It’s probably safe to say that we’re all past the denial stage of winter’s arrival, and most of us have well and truly embraced the falling leaves and early sunrises. But what about that period that comes before the holiday season? That time of year when it’s dull, gray and dreary, and we’re still trying to get to grips with the winter weather. What is our solution? Take this time to sort out your accessories for the upcoming months – think winter accessories from specialist designers or craft fairs that are not only fun to go shopping for, but also to don your purchases over the colder months.
Our list of top winter accessories is sure to prepare you for braving the cold, the wet and the snow – and perhaps even make you excited for it!
Remain optimistic with sunglasses
While a good pair of sunglasses may not be at the top of your list, perhaps it should be! The winter sun can be surprisingly strong and days can get unusually bright, although it may just be for a three-hour gap in the middle of the day! All the same, not only are sunglasses a nice accessory to have during winter months, they also play an important role in protecting your eyes against ultraviolet rays, which are just as harmful in the winter as they are in the summer – especially with snow around to reflect the rays. The Michael Kors sunglasses range several trendy options that will inject some color into your wintery day.
The quality tights and stylish dress combo
Just because it’s -10 outside, does not mean you have to pass up the chance of wearing all your best dresses – it should, in fact, mean the opposite. This season, there is a great selection of excellent tights ranging in warmth levels, styles, prices and quality. To name just a few of our favorites: Wolford for unique styles, Spanx for shape, Calvin Klein for quality and Nordstrom for heat. Don’t hold out on delving into, for example, the Lisa Folawiyo Fall/Winter collection of dresses with fabulous prints.
Scarves: the old faithful
In the depths of winter, going without a scarf is unheard of – and it’s no surprise. Regardless of how reliably warm and/or waterproof your coat is, a good scarf is the only thing that keeps us hanging in there. There are a few things to bear in mind when it comes to winter scarves, but for a proper winter companion, it is usually not just a question of style, as we tend to go for more than just the one. First and foremost, whether buying one main scarf or a selection of winter scarves, make sure they match your winter coat. Another thing to take into consideration is the material. Wool varies in price but the softness and durability of your scarf usually hinges on which type of wool you go for – cashmere, mohair and merino usually being the most coveted.