The great thing about accessories is that they fit any shape or size! Here are our top winter fashion accessories to help you rock this snowy season.
Did you hear that we may be encountering some bitter cold Arctic fronts this winter? Snow is already covering many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. People have wasted no time busting out their parkas, snow brushes, and shovels.
But for fashionistas, the first frost means it’s time for winter accessories!
Even if you’re not a fan of winter fashion, this is still a great time of year to accessorize. Brace yourselves with these winter style ideas that are perfect for every body type – petite to plus size!
Whether you’re letting out the dog, taking out the trash, or walking to the car… It can get tiresome having to put your winter boots on all the time.
It’s also no fun having to carry around the shoes you really want to wear in a bag until you’re indoors. But with statement boots, you can stay warm, dry, and stylish without the hassle.
Statement footwear is all the rage this winter. So, what types of embellishments and styles can you expect to see glistening in the snow this winter?
Studs & Slouch
Studded boots complement a variety of styles and settings. You can pair them with jeans when you go out for hot cocoa or with a skirt and leggings when you go to the office.
When it comes to accessories for holiday parties, the mantra is ’80s prom. Think slouchy, bright-colored booties, which will continue to be popular going into winter.
Whether you go the studded or the slouchy route with your boots, mini party dresses are IN this winter. If you’re on the petite side, try a silk or velvet party dress that falls above the knee. If you have a pear or apple-shaped body, rock a solid-colored dress with a v-neck and puffy sleeves.
But which type of boots go better with a mini party dress? Certain boot styles can complement a woman’s body type better than others. Regardless if you wear a mini dress or not.
Choose the Right Boot for Your Body Type
If you’re short and petite, ankle and knee boots can create the illusion that you’re taller. If your legs are longer, you may want to lean towards a boot that goes over-the-knee. If your legs are shorter, ankle boots will give you more length.
Avoid calf-length boots if you carry more weight around your hips and legs. Knee-length boots are always a safe bet for curvier women. Chunky wedged boots are best if you’re heavier on top around your chest and shoulders.
Knit Beanies & Balaclavas
You may be able to weather-proof your statement boots. But if you live somewhere with harsh winters, you may have no choice but to wear your winter boots most days. Luckily, you can still accessorize all while keeping your head warm and dry.
Look for knitted beanie hats made with wool or acrylic that also have ribbed or fringed textures. You may even find some knitted beanies styled with feathers, fur, or designer logos.
During a blizzard or subzero weather, a knitted beanie simply won’t cut it. But you can still be fashionably warm and cozy during the harshest temperatures.
Patterned and bright-colored balaclavas are in style this winter. Even Calvin Klein showcased balaclavas in 2018’s fall/winter hat collections.
Show Your Flair while Complementing Your Face Shape
Knitted beanies look great on any face shape. You can wear your hair down or in a low ponytail or braid with a knitted beanie. You can even fully tuck your back into the beanie.
A full-fledged balaclava forgiving of any face shape. If you have a rounder face or a square jaw, you may want to opt for a balaclava that covers the chin or the eyes.
Black or velvet sailor or newsboy caps are also trending this winter. And they look great on those with angular, oblong-shaped faces, in particular. If you have softer facial features, you can never go wrong with a knitted or chunky crocheted beret.
Blanket & Silk Scarves
When it comes to 2019’s winter style ideas, the bigger the scarf, the better.
Whether you go for a plaid patterned or a solid cashmere look – blanket scarves are in style once again. There’s no right way or wrong way to wear them. You can wrap them right around your neck, over your shoulders, as a square, or in a knot.
The best part? Blanket scarves look great on boyish, plus size, petite, and curvy figures alike.
So, there’s no excuse not to stay warm this winter. But what if you’re looking for a scarf that’s a bit more trendy on the catwalks?
Silk kerchiefs and dressings were huge this past autumn. And they’re not going anywhere this winter, either.
You can wrap a patterned silk wrap over your head on a breezy day or around your neck with a men’s style overcoat. Some fashionistas are even accessorizing their bag straps with them.
Mixing patterned silk scarves have also been trendy. If you have a boyish or petite frame, think of this winter as an opportunity to get wild with patterns. If you’re on the curvier side, pair your patterned scarves with solid-colored garments.
Remember when we said that it’s all about the 1980’s when it comes to accessories for holiday parties? If you’re psyched about this winter fashion look, prepare to make way for the evening elbow glove.
Neon-colored latex, leather, and velvet evening gloves are in. But if these styles are too wild for you, you can certainly play them down.
Think black and elegant like Holly Golightly’s evening gloves from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Or, moodier, solid hues like plum or red wine.
What About Jewelry?
Celebrities in 2018 rocked metallic coats out in public and on the runway. We’re happy to say that these coats aren’t going anywhere this winter. And neither is the lustrous and gleaming aesthetic as a whole.
This winter, it’s all about shiny, gold hardware and big metallic statement pieces.
Large hoops and chunky necklaces can pair well with blanket scarves. If you’ll be wearing evening gloves during the holidays, rock a clunky cuff or bracelet on one wrist.
Single earrings are in style once again, as well. These complement silk scarves – whether you wear them around your neck or as a head wrap.
Ready for Winter Fashion? Snow Problem!
Accessories fit everyone. They don’t discriminate against body shape and size. And with these winter style ideas, you’ll turn heads whether it’s sunny and frosty… or a full-blown whiteout.
If you’re still looking for your inner fashionista, let us help you prepare for winter fashion. Discover how to identify your personal fashion style so you can take on winter – and any of the other seasons!