Function doesn’t have to trump great looks just because it’s winter. Sure, you want to stay warm and dry, but you can do that in style if you know how to choose your winter accessories with care. Here’s a countdown of the top five ways to accessorize this winter.
5. A Hat that Hints at Your Playful Side
Even the most “grown-up” style hats this winter have a slight hint of fun about them. After all, if you’re going to have to deal with hat-head, it might as well be caused by an awesome hat, right? This warm wool bobble hat by Chinti and Parker is perfect. It’s warm, done in a sophisticated color and knit pattern, and has a matching bobble – the proverbial cherry on top. And it looks terrific on men and women.
4. An Oversized, Warm Scarf
If you’ve never enjoyed the luxurious warmth of a cashmere scarf, you’re really missing out. One of the great things about cashmere is how beautifully it holds color and doesn’t fade when cared for properly. This Ermeneglido Zegna cashmere scarf for men in a deep wine color works with both casual and business looks with ease.
And here’s a women’s fringed cashmere scarf by Amicale in a beautiful rich pink that will look perfect with a gray, dark brown, black, or navy winter coat.
3. Great-Looking Boots
A great pair of boots can make up for the fact that the weather outside is frightful. Here’s a women’s riding boot by Stampede that’s all-business in front, party in the back, with a great leopard print fabric insert.
This men’s boot by Keen stands up to whatever Mother Nature dishes out, and looks terrific while keeping feet comfortable and dry.
2. A Pair of Touch-Screen Gloves
If you use your phone or tablet whenever and wherever, treat yourself to a pair of touch-screen gloves, like this pair by Glider Gloves. You’ll have no trouble checking your messages or calling your dinner date while protecting your hands from the cold.
1. An Awesome Pair of Shades
Sunglasses are just as important in the winter as in summer. If you’re not dealing with glare from the snow, you may be commuting when the sun is low on the horizon and aimed right at your face. The RetroSuperFuture Paloma Crystal is a sophisticated and fashion forward sunglasses style for women that goes with any winter outfit you can put together.
Men can’t go wrong with a pair of polarized Ray Ban Wayfarers like the handsome RB2140. If you’re driving in bright sunlight and snow, you’ll thank yourself for investing in these. And their great looks ensure you’ll receive plenty of the right kind of attention.