When you are on the go during the colder months, you have to bundle up against the weather’s harshness. Consequently, what you wear under the many layers is redundant. It is the top most layer and the additional accessories that channel your personal style.
Moreover, you only own a handful of coats and jackets, which can quickly become tedious, especially if you live in an area where winter lasts for months. Accessorizing is an excellent way to add a different vibe to the same coat and create a unique look every time.
You can don a vibrant scarf with your black jacket, tie a statement belt around your wool coat, or add some bling with chunky gold hoops. Wear earmuffs that look cute, or swap your jeans with leather pants; the options are limitless.
Here are our favorite accessories to induce some charm to the drab winter wear:
Beanies are one of the most notorious and boring winter headwear. Moreover, you end up with frizzy and unmanageable hair at the end of the day, which is no fun at all.
On the other hand, fuzzy bucket hats look extremely fetching while protecting your head against the cold. They are bold, fashionable, and channel the 90s glam brought back. While black or brown is a safe bet, the leopard-printed or neon-colored faux-fur hats can make you stand out of the crowd.
Another remedy for the beanie-tousled hair is the earmuffs, which are back in fashion with a bang. Earmuffs are ideal in situations where you have to transit from your house to another warm location quickly. They are also useful when you have gotten a new hairstyling treatment and want to flaunt it while keeping your ears protected against the chilly winds.
The fluffy, fuzzy winter accessories might not be the epitome of fashion, but they are necessary for situations where hats do not work. Moreover, some earmuffs have gotten a technological upgrade and come with a Bluetooth connection or house a headphone jack.
Scarves are one of the most functional and versatile pieces of winter accessories. A bright, patterned scarf can spruce up the dullest of coats, while fringed, neutral ones streamline your look in a professional setting. The knitted infinity scarves look so chic and perfect for when you are in a hurry.
You can also use the scarf in numerous ways; tie it in a fancy knot or use it as a wrap for added warmth. You can also drape a long scarf around your shoulders, with the ends hanging down your front. Add a belt around your natural waist and over the scarf for a modern look.
One of the pitfalls of dressing for winters is you cannot flaunt your beautiful jewelry because everything is covered. However, you can don a pair of opulent earrings that emerge from under your hat and add some bling to your ensemble.
You can wear a pair of the demure wire hoops or opt for the high-glam shoulder dusters. Conversely, with the dynamic combination of a thin chain and a heavy ornament dangling at the bottom, the subtle drop earrings might be more suited to your forte. Or you may instead prefer the laser-cut wooden earrings in earthy tones. Regardless of your taste, earrings are a great way to add some dimension to your outfit.
High quality, luxurious bags are an investment that instantaneously raises the style quotient of any attire. They are also a mandatory item in your winter accessory checklist to carry your valuables and as a nod to your elevated fashion sense.
Puffy, padded purses, oversized totes, and metallic backpacks are on-trend this season. Chunky, gold chain detailing and the funky fringes, added to the unconventional shapes, have also made a momentous comeback. While cross-body shoulder bags with bold clasps are a practical choice, top handle bags make for a classy carryall.
A popular trend this winter season is adding a belt around your jackets, and, no, we are not referring to the ones that come with the coats. Tying a belt around your structured blazer or an oversized wool coat instantly defines your form and adds some curves.
You can opt for a practical tan belt with a modest buckle or a chunky leather one for a bold statement. While corset belts, to cinch in the waist, are the most radical styling hack of the season, delicate chain belts make for some added charm for the lackluster outfits.
Tights make for a functional winter accessory that adds definition to your legs and offers some much-needed protection against the elements. While the standard black ones do the necessary job, they are not half as trendy as the logo tights gracing our Instagram feeds of late.
Logo tights are the most coveted legwear that started making a splash at the end of the last year. These sophisticated hosieries are available by the most notable brands, some in the most subversive lilac shade, while others with glitter lettering.
Leather jackets have been around for a century, and the craze for this rad winter accessory is not fading anytime soon. The classic bombers to the softer tan ones are a winter staple for a fashion-forward look. Moreover, you can opt for custom leather jackets that allow you to add a personal touch to your most favored jacket. Add a lining to make it warmer or studs for an edgier look.
You can wear your leather jacket in a casual setting over jeans and a knitted sweater for a girl-next-door look. You can also use it for some warmth over your elegant dress, on your way to a party, without tempering with your sophisticated aura.
You have endless options to style your dull winter coat and add some character to your dreary jacket. A cleverly arranged scarf, a luxe bag, and a pair of flashy earrings all work towards channeling your style. Moreover, elongate your silhouette with logo tights and accentuate your figure by adding a belt. The key to expertly accessorizing your ensemble is to use each piece to the best of your advantage.