Autumn/Winter Essentials at Ocean Retail Park, Portsmouth

Autumn is finally here – and hasn’t it hit us with a thud? Frosty mornings, chilly days and early sunsets mean that it’s jumper season again, and I must say – that’s perfectly OK with me!

The arrival of colder weather means one thing – it’s time to go shopping and stock up on Autumn/Winter essentials! My essentials are pretty simple; lots of cosy layers, fluffy socks, boots and a good coat. So, I headed down to Ocean Retail Park in Portsmouth to pick up a few things for the cooler weather.

Ocean Retail Park have recently added a TK Maxx, a Boots and a M&S Food Hall to their collection of stores – which was fantastic news to me as they are three of my favourite places to shop! I popped to TK Maxx to browse their range of clothes, hoping to find a few Autumn/Winter items for my wardrobe.


TK Maxx are known for their discounted clothes, accessories and home items – many of which have over 50% off their RRP. There are many bargains to be found inside, and I don’t think I’ve ever made it out of a TK Maxx without an overflowing basket!


After spending far too long browsing the clothing rails, and heading into the fitting rooms twice, I came away from TK Maxx with a selection of clothes that I’m quite pleased with – all cosy, practical items that I know I’ll love wearing.


I know you’re dying to know what I bought! Go on then, let’s have a look inside my bag.

I picked up the most gloriously yellow rain coat – an item I had actually been hoping to get my hands on for several months. This gem is from Regatta, and was £29.99 (RRP £80). I also picked up two cosy knits, one cowl neck number with a speckled knit (£12.99) and the other a grey and blue striped long sleeve top (£14.99) – perfect for a base layer under jumpers and jackets. My final purchase – and my ultimate cold weather essential – was fluffy socks. These are incredibly soft, and I already have more pairs of these than I can count! This set was £4.99 for two pairs.


I’m really pleased with all of the items I picked up from TK Maxx – especially as the weather has been especially cold this past week!


My favourite purchase is definitely the Regatta yellow coat – lightweight and waterproof, this is perfect for the unpredictable Autumn weather we are currently experiencing. I love a pop of colour in my wardrobe, and this is just perfect! You’ll definitely spot me a mile off in this jacket, and I’m totally okay with that.


I’ve worn the cosy cowl neck knit a few times already – the relaxed fit and fine knit make for a comfortable, lightweight layer that is perfect for crisp Autumn days.


I’ve also had my new fluffy socks permanently on my feet all week – an essential for when you’re trying your best not to put the heating on at home! TK Maxx had a huge selection of socks, from lots of different brands, so I’d recommend heading there to stock up on some. You can never have too many fluffy socks!


If you’re in need of some new items for your wardrobe, I’d recommend a visit to Ocean Retail Park in Portsmouth if you’re local – with a fantastic TK Maxx, Boots for your winter skincare essentials and an M&S Food Hall for your food shop, you can find everything you need – with free parking while you browse! Visit the Ocean Retail Park website here for information on store opening times.


*I was invited to Ocean Retail Park to stock up on Autumn/Winter essentials at TK Maxx and write about my visit, but all views are my own.*


  1. Wendy
    September 28, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Ah like me, I love autumn, warm cosy jumpers scarves and woolly socks….I understand totally 👢

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