We usually associate hats and scarves as necessities of winter and we often forget that the cold weather is really just a great excuse to show off more accessories and styles. Since we’re limited to wearing a coat in the cold weather, hiding out outfits, hats and scarves can really make an outwear ensemble a true, thought-out outfit.
Aside from bundling up, layering is totally in, and scarves are key. They can be worn in an infinite number of ways and even worn as additional layered clothing, such as in a shawl, wrap-around or cowl. Even if you don’t tie your scarf in a creative way, a basic infinity scarf or oblong scarf looks great when worn tucked inside a closed coat and are always in style. A bold bundle of chiffon, silk or even cotton can brighten your winter outerwear and turn it into an outfit instead of just a shield against the cold. Prints and patterns can make any simple coat pop, and even if you’re wearing a bold winter jacket, a scarf will fit perfectly in the nook around to your neck and add some winter glam.
Hats also possess a wealth of possibility. The styles are endless! Most of us worry about hat hair and have other similar concerns when it comes to hats, but many hats, such as beanies and cloches, are totally acceptable to wear indoors as well, making these accessories part of a daily hairstyle instead of just an outdoor tool to stay warm. While we do wear hats to protect our heads, faces and especially our ears against the bitter air of the season, these styles are becoming more and more popular and can be worn with most outfits and are not just limited for use outdoors.
If you want to maximize your winter wardrobe, invest in several scarves (in a few different colors, prints and fabrics that suit your general style) and several hat styles that suit you and define different kinds of outfits in order to create as many combinations as possible. This also ensures that you have an accessory for any occasion, whether it is casual, professional or formal. When you hear the news telling you that a blizzard is headed your way or that temperatures are drastically dropping, know that you have chic options to stay warm that can maximize your indoor wardrobe as well as your outdoor ensembles. Chicastic has a great variety of scarves and hats that can make your winters fashion friendly.