10 Winter Accessories That Will Enhance Your Look

Finding ways to look stylish during winter is a common sartorial struggle for fashionable women. After all, you have to choose items that are functional in the snow, will keep you adequately warm, yet aren’t so bulky that you’re uncomfortable every time you step indoors. Fortunately, we have a few tricks up our sleeve about how to upgrade your winter ensemble to look more stylish. Check out these 10 winter accessories to see why you need to go shopping before the weather gets warmer. 

1. Pom-pom keyring

A woman poses in the Milan's Fashion Week

Have a little bit of fun with your accessories. | GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Winter is all about enhancing your outfit with furry details, and one of our favorite ways to up your winter style is to wear a fur pom-pom on your handbag. These cute accessories do an excellent job of adding a pop of color to an otherwise dark outfit. They can also draw attention to your purse’s designer label if you’re wearing something luxurious. 

2. Fur scarf

Leonie Hanne during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin A/W 2017

Leonie Hanne during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. | Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

The colder months always call for bundling up with thick scarves, but have you been experimenting with the types you wear? Break away from standard knit and wool materials for something a little more exciting. Fur (regardless of whether it’s real or fake) adds a touch of glamour to any winter outfit, especially when it’s colorfully patterned.

3. Bauble beanie

A guest poses during Kenzo

A guest poses at a Kenzo fashion show. | FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

Stylish bauble beanies are not only functional, as they protect your ears and forehead, they’re also one of the best accessories for enhancing your winter look. If you’re worried about looking childish with a pom-pom on your head, don’t worry, just find one that’s entirely black. We guarantee you’ll look New York City chic and find yourself with a bit of pep in your step.

4. A hint of silk

Diletta Bonaiuti poses wearing a Sandro coat

Diletta Bonaiuti shows a great way to wear silk when it’s chilly.| Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

You might assume silk is reserved exclusively for spring and summer, but there are actually some clever ways to incorporate this gorgeous fabric into your winter outfits. We love the look of a silk scarf wrapped around a turtleneck, so you’ll still be plenty warm and have a stunning spot of luxury showing between your coat collar.

5. Pop of color

A woman poses in the street before the show for fashion house

This woman shows the power of color just before a Dolce & Gabbana show. | GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s all too easy to always turn to black and grey during winter, but you really shouldn’t be afraid to step out in a brightly colored outfit from December though March. Stand out from the crowd by investing in a colorful coat, trousers, and even bright winter shoes. You’ll love turning heads in your attention-grabbing ensemble.

6. Fur gilet

A woman poses in the street before the Etro show

This look will keep you toasty while ensuring you look amazing. | GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re attending an upscale party, you may feel annoyed at having to hide your dress under a bulky parka. Instead, swap your burly coat for something more slimming and flattering. A fur gilet can not only complete your look, but it’s also sure to keep you cozy as you taxi to any event. 

7. Winter clutch

Giulia Capresi poses wearing an Acne bomber

Giulia Capresi shows how to rock a clutch during winter. | Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

Clutch bags aren’t only great for beach vacations and spring lunch dates. If you find one in the right color, they’re also perfect accessories for winter outfits. Look for deep tones like navy, burgundy, and moss green for the best results. 

8. Boots with socks

A model, boot detail, walks the runway during FENTY PUMA by Rihanna

A model shows how chic this unique look can be. | Victor Boyko/Getty Images

We don’t blame you for missing your favorite heels during the snowy months, but there are some clever ways to make a pair of boots look just as stylish. Pairing tall socks with leather riding boots, for instance, is a fantastic trick for turning a boring winter outfit into something incredibly fashionable. 

9. Bell sleeve dress  

Eleanor Pendleton, wearing Ellery

Eleanor Pendleton wears the perfect winter dress. | Caroline McCredie/Getty Images

If you’re on the hunt for that perfect winter dress, make sure to keep an eye out for one that isn’t just warm, but also has bell sleeves. This trendy detail is sure to turn heads and have everyone asking you where you found it. And don’t worry, they don’t make it more difficult to put on your coat. 

1o. Winter sunglasses

Linda Tol is seen during Milan Fashion Week

Sunglasses are not just for days spent at the beach.| Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

It’s completely false to believe sunglasses are only appropriate in hot climates! Anyone who skis will tell you just how blinding heavy snow can be. As such, fabulous sunglasses are actually a necessity during winter, and totally worth splurging on.