Fashion: Winter accessories

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The No. 1 style bummer about cold weather is that cute outfits are relegated to hibernation under layers of jackets and coats.

This makes the benefits of winter accessories twofold - they provide warmth and an outlet for personal style. Here's a look at what to wear this year.

Scientists have dispelled the myth that you lose a majority of your body heat through your head, but there's no denying that a hat eases the pain of Ohio's winter winds.

The three Bs - berets, beanies and bombers - are still popular, with various fabrics adding variety to the styles. Achieve a dressed-up look through helmet-like cloches adorned with minimal additions such as bows and feathers.

When it comes to your digits, anything goes. Convertible pieces are popular, and patterned cable-knit mittens look great with solid-colored coats. Shelves are also being stocked with long gloves, and looks in faux fur and cashmere offer additional comfort.

Scarves offer some of the most creative options. Swap your traditional long knits for a neck wrap, which you just slip over your head with no wrapping or tying necessary, or try the scarves that look like neckties.

And scarves with hoods attached are perfect for those of you rocking pea coats this winter.

Cloche hat with bow:

Target, $15

Black-and-white head scarf:

Target, $40

Fuzzy earmuffs:

Charlotte Russe, $10.50

Black-and-white hat with flower:

Express, $25

Green bomber:

Forever 21, $15

White gloves with detail buttons:

Loft, $30

Hat with bow and bridge:

Anthropologie, $48


Anthropologie, $28

Etsy Columbus scarf:, $18