by embracing an array of warm, autumnal colours such as red, orange, brown and purple for an outfit that is sure to impress.
Trousers are a must-have when the colder weather hits, and denim offers a thick, wearable fabric option that is guaranteed to help you to stay warm at any outdoor event. Throw on your favourite pair of jeans with your ensemble for a comfortable, versatile and easy-to-wear choice, or go one step further with a cosy pair of joggers which provide the ultimate casual essential.
Choosing a pair of practical shoes to wear on Bonfire Night is a must. Although it may be tempting to give your brand new patent heeled court shoes their very first outing, there’s no way that you’ll be warm enough to stand through an outdoor event. A pair of flat, comfortable boots are exactly what you need when attending an event late at night, as they are sure to shield your feet from the elements as well as any wet or muddy areas. They will also offer a high level of support to your feet, so you can carry on having fun without having to worry about standing for too long or damaging your footwear.
A great pair of boots can complement a wide range of outfits, which is why we recommend that you opt for an ankle or knee-high style with a thick, chunky sole for maximum comfort and support. Black goes with everything and is an ideal option for the colder months as they are easier to maintain in comparison to a lighter, transitional design. By adding in a pair of cosy socks underneath, this will ensure that your feet stay toasty throughout the night.
Once you have decided on your outfit and footwear, it’s time to focus on accessories. Choosing the right accessories for autumn and winter can really make your look stand out among the crowd and keep you extra warm in chilly temperatures. There are three must-have pieces that we believe are essential for your Bonfire Night outfit, the first of which is a statement scarf or snood. From glamorous faux fur and quirky printed styles to classic knitted designs, there are plenty of options for you to choose from, and you’re sure to feel the benefit when you’re out watching the fireworks.
You’ll also need a thick woolly hat to keep your head warm during the display. We can lose a large amount of heat through our heads, especially during the colder months, so a hat is essential to keep out the cold. A classic winter accessory that is sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble, you can mix and match your chosen style with your scarf to create your own signature look.
Last but definitely not least, a great pair of gloves is an absolute must for Bonfire Night. Whether you’re holding a sparkler, clutching a hot chocolate or just want to stay warm while standing outdoors, gloves are guaranteed to protect your hands for the entire night. With a huge array of fluffy, patterned and embellished gloves to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a pair that complements your outfit and makes you feel amazing.
Here at Yumi, we have everything you need to create your ideal Bonfire Night outfit. Wearing practical clothing doesn’t mean that you can’t dress to impress, and in our huge collection of women’s clothing, there are so many on-trend pieces that cater to your style, whatever your taste. Take a look at our complete collection today to find a showstopping outfit this Bonfire Night.