In the depths of winter, staying warm can seem like an impossible challenge, not to mention staying warm and looking stylish. Choosing luxurious winter accessories like camel hair mittens or cashmere scarves is an easy win on both fronts, but accessories like these deserve an equal luxe counterpart.
Pairing your latest and greatest adornments with a pair of just-right sunnies amps up your cold weather style two-fold. If you’re looking to splurge this winter, why stop at just one must-have addition to your wardrobe?
We rounded up the best cold-weather accessories for your head, hands, and anything in between—and the perfect designer sunnies to match—so you can look put-together and stay toasty.
Go red hot in a balaclava
Fashion girls have since introduced us to the latest kooky-yet-convenient trend: balaclavas. And while they may look like something out of an old-time film, this trendy winter accessory is surprisingly useful. A balaclava is defined as a garment covering the head and neck, except for parts of the face. Think of a cozy cuff around the neck plus a snug hood to keep you extra warm. Lean into the fashion-forward trend and pick a color-blocked option with bright pink and bright red, perfectly paired with an equally-trendy pair of bright red shades.
A snood’s good
Another useful invention in the winter-wear game is the introduction of the snood. This “scarf + hood” opts as a cozy extension to the best of your sweaters. The knit cowl garment provides a warm upgrade to your look without the fussiness of a scarf. For this ribbed vintage-inspired colored snood, accessorize with an equally ‘70s leaning frame — the classic acetate aviator.
Get your mittens on
While you may have never considered yourself a mitten person, may I present the perfect pair to sway you? The luxurious camel hair might just be the antidote to your frosty fingers this winter. The teddy texture mittens are playful, yet luxe—the perfect match for oversized, bold tortoiseshell frames.
Pretty in pink (and cozy)
A scarf is the ultimate addition to any mid-winter weather conundrum, the answer for those days when you can’t quite decipher the temperature. A luxe, fringed scarf in a soft pastel checker is the perfect background for equally ethereal baby pink sunnies from Balenciaga.
May we offer you some mouliné?
Upgrade your hat with a fashion-forward knit technique called mouliné. The muted-yet-colorful cap incorporates color in your wardrobe with the wearability of a neutral—making it bound to become a winter staple. Reflecting the same unique elegance and tech-forward innovation are the Steve McQueen Persol sunnies, a foldable frame made of acetate. The functional hinges act as an added silver detail to the designer frame.
Lovin’ the gloves
Bottega Veneta has dominated the accessories world, producing minimal yet luxe staple pieces for years, often in this eye-catching kelly green. To play up this lavish pairing, reach for classic woven leather gloves in this unique green, paired with equally over-the-top shield-style glasses with a coordinating pop of green.
Go bold when it’s cold
Part stocking cap, park bucket hat, this fold-up brim shearling cap will keep you stylishly warm all winter long. A bold, unique hat deserves an equally attention-grabbing counterpart. These angular, printed sunglasses from Saint Laurent fit the bill perfectly.
Arm warmers are baaaaack!
Like many trends we hoped to never see again, arm warmers and leg warmers are back in a big way, but that doesn’t mean they need to be kitschy. These mink and cashmere arm warmers are a ready-to-wear version of the fashion-forward ones we see on runways. Amp up the reminiscent quality of this playful trend with another throwback: chocolate brown shield-style frames straight from the early aughts.