Getting dressed on a winter morning can be a trial, especially when it is oh-so cold and all you want to do is get as cozy as possible as soon as possible. The result of this problem is that often we find ourselves in somewhat simple outfits, but the answer to that problem is accessories. Yes, accessorizing in winter can be key, so we have rounded up four must-try accessory looks for you to explore and get inspired by. Ready? Read on for all the details!
Look 1: Beanies
Beanies had a moment on the fall/winter runways and have been having a moment ever since. While they have a grunge-inspired vibe, there is nothing grungy about them—just look at Ashlee Simpson for proof. The key to this look is to pair your beanie with either a girly piece or something fitted. Baggy clothes need not apply. To try this look, check out AllSaints’s Scroll Beanie ($55) (pictured), Wooden Ships’ Open Knit Striped Beanie ($38), and Eugenia Kim’s Marley Beanie ($187).
Look 2: Doctor’s Bags
Everyone knows that the modern woman-on-the-go needs a bag that holds everything she needs, can easily move from day to night, and is chic 24/7. Enter: the doctor’s bag, as spotted on Diane Kruger. While we like a classic black bag, you can currently find these stylish satchels in a ton of colors and textures. To try, check out Kimchi Blue’s Doctor Weekender Bag ($79) (pictured), the colorful Holly Satchel ($355) by Oryany, and the chic, textured Beekman French Grain Doctor Satchel ($407) by DKNY.
Look 3: Wide Belts
While a wide belt can be tricky to pull off, it can also be extremely flattering. We suggest doing as Camilla Belle has done and pairing yours with a sleek shift dress. The result is a look that easily transitions from the office to after-work drinks—and we all know that that is an extremely likely occurrence during the holiday season. To try this look, check out McQ’s Wide Leather Belt ($305) (pictured), Lafayette New York’s Self-Tie Belt ($59), and Vince Camuto’s Pebble-Leather Belt ($48).
Look 4: Loafers
No shoe on earth is more popular right now than the loafer—and we just love the way Miranda Kerr works her leopard-print loafers. These shoes can be paired with a casual outfit—think jeans and a tee—or you can go for something dresser like a little black dress or leather skinnies and a blouse. There are so many possibilities, and happily, so many options—we like Charles Philip Shanghai’s Sheila Loafers ($135) (pictured), J Crew’s Darby Loafers ($198), and Juicy Couture’s Jane Loafers ($152).
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