These Cheerful Hats, Scarves And Gloves Will See You Through The Christmas Cold Snap In Style

Brrrrrrr, it's cold in here.


by Natalie Hammond |

Winter weather has well and truly set in – grey days, thick fog, regular rain showers and the occasional ray of sunshine when we're lucky. We've found ourselves asking, when will it all end? And now we're hearing reports that Storm Barra is causing severe gales and flooding across England and Wales, we might be heading for icy winds of 50mph. How does one dress for such horrid conditions without essentially wearing a sleeping bag zipped up over your head and hoping for the best? The answer is warm accessories, friends: namely hats, scarves and gloves. Reinventing the wheel we are not but making it look better? Yes, that's what we're doing.

The autumn/winter 2020 catwalks contained gorgeous examples of all three accessories. Dolce & Gabbana's chunky knit scarfs were worn with matching knitwear in the form of bralettes and oversized jumper dresses, and plenty of just-threw-this-on attitude. While at Gucci, we saw the return of the cloche hat in modern styles with a belt-buckle sweatbands. Gloves, meanwhile, were elbow-length at Balmain and Erdem, while Balenciaga went for arm-length styles incorporated into their evening wear gowns.

For cold-weather add-ons, it always pays to go with playful colours. I’ve been wearing Begg x Co’s ribbed cashmere beanie since October. Mine’s a pleasingly neutral grey, but I’ve been eyeing the turquoise-forest option of late. I also love this peach melba-coloured beret from Paloma Wool. For smile-inducing socks, you can't beat the optimistic message on Aries's: 'No Problemo', while the primary-coloured tie-dye on this pair from Socksss, a sustainable brand from Sweden, is just the kind of pick-me-up this winter needs. Scroll through the gallery to shop our favourites now.

SHOP: The Best Winter Accessories To Beat The Cold Snap


SHOP: The Best Winter Accessories To Beat The Cold Snap

Emma Brewin, Cloud Bucket, £320
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Arket, Check-Pattern Wool Scarf,
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COS, Colour Block Leather Gloves, £55
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Ganni, Recycled Wool Fringe Scarf, £115
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Begg x Co, Knitted Bi-Colour Beanie, £130
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& Other Stories, Wool Blend Knitted Hood, £40
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SOCKSSS, Lemon Snow Organic Cotton-blend Socks, £18 at MATCHESFASHION
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Loewe, Knitted Wool Stripe Gloves, £150 at Liberty
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Molly Goddard, Flynn Scarf Pink Mix, £140.00
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Toast, Fisherman Rib Fingerless Gloves, £45
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Joseph, Pure Cashmere Hat, £95
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Toasties, Sheepskin Gloves Jean Blue, £65
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Toga, Archives X Tabio Sheer Panel Sock,  £20
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Acne Studios, Ribbed Beanie Hat,  £120
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John Lewis, Pure Cashmere Gloves, £35
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Pascha, Faux-Fur Scarf, £31.50 at Anthropologie
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Bombas, Ribbed Dress Knee High Sock 4-Pack, £57
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Anthropologie, Bulky Knit Over-The-Knee Socks, £18
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Superdry Tweed Cable Gloves, £17, at Next
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