Gloves and scarves are not only perfect holiday gifts because of their timeliness — everyone loves being given a cozy accessory when it's freezing out — but also because of their versatility. They're no-brainers, and are sure to fit and delight almost anyone. From a pretty knit scarf ($86) to a pair of toasty faux-fur mittens ($15, originally $28) these pieces are guaranteed to keep the lucky recipient snug and stylish. Click through to see all of my cozy-cool picks.
Sienna Miller may be bundled up in black, but all she needs to make a statement are those sweet, stripey gloves. Just proof that while Winter warmers — like scarves, gloves, and hats — are small accessories, their style value is major. Choose something printed, brightly hued ($33, originally $73), or sparkly ($8). Sienna inspires, and we've got the Fab-approved picks ready to shop, just click the items above to get the look!
As the temperature drops, we suggest you protect your digits with the latest melange of gloves and mittens. Our 13 favorites — ranging from a pair of Coach furry mittens to sleek pleated leather gloves from 3.1 Phillip Lim — has you covered for every wintry occasion.
Clockwise: Brooks Brothers Purple Ruffle Gloves ($148), The North Circular Diamond Fingerless Gloves ($75), Coach Rabbit Mittens ($298), Lanvin Leather Gloves ($1,075), Anthropologie Shearling Fingerless Gloves ($118), Missoni Cashmere Gloves ($207), Paul Smith Metallic Mittens ($132), Mudd Slub Knit Mittens ($14, originally $24), 3.1 Phillip Lim Vera Pleated Gloves ($250), Diane von Furstenberg Victoria Glove ($185), Topshop Suede Bow Gloves ($32), Steven Alan Drivers Glove ($135), Model wears BCBG Generation Fingerless Mittens ($15)
Last night, at the Metropolitan Opera Gala premiere of Armida, she opted for a simple black jumpsuit. There's no question she can pull that off, but long noir gloves in April just seem too wintry to me. I'm all about dramatic effect, but I feel like it's a month, or two, too late. That funky gold necklace saves the look, breaking up the all black, but I'd like to see a little more skin — you?
I love me some tweed, but for this skirt, a cheeky accessory comes with. When I first spied the Forever 21 Belted Glove Skirt ($32), my reaction was a laugh. I debated pulling the belt off all together, but that misses the point, right? My gut tells me I don't want people smirking at my look. What's your take? Is it wearable or just for giggles?
I can't think of a better time than now to present you with De*Nada, an emerging accessories line that gives a whole new meaning to the term cozy chic. It specializes in knits, more specifically beanies, gloves, and amazing roped scarves ($58). Peruvian designer Virginia Blanca Arrisueño started De*Nada — translating to you're welcome in Spanish — in 2005, and yearned to mix modern styles with ethnic touches. The latest Autumn/Winter '09 collection makes me want to smother my body in its delicately cool knits and frolic in bed all day.
For the record, I'm still torn on these fingerless gloves, though most of you find them totally geek chic.
If you do too, buy them now for $6.99; there are three available and they also come in gray, black, and white. The auction ends Tuesday, Nov. 17. Good luck!
I'm in desperate need of a new pair of cozy gloves (or two!). I don't live in snow, but my hands still manage to freeze every morning. I'm not too picky about style — I'd rather see where your imagination takes you. But I will say, there's nothing more sexy than a buttery leather glove that smothers the hands. Oh, and I don't want anything super sporty or ridiculously expensive.
I'll start you off with this Vogue Russia editorial with Masha Novoselova; use it as inspiration.
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