With December on the horizon, it’s starting to get Christmassy, and everyone is getting excited for mulled wine, mince pies and carol singing! However, the festive season has its drawbacks, including icy pavements, bitter winds, rain and even snow. So, how can we keep warm and still enjoy one of the most magical times of the year? Take a look at our pick of the best winter accessories to help you stay cosy and warm this season…

Snuggle up in a scarf

In winter, there’s no worse feeling than an icy wind going down the back of your coat and making you shiver as you walk along. This season, you can beat the chill with a snuggly scarf and keep that wind away. Scarves come in every colour and pattern, so pick your fave and wrap it around your neck for those winter wonderland walks. If a scarf is the accessory for you, bundle yourself up in this fluffy tartan option:

If you’re extra fancy, why not go for a snood? Snoods can help to protect your locks from the wind and rain, as well as keeping your neck warm and dry. A white faux fur option paired with large dark glasses looks super high-fashion.

The best winter hats

We lose a lot of heat from our head, so the perfect way to stay snug in winter is with a hat. If you don’t think hats suit you, better think again – there’s an option for everyone! The most popular accessory at this time of year is the bobble hat, which comes in chunky or fine knits and has a cute pom-pom on top. These hats go perfectly with woolly jumpers, skinny jeans and boots. If you’re feeling cheeky, go for this double pom-pom pick:

Another fab winter staple is the beanie hat, which will keep your ears safe from the chilly weather and looks great with most outfits. If you’re more of a fashionista, you may be able to work a baker boy hat pulled down low to keep the wind off your face, or even a chic wool beret.

Gloves and mittens

We all know the pain of cold hands in winter – so look after your mitts and invest in some gloves. For a professional look, there are tonnes of faux leather and faux fur options on the high street, so your hands can look as stylish as you are. Or, if you’re a child at heart, go for a stripy wool version and brighten up those dull and dreary days.

Unfortunately gloves do make essential tasks like texting a little difficult, but luckily these fingerless mittens are here to ensure you can still use your mobile on-the-go:

Festive socks

In winter, frozen feet aren’t the one, so it’s time to break out the cosy Christmas socks and treat your feet. On frosty evenings, fluffy socks are essential for snuggling up on the sofa, but during the day you’ll want a more practical option to wear under your shoes or boots. These fun themed socks are colourful and will keep your toes toasty under your desk at work:

Cosy Christmas capes

At this time of year, you’re going to need a fashionable accessory for all those Christmas parties, carol singing events and ice skating sessions. This is where the cape comes in – a sophisticated winter accessory to make you feel glam and warm at the same time. When you’re wearing one of these stylish garments, you’ll feel a million dollars without getting frostbite.

This cape in a gorgeous wintry wine shade should be top of your Christmas list:

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