Commuting in style - #WalkTaeWork

Posted by admin on 6th October 2015

The Scottish Government’s #WalkTaeWork campaign encourages more people across the country to enjoy the benefits of walking to work and walking the kids to school. From boosting concentration to making you healthier and happier, being more active can play a big part in your general well-being. What’s more, going by foot means we’re all playing a part in making Scotland a better place to live.

Making sure you look your best on the way to work is important but it doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Choosing a few key pieces that are built to last can be better for our environment too.

Debenhams Silverburn personal stylist, Rachel Lawler, is offering her top tips for staying stylish come rain or shine with a wardrobe that will last you throughout the year.

Limitless layering - summer might only be over but we’re already looking forward to getting wrapped up. However, being cosy doesn’t have to mean investing in a brand new wardrobe. Have a think about all your favourite pieces that can be worn together when the temperature drops. That favourite tunic dress will look great with a long sleevepolo neck and those skinny jeans are the ideal partner to your knee high boots. This classic polo neck in deep burgundy colour from Principles by Ben de Lisi is an A/W wardrobe must have – ideal on its own or as an under layer.


It’s all in the coat – living in Scotland we’re all familiar with varied weather – if you have invested in a classic trench coat, it will see you through the seasons in style. The mac is a staple in any wardrobe – for men and women - and a versatile fashion must-have. There’s plenty of different styles, and ones to suit every look. Even better, it’s an ideal throw on for your weekend attire too. This J by Jasper Conran navy trench coat is perfect to take you from autumn to winter.

 Be kind to your feet – there’s a chill in the air which means it must be time to invest in some new boots. With the unpredictable weather, make sure your tootsies stay warm and dry with real leather goods. Men, go for durable yet on-trend brogue boot like this Red Herring pair and ladies, try a heeled leather boot to allow you to easily take your look from day to night. Versatility is key. My pick of the season is this stylish knee-length pair from Faith. Buying real leather can be expensive but it’s a real investment for your wardrobe that will last you through the years.  

Accessorise, Accessorise – the easiest and most cost-effective way to update your wardrobe for the new season is to invest in a variety of accessories. A printed scarf or statement faux fur collar will add a pop of colour to your look and can bring last year’s wardrobe up-to date. Scarfs are my must-have accessory for the walk to work, they will keep the chill off but you won’t lose your style credentials.  Opt for a classic tartan like this cosy blanket scarf from Red Herring.