It’s that wonderful time of year again. You know, when the weather plunges below zero degrees and we have to bundle up in a million layers in order to keep warm. During these extreme temperatures (though it has strangely started to warm up again), we tend to not focus so much on style and instead become more concerned with ensuring that we don’t freeze. Until this year, that is.
Accessorizing has become an important part of winter wear, a trend that’s quite noticeable both on and off campus.
From headbands to handwarmers, wintertime is not only about staying warm—it’s also about staying fashionable. Here are some of the season’s most popular accessories.
Turban Headbands: These knitted headbands can be found in a variety of colours and patterns at popular stores like Aldo and H&M.
They’re usually quite thick, perfect for keeping your ears warm. I find they are also great to throw on when you’re having a bad hair day.
Fur Handwarmers: Originally a winter staple for royalty, they have now become popular amongst us commoners. If you haven’t already seen one, it is a fur “tube” in which there is a place on each end for you to insert your hands. Although very warm, complete usage of your hands is lost.
Legwarmers: Females, pair legwarmers with your favourite boots to add a vintage look to your ensemble. Whether your boots are tall, short or mid-calf, legwarmers are sure to add that finishing touch you’re looking for.
Roots ‘Striped’ Socks: A popular trend lately has been to wear them all the way up so the colored stripe appears right above the top of your boot. If you’re in need of warm winter socks, I definitely recommend these ones.
Neck Tubes: They fit tight around your neck to ensure it is kept nice and toasty. It can also stretch up to around your nose when you need some extra coverage on those extra cold days.
If you are an avid fan of the ‘ski mask’, I’d try out a neck tube as it provides the same coverage but in a more fashionable way.
Circle Scarves: Also known as infinity scarves or wrap around scarves. There’s no denying that this item has taken over the fashion world by storm.
A favourite by females and males alike, the circle scarf is a great addition to practically any outfit. You can find one almost anywhere, in a variety of colors, patterns and textures.
Fingerless Gloves: The name says it all. Although quite trendy and allows for you to text with ease, they aren’t very useful in extreme temperatures as our fingertips are usually the first things to go numb!
So now that you’ve been educated on the top winter accessories this year, what are you waiting for? Try out one or more of these trends to get through this winter in style!