Sheffield is Cold! Women’s Winter Style Guide – Cashmere vs Others

cream winter woolen jumper with holes

Let’s be honest.

Sheffield isn’t exactly the warmest city to live in during the winter months.

With snow a consistent threat, and consistent low temperatures making ice on the roads and footpaths a real problem, you need to stock up plenty of warm clothes to make sure you don’t freeze on your commute.

But don’t fear! Our winter style guide will keep you warm and professional during the colder months in Sheffield.

Read on for more.

Shoes and Boots

Your protection against rain, dirt and even snow!

The main things to consider when choosing winter footwear are:

  • Warmth – make sure you pick something that will keep you warm when walking around in winter. Remember there will be puddles that splash, and cold wind, and even snow drifts to negotiate!
  • Colours – choosing a darker shoe is often better to hide dirt, so consider going darker than usual with your colour choices.
  • Material – consider materials that are simpler to wipe clean, aka avoid things like suede that will often stain.

Here is another good resource on winter shoes from Emily:

Under Layers

Layering is important, because when you’re going in and out especially, you’ll need to adjust depending on the varying temperatures of buses, offices with heating, and obviously the outdoors.

Our top choices for layering are:

  1. Short and long sleeves
  2. Colour combinations – choose the traditional colour combinations of winter.
  3. Don’t forget accessories – scarves and hats make a great addition to your layering, especially in the heart of winter.

Jumpers (we like cashmere)

A nice jumper can really polish off an outfit. We love a jumper that’s both warm, soft and high quality, which is why we always choose cashmere. When styling a cashmere jumper with the rest of your outfit, make sure the colours compliment. If you’re going with a really bright coloured jumper, ensure the rest of your outfit is understated, to make your vibrant piece pop (and stop you looking like a clown).

Here is another great video from Lizzy on cashmere jumpers in a basic wardrobe:

Further Reading

This video is a really good resource on winter style:


Winawood All Weather Garden Furniture

The range of Winawood

Winawood is the number 1 choice for an all-weather furniture option for your garden in 2017. Honestly I truly believe it’s a game changed, and once you have one you will realise how much extra time and hassle you save yourself every year.

The Problem

Most garden furniture needs to be maintained, plain and simple, whether that’s rubbing oil into it, buying an expensive cover, or storing it during the winter, they all require some level of work. But what if you didn’t want to do all that? Well that’s why you choose all weather garden furniture, and I can guarantee it’s well worth the extra money.

What is Winawood?

Winawood is a polymer material of compressed plastics, that creates a versatile material with a natural looking grain effect.

What makes Winawood all weather?

It doesn’t rot, warp, or go brittle, and can be left outside in the sun, rain and snow. This makes it a fantastic choice to save you time and money, as it doesn’t need to be oiled, covered or maintained in any way. Winawood garden furniture is really amazing, and it now comes in a range of Winawood benches, Winawood love seats, Winawood dining sets, and Winawood coffee sets. You can purchase the traditional Sandwick design of Winawood benches, with both 2 seater sandwick benches, and 3 seater sandwick benches.

Where can you buy Winawood furniture?

This type of garden furniture is available to purchase from lots of garden centres and online stores. Here are some popular places to purchase Winawood garden furniture online:

Winawood furniture reviews

Here are a few reviews that we’ve found online, the majority of them seem to be very positive indeed, mentioning both the comfort and durability of this garden furniture.

“Still very pleased with the Winawood Garden Bench. Much admired by all who see it and who cannot believe it is not made of wood.” Colin, 2017.

“Very pleased, we bought the teak colour and it’s very strong + looks good.” Alan, 2017.

Other Types of All Weather Garden Furniture

There are of course other choice when it comes to weatherproof furniture, which include:

  1. All weather rattan – this type must be UV stabilised to prevent rotting, and have an aluminium frame to prevent rust in the wet and ice. This normally comes with cushions and so is very comfortable.
  2. Cast aluminium – this classic type of furniture is very heavy duty, and won’t rust due to the nature of aluminium. It tends to last a long time, but isn’t always the most comfortable.

Learn How Google Marketing and SEO Can Help Your Sheffield Business

What is SEO and how does it help?

There are a great deal of variables that play into just how rapidly you see outcomes after you begin doing Search Engine Optimization.

Standard web traffic, web site style, domain name age, meta summaries, geographical place, competitors, and also target audience all play into just how promptly you could get online search engine website traffic from Search Engine Optimization.

Usually talking sites could see lead to 4 to 6 months.

Certainly, Search Engine Optimization results expand with time. The grip you’re accessing 6 months generally is less than exactly what you need to be experiencing at One Year.

This is not feasible for everybody.

