Winter weather means armfuls of accessories; scarves, hats, gloves, more scarves, and lots of fur-lined everything. I usually go neutral with my winter weather accessories, choosing light heather grays in cashmere scarves (this one doubles as a warm shawl/wrap!) and black, black, black. I know the trend right now is Hunter boots in the snow but I think it’s time to admit that those darn cute rubber boots are so freaking cold pardonmylanguage. Rubber is not a conductor of heat is not meant for cold weather conditions. Sure, the fleece sock inserts can help, but I’m more than happy to break out my slightly warmer fur-lined Sorel boots. Throw in Athleta’s popular polar-tech fleece running tight (I call them leggings, mostly because I can), a warm cashmere cardigan and the world’s coziest cashmere sweater and I’m set for anything this crazy Kansas City weather can throw at me.
I decided to forego all the trendy plaid and geometric scarves that can be found all over, in every price range and splurged on a cashmere scarf in a neutral color that will last me for years; on the plus side, it won’t make me all hot and sweaty or itchy – I love cashmere! This is the first time I’ve
braved found a beanie that didn’t make me look I was wearing a condom on my head. I mean, let’s be serious for a second. Trends are great. Fast fashion is convenient. That doesn’t mean that every trend is for every body, nor is gratifying convenience truly convenient in the long run. Feel free to try on every type of hat you come across. One of them is bound to be perfect for you (and then I suggest buying two!) I also don’t splurge on gloves often, rather I opt for cheap functional pairs that I won’t cry over when half a pair goes missing!