13 cold weather accessories that actually look great

The fashionable extras you need to get winter-ready.

The fashionable extras you need to get winter-ready

Just as you might wear a lined wool coat to the office and then change into an insulated parka to do yardwork or run errands, it makes sense to have multiple winter accessories that coordinate with your go-to outerwear and favourite wintertime activities. After all, sleek leather gloves designed for texting and urban commutes simply aren't ideal for cold-weather camping or ice-skating.

It's all about building a cold weather accessories wardrobe — a small but versatile selection of hats, gloves, scarves and more — that works for your lifestyle. 

Wherever you're headed this winter, here are 13 fashionable accessories to keep you warm. 

Office space

Polished and fitted, these office-ready accessories still manage to impart plenty of personality. Look for elevated materials such as wool, velvet, and leather, used in classic shapes but updated with a fun pattern or unexpected sense of scale. Here are some picks we'd gladly wear to work every day. 

Wallace & Barnes Sailor Beanie, $65.50, J.Crew 

Brown Leather Gloves, $59.90, RW&CO.

Scarf 2797, $34, Oak + Fort 

Garnet Velvet Puffer Scarf, $48, Anthropologie

Cabin fever

Whether you're off to the winter cottage or just off to Costco, these woodsy finds will have you feeling perfectly cozy even on the coldest of days. Wear them with a plaid or shearling coat or your best puffer for a look that's part outdoorsy, part après-ski-chic. 

Filson Mackinaw Hat, $135, Club Monaco 

Scandinave Jacquard Neck Warmer, $22.95, Kombi

Biaclya Hat, $20, Aldo

Canadian Olympic Team Collection Fair Isle Knit Mittens, $15, Hudson's Bay

Huerueh Luxe Trapper Hat, $130.36, Shopbop

Sporting life

If you love winter sports — shoveling the driveway counts, right? — then high-performance, convertible cold-weather accessories are a must. From a down scarf that's designed for winter-running to unisex mitts that open up to offer improved dexterity, it's function-first with these cool looking extras. 

Nuptse Scarf, $129.99, The North Face

Showers Pass Crosspoint Flip-Mitts, $89.95, MEC

Insulated Hood, $61.99, Burton

AeroLoft City Ready Running Scarf, $95, Nike

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based writer, editor and stylist. Follow her at @trucnguyen.


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