The other day while making my 15-block trek to work I found myself unnaturally freezing. The weather wasn’t unnaturally brutal, so it had to be something else. I looked down and to my horror, realized that I had prematurely left my apartment and didn’t have any cozy accessories. No scarf, hat, gloves, nothing! It was pretty amazing to me that my long wool coat was rendered useless in the absence of my winter add-ons.
I managed to survive the walk without a lick of frostbite but vowed never ever to leave home without my adornments. I was never one for winter accessories, to me it seemed like a pain to have so many items to keep track of so instead I was just always freezing and left wondering why I was shivering so much more violently than anyone in my vicinity.
Well lesson learned, cozy accessories are a must and make all the difference on these cruel winter days. And with so many cool winter accessories, staying warm in style is a cinch!
Read on for my winter-accessory must-list!
Urban Outfitters Wooden Ships Isadora Turban, $28. A turban is an awesome alternative to a ear-muffs and will keep your ears nice and toasty while giving your look an unexpected twist.
DKNY Chunky Double Wrap Scarf, $85. A warm, luxe scarf you’ll love to bundle up in.
TopShop Grey Chillo Knitted Pom Pom Trapper Hat, $36. I’ve fallen in love with trapper hats this season, they’re both darling and a little edgy, love!
ASOS Chunky Knit Hood, $25. A portable hood that’s perfect for adding a dose of warmth and cool to your look.
American Apparel Leg Warmers, $16. These leg warmers are a great way to add a splash of color to your winter wears.
Arden B Sequin Oversized Beret, $24. A little sparkle definitely brings some fun to frigid days.
Kenneth Cole Metallic Arm Warmers, $30. Arm warmers are both practical and versatile and will turn your spring and fall pieces into winter-ready ones in a flash. These will also come in very handy during the transitional months when the weather can’t make up its mind!
Alexander Wang Knitted Wool Neck Wrap with Hood, $185. A chic antidote for beyond freezing days.
Juicy Couture Sequin Pop Tops Gloves, $39. In the age of ipods and smartfones, these gloves are musts and will keep your fingers warm while giving you esy access when you simply must update your Twitter access!
TopShop Whipstitch Aztec Blanket Cape, $80. A funky boho piece that can be thrown over anything for that extra cozy factor.
J. Crew Marbled-Knit Snood, $50. A snood is a cleaner alternative to a scarf and will keep your neck warm without the added bulk.
Pins and Needles Crochet Slouchy Beanie, $18. This beanie can pretty much be worn year-round to add an edgy, cool vibe to your look.