Stylish winter accessories

How to look fashionable while keeping warm during the fall and winter months can be puzzling. With random snowfalls, blowing winds and minus-degree temperatures, it can be challenging to come up with outfits that ensure comfort and warmth yet remain fashionable. But there’s no need to compromise on either with these stylish winter accessories that will keep you warm and up-to-trend at the same time!

zara scarf

Chunky scarves

A favourite among any fashion blogger who lives within the fall, winter, spring and summer seasonal schedule, the chunky knitted scarf is a must-have. Anything that’s oversized is perfect to wear during cold months, especially when you want to layer it on under your jacket. And besides knitted accessories being soft to the touch, knits never go out of style. This chunky scarf from Zara ($36) is the perfect winter accessory investment, as it can be worn with just about anything, from a feminine, straight pea coat to a rugged, edgy leather jacket.
animal trapper hat

Flattering hats

Finding a stylish hat that’s also warm enough for the cold months can be tricky. Most hats that are warm are not great to look at, while most hats that are stylish usually don’t keep your ears warm when it’s minus 20 outside. But there is a solution. When it comes to finding a comfortable, warm hat, look for one made of a soft material, such as this angora blend hat from H&M ($13), which will provide medium warmth, or for a knitted hat like this one from Forever 21 ($11). But if you really want to go all out (and stick it to winter), get the famous trapper hat with a fashionable twist like this BDG animal trapper hat from Urban Outfitters ($29).
thermal leggings

Cozy tights

If long johns aren’t exactly your thing and you’re bored of wearing basic black tights, these leggings from Anthropologie are exactly what you need. With a warm orange colour and attractive Fair Isle pattern, these leggings are perfect to bear the cold wrath of winter. And yes, they are $78, but you want to stay warm this winter, right? Well, investing in a piece like this will make sure you do, and with its cotton-spandex blend, you can wear them every day, confident they will last and stand up to the cold.

sweater knit tech tip gloves old navy

Performance gloves

If you ask any fashionista what her most important winter accessory is, she will probably say her gloves or mittens. Keeping our hands warm is essential during the winter, since they’re often exposed and the first body part to get frostbitten if not protected. All stores are stocked with an assortment of glove styles, but these versatile sweater-knit tech-tip gloves from Old Navy ($21) aren’t just gloves — they have gripper pads on the fingertips so that you can still key away on your BlackBerry or iPhone without having to take your gloves off. For something more sophisticated, get these genuine leather gloves from H&M for only $30, which feature a textile lining and come in black or a beautiful cognac brown colour.

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