Ahhh Winter, the inevitable fashion rut, cover-up fatigue induced by the sartorial restrictions imposed to us by the unbearably cold weather and frost bite risk we bear at the slightest attempt of showing some skin. It could not be a total loss as winter also happens to be the season or chic hats and cosy wrap scarves, among the myriad of accessories we can reach for to keep ourselves warm.
Swap the Infinity Scarf for a Blanket Scarf
The blanket wrap scarf has somewhat taken center stage since it appeared on the Burberry catwalk last year and the best part of this is, the massive stole doubles as an extra layer atop your winter coat, simply belt the whole ensemble to define the waist and give the scarf a runway spin.
Beat the Chills in Style
…with what else if not a sophisticated wide-brim hat in a pastel shade or jewel-like burgundy if feeling daring, or a floppy fedora instead of the beanie we have come to know all too well. Pair with a ruffed floral maxi dress, shearling and thigh-high boots for a bohemian feel or counteract the glamour factor with a boxy leather jacket, oversized contrasting sweater and denim.
Instantly Upgrade Any Outerwear Piece with a Fur Stole
AW16 catwalks were all about texture, and when it comes to incorporating that into your cold-weather ensembles, the more is more rule applies. The fur (faux or not) stole is the ultimate piece that will bring surprising style mileage into our wardrobes. A contrasting color will elevate your winter coat while adding an extra layer in the form of a cosy collar. Did we mention it instantly makes any coat or jacket look more expensive while drawing attention to your face? Check and check.