Elevate Your Winter Wardrobe with These Must-Have Stylish Accessories for Men

When the temperatures go down, this doesn't mean that your style should go down as well! When the chilly weather forces you to wear your bulky coat and cover up the layers beneath, your accessories will make you stand out from the crowd. Attractive accessories can add some visual interest to your outfit and even make you feel cosy and warm. Here’s my selection of the top winter accessories for men.

British Hats

British Hats

When you're gearing up to face the chilly weather, British-style online hats amp up your style while also keeping you cosy. They’re expertly crafted from top-notch materials like tweed and wool that keep you warm and feel comfortable against your skin. They come in many different designs like the all-time favourite flat cap, minimalistic trilby, chic newsboy cap, classic fedora, etc. These accessories have been an integral part of British culture for many years, and today, people wear them everywhere in the world.

The reliable flat caps are classic British accessories that were around before some of the oldest hat-makers in the country. One interesting fact about them is that there was once legislation that mandated wearing a flat cap on Sundays to support the growing wool industry. Fast forward to today, and these items are more about utility and elegance than necessity. Most flat hats are crafted from one piece of fabric, usually cotton, tweed, or wool. They have a circular form that has a firm yet pliable peak. You can also find them in all sorts of shapes and materials all year round - from soft but sturdy leather to elegant linen and luscious cashmere.

British Hats

How Do You Wear a British Cap?

Instead of tilting them to the side, these online hats are meant to be worn directly on your head. A well-fitted model wraps around the back of the head gently and doesn’t feel too loose in other areas. If you’re unsure of your size, measure your head circumference using a soft tape measure 2 cm above your ears through the centre of your forehead. If you're still not sure what size to get of a certain design, simply contact the online store and they’ll be happy to give you advice.

You can find a lot of misleading information on how to shape the peaks of your hats & caps, but you should take anything you read online with a grain of salt. To achieve that rounded look on your flat cap, you don’t need to soak it in anything, but you can simply manually adjust it. Be careful while rounding your peak because it can get less stiff over time.

Blanket Scarf

Blanket Scarf

A huge blanket scarf made from a soft material is a wonderful way to ward off the cold. This versatile accessory keeps you warm while adding style points to your outfit. Layer an oversized scarf to soften the harsh lines of a leather jacket, liven up a suit, or add flair to a winter coat. Nothing fits better with the sleek cut of a leather coat than a large scarf tied in a Parisian knot. The scarf does more style heavy lifting than merely keeping you warm and cosy. When you combine cashmere or another soft material with leather, the entire look is softer, allowing you to accessorize your lower body as macho as you like (think bulky boots or skinny black trousers). As for the colour, if you’re wearing a black jacket, choose a tone that’s a little bit lighter.

Take inspiration from the famous photo of Lenny Kravitz wearing a large blanket scarf with his coat. Some golden rules to follow are – steer clear of tassels and heavy knits in favour of lightweight cashmere and always go for neutral colours. Your coat’s design and the look you're going for greatly influence how you'll style your scarf. A long scarf left undone looks good tucked under the lapels of your formal coat, while a casual, low-effort loop will tone down an elegant peacoat.

Thick Socks

Your feet can affect how warm you feel overall, so getting chilly in this area of your body can leave you feeling cold from head to toe. While socks seem like a rather insignificant item in your attire, both in terms of functionality and style, they can greatly enhance your body temperature and comfort level. In the colder months, you might feel an uncomfortable chill in your ankles, and feet. Switching to warmer, thicker, and longer socks can help you feel more comfortable.

Even though most people prefer wearing cotton socks all year round, this material doesn’t provide enough insulation. So, think about getting socks made of a thicker material that will shield your feet from the cold. Wool is a common option for winter socks since it has antibacterial qualities, short drying times, good insulation, thermal protection, and moisture absorption. They keep bad odours at bay, which makes them perfect for any occasion where you can’t change your socks regularly, like a day trip or a vacation.

Ankle Boots

Ankle Boots

Apart from having a cosy pair of socks, the appropriate footwear is crucial to keeping your feet dry and comfortable during chilly weather. Ankle boots are available in many different designs, ranging from elegant and fashionable Chelseas to robust and sturdy combat boots. Chelsea boots are versatile, classy, and easy to put on. They’re typically crafted from suede or leather. They keep your feet dry and toasty while offering support and grip on icy areas. Whether you're shovelling the driveway or going out with friends, a good pair of boots will protect you from the chilly weather.

Leather Gloves

Leather gloves are classic and practical accessories that have a long history. They’re a great investment since they’re highly fashionable and practical at the same time. They help keep your hands warm in chilly conditions since leather is a natural insulator. They’re water-resistant, making them a great choice for wet or snowy conditions. Leather has supple and breathable fibres, which make it comfortable for long-term wear. They take on the contours of your hand, fitting snugly and comfortably, perfect for tasks requiring dexterity. Leather gloves offer you a good value for money since they’re sturdy, timeless, and durable. They never go out of style, and they can serve you for years with the right maintenance.

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About the Author

Stella Cooter

Journalist, traveller and mother, Stella writes about fashion and style, luxury and adventure.

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