The Hottest Winter Fashion Accessories You Need To Buy This Christmas

Well, we’ve reached that time of year again! It’s nearly Christmas, and most of us haven’t yet had time to get down the shops of start buying our new seasonal wardrobe. Even so, the stores are now packed full of the latest designs and trends, so it shouldn’t be too problematic to stock up on cool, new garments when you have a moment to spare. This December most industry professionals are moving towards a much thicker; woolen look that’s both reserved and understated. Scarves are very much the “in” thing and even baggy jumpers are making a return to the scene, so you’ll probably need to know about which accessories you should purchase to accompany them, right?

Then it’s a good job I’ve spent the last couple of months speaking to a leading designer and browsing through a particularly large fashion outlet in New York because you might be a little surprised by their advice. At a time when many people are struggling financially, the prices of some of the items listed below may well be unviable, but at the end of the day, if you want to look amazing sacrifices have to be made.Camille Miceli Collection from Dior (necklaces)

Known as costume jewelry to most of us, this style of necklace is becoming incredibly popular thanks to this designer's amazing eye for detail and a considerable improvement from the average quality we’re used to seeing. For well under $200 you can select your necklace from a range of about 20 different products in almost every winter color you could possibly think of.

Roberto Cavalli Fabric Bag from Yoox

As handbags go, this green regal design is definitely pretty special, which is why Yoox are reporting sales of over 50,000 units in the last 2 months alone. Although most of us might have considered getting a larger, darker bag for the winter months, Cavalli has other plans and is instead keeping the colorful accessory in his range until early next year.

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Hunt for the Winter Jacket

Hunt for the Winter Jacket

I’ve been on the hunt for my own personal winter holy grail – a fashionable and affordable winter jacket that is going to keep me warm no matter what.  Whether it is snowing, drizzling or blowing freezing arctic winds I want to know that I can step out of the house without feeling like I am carrying my own body weight. Also, I want to make sure what I am wearing looks good.

Thinking of Your Winter Jacket as an Investment

Sure there are plenty of jackets out there that will keep me warm, almost fool me that its not really as cold outside as it is.  But, and I will take the liberty of generalising – they rarely ever pass fashion muster. That is from years of experience of shopping for a winter jacket with my budget conscious mother.  Every time she bundled me in yet another sleeping bag with buttons masquerading as a jacket, either my facial expressions gave me away or a small groan of disgust passed my lips. It was at this point I was reminded that life was not a fashion parade. 

Oh, but it is!!

Although I didn’t inherit her disdain for fashion over function I did inherit her quest for value for money. I wouldn’t say I was tight with money – I just like to know that I am getting what I’m paying for.  And over the years I’ve applied it to my wardrobe and its worked without fail.  So of course I’m taking that approach to my quest for a winter jacket.  I know I’ll be able to find a jacket that is stylish and functional, will keep me warm and will be totally affordable.  Just look at the jackets like the one in this great little article – trendy, super functional and you just know that is going to keep you warm, all at a reasonable price.

To Each Their Own

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