21 Ways To Upgrade Your Everyday Winter Accessories

Dusting off our stored away seasonal wardrobe can feel like a pseudo-shopping day. There's always a sweater or two we forgot we wore religiously, or a pair of boots we didn't realize we still owned. But while rediscovering a coveted coat can be exciting, coming across a stack of limp cashmere scarves — not so much. We all have a box full of novelty beanies and leather gloves that have had our backs throughout insufferable winters, however, even the most durable pieces can feel a bit dated after a quick scan through last year's photo albums.

If your winter accessories give off more of a cold weather survival kit vibe rather than looking like an enviable winter wardrobe, it's probably time for an upgrade. Revamp those classics — leather gloves, knit scarves, chunky beanies — with options, like the 21 ahead, that'll feel fresh, cozy, and timeless.
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Snow boots don't have to sacrifice cuteness for function. This lace-up pair is a win for weather durability and style.

Cecelia New York Jack, $210, available at Cecelia New York.
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Don't let your ordinary leather gloves feel ordinary. Adding an interesting design (even in neutral tones) can make a more stylish statement.

Anthropologie Basketry Gloves, $295, available at Anthropologie.
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We've been hoarding single-toned, chunky knit scarves for far too long. Break out of the mold with an abstract patterned scarf with unexpected pops of color.

Zara Long Colorful Scarf, $39.90, available at Zara.
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Knit beanies are fun and all, but a leather one adds a sleek touch to any look.

Acne Studios Lea Black, $560, available at Acne Studios.
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Our closet seems to have two types of gloves: leather and some wool. Rather than deciding between the two, go for a pair that offers the best of both worlds — both textures at once.

Mango Leather Wool-Blend Gloves, $49.99, available at Mango.
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Duck boot, meet the duck shoe. Vans' new weatherized collection gives a stylish update to must-have winter footwear.

Vans Sk8-Hi Del Pato Mte, $90, available at Vans.
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A double-lined beanie means double the warmth.

The Kooples Wool Hat with Destroy Details, $125, available at The Kooples.
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A simple, two-toned pair of leather gloves can feel versatile enough to take you from day-to-night.

& Other Stories Two Tone Leather Gloves, $85, available at & Other Stories.
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Small details, like the addition of leather tassels, are an easy facelift for a plain woven scarf.

A Peace Treaty Rena, $498, available at A Peace Treaty.
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Stick to your vow of injecting more color into your winter wardrobe with an easy fix, like these subtle forest green socks.

Cos Contrast-Colored Toe Socks, $17, available at Cos.
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The options of beanie styles are endless, from neon color knits to woven animal ear caps. Instead, try a metallic ombre style that will have you standing out from the crowd.

Eugenia Kim Asha, $215, available at Eugenia Kim.
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Amp up your glove game with a pair of chic fingerless gloves.

DKNY Leather and Wool Fingerless Gloves, $95, available at DKNY.
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Your most versatile scarf might be hard to give up, but consider this cozy wool and cashmere blend for an equally useful (and far more luxurious) replacement. Thanks to an oversized fit and an intricate jacquard weave, your new go-to is designed to flatter.
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Colorblocking done the pom pom beanie way.

In God We Trust Beaker Pom Pom Beanie, $33, available at In God We Trust.
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Trade in a pair of low-heeled ankle boots for a platformed pair with major traction.

Jeffrey Campbell Badlands Boots, $209, available at Pixie Market.
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Gives this kid wardrobe staple an adult approved update. A little touch of faux fur to some quilted mittens makes them cozy and cute.

Stylenanda Quilted Winter Mittens, $36, available at Stylenanda.
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Pockets. Need we say more?

Alexander Wang Cashwool Jersey Scarf, $250, available at Alexander Wang.
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Keep your gloves adaptable to any outfit with a bright monochromatic pair.

rag & bone Alexis Fingerless Cashmere Gloves, $125, available at rag & bone.
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The ultimate warmth trapper.

Anthropologie Claudine Faux-Fur Hat, $78, available at Anthropologie.
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Chunky socks have never looked so cute.

Marcomonde Marled Windowpane Socks, $35, available at Otte.
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Give your beat-up wellies a break with a cooler, ankle-high rain boot.

Alice and Whittles Rubber Ankle Boots, $180 $135.99, available at Need Supply Co.

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