Winter has officially started, so I figured now is a good time to share some of my winter style secrets and essentials with you. Today I'll be talking about winter accessories. I don't know about you but when I say winter accessories, the first thing that comes to my mind are items such as gloves and beanies, that is, the kind of items we wear only in winter. Naturally, in winter we can wear most of the accessories we wear in other seasons as well. That is why picking accessories in winter can be so much fun. We can wear all our favourite accessories and we have the extra options provided by winter accessories. How lovely!
If you ask me, a scarf is a girl's best friend, especially when it gets colder. Forget about diamonds, they won't keep you warm in the winter. Scaves can be worn in so many ways. With years I've gotten better at styling them and I'm always trying to find new ways to tie them. Why not? A fancy scarf can elevate any outfit. A knit scarf can make any outfit feel extra cozy. A tartan scarf is a classical winter accessory. Can you even imagine your winter wardrobe without scarves?
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If there is anything I enjoy more than styling scarves in winter, then it's wearing faux fur scarves. I have a thing for faux fur. Adding a faux fur scarf can completely change a look of a puffer jacket, a blazer or a coat. As much as I enjoy the trend of teddybear and faux fur coats, sometimes puffer jackets and regular coats are a better option. Pairing faux fur scarves with regular jackets or coats helps me to get the best out of both worlds.
HATS, HAIR ACCESSORIES, BERETS AND BEANIES
Never underestimate the power of a hat. It is hard to even imagine winter without hats, berets and beanies. Classical black hats go well with most outfits. Berets always look chic and can worn with just about anything. The same goes for beanies, they are available in so many different styles.
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Black winter hats are a great choice, be it smaller or wider brim. If you feel like matching and don't want to stand out too much, you can always wear them with black coats or leather jackets. Go for that rock star vibe. Besides protecting us from the cold, winter hats also protect us from the sun. Sometimes we forget that sun can be damaging even in winter months. So, it is good to remember that a wide brim hat offers the best protection.
White most of classical winter hats I own are black, most beanie and berets in my closet are coloured. I love wearing red berets and pairing them with colourful or faux fur scarves. Sometimes more is more, if you know what I mean. I feel like beanies are the most fun when they are coloured. Pattered beanies are adorable.
Hair accessories are another thing to pay attention to. Most of hair accessories I own I have made myself but if you're not crafty, you can always buy some. As you might have noticed, I often wear my creations. Sometimes I wear my DIY necklaces as hair accessories. This bring us to another winter accessory I treasure: statement necklaces.
STATEMENT NECKLACES AND EARRINGS
Statement necklaces always come in handy, but my favourite time to wear them is in winter. My favourite way to wear them? Over turtlenecks or warm sweaters. My favourite necklaces are the ones I made myself from recycled materials. Another thing I love to wear in winter are statement earrings.
Winter accessories serve a practical function. They are there to keep us warm. However, they can also help us look and feel more stylish. Gloves are an example of a winter accessory that can serve as a perfect pop of colour. Besides classical black ones, I have a few gloves in different colours, among those coloured ones, it is orange, baby blue and pink ones that I choose most often.
BAGS AND BACKPACKS
Backpacks in winter have a clear advantage. With your hands free, you can put them in your pockets to warm them up. When choosing a winter backpack or a bag, one should pay attention to the material. Faux leather or leather might be the best chose. Cold temperatures could harm delicate beaded bags and handbags. Not that bags made from fabric are out of the question. There are many fabrics that go well with winter outfits, such as cord or velvet. Bags and backpacks made from delicate fabrics are better reserved for warmer months, though.
They say that a bag can break or make the outfit. There are certainly many bag ladies out there. For most of my life, I've been a shoe lady but with time I've stared to appreciate bags more. I love how small bags can look so delicate and elegant. However, I also like to wear overized bags in winter. I don't have an impressive bag collection, but I'm happy with the bag collection I do have. I enjoy having different options. Small or big, bags are available in so many designs every fashionista can find something for himself or herself. Finally, ethnic print and folkore bags are a great way to incorporate some colour into your winter outfits.
Leg warmers are another practical yet brilliant accessory. I have this pair of faux fur leg warmers that I simply adore and wear every winter. Another fabulous thing about leg warmers is that they can be matched with different styles of shoes. This can transform a pair of high heels into a pair of boots! Not to mention the joy of being able to wear your favourite pair of stilettos in winter without fear of freezing. Tights are another great way to keep warm, but since I often blog about them, this time I didn't write about them as such. Besides, aren't tights in winter kind of obvious?
What do you think about my winter style tips ? Have I covered most things? What are your favourite winter accessories? Do you like to wear scarves and beanies? Do you wear leg warmers and gloves? What are your tips for staying warm but looking stylish? Do you agree that winter accessories are an easy way to add something special to our winter outfits? Are you ready for winter? Do you enjoy this season?