“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the fire: it is a time for home.” – Edith Sitwell
What are your favorite winter accessories?
Winter is the best time to cuddle up with blankets and hot cocoa—but it’s also the perfect time to show off your stunning and unique fashion sense. I love winter because there are so many styles and accessories to try out, your wardrobe will never go stale.
But you don’t want to buy an entire new wardrobe every winter. You’d waste a lot of money, fabric, and energy. So here are the top 9 winter accessories that never leave the trending charts, so your wardrobe can be as sustainable as it is gorgeous!
Add a little touch of sophistication to your outfit with gorgeous, refined pearls. They look like snowflake drops sprinkled across your elegant outfit.
Pearls never go out of style, and they’re a staple for every woman’s closet. They work especially well in the winter as a heartier accessory that pairs stunningly with deep winter colors like black, cobalt, maroon, and even gold.
Pearls are also super easy to match. You can wear a pearl necklace with gold or silver earrings. You can throw on pearl earrings with a chunky colorful bracelet. Pearls can be easily personalized while maintaining their unmatched elegance.
2. Leather gloves
Leather gloves are a classic look no matter the season or outfit. Pair with a blazer for a professional look or a puffy jacket for a casual trip to the mall. Leather gloves work especially well to enhance a brightly colored seasonal handbag.
You can find leather gloves in a lot of different colors and styles. We like the look of a chic black or a neutral beige to go with all of the sweaters and jackets in your closet.
Plus, leather is one of the warmest textiles! It will keep you warm and toasty in even the chilliest wind. It’s also a durable, lasting style that can withstand the test of time as long as you take care of it. There’s nothing better than practical fashion!
3. Waterproof purse
Whether it’s snowing or raining, you want a purse that will protect your valuables. You want a cross body or tote that holds up against any winter storms that come your way. Larger handbags are especially popular winter accessories, and they’re a great way to subtly show off your gloves and scarf as well.
One of my favorite waterproof bag brands is Longchamp. These investment bags have large interiors for all of your winter accessories, and the exterior is stunningly waterproof. With the leather straps and gorgeous colors, they’re equally stylish as they are practical.
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4. Ankle boots
Ankle boots are essential for fall and winter. They’re easy to walk in, and you don’t have to worry about how they fit up and around your calves like larger boots. Ankle boots pair with just about everything in your closet, from holiday dresses to dark jeans to velvet pants. A little heel can give you height and boost your outfit whether you’re going formal or casual.
I recommend avoiding suede and leather for your winter ankle boots, as these won’t hold up well against the snowy slush. We also advise that you spray a waterproof agent on patent leather for boots that last all season long (and beyond).
5. Beige sweater
The tan sweater is one of the simplest and most versatile winter accessories. Whether it’s a cardigan, a crew neck, or a mock neck, a tan sweater can go with just about any winter look. Beige is perfect because it can pair with darker colors, bright colors, or even winter white.
If beige is too light for you, opt for a tan or camel. The neutral color will complement any other trending pieces you’re wearing for the season to give a classic, sophisticated look wherever you go.
Plus, you want to always have a comfy sweater on hand to keep you warm! Cashmere is a great option because it’s durable, high quality, and will keep you nice and toasty as you strut down the snowy streets.
6. Dark denim
Dark denim is a wardrobe essential in its own right, but it’s especially important for winter adventures. Whether you’re hanging out in a ski resort, going to a holiday party, or kicking back to relax, dark denim is a simple go-to for every look. Dress it up with a pair of gorgeous heels and a holiday blouse, or dress it down with snow boots to hit the slopes.
I recommend going for a skinnier cut of dark denim for the winter. They pair well with heels or can be tucked into ankle boots without extra fabric scrunching up.
7. Designer watch
Trying out different watch trends can be fun to play with, but a quality watch will never go out of style. This is a great accessory that can spice up any outfit, especially around the holiday season. A designer watch can withstand the test of time, and it will add a bit of luxury to any outfit. Plus, it will always make sure you’re on time during the busy holiday season.
I recommend a minimalist face with lines in place of numbers. Opt for a metal band, which are more durable, versatile, and repairable than leather or colored bands. Gold and silver are great watch investments, and even rose gold has become the new classic.
Another timeless style is the chronograph, which has persisted throughout the ages. The chronograph typically has multiple faces, and it can be used as a stopwatch as well as a clock. Although it’s often considered a masculine style, it’s one of the more common trends for women fashion as well.
8. Winter sunglasses
The sun doesn’t go away in the winter, and the light can actually reflect worse off of the snow. So you still need to protect your sensitive eyes in the dead of winter with polarized glasses. Winter sunglasses are actually different than summer ones, as they tend to be darker and larger. The styles of winter sunglasses tend to stay consistent throughout the years, while summer sunglasses tend to change trends frequently.
I love the look of dark or black shades with a winter white or Christmas red. It creates a gorgeous contrast that makes every outfit look polished.
Cat-eye is the evergreen staple of sunglasses frames, and they look especially beautiful with pearls and a winter dress. Wayfarers are also a classic style that will persist regardless of season or style.
9. Trench coat
A trench coat is a classic wardrobe essential that never goes out of style. Whether you’re heading to work, to a party, or to the mall, a trench coat always fits right in.
Double breasted coats are especially winter-worthy. Leave them unbuttoned to show off your style underneath and button them back up for a warm trip around town. Opt for a neutral color that will work with every winter outfit you have, and you’ll always be the belle of every ball.
What are your favorite winter accessories?
How do you build your winter wonderland wardrobe? What accessories make your outfits shine? Give our readers your style tips in the comments below!