As the cold weather settles in and we store away our summer sandals, shorts, and swimwear, it’s time to pile on the layers. Chilly temperatures provide us with just another way to accessorize (and in excess, if we so choose!) — so bring on the heavy knits and silky cashmeres! Here are our top twenty favorite winter accessories from head to toe.
Faux Fur Earmuffs, Asos.com, $21.56
Keep your ears toasty in the quintessential earmuff — these black faux fur earmuffs are one part cuddly and one part wild, so they work with every personality. Dress them up with a peacoat or go casual in a parka — either way, you’ll be braving the weather in style.
Braided Cable Knit Ear Warmer, Urban Outfitters, $24
Headbands aren’t just for bad hair days any longer! The braided pattern is a classic, and the headband-style ear warmer will keep your head snug without deflating your hair the way most hats do. Choose a neutral color to go with several outfits, or select a bright color to be the it-piece of your outfit.
Deena & Ozzy Felt Floppy Hat, Urban Outfitters, $34
Already miss that big, floppy hat you wore to the pool every day this summer? Transform the look into a winter piece with a floppy felt hat. The thick material will maintain body heat while taking on the glamorous shape of that beachside accessory. Plus, you’ll be surprised with how versatile the hat is — wear it with your double-breasted coats, trenches or chunky knits.
Leopard Hat, J.Crew, $38
Be practical without sacrificing style with this leopard print beanie-style hat. The wool-nylon-cashmere combination makes for super soft headwear and the wild print lets you show off your wilder side. Pairing it with too many prints will only make your overall look seem messy, though, so keep the rest of your outfit simple with solid colors.
Cream Fairisle Faux Fur Trapper Hat, Topshop, $50
When it gets unbearably chilly out, trapper hats are the way to go since they combine hats and earmuffs, covering your entire head. Though the classic trapper goes with almost any outfit, if you’re looking to be fashion forward, look for one that’s a little more unique. This full faux fur trapper gives the impression of being a knit hat with its zig-zagged pattern, but an up-close look shows that’s not the case, making it different from the everyday, practical hat.