As we cross the threshold of a new decade and leave behind the feathers and sequins of the festive season, we are hit with the stark reality that we still have three more winter months to contend with before the first buds of spring begin to bloom. To assuage the cold nights and seemingly endless dark days, here are our top picks of the best accessories to invest in this winter season.
Nothing says cosy luxury quite like a pair of cashmere gloves. Opt for a grey marl colour for an opulent yet modern look and pair them with a manicure. Choose nail colours in berry hues to add a pop of colour or vampy tones to match the black nights. The combination of soft cashmere and polished manicure creates THE MOOD of 2020.
Faux fur scarf
Whilst homemade scarves make for a thoughtful Christmas gift, a faux fur scarf will elevate your look in 2020. Choose scarves with jewel tones like emerald, sapphire and ruby that will take your look from desk to drinks in one quick swish. The faux fur will keep you warm in those sub-zero winter temperatures and suit any style of coat from leather jackets to belted wool coats. Match your faux fur scarf to your jewellery by adding gold earrings with precious stones for that added sparkle in the dreary winter months.
Hobo bags have long been a popular style of handbag and thanks to its large grab handle and slouchy material hobo bags are the perfect winter accessory. The strap is long enough to sling over the puffiest of winter coats, whilst the body of the bag is big enough to throw in all manner of winter items from hats, gloves and scarves to your reusable coffee cup for the morning commute!
Gone are the days when headbands were reserved for school girls and Sloane Rangers. Power headbands are THE accessory of choice for 2020. Covered in velvet or satin and ideally embellished, power headbands are all about being OTT. They will see you through the winter months in style – pair with a power suit and channel your inner Cher from Clueless. 2020 is your year to be outspoken, assertive and self-confident, and a power headband will help you achieve this!
A pair of glittery socks
The time when socks and sandals were ridiculed is over, this winter socks are de rigueur. Add a pair of lurex socks over tights and wear with strappy sandals for nights out. Unlike last winter, ankles are kept under-wraps and warm this year, so have your socks peeking out from ankle length jeans. Throw on a pair of hiker boots to complete the look, and of course the midi dress of Summer 2019 looks like it’s here to stay, so pop on a dress, show off the socks and lace up the boots and you’ll be winter ready in no time.
Winter accessories are all about having fun and adding a touch of humour to the long dark days, so be over the top and a little extra – and of course warm and cosy!