Warm Up to These Cozy Winter Accessories
Winter is probably the only season that actually requires accessories: gloves, scarves, hats, what have you. The requirements vary according to region — think Siberia vs. Los Angeles – but it’s a safe bet that even if you live in a sunny locale you’re, at least, going to need a pair of gloves at some point. Here are some cool winter accessories that are sure to keep you warm.
For the hands: Gloves can be tricky. Sometimes you need something fingerless. Sometimes you need full-coverage. Some are functional. Some are fashionable. So, which do you choose? I think it’s wise to have one fashionable pair and one functional pair. Pac Sun sells a 3-in-1 inexpensive knit glove set that gives you several wearable options for cold conditions.
For a fashionable option, I recommend leather gloves. They are very retro-chic and come in an abundance of styles and colors. Coach has some really great leather styles for the girly-girl, but retailers like Urban Outfitters and Target also have huge selections of affordable, and fashionable, leather gloves as well. Just be sure to find a pair that’s lined with knit fabric or fur (faux or real) for warmth and insulation.
Around the neck: The options are endless. Scarves, a personal favorite, are a great way to incorporate your personal style into your winter wardrobe. One of my favorite scarves is the cocoon cowl neck scarf at Urban Outfitters. Not only is it cozy and cute, but with no beginning and no end, you don’t have to worry about it coming unraveled in the wind. It will stay snug around your neck. But, really, there are so many options out there, you can really go wild.
Top it off: When it comes to winter headgear, it’s pretty much all about the beanie. And most of the beanies out there are pretty unremarkable. Don’t get me wrong, I own two or three, but aside from color, there’s not much you can do with a beanie to make it stand out. Free People, however, has some charming embellished beanies, like this one splashed with rhinestones. But if you want something simpler, you might not have to look much further than your own closet. Or the boxes of old clothes stored in your parents’ garage. To this day I still wear a beret-style beanie that I won at a neighbor’s backyard auction when I was ten.
Now go out and accessorize! ‘Tis the season.