32 Accessories You Need To Survive Winter In Style

Years of surviving snowy season after snowy season should make us experts in nailing the whole getting-dressed-for-the-cold thing. But each year, the rude arrival of winter manages to show that our wardrobes have only lived, not learned. When your wind-shielding ensemble begins to look and feel like the same three-piece uniform — coat, pants, boots, repeat — it’s a sign that it’s time to get creative. And if there’s one thing you’ll actually thank the cold for, it’s the ability to layer. The necessity of packing on accessories is your ticket to some much-needed flare.

You probably have a stock of thick, trusty snow gloves and earmuffs in your closet, but those cut it stylistically about as long as it takes to shovel the driveway. Instead, we’ll introduce you to winter’s best accessories — because yes, even gloves abide by seasonal trends. From pearl-embellished beanies to velvet scarves, your winter is about to look a lot cooler.

Pretty in Pearls
This year’s finishing touch isn’t metallic embroidery or pom-pom ears. Rather than going big and bold, accessories are being topped off with delicate pearls. And whether uniform in size or varying in shapes and patterns, the new pearl-encrusted trend is the sweetest one, yet.

Bershka, $15.9, available at Bershka

Puffer Scarves
Puffer jacket, meet puffer scarves. The wear-everyday winter staple is taking a page from down coats and getting a little bulkier. With scarves that look this warm, do we even need a coat? This is the future!

Nicopanda, $120, available at Urban Outfitters

The simplest way to make a statement. Keep your pick to a duo-toned piece or kick it up a notch with an item that features three or more shades.

J.Crew, $58, available at J.Crew

Viva La Velvet
Our favorite party pick is extending its lifeline with a new crop of items. From wrap dresses to combat boots, velvet has been everywhere the last few years, and your everyday look is no exception. This season, the plush texture is sneaking its way onto our scarves, our socks, and yes, even our newsboy caps.

Forever 21, $14.9, available at Forever 21

Rainbow Stripes
It was only a matter of time until rainbow stripes infiltrated our wardrobe. Try it with a muted, cool-toned color palette, or go all out with bright, rainbow-ready hues.

Burberry, $495, available at Burberry

Mighty Mittens
The last time we walked out of the house with a pair of mittens, our mom’s were the ones to slap them on our hands. Nowadays, we’re making the decision to wear them ourselves.

Anthropologie, $38, available at Anthropologie

Starlight, Star Bright…
We wish we may, we wish we might…own all of these picks. There’s something cute about the rudimentary shape making it’s way onto all of our cold weather accessories. And remember: The more misshapen the star, the cuter the print.

Chinti & Parker, $105, available at Net-A-Porter

Fuzzy in Faux Fur
There are plenty of ways to still get a cozy look without resorting to real fur and shearling. From mittens to beanies, brands are coming out with designs that emulate the real thing without looking too manufactured.

Mango, $39.99, available at Mango

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