It is starting to get cold and snowy here in the Midwest which means that it is the time that most people give up looking stylish in favor of being warm. However, cold weather accessories have come a long way in terms of looking good so this season you can finally have it all. Since not all of my readers will be snowed in this weekend, there are also a few mild winter accessories which are marked with an asterisk.
When looking for a great winter wear piece, stick to classic designs with simple lines and beautiful detailing. Since these thicker pieces are more expensive it is important to pick items that will last you for several seasons without looking outdated.
Scarves and gloves are great ways to show some personality so try to find a pair in your favorite color or pattern. The goal is to be excited about your cold weather look.
Look for pieces that are versatile, but that doesn't mean that you can only wear neutrals. Your outerwear look doesn't have to match your outfit.
Even the coldest part of the country gets some mild winter days which means you can look fabulous with fewer layers. Depending on your local climate, the pieces in this row can be worn from fall through spring. Although not warm enough for a snowstorm, these are great options for layering up on date night or on the way to a party.
For those of us who will be spending the next couple months hunkered into down puffy coats, remember that a bright accessory can make the defining difference in your outfit and even in your day. Find pieces you love and it will be easy to be both stylish and warm this winter season!