You’ve been busy making lists for everyone else, take a moment to make one for yourself! If you’re unsure of just exactly what you could use this season, take a few notes from the list of must-have holiday fashion accessories from the list below.
Whether you live in a warm climate or cool, boots are always in fashion. They’re probably the most versatile type of footwear out there as they can be dressed down or dressed up, and are a great, more comfortable alternative to heels. Sorel’s Major Moto Boot, for example, is a great choice for a casual footwear option. The Major Moto features a mixed-material design with a leather upper body, molded rubber in- and out-sole, and a fold-down front cuff lined with a quilted, flannel-print fabric, which adds a festive flair to the low wedge, moto-inspired boot. The heel also features built-in arch support for added comfort and a bit of treads to help counteract any icy walking conditions.
Earrings are a simple way to add a bit of sparkle to any holiday outfit. Pearls are a timeless holiday jewelry choice and the Chan Luu SIGNATURE Floating Pearl Sterling Silver Statement Earrings add a bit of a modern appeal to the classic gem. Two iridescent freshwater pearls are anchored to a handmade sterling silver wire, making these drop-style earrings easy to pair with either a dressed-up or dressed-down affair.
Like the boot, a well-fitting leather jacket can be one of the most versatile items in your closet and can also add some much needed structure to soft, flowy pieces. Pair with a dress for an edgy holiday look, or layer with a light sweater and jeans for effortless cool weekend wear. There’s really not much a good leather jacket can’t work with.
With a smartphone in nearly every person’s pocket you may question why a watch is still even considered an essential. Mainly, it’s one accessory that can be artfully worn every day, no matter what type of outfit you’ve planned. There are thousands of brands and models to choose from, but modern watches are really more about adding a special personal or finishing touch on a well-chosen ensemble.
Modern Hair Accessories
For the past few years, the “It” hair trend has strayed from the elaborate updos of the early 2000’s, and it could be argued that the trend for modern hair leans towards effortless and chic and 100% wash and wear. But, just because the “I woke up like this” look is in doesn’t mean you can’t put a touch more work into your holiday hairstyle. Alice bands are a beautifully minimal hair accessory that instantly adds a bit of sparkle without overwhelming your look.
There’s really not much that can add as much elegance and beauty to an outfit as a scarf. While the thick, knitted versions come out in the winter for much-needed warmth, the lighter, silk and cashmere varieties should not be overlooked as fashionable accents during the cool transitional seasons of spring and fall. A beautifully printed cashmere scarf can add a touch of contrast as well as some layered interest, or even dress up a casual look. Midweight scarves, like Burberry’s Parade Red Color Check Wool Scarf, for instance, is a perfect option for slightly cooler weather, but also great to pair with a coat and boot for the much colder winter months.
The chill of the winter months is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of much-overlooked fashion accessory: the hat. Beanies tend to be the winter hat of choice; however, over the past few years the wide-brimmed fedora has come back in full force, lending a bit an adventurous wanderlust appeal to the modern wardrobe. Sole Society’s wide brim hat is a perfect addition to your Christmas wish list. Cut from a cozy wool-felt and with a wide-brim silhouette, it was made to keep wearers warm and to shield from brisk, winter winds. The stylish fedora also features a gleaming metallic band, adding the perfect touch of holiday glamour.