Because I’ve been shopping for years and I still don’t have anything to wear.
Since we’re already in the midst of classic June weather, it’s time to pack away those halter tops in favour of jumpers, cardigans and coats. But who can forget about those winter essentials, which not only look good, but also keep us warm and cosy? We’ve hand-picked 5 essential accessories that will get you through the drop in temperature this year.
The higher, the better! A warm pair of wooly socks is the perfect way to wear all of your favourite boots without getting cold toes. If you’re wearing knee-high boots, you could also fold them over the top or simply tuck them in.
Stay warm this winter with a warm beanie if you’re heading out during the day or night. They are so quick and easy to style with almost any piece of clothing and can be stashed away in your handbag when no longer needed.
Want to keep your hands warm without compromising your texting? A pair of hand warmers are the best way to look stylish and comfortable at the same time. Simply tuck them under your sleeve, or leave them out for more of a statement.
Not quite a scarf, not quite a hoodie, but this accessory is a must-have for the colder weather. It’s shaped like the letter O and is really easy to apply over the neck to keep warm. You can always wear it over your head or drape it over your shoulders – it’s so versatile!
A faux fur vest is an effortless way to add an extra layer of warmth to your outfits. Keep it casual by pairing with jeans, a jumper and boots for the perfect daytime look that isn’t OTT.
What are some of your winter essentials?
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One of the latest fashion trends to make a comeback from the nineties has got to be the bandana. Whether you choose to wear it around your wrist, in your hair, around your neck, or on your bag, this trend is a great way to bring some extra style to any outfit.
Thread it through your hair, around your head or even in your ponytail to bring a casual element to any outfit. It can hide messy hair on those in-between days! We love how bloggers are wearing this trend during summer and winter weather.
For those colder days, you can simply tie the bandana around your neck to protect against the cold. Match it with a comfy sweater, structured blazer, or even a long-sleeve shirt for extra warmth.
To bring a casual-cool element to your outfit, tie your favourite bandana onto the zipper of your bag. This is great if you want to inject some colour into your style without fear of going over the top.
Why not add it to your wrist for some extra arm candy? It’s the perfect way to bring some edge to jewellery which is classic in style. Blogger and author Leandra Medine from Man Repeller shows us how to make this work with denim and stripes.
What are some of your favourite ways to style the humble bandana?
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We’re obsessing about cosy accessories to keep us warm.
Scarves are an essential since they can be worn in a number of ways, and will never go out of style! If you’re already researching your next autumnal purchase, we show you just why it needs to be a scarf.
Loop the scarf at one end, then place it at the centre of you neck. Simply thread through the rest of the scarf, and tighten as preferred.
Create a traditional tie to keep the cold away by creating a loop, and threading through the entire length of the scarf. Then, pull the loop over the neckline, and thread it through just once more.
Wear your scarf like a snood by creating a small knot with the ends. Then simply loop it twice around your neck, and tuck your hair in at the front.
Ideal if you have a short and thin scarf since it usually sits at the base of your neck. Fold each corner inward then wrap around your neck and cross the ends behind. Pull everything forward and tie a single knot in the middle.
A warm and cosy wear to wear a thick scarf which covers your entire torso. Create a loop and position the scarf in the middle of your neck. Take opposite ends of each side, and create a dainty knot in the centre of your torso. Make the scarf appear thicker by lightly tugging at each side.
If you have a thick scarf, why not wrap it around your jacket? It will surely keep away the cold, and look stylish at the same time!
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The bohemian look is going to be big in spring thanks to the influx of festival-inspired wear. The modern bohemian avoids over-sized bell bottoms, but she does enjoy her flower crowns and peasant tops – think Alexa Chung and Nicole Ritchie. If you want more ideas on how to wear the boho look, then follow these tips to update your look from hippie chic to glamorous bohemian babe.
Flower crowns are one of the most popular hair trends this spring. You can wear them with your hear down for a loose romantic music festival–inspired look. However, if you really want to be on-trend, then try rolling your hair or braiding and tucking it into the elasticised band of the headband. This will create a look that is refreshing and modern. This style is also a great way to keep you cool as the temperatures start to rise!
Maxi skirts are a bohemian style staple, and they have been popular for the past few seasons. They get an upgrade this spring with bright neon colours, tribal-inspired patterns, and loose, flowing fabrics. Look for maxi skirts made of chiffon or a sheer fabric for an updated version of this classic style.
Bright neon colours like hot pink or highlighter yellow are a fun trend to pair with a monochromatic top, or choose romantic pinks and neutrals for a softer palette. Just remember to keep the rest of your look simple if you are going to pick out a wild maxi skirt.
The peasant top
If you can only invest in one bohemian piece this spring, let it be a peasant top. These sexy tops are a great transitional season piece. You can wear it now with a light jacket or later in the summer with denim cutoffs. Peasant tops come in many different styles and colours. Look for off-the-shoulder white tops with embroidery around the neckline, as well as darker peasant tops in lace or linen. Pick one that best represents your style.
The bohemian scarf
A scarf is a bohemian’s best friend because it can be worn anywhere. You can tie one around your head when you are having a bad hair day, or you can wrap it around you waist while at the beach. Pick out a scarf with a wild pattern to make it fun and flirty for the season ahead.
If you really want to do bohemian style right, then you need to invest in some crochet pieces. The biggest crochet trend this spring is shorts. You can dress these up or down depending on the occasion. Plus, shorts are super sexy and a great alternative to skirts or dresses. You can also look for shorts that have crochet appliques if you want to wear the trend in a simpler way. If you are not feeling this look, then you can always opt for crochet accessories. Accessories are easier to pull off, and a crochet bag will make any outfit look instantly bohemian.
What’s your favourite boho fashion trend?