Whether you are ready or not, winter is upon us. It is time to take stock of your winter wardrobe and hit the shops in search of warm accessories. If the thought of this task makes you panic, stay calm! Because we have done the hard work for you. Here is a list of accessories you must have to survive the winter.
Obvious? Of course. But often neglected and forgotten? Yes. Hats are important in keeping your whole body warm. Although it is a myth that we lose half our body heat through our head, that is not to say that the humble hat does not make a noticeable difference when we are out in the cold. Stock up. Instead of buying one or two expensive hats, buy four or five less expensive ones. Hats are often left on buses or bar stools, so with plenty in reserve you will never be left with an icy cold head. For an even more thrifty idea, you could make your own hats. Once you master the art of knitting, it is very easy to make hats for yourself and all your friends and family. By knitting your own hats you have complete control over the color, style and thickness of the wool. When choosing hats, try and get styles that cover your ears too. This will save you money on earmuffs!
Christmas means lots of events and parties, so make sure you have a good selection of jewelry for each occasion. When attending a Christmas party, anything that sparkles is fitting. Why not take the opportunity to treat yourself to some diamond jewelry?
Otherwise known as gloves. However, there are plenty of other nifty ways to keep your hands warm this winter. You can now buy touchscreen friendly gloves that have conductive material in the fingertips to allow you to keep using your smartphone while you are out in the cold. If you feel that gloves don’t cut it for you then why not buy some heat pads that you can pop inside your gloves. Once you have activated these hand warming pads, they can provide up to an hour of warmth so they are great for long walks. You might feel like reviving an old fashion trend by buying a hand muff. Mostly worn in the 40s and 50s, this cylinder shaped fur accessory works wonders at keeping your hands cozy. Some styles come with a neck cord, so you are less likely to lose it.
It wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t purchase a novelty jumper. Over the past few years, Christmas jumpers have made a comeback as a kitsch but essential winter accessory. Depending on how adventurous you are when it comes to fashion, there are options for elegant, subtle jumpers but also loud, in-your-face styles.
We hope this short list of must-have accessories will make your winter wardrobe shopping spree a little easier!