Fall is giving way to winter, and nothing says fashion quite like the final season of the year. The life-blood of winter fashion is layering, being that more clothing paves the way for more creativity. Of course, the way men accessorize their outfits is going to be dependent on the type of winter they’re enduring. Let’s be realistic: a New York winter pays few similarities to a Los Angeles winter.
Whatever the case, pop on some cozy holiday tunes, make yourself a cup of hot coco, and read on to discover some must-have accessories for the next season to come.
Beanies are extremely fashionable. While many of us associate them with skaters or snowboarders, they can complement any look and turn the most vanilla corporate outfit into something that flirts with trendy. This is certainly one of the attributes of the winter season, being that beanies aren’t always acceptable attire. If you have one hiding in the closet, bringing it out won’t raise any alarms; people will recognize it as a necessity and then admire the way it accessorizes your outfit.
A scarf is one of easiest ways to accessorize and complement an outfit in the winter months. They’re inexpensive, versatile, and they keep the wearer warm. Better yet, there are a myriad of styles to choose from and often those looking to spruce up their wardrobe will purchase multiple to complement different outfits. This is one of those winter perks that pays zero homage to summer styles, so make sure to take advantage of it while you can. Lastly, if you don’t have a full collar, a scarf can complete the insulation of your outfit to block the chill from pushing in.
A Fashionable Timepiece
While we want our winterwear to both style us and maintain a decent body temperature, sometimes fashion is fashion. Plain and simple. In which case, integrating the necessary accessories and pairing those with a sleek, pronounced, and unique timepiece is the perfect way to create cohesiveness in a winter outfit. However, we recommend that you use resources like MVMT reviews to discover whether the watch you’re looking at is an appropriate choice. What begets winter? We’ll tell you: it’s rain and snow. If your watch isn’t, at the very least, weather-resistant, then it might not be a great choice for the winter season. The snowy days are wonderful times for fashion, but you still need to keep the chilly weather in mind.
Never worn underwear that passes your knees? Step out of your comfort zone and pick some long under up in preparation for winter. While they’re not always an external accessory, or even one that’s going to complement your outfit’s aesthetic, they’re a game changer when it comes to warmth and comfort. Don’t worry about keeping your usual office attire and freezing in those paper-thin slacks. Run some long underwear beneath them to turn that tough fabric into the cozy softness of sweatpants. Most people who use long underwear, particularly in seasonal locations, never revert. They start as an accessory and quickly make the great migration towards becoming a necessity. You’ll end up checking your drawer only to find more pieces of long underwear than regular.
A Wool Coat
Winter is the time for coats. Those back-of-the-closet pieces move towards the front as the temperature drops and suddenly the coat becomes vital for survival (we’re not being dramatic—many know of the winters we’re referencing). Thankfully, coats are incredibly stylish. Try picking out a wool coat this winter season. They’re great in all cold conditions and, by design, have an amazing aesthetic. Anyone who owns such a piece knows they’re just too hot for winter, so take advantage of the time and utilize the extra layers of your wardrobe.
Those who love fashion most likely love winter. While the whole point of dressing for winter is to stay warm and cozy, the process of doing so makes way for innovation within your attire’s aesthetic. And remember, a single accessory can transform an outfit even in the middle of a snow storm.
What are your must haves for Winter? Much love, Eltoria x