Finnish winter clothing can be fun and cozy, and it might just be my favourite season for getting dressed. The winters are beautiful, crisp, cold and sometimes full of surprises. This clothing Guide is for everyday life in Finnish winters, some outdoor activities but not intended for intense outdoor trekking or sports.
This is my 2022 selection of options for great Finnish winter clothing and accessories, and all you might need. I put a focus on Finnish brands, but that’s not possible for everything, and I also try to cover different budgets.
When shopping Finnish brands, you can support local businesses and ensure a certain quality, as well as good resale value if you ever want to pass the item on. I shop a lot of things used, Finnish brands and specific keywords can be a great asset in making a bargain for many of these items.
You can read my Guide to Second Hand shopping in Finland here
A good coat is the key to surviving Finnish winters! Here are some tips:
Lined trousers are great, but layering works just as well. A light woollen base-layer and trousers on top will keep you warm. When spending a lot of time outdoors, I recommend windproof trousers (like the Anorak ones below) or investing in proper outdoor winter sports equipment. Even layering a wool layer under seemingly summery items (like linen) can keep you warm.
Knitwear <3 a dangerous season for me because in addition to a bazillion beanies I also have an abundance of sweaters and knitwear and just while picking these options I might have ordered a bunch.
Woollen sweaters and other knitwear don’t have to be high maintenance either:
I’ve come to love my base layers, if you find the ones that work for you, they will be a game changer!
Again a reminder:
Warm feet make all the difference!
My favourite category! I have an abundance of beanies and headbands and I love each and every single one, and I’m sure this year will bring some lovely additions.
Staying healthy also includes skin health, which can be easily forgotten until it’s too late. Important to keep in mind: