I’ve mentioned before how hard I find deciding what to wear in the winter. Months filled with bitterly cold days where all you would rather do is curl up in bed wearing PJs and not step foot out your front door, much less try to come up with an outfit that you feel both awesome and warm in. To combat this I find myself always on the search for cute winter fashion pieces that can keep me toasty. In my post about faux fur coats I mentioned my very large collection of outwear. One that my husband doest not always approve of, but I failed to mention my second guilty pleasure, winter accessories. From hats, gloves, scarfs in all textures, sizes, and color ways, our apartment tends to resemble a very well appointed ski shop as opposed to a living space for several months of the year.
For as much as I hate winter dressing there is something of a challenge in it that I love. With the ease of flirty Summer dresses, jeans and lightweight sweaters in Spring, and textured blazers and button downs for Fall the rest of my year tends to be a parade of simplicity and go-to styles that create what is my normal fashion uniform. Winter however, is not so simple. The necessity to combat harsher weather has always confounded me in terms of what to wear and because of this I over compensate with loads of fashion pieces so that I won’t have to worry about what to wear.
Here are a couple of tips I have collected over the years when looking for winter accessories.
- To Splurge or Save?: Accessories in general tend to be cheaper than the other winter items in your wardrobe. So splurge a little when it comes to purchasing these items. Accents made from cashmere or 100% wool feel better on the skin and will keep you warmer than most synthetic fibers.
- Variety is the Spice of Life: Play around with the different styles of accessories you are purchasing. Try something that you wouldn’t normally wear. You might find it was just what you were needing to punch up your wardrobe.
- Plan for the Future: I get most of my really expensive accessories the year before during sale time. The pieces dont tend to go out of style as quickly as ready to wear so you can always wear in the next season.
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The Everyday Editor
Blue leather moto jacket: MIH Jeans (Similar HERE). Fringe Scraf: H&M (HERE). Stripe turtle neck top: H&M (HERE). Boyfriend jeans: Citizens of Humanity (HERE). Black leather boots: Delmans (HERE). Bag: Proenza Schouler (HERE).
All Photos by Bain Stevens