The key to looking polished and staying warm this winter? Some well chosen winter accessories. We’ve cherry picked the best, whether you’re looking to add a pop of colour to a tonal look or want to keep it classic with heritage prints and timeless shades.

Hats, scarves and gloves may serve a practical purpose, but they have the ability to take a look to new levels too. There are some great choices around right now, from blanket scarves to cocoon yourself in on winter walks to classic berets that are having a bit of a moment (again) – and are sure to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your city looks.

Adding a wide-brim felt fedora to a simple fleece and jeans combo will add polish. Make like Insta’s themumlife_styled and invest in the hat brand that everyone’s talking about, Lack of Color.

Colour and Print

The high street is bursting with rainbow-hued cosy accessories this year. From Zara’s raspberry and pink fringed scarf to COS’s zesty fair isle beanie, these will add some sunshine to the drabbest of winter days.

Timeless Classics

A few well chosen, classic accessories will go a long way in your wardrobe. Think timeless black, deep navys, cashmere camel tones or heritage prints like tartan, herringbone or Prince of Wales check.

One piece that we will be adding to our Christmas wish list is Loewe’s fussy mohair scarf. The winter accessory du jour, is generous in size, impossibly soft and will add polish to a simple cashmere sweater or your favourite winter coat.

Berets have made a comeback this season, too, adding a Parisian nonchalance to all your winter looks. Keep it simple in classic shades – navy, cream, grey – and pair with tailored pieces like a striped shirt, navy knit and oversized blazer for a cooler feel.

Super Cosy

Playing into some of AW22’s biggest trends – quilting, shearling, borg – whilst remaining perfectly practical are these super cosy accessories. We’ve been reacquainted with the humble mitten and we are here for it, keeping the chill off our hands on the daily commute and adding a playful edge to our usual look. Top marks go to Arket’s leather and shearling trimmed pair.

Those who really feel the cold will be pleased to hear about the quilted scarf. Seen at Anine Bing and on the high street at M&S, these are the closest things you’ll get to wearing your duvet out of the house. Cosy, comforting and surprisingly chic.

And finally, not for everyone, but the balaclava is everywhere right now. Choose super soft fine fabrics like mohair or fine cashmere in tones of mink, milk, mushroom and greige to keep it looking luxe.

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