The Warmest & Coolest Winter Accessories

We can't ignore it any longer; the temperatures outside is dropping and all those extra bits of exposed skin—heads, hands, and noses—are starting to get rosy. While there's not much we can do for the ol' shnoz, we can keep the rest of our parts safe from blizzary chills with some cute and cozy winter accessories. To preserve your precious body heat this winter, it's all about accessories. So wrap your neck in layers of soft cashmere, pull a woolly beanie over your head, and tuck your fingers into some toasty gloves...the coolest and warmest winter accessories are all right here!
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Winter Hats—With rumors abounding that we lose copious amounts of heat through our heads, the only practical solution is to cover them up. The first step is to conquer fear of hat hair, and given the wonders of winter fashion, you can now have a hat that's just as cute as your hair-do. From cable knits to pom-poms (an emerging trend for the season) to furry trapper hats; from Olsen-esque baggy beanies to the classic trilby or the more feminine, folksy flop hats, stylish headgear will have you relishing bad hair days.
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Above, from left: Catarzi Felt Floppy Hat, $48.27, available at ASOS; La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau Fedora, $280, available at Net-A-Porter; Juicy Couture Donegal Trapper Hat, $78, available at Bloomingdale's.
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Above, from left: Anthropologie Swingy Tassel Trapper, $98, available at Anthropologie; Urban Outfitters BDG Fur Pom Beanie, $28, available at Urban Outfitters; Charlotte Russe Hematite Studded Beret, $9.50, available at Charlotte Russe.
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Above, from left: Club Monaco Renee Fedora, $109, available at Shopbop; Madewell Secret Symbols Hat, $38, available at Madewell; Rag & Bone Aviator Bomber Hat, $265, available at Shopbop.
Winter Gloves—You can shove your hands in your pockets as deep as they'll go, but you can't have warm extremities without a pair of gloves or mittens. Knits and leather endure, but this season welcomes fun embellishments like studs, bows, and yep, you guessed it, more pom-poms! We're loving elbow-length gloves in contrasting textures, they're like an extra set of sleeves, and fingerless gloves are a must have for the techy savvy text fiend. Worried those fingerless babies wont be warm enough? Never fear, there's a whole array of 'pop-over' gloves on offer so that you can have the best of both worlds.
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Above, from left: Marc By Marc Jacobs Elliot Wool Gloves, $80, available at Net-A-Porter; Lauer Leather And Suede Gloves, $48, available at Lori's Shoes; ASOS Leopard Cut-Away Gloves, $31.03, available at ASOS.
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Above, from left: Anthropologie Illusionist Gloves, $38, available at Anthropologie; Jas MB Long Contrast Gloves, $155, available at Barneys New York; Fred Flare Suede Majorette Gloves, $42, available at Fred Flare.
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Above, from left: Mackage Motorcycle Gloves, $125, available at Ssense; Michael Michael Kors Pyramid Studded Long Gloves, $35, available at Bluefly; Banana Republic Studded Gloves, $69.50, available at Banana Republic .
Winter Scarves—Probably the peskiest part of the body to cover, especially when your perfect outfit has a cute neckline, your décolletage is often at the mercy of the elements. The easiest solution? Loop a scarf around your neck and stuff it down the front of your coat when the wild winds start blowing--from traditional chunky wool knits to delicate cashmeres to the pom-pom embellished, in this season's plaids, leopard prints, and vibrant colors, there's a winter scarf for every look.
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Above, from left: French Connection Vogue Knit Scarf, $98, available at French Connection; Topshop Faux Fur Scarf, $50, available at Topshop; J. Crew Marled Knit Snood, $49.50, available at J. Crew.
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Above, from left: Diane Von Furstenberg Animal-Print Wool Scarf, $145, available at Net-A-Porter; ASOS Bright Pattern Snood, $34.48, available at ASOS; Forever 21 Crinkle Plaid Scarf, $5.90, available at Forever 21.
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Above, from left: Henrik Vibskov Bobbled Scarf, $224, available at FarFetch; Rachel Rachel Roy Chain Scarf, $59, available for preorder at Rachel Roy; Old Navy Black Jack Scarf, $19.50, available at Old Navy.
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