Staying warm during the cold winter months needn’t mean sacrificing style. Once you’ve stocked up on knit jumpers and some basic layers to keep your core warm, your next point of call should turn to your shoes & accessories. Not only can accessories add extra warmth, they’ll also help transform your outfit into one that’s cosy chic.
Here are some sartorial tips on how to stay stylish this winter through your accessories and shoes, which will look good and won’t break the bank.
No matter what look you’re going for there are a wide range of good value hats that you can add to your winter outfit. For a fun look try a knit hat with a contrasting bobble or for a more luxe vibe, a faux fur hat will help transform your outfit into one that’s smart and classy. Their neutral colours are perfect for those of you wanting to make a statement without going over the top. Unless you’re out in the mountains, be sure to limit yourself to one piece of faux fur accessories to keep your outfit understated and fashionable.
Another popular trend for A/W 13 is the knit turban beanie. Easy to wear and available in a wide range of colours, the knitted turban is sure to add a dose of glamour to your look. By opting for a plain colour such as black or grey, your turban beanie can be worn anytime of day and when paired with a berry lip colour will be the perfect way to punctuate your look.
2.) Scarves & Snoods
The classic knit scarf is a winter accessory must have and one that will never go out of fashion. You can tie your scarf in a variety of ways, doubled up in a knot style or loosely draped around your neck on milder days. The most popular trends for this winter is the tartan and houndstooth print. Incorporated into scarves, these stylish prints perfectly brighten up plain coats and are an easy way to embrace this season’s hottest look.
Snoods, also known as tubular scarves or neck warmers, are the perfect go to winter accessory. This style makes the classic scarf even easier by enabling you to get that perfect slouchy look every time and without hassle. You don’t need to worry about learning how to tie it, simply drape over your neck and walk out the door. Winter whites, burgundy and forest greens are popular winter shades, which blend effortlessly into all outfits.
3.) Stylish Winter Boots
If there’s one item a girl should invest in, it’s a pair of winter boots. Both functional and fashionable, the classic ankle boot or over-the-knee style are perfect for every winter combination. When it comes to the heel, as a rule of thumb, always keep the heel height of your go-to winter boots one that you would be comfortable enough to walk in all day. This will ensure they get maximum use, making them worth the investment.
Popular ways to style ankle boots is with a classic pair of skinny jeans or a skater skirt with cosy tights for extra warmth. Over the knee boots can be styled in a similar fashion, or if you’ve gone for snow boots (check out styles with a faux fur lining) try pair them with a fitted jacket and knitted scarf to keep your outfit neat and not bulky looking.
The final trick to wearing accessories is to choose a style that suits you. Take the time to try on different types of hats and boots before you commit to buying, this will guarantee you get the best value for money and will keep you looking unique this winter.