The change in seasons is the perfect opportunity to share some of my favorite holiday and winter accessories. As it gets cold, I start to dig out not only jackets with furry hoods but fingerless gloves, earmuffs, and scarves. I take out seasonal jewelry from my jewelry box, and I give a little more attention to my boots.
One of my favorite winter accessories is boots. They’re versatile and can be a statement piece. A boot can work with casual, dressy, flirty, and work looks. I prefer to pair them with outfits that complement and don’t overshadow them.
A black leather, or faux leather, boot with a heel works with almost every style. I like to pair different sized heels with certain occasions. My go-to outfit for my black ankle booties is a curve-hugging sweater dress.
When pairing boots with jeans, pants, and skirts, I keep colors monochromatic. For dresses, I go for solid colors.
Pro Tip: Sometimes high heel boots can get uncomfortable, especially when you’re on your feet all day. To keep my feet a little more comfy, I wear fuzzy socks with my boots.
I love accessorizing with my earrings during the holiday season. I like to use my many piercings to experiment. My favorite styles have sparkles, crystals, and glittering stones. Hoops are perfect for a flirty look.
My most decorative pair of hoops are thick silver, 1.5 inches, and covered in silver glitter that catches the light.
My most festive hoops are 1-inch miniature Christmas wreaths, decked out with tiny ornaments. I style my hoops with chains, and stud earrings and I like to mix and match gold and silver jewelry, as long as they have the same finish.
Pashminas and Snoods
With cold weather arriving, pashminas and snoods are going to have their time to shine. They’re easy to pair with any outfit since they come in so many styles. I like to pair my cashmere pashmina with soft long sleeve t-shirts and worn jeans. Snoods come in so many fabrics: fleece, knit, and cotton are just a few.
Snoods can be used to cover your face, and with everyone wearing masks, I think they’ll be especially popular this year. I pair my snoods with v-neck sweatshirts and low cut shirts or knits.
While I love a beanie with embroidery detail, I hate hat hair. That’s why earmuffs are perfect for staying warm and stylish. Earmuffs work great with many hairstyles, like ponytails, buns, and braids.
You can have fun with earmuffs with built-in headphones, oversized fluffy ones, or even earmuffs with cat ears. I like to go with oversized pink fluffy earmuffs. I pair them with neutral tones, dark chocolate browns, and black.
A Quality Pair of Gloves
After Covid-19, gloves are definitely in style. There are just so many styles to choose from. There are fingerless gloves, knit, leather, and mittens. My favorite type of glove is a combination of fingerless with a mitten part you can pull over the fingers. It lets you still use your phone while also giving the option for full coverage. I like to use my gloves to add some color to my outfit.
They can be a small splash to brighten an outfit. Leather gloves, with and without fingers, are great for the cold and inside. Style them with cashmere pullovers, long wool coats, and leather booties.
My favorite accessory, which is so fitting for everyone stuck at home, is fuzzy socks. I love them in all lengths, colors, and patterns. They’re perfect when it's so chilly the floors are cold in your house. I like knee-high rainbow socks I can wear over leggings. I even wear my fuzzy socks outside. I style crew socks with black boots, leggings, and a comfy minimal sweater. With fuzzy socks, you can have fun with the styles and colors.
The best part of winter accessories is having fun and keeping warm. The holidays are great for trying some new styles and trends. Dig through your wardrobe and try styling some of your winter favorites differently.
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