Fun and colorful clothing accessories are nice to have around even for people who live in milder climates. A warm hat, a soft scarf or a pair of toasty knit gloves can be perfect to take along on any outdoor activity, especially evening activities, any time of the year. Most are small enough to leave in the pocket of a favorite coat so they’re always there when needed.
Natural fiber accessories are always popular so a good place to start might be a set made from cashmere or wool, sometimes blended with acrylic fiber for extra strength. Offered by Michael Kors, Charter Club and Lauren by Ralph Lauren, natural products, such as cashmere gloves, add warmth and texture that’s hard to duplicate but remember they will often require dry cleaning. Man-made fibers like acrylic and polyester don’t usually require dry cleaning but may require hand washing if trimmed with faux fur.
A selection of hats, hand protection and scarves is offered by Nine West, Cejon and Style&co. Choose from sets that include a beret or skull-cap style hat, lined or unlined knit gloves and a matching scarf in black or a luscious color like doe heather, plum, charcoal or cherry blossom.
A really nice scarf style to try is one with pockets built into both ends so when it’s wrapped around the neck, the pockets line up perfectly for warming the hands. This kind of scarf is even warmer if the pockets are lined and made from faux fur.
Several accessory sets come with convertible mitten flaps on the gloves so the fingertips can be exposed if needed, then buttoned back in to stay snug and warm when not. Try the individual items or get an entire set in colors like marshmallow, leopard and chili pepper to add a little pop to any outdoor attire.
Cool weather in any season offers the perfect excuse to wear colorful and warm clothing winter accessories so don’t wait; choose a set that includes knit gloves today at Macy’s.