For some, winter is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s when we gaze longingly at the summer dresses shoved to the back of the closet. But if we spend too much energy missing those floating summer outfits, we’ll miss out on the fashion potential — hello, chic accessories — of colder weather
If cold temps have you in the slumps, why not cheer yourself up by investing in a few chic capes, hats and gloves? They’ll keep you warm and on trend. Here are our top picks to inspire your shopping.
Chic Accessories — Top Budget Picks
The word cape may prompt thoughts of shapeless tents. Understandable. But that’s not the type of cape we’ll have you wear.
The right cape is structured and tailored, with the sophistication to elevate any look. You can throw it on over an evening gown when you need cover without bulk. Or, you can use it to dress up a basic tee and denim ensemble.
Your cape styling options are surprisingly diverse, making this one of our favorite winter garments.
Having a good hat on hand can save the day on an unexpectedly cold day. Say you’ve left the heavy coat at home and a cold wind appears out of nowhere. Your ears are freezing and your hair is askew.
Grab a stylish hat from your arsenal and you quickly solve both problems. Turn to these modern takes that give your cold-weather wardrobe a serious boost.
See our hats section for more posts about how to style hats.
With innovative gloves that make it possible to use your devices without taking them off, you have no excuse not to keep your fingers warm at all times. A quality pair of gloves will wear well for years, too.
Given that gloves are easy to misplace, it’s worth investing in a few budget-friendly pairs to keep your sanity. Or, you might just stash a pair in your purse, your car and your desk. You know, for style- or weather-related emergencies.
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
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