How to Accessorize in Winter

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how to accessorize in winter - hats, scarves and gloves

I received this email in my inbox:

 I like to know if you had anything written about cold weather accessories? 
 
For me one of the main things I learned from the 7 Steps to Style program is that accessories make the finishing touch for the  outfits, which I neglected before. 

I made a big progress in the accessories  wise when it comes to my summer outfits as well my indoor outfits, but no clue what to do with the outwear. 

I  usually just wear ugly sloppy  knitted beanie hat with the matching  mittens, but   I want to be more stylish, when I am outside, but no idea how.  I do not even know what style of hats exists, let alone decide what would match my dramatic / classic/ casual style. 

Also do not know if I  supposed to match hat/ scarves/ mittens or that is too condescending?  When it comes for indoor accessory, like jewelry , you  wrote  many pieces about the scale and shape  issues  and what type of jewelry goes what style. Is there anything like that for cold weather accessories?  Like hat type for face shapes, or style ? 

Thanks for the advice.

How to Accessorize in Winter

Some time back I wrote this post about how to accessorize with hats, scarves and gloves.  Plus if you want to know about how to choose a hat shape to flatter your head, read this post on hat shapes.    Now consider the following three essential ingredients to making your accessories work in winter.

1. Consider Colour

Work in a colour palette that matches but doesn’t have to be exactly the same.  For example here I’ve chosen grey and black as my colours, they work together easily but don’t have to match.

Accessorising in winter

 

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  • In your post on accessorizing with hat, scarves, & gloves you mention matching your hat to your hair or coat. We wear hats a lot in our cold winters and for the last few years I’ve taken to using eye enhancing colors in my hats and scarves. I get tons of compliments and it helps to break up the sea of neutral cold weather gear one tends to see all winter.

  • This is somewhat helpful. As a Minnesotan, when I read the letter I was thinking WINTER. When I see the pics, that is Autumn. The priciples are useful, though.

  • Besides hats, scarves and gloves, also consider arm warmers and leg warmers. They aren’t trendy, but can be stylish. There are some great patterns (especially for knitters and sewers who re-purposing old clothes) for any personal style;sporty, classic, Goth, bohemian. Using them gives me more options during the transition seasons (and the balmier winter days). My days are a mix of outside (commuting, walking dogs) and inside. Plus morning classrooms can be freezing to start with then t-shirt weather within half an hour. If I use arm warmers with a short-sleeved top and a lighter cardigan then I fit all the temperatures without overheating or freezing. The legwarmers let me wear skirts/dresses even if there is sleet.

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