In some instances, in the instance that you’re obtaining right into Google information, or in the instance that you’re in the dish globe and also you could obtain visuals as well as photos, or in the instance where you have a highlighted bit chance as well as you could obtain the aesthetic for that showcased fragment along with that credit scores, or in the instance where you could obtain abundant fragments around traveling or around trips, various other verticals that schema is sustaining right currently, well, that’s wonderful. You need to make use of those possibilities.

We desire Googlebot’s crawlers to be able to come to this web page, to comprehend the web content that’s on there in a message legible style, to recognize photos as well as visuals or video clip or installs or anything else that you have actually obtained on the web page in a means that they are going to be able to place right into their internet index.

That is essential. Without it, none of the remainder of this things also matters.

How expensive is SEO?

The price you pay for SEO really depends on your goals, as the more competitive the industry, the more expensive it will be to rank the website. You can often find agency prices starting at the £650 per month mark, any lower than this and they won’t really be able to provide you an effective service in less than a year. For a consultant, you may pay upwards of £100 per hour for services, or one off consulting can be between £400 and £1,200 depending on how detailed the analysis needs to be.

What types of SEO should I buy?

If you own an online shop, then you might consider hiring an ecommerce seo consultant such as Matt Jackson, who can help diagnose the problems with your site specific from a shopping perspective, which could involve noindex and nofollow of pages and understanding sidebar filters.

If you’re interested in an international SEO company, then you could consider the expertise of people like Neil Patel, who have a clear track record of helping many different nationalities perform SEO to the highest level.

If your a local store, then  you could consider a local seo agency such as Local SEO Sheffield, who understand the algorithm of Google Maps and what it takes to get ranked in a local area.

Sheffield Making Way For New Student Accommodation

It’s no secret that Sheffield city centre is dominated by accommodation tower blocks. From the Trigon facilities, to the Velocity Tower, your drive around the ring road is basically road marked by these huge buildings.

However did you notice that 9/10 of these are actually designed purely for students?

A recent article by the Star has revealed that 4 new tower blocks will be rising up in the near future, providing approximately 860 beds for students looking to come to the city.

The new builds will be going up opposite Wickes, on Stokes Tiles on Moore Street.

Other businesses in the area include Pinders, The Cabin and Games Workshop. It will most likely be targeted at Sheffield Hallam University students.

Student Housing Companies Comments

We asked Strawberry Student Homes for a comment on this issue, to which they said they “welcome the competition” and that “it will not change the need for students looking for a more homely student house in their 2nd and 3rd years of study”.

However other companies have expressed concerns with the new builds, with many invested in other central blocks saying that the competition is going to leave many larger buildings with empty beds that will be impossible to fill. These sort of accommodation blocks were considered solid investments in previous years, but with the large intake of money into them and new builds on the rise, the incremental gains look to be shallowing off a little.

We will see in the near future what impact this has on other accommodation around the city.

Outdoor Furniture Sale Promises Huge Discounts For UK Buyers

Outdoor furniture sale

Recent years has seen a boom in demand for UK consumers spending big on making their gardens more appealing. This is particularly true of the garden structure, and garden furniture market, where demand has soared dramatically.

You may be forgiven for not knowing the retailer Garden Centre Shopping UK, as they are fairly new to the market, having only started trading during 2014. However they have proved to be very popular in recent years, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the UK, and you can buy their garden furniture online here. They are based at a garden centre called Sapcote Garden Centre, known for their range of plants and garden furniture in Leicestershire, having been in business for over 15 years.

The Rise of Winawood

A new product has come of age in recent years, called Winawood, a polymer of compressed plastic like materials that create a realistic looking wood effect material. This is ideal for outdoor furniture, because it is durable like a man made product, but gives the visual appeal of a wooden bench or love seat.

Recline Your Way to Comfort

You will not need to be told about reclining furniture, and how much more comfortable it could be, but how about the price? In a garden furniture sale, you can pickup this reclining furniture for a lot less than you think, with some bistro sets as low as £799 including UK delivery. We recommend the Majestique range of rattan furniture, for it’s quality and comfort.

The Best Way to Deliver Your Furniture

To avoid trouble with broken pieces, or returns due to the incorrect items, it’s always recommended that you’re in when a purchase is delivered to your home. That being said, you can always have an item stored safely, but you run the risk of extra fees due to incorrect item deliveries being accepted by default.

2017 Update – Reclining Furniture

We have been informed that they also now stock a lovely range of reclining garden furniture, which has been shown to improve lower back pain and enable long evenings in the garden without any discomfort. It’s something we definitely recommend you try out for yourself.

References of the story include:

Sapcote Garden Centre

Family-owned centre with plants, seeds and bulbs, plus garden furniture and barbecues, and tools.

Address: Hinckley Rd, Sapcote, Leicester LE9 4LG

Hours: 9am–6pm

Phone: 01455 274049