Once the holidays are over and the dreary weather persists, it can be easy to settle into the winter “blah’s.” Though the cold weather may try to withhold joy, a simple way to fight against this seasonal situation is by layering on colorful accessories. Not only will they keep frostbite at bay, this season’s hats, scarves, and gloves are sure to shine as statement pieces against the black puffer coats most of us wear daily. So, the next time you’re walking out the door feeling less than enthusiastic, reach for a winter accessory that sparks joy – you’ll serve as a reminder for others around you to smile as well!

Keep your hands warm in mittens, gloves, or fingerless options. I’m loving extra-special embroidery and color-blocked iterations especially.

To keep your head warm, you can never go wrong with a beanie. If you want to up your style game even further, consider a balaclava, an accessory you may have noticed has been on the rise recently. Balaclavas originated from the Crimean War during the 1850s, when soldiers used them to fight off Russia’s freezing temperatures; like many military-inspired fashions, it found its way onto Calvin Klein and Gucci’s runways for their Fall 2018 shows. And now, the balaclava has reemerged with a vengeance, as designers such as Miu Miu and Balenciaga have embraced the protective and warm style.

Other hat trends include cozy furry bucket hats and caps, berets in new hues and textures, and ear warmers that promise not to mess up your hair! Any of these will add an interesting element of texture to your look.

When adding a scarf season, choose an oversized blanket or puffer scarf. From a practical
standpoint, these will keep you as warm as physically possible. And the addition to your outfit
will give you an effortlessly chic vibe. Play around with patterns and colors, using your coat as
the canvas to a great statement piece.

Stay warm this winter and enjoy adding color to beat the “blah’s”!