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5 Accessories for Your Winter Wardrobe

Thinking far ahead to this winter, you do not have to transfer tones from the grey, miserable weather to your wardrobe! With some fabulous accessories, you can brighten up your wardrobe, remain warm and comfortable and stay on the cutting-edge of fashion despite the colder weather. Read on for some great ideas for accessorising your wardrobe this winter.

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1. Ugg boots

Perennially popular, genuine, high quality ugg boots (such as emu uggs) are an essential in your winter wardrobe. Made from genuine sheepskin, ugg boots will keep your feet warm and, because they are now available in a great range of colours and styles, you are sure to find a pair that enhances your personal style and fashion preferences. Visit a reputable retailer, such as MiniJumbuk, to find a pair of Ugg boots that suits your personality.

No longer a fashion faux pas, ugg boots are internationally popular and worn by everyone from the person next door to high-end fashionistas. Without question, ugg boots are a key accessory and a fundamental inclusion for your winter wardrobe. They will keep your feet warm and on-trend and, when you invest in a high quality pair of ugg boots, there’s a good chance that you will be wearing them for many seasons to come.

2. Beanies

Not only are beanies cosy, they are also an important fashion accessory. Beanies in bright colours and patterns can instantly lift an outfit and add vibrancy to your look. In colours such as greys, blacks and navy, a beanie can add a sophisticated edge and complement or draw attention to particular aspects of your outfit.

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3. Bags

Have you noticed that contemporary fashion is all about the bag? For winter, white accessories (such as handbags and satchels) can lighten up a dark ensemble. Even if you don’t want to do all white, think about bags and other accessories that feature a little white in patterns such as snakeskin or leopard print.

To accessorise well with bags, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. There are some amazing pieces available at very affordable prices that can strengthen and add interest to your overall look.

4. Scarfs and wraps

This winter, make sure you have a gorgeous scarf or wrap around your neck, keeping it warm and enhancing your look. You may be surprised by how much difference a gorgeous scarf or neck wrap can make to your outfit while keeping you warm and comfortable. Scarfs and wraps also offer the added benefit of being a simple, easy way to change up an outfit and add variety, while offering a unique take on an ensemble you may have already worn that week.

5. Sunglasses

It may be the winter we’re talking about, but it is still a perfect season to bring out some bold, fun sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses in a bold colour such as green, orange, red or purple can instantly add glamour and interest to your outfit. Consider sunglasses that feature an unusually shaped frame (such as geometric shapes) or that have an unusual, fun pattern.

Add these accessories to your winter wardrobe to not only be warm and well-protected for the season, but also to look on-trend while keeping your wardrobe interesting.

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Men’s Fashion Advice – Pulling Off a Street Look

The street look is one that never goes out of fashion –and always comes off at looking effortlessly cool (which usually takes a lot of effort!). There are certain necessities that come standard with the street look in order to make it work, and not only do they look great, but many are practical for staying comfortable all year round.

Beanie

Not just great as a practical solution to keeping your ears warm, beanies are also a classic element of the street look. They come in all shapes, colours, sizes and materials so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes. They’re even making appearances on the runway and atop the heads of the worlds’ most rich and famous. Check out Z-Flex Skateboards – they have a great range of warm, affordable headwear that looks edgy whilst still keeping the heat in! Additionally, snapbacks are quite favoured with the street-elite, and are great for blocking the sun out and keeping your skin burn free! You can get snapbacks with a wide variety of cool branding and logos, or just go for a plain colour that won’t class with the rest of your street-ready outfit!

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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of D&Y Beanie

Sure, we’re getting 100-degree days now and some of us could use the rays to lighten a hair or two, but that doesn’t mean the nighttime doesn’t bring a climate a little too cold for comfort. Enter D&Y, who has redesigned the beanie and sell their innovations online. Let’s check out how their black hat fairs.

The first thing I noticed about the beanie was how stretchy the fabric was; this is both good in a way and bad in another. I definitely like how I can make the cap cover part or whole of my scalp depending on the circumstance. But the fabric actually bounces back when released and once it unhooked from my ear and almost came off.

An interesting divergence from the typical beanie comes as result of the emphasis on stretchiness is the lack of stitching at the top of the piece. I approve because the loops always look out of place on a beanie and often some of the sown fabric is tucked in, which I find annoying to feel against me noggin. Not having stitching also allows for it be reversible, which is badass.

Overall, this is pretty good stuff. I see myself using this on the occasional chilly night in mid-August.

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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of D&Y Beanie

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Sure, we’re getting 100-degree days now and some of us could use the rays to lighten a hair or two, but that doesn’t mean the nighttime doesn’t bring a climate a little too cold for comfort. Enter D&Y, who has redesigned the beanie and sell their innovations online. Let’s check out how their black hat fairs.

The first thing I noticed about the beanie was how stretchy the fabric was; this is both good in a way and bad in another. I definitely like how I can make the cap cover part or whole of my scalp depending on the circumstance. But the fabric actually bounces back when released and once it unhooked from my ear and almost came off.

An interesting divergence from the typical beanie comes as result of the emphasis on stretchiness is the lack of stitching at the top of the piece. I approve because the loops always look out of place on a beanie and often some of the sown fabric is tucked in, which I find annoying to feel against me noggin. Not having stitching also allows for it be reversible, which is badass.

Overall, this is pretty good stuff. I see myself using this on the occasional chilly night in mid-August.

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Lesson #94: Men’s winter hats and you

You lose a ridiculous amount of body heat from exposing your head to the cold. But how do you rock a winter hat without looking ridiculous?
San York Chullo Winter Hat – Alpaca
INFEASIBLE: Dorky chullos with strings
I don’t know how many spliffs you’d need to light to think wearing something stoner-tastic like this would be fashionable, but it’d have to be a lot. Nasty jokes aside, I suppose snowboarder punks have something of a style. A stupid-ass style, that is. Gents, chullos are never in style and probably never will be.

The North Face Flash Beanie

Feasible:Simple dark beanies

Hey, who said winter hats need be stylized? You only wear them when you’re trucking around in the snow anyways. This North Face is simple, durable, comes off your head easy, and doesn’t make you look silly. Easy.

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