The Western Cape has a fairly moderate winter climate with temperatures varying by a few degrees during the day. It does not get very cold here and my wardrobe reflects this. We usually travel to Europe in spring and autumn and the weather is mostly quite good. Needless to say, we are not going for the weather. But more often than not it will rain while we are there, and we have winter rain in the Cape. For that I have a Colombia jacket that has a zip in liner. At home I mostly use the jacket without the inner and I tend to wear them separately when we are overseas. Mostly because everything is heated so you need layers. My first layer is a heat generation top and unless it is very cold I just wear the anorak part of my jacket.
But, our next two overseas trips are planned for a colder time of the year. Not mid-winter cold thankfully. We will be in Scotland in October and England in February and I suspect we might even get snow. The jacket and inner liner alone are not going to be enough so I have to go out and buy some jerseys. I will also need a beanie, gloves and a scarf. Last week I bought myself a pair of leather hiking boots. The thick soles should keep my feet warm but just in case I have also bought some heat generation and polar fleece lined socks. You see, I do not like to be cold! Unless of course it is from eating a bowl of ice cream.