24 Winter Accessories That Are More Exciting Than a Basic Scarf

Maxine Eggenberger

Hats, scarves and gloves might seem like sensible purchases, but they're also an amazing way to get creative with your winter look. Many winter warmers are considered essentials—for instance, we'll always want a knitted beanie hat when it’s freezing, or perhaps a pair of thick socks to snuggle up in on a Sunday. However, alongside wardrobe staples are a few new players that will give your winter look that influencer-approved edge. Cosy collars are big news for winter 2019, for example.

As far scarves? This season, it seems bigger is most certainly better, with oversized styles proving to be the most popular on both the designer and high street circuits. Just look to Loewe.

With so many winter warmers out there, we’ve drawn up a few top tips for choosing the right winter accessories for you. But first thing's first... 

Make sure they’re actually practical
Whilst we’re obsessed with the visual of barely-there, sheer tights and floppy bucket hats, is there any point wearing them if you’re still shivering and wet?

Check the fabric content
If you are sensitive to any fabrics, you need to check the label carefully—and we’re not just talking about knitwear. if you get the fabric wrong for your tights, you’ll spend the day sitting on a very itchy bottom.

Choose something you’ll wear next winter, too
Winter accessories can be expensive if you want to opt for more premium fabrics, such as cashmere and leather. Go for neutral colours to ensure you won’t tire of them year after year.

Take them for an in-house test-drive
It may sound silly, but you never know if they’re perfect until you’ve actually tried them on properly. Make sure you can still do things with your gloves on around the house, try the hat to make sure it’s not going to give you an insane headache by the end of the day and make sure a scarf won’t itch your neck or constantly smother your face in fluff.

So, now that you're all clued up, shop our edit below to ensure you’ll be suitably (and stylishly) wrapped up this winter.

1. GLOVES

Isabel Marant Colour-Block Leather Gloves (£250)

Oliver Bonas Teddy Pink Mittens (£22)

& Other Stories Padded Nylon Gloves (£45)

2. KNITTED HEADBANDS

H&M Cashmere Headband (£18)

Arket Alpaca-Blend Headband (£18)

Bella Freud Cashmere Headband (£150)

3. SCARVES

Acne Studios Canada Scarf (£140)

Arket Alpaca-Blend Scarf (£69)

Loewe Fringed Colour-Block Mohair-Blend Scarf (£175)

4. KNITTED BIBS

COS Cashmere Collar (£55)

Arket Merino Knitted Bib (£55)

H&M Wool Polo-Neck Collar (£9)

5. TIGHTS

Gucci Jacquard Tights (£170)

H&M H&M Pack of Two Fine-Knit Tights (£13)

Marks & Spencer Silver Metallic Tights (£8)

6. HATS

Uniqlo Cashmere Knitted Hat (£25)

Jennifer Behr Margaux Pearl-Embellished Beanie (£360)

COS Alpaca-Yak Wool Mix Cable Hat (£35)

7. SOCKS

Ganni Colour-Block Wool-Blend Socks (£30)

Anthropologie Hiking Socks (£21)

& Other Stories Ribbed Socks (£11)

8. EARMUFFS

Chanel Shearling and Cashmere Earmuffs (£700)

Oliver Bonas Leopard Print Faux Fur Earmuffs (£22)

Eugeina Kim Janine Leather and Faux Fur Earmuffs (£202)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

For more winter outfit inspo, take a look at the seven outfits you need to try out this December.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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