Accessorize for Winter, Look Great & Stay Warm!
With temperatures steadily dropping, now is the time to start giving thought to purchasing new clothing items for winter. Trying to stay warm while still looking great needn’t be difficult. With a few key accessories, you can keep yourself toasty warm while enjoying the beautiful snowy weather and still look your best. The key is all in how you accessorize.
Every great winter outfit starts with the coat. This year, fashion is favouring a number of classic styles and even some vintage cuts, such as the slouchy wool coats reminiscent of coats from decades past. With their simple lines and solid colours, these coats lend themselves well to being paired with a wide range of accessories that instantly let you personalize your appearance and make the coat your own. A slouchyinfinity scarf or chunky handspun scarf both look great with these types of coats. You can easily switch out your scarf for another or for a dressy or more casual look.
These classic coat styles, such as pea coats and wool blazers, are available in a wide variety of lengths that allow you to mix and match with your favourite pair of knee-grazing boots or ankle-high booties for a very chic and modern look. Adding a cozy pair of warm leggings under your favourite fall dress will give you a very current look when paired with a pair heeled boots and a trench coat styled jacket. Knee-high and even above the knee boots are wildly fashionable right now and getting a pair in a neutral colour, such as black or brown, will allow you to pair the boots with nearly any outfit or outer coat.
But what would winter accessorizing be without hats! Knit stocking caps are enjoying new interest, with fashionable styles sporting pompoms on the top. Chunky cable knits in solid colours are also popular and they can be paired with nearly any style of jacket for a look that is as warm as it is fashionable. Of course, winter always favours textured clothing, so if you plan on wearing a knit hat, it’s best to match it with a pair of knit gloves or mittens. Latest trends favour matching hats and gloves or mittens, while fingerless gloves continue to be a fallback favourite.
For a classic but eye catching look, pair a solid color coat in dark tones with a scarf, hat, and mittens in matching lighter tones, such as with a navy blue coat and creamy accessories. This look is attention getting for how well it goes together and due to the contrast, without being garish. It works great over any outfit, especially with darker coloured boots, pants, and leggings. Experiment with colours and textures for the look that is all your own.