Winter can make it hard to feel stylish when you’re bundled up in a poofy jacket with wind tangled hair and a red nose. But with these budget friendly accessories you can quickly become a head turner (without breaking the bank!)
Right now is the perfect time to shop for winter accessories. Stores are just starting to get in their Spring orders and because of this, last season’s stuff must go. Often this means you can snag some great deals on all the winter accessories you’ve been missing out on. Sure, it’s important to have your go-to winter coat and bag — but there are so many other incredible ways you can accessorize this season.
Scarves are the easiest place to start when you are beginning to play around with accessorizing for the winter months. They are also extremely practical in terms of keeping you warm so no one is going to think you’re trying too hard by throwing one on. They can be tied in a multitude of different ways for different effects and there truly is a style to suit every need. Forever 21 has a whole whack of plaid and striped ones that they are eager to get rid of so they’re all priced between $5 and $12. They even have some gorgeous prints that will really take your look up a notch.
When it comes to hats there are dozens of styles to choose from and each gives you a totally different look. One style that is sure to keep you warm is the Ushanka hat which keeps your entire head bundled in fur. Aldo accessories has some great ones on sale that are sure to please both your head and your credit card. Or if you’re looking for something a little simpler, perhaps American Eagle’s beanies are a little more to your taste. It can also be fun to opt for something totally different and give earmuffs a whirl. Hats are often the first accessory people notice so pick something that makes you feel on top of the world.
When the temperature starts to drop below zero you really don’t want to be caught outside without something to cover your hands. One fun route to choose is mittens — they aren’t just for kids anymore. They come in plenty of cute styles and with lots of unique patterns so you can have fun and look great at the same time. Or, if you want to look a little more professional, you can opt for a nice pair of leather gloves. They’re timeless and if you pick a neutral colour you are sure to be able to wear them with anything for a long time to come.
Because you don’t have to wear winter accessories each and every day of the year, they can last you for a very long time. So start off with some staples such as a neutral toned scarf, a simple touque and a pair of sleek gloves. Then, when you spot a good sale (and you’re sure to at this time of year), you can start adding fun pieces to your collection that will really take your style to a whole new level.