Winter is in full swing and, let’s face it: our fashion game is looking a little drab. While our closets may be stuffed with an arsenal of comfy knits and cashmere sweaters, our accessory game – and our bling game at that – is majorly lacking. When in fact, it’s those final touches – aka accessories – that make an outfit and elevate even your old trusted knit turtleneck to uber-chicness. So let’s tackle the challenge: accessorising during the cold months made easy, effortless and cool.
Sculptural, Look-At-Me Earrings
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Your necklaces will be tucked under your coats and sweaters, your rings hidden under your gloves and your bracelets under your long-sleeved knits. That leaves little room for a cool piece of bling, so make the most out of your earring game. This year is all about large, sculptural or circular earrings that make a statement. Go for glass, liquified metal, geometric shapes, statement pearls or a playful aquatic creature (all trending majorly in 2024) and accent your winter look with a dangly pair that adds visual interest.
A Wrap, A Blanket, A Bow Or A Scarf?
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Cool accessorizing can sometimes look ambiguous. Is it a scarf, a boho wrap or your sofa’s TV blanket? Whatever you may label it as, there’s nothing that makes a big colourful statement as much as an oversize scarf around your neck. Pick a great piece in vivid hues or fun patterns – but don’t stop there. Take it to the next level by learning how to tie it, twist it or bow it up around your neck for an elevated way to rock the classic scarf. This year is all about bows – and you can wear your boldly coloured scarf as a mega bow for that extra touch of playful whimsy to your winter outfit.
Y2K Silver Accents
The Gen Z favourite Y2K aesthetic is still going strong – and with that, so are silver accessories. And what better way to match the glistering snow outside than with a silver-hued little handbag – or massive silver tote? Silver is definitely not just for nighttime outfits this year. In fact, go ahead and pair it up with neutral knits, denim (in true 90s /early 2000s fashion), wool coats and even puffer jackets. Basically, you get the green light to wear your silver handbag anywhere, from day to night.
Red Hot Is Back
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Red is back and well, we missed it. Prada and Lowe have decided: while now’s not the time to drape yourself in red from head to toe, there’s good news. 2024 street style is all about red accents, be it a beanie, a pair of boots or – just right for the winter months – a pair of thick tights under your sweater dress. Opt for saturated, bold, poppy red hues and let this hue shine whatever you end up wearing. And if you’re opting for a red-hot handbag, there’s a trending shape around: the ultra-wide, rectangular handbag that makes a statement.
Screen-Compatible Gloves For The Tech Obsessed
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Grandma’s mittens may be cute, but they aren’t really practical for the tech-obsessed fashion lover. Stay connected without sacrificing warmth by investing in touchscreen-compatible gloves. These gloves feature special fingertips that allow you to use your smartphone or other touch devices without exposing your hands to the cold. Need a timeless look that doesn’t distract? Choose a pair in leather for a classic vibe that matches everything in your closet. Alternatively, embrace the bold hues and or go for vibrant colours to add a pop of excitement to your winter outfit.
It’s a wrap! Stay warm and stay cool at the same time with one of these effortless and hip ways to accessorize during the cold months. Whether you’re going all in on bows, on red, on silver or on statement bling, there’s lots of ways to upgrade your winter accessory game.