Jul 31, 2013 01:43
by Caitlin Reid
The shortest day is long gone, yet winter just keeps on coming! Staying chic while bundled up is hard, so emphasise your style with a few key accessories. In the mood to splurge? We have luxurious options for mid winter’s key essentials. If the purse strings are tight, you can still rock these statement items without breaking the bank.The chunky scarf is a must-have. Why? Nothing keeps the chill off quite like a heavy scarf. Bright hues accentuate your features, while busy patterns are a chic fashion statement when nestled into your favourite winter coat. Scarves are warmest when worn at chin height, so choose baby soft wool or wool blends to prevent nasty skin irritation.Next up is jewellery. Amongst the layers, bracelets get lost and forgotten, not to mention caught on wooly fabrics. The solution? Leather cuffs. Rock the brazen big brother of the humble bracelet for bold wrist adornment. Detailed leather binding or baby soft calf skin are opulent options, while faux leather and metallic blends are a cheaper, punky way to embrace the trend.Speaking of jewellery, the triangle ring is everywhere this winter. Symbolising balance, the triangle is a fresh option of jewellery detailing, challenging traditional diamond and circular shapes. Gemstones and beautifully hand crafted styles are instantly chic, while vintage look-a-likes are a sneaky steal.The highlight of all the winter accessories is the leopard clutch. The epitome of elegance and a classic way to rock leopard print, the leopard clutch is the perfect complement to any winter outfit. Big, small, hard and soft, these clutches are everywhere, from absolute luxe, to bargain less. Clash with other busy prints, or style with an all-black outfit for instant elegance.Last but not least, experimental stylistas must try the fur capelet! Wear if you dare, this eclectic winter accessory injects avante guarde into any winter look.What accessory must you buy, this mid winter?