19 Winter Accessories to Keep You Warm and Stylish in the Cold Weather
As temperatures drop, it’s not just a stylish coat and an oversized sweater that will get you all the way to spring. Good winter accessories can polish the puffiest of jackets, give you grip in the snow and slush, and all the while encouraging warmth. Contrary to popular belief—or old adage—fashion does not need to involve pain (or frostbite). Below we’ve curated a selection of winter accessories to get you through the cold weather months in style.
A minimal pair of gloves is the simplest of winter accessories. While we cannot be more hyperbolic about the laurels of Uniqlo’s heattech engineering, these seemingly basic black gloves won’t break the bank and have the tech-enabled pointer fingertips. The black leather shearling-lined Ugg option will keep fingers warm and are good value for a lined-leather option.
The trendiest winter accessory of 2022, keep your head and neck covered in one fell swoop with these colorful balaclavas. Simply add a mask and sunglasses and there’s barely a sliver of skin to get chilled.
The most versatile kind of winter hat, the beanie works hard to maintain warmth while not taking too much away from your outfit as a whole. Keep it simple with either of these cashmere knit beanie options: a neutral grey, like this Maxmara, or make more of a colorful statement with this bright red Navygrey option.
It doesn’t matter how great your base layer, or your boots are, if your toes are still cold it’s likely you’re headed inside as soon as possible. Try these J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo heattech socks or the merino wool Bombas option for extra soft and a touch more color.
As one of the accessories most likely to stay on when you come in from the great outdoors, we opt for ones with happy hues and extra soft fibers. While neither of these are blanket scarves, the cashmere or wool blend makes them just as warm when wrapped.
A lug sole is the secret to not slipping in the snow and rain. From Sorel’s chunky, low-heeled rain boot with a classic chelsea boot upper, to Jimmy Choo’s hefty take on a black boot, both of these should help put a pep in your step in the winter months.
Sunglasses aren’t solely reserved for summer months—think of the reflection of the sunlight on the snow and those extra crisp cold days without a cloud in the sky. Pick from one of these two oversized frames for some protection with personality.
The more layers of sweaters, puffers, and cashmere, the harder it is to get that tote bag over your shoulder, so we tend to stick to crossbody options for easy access to essentials. Plus, it leaves hands free for keeping in your pockets on those very cold days!
The extra layer of difficulty when answering a text or finding your credit card with gloves, puffer, etc, makes a tech accessory an easy option for the winter. Plus, this ring can track sleep and heart rate, making sure you are hibernating in your loungewear properly.
Not the world’s most fashionable cold-weather accessory, but these grips can be added to almost any shoe and makes trekking through ice and snow a lot less calamitous.
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