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12 Winter Accessories to Instantly Update Your Look

You don't need a whole new winter wardrobe to make your outfits feel fresh — as tempting as that may be! Try any of these 12 winter accessories to update your look this season.

fluffy beanie

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A cozy pom pom-topped beanie adds a playful element to heavy winter layers. Take it one step further like Blair of Atlantic Pacific with coordinating pom pom charms for your bag!

Photo: Atlantic Pacific

over-the-knee boots

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Aside from being one of the season's must-have trends, over-the-knee boots add another layer of warmth to any outfit. They'll make even the simplest outfits look more put-together like this black sweater and skinny jeans combo on Helena of Brooklyn Blonde.

Photo: Brooklyn Blonde


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Emily, blogger behind Ivory Lane, adds a checked cape to update a classic sweater. You'll get the most wear out of winter accessories like this that mix neutral hues!

Photo: Ivory Lane

leather gloves

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Save your hands from the bitter cold and add a sophisticated finish to winter outfits with a pair of leather gloves. Sazan's fur-trimmed pair will look cute with any winter coat!

Photo: Sazan

oversized scarf

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Winter accessories collections aren't complete without at least one oversized scarf. Choose one in a bold color or with a festive print to instantly update monochrome outfits like Annabelle of VivaLuxury.

Photo: VivaLuxury

black tights

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Extend the wear time of your favorite skirts and dresses with a pair of opaque black tights. It's the perfect inexpensive way to update party outfits like this one on Jessica of Bows & Sequins!

Photo: Bows & Sequins


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It seems everyone defaults to dark-color clothes when the weather gets cold. Use winter accessories to break up an all-black outfit like Rachel of Pink Peonies — her tailored gray vest looks pretty and professional over a black turtleneck and skinny pants.

Photo: Pink Peonies

faux fur stole

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Tired of last winter's coats and jackets? Add some flair to classic styles with a colorful faux fur stole like this striped one on The Glam Files.

Photo: The Glam Files

classic belt

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With all the layers we pile on this time of year, it makes sense to integrate some winter accessories that will define your silhouette. Try a classic belt like this one on Stephanie of SS Life + Style - just that little pop of a gold belt buckle draws attention to the waist amongst a cozy sea of black.

Photo: SS Life + Style

veiled beanie

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Add some drama to your winter accessories with a pretty veil on a hat or beanie. Take your cues from Krystal of This Time Tomorrow and DIY it!

Photo: This Time Tomorrow

skinny scarf

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While it won't do much on the warmth front, a skinny scarf is the quickest way to add Parisian/ '70s flair to simple outfits. Case and point: the way this skinny scarf elevates a simple blazer on Erika of Retro Flame.

Photo: Retro Flame

maxi cardigan

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We've been lucking out with a mild winter so far, some days only needing light layers! Try topping a mini dress or matching separates with a maxi cardigan like Christina of Oh So Glam.

Photo: Oh So Glam

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