Budget Stylista: Hot Accessories for a Cold Winter

You don't have to look like this all winter long!

Winter is here.


Sure with winter comes snow angels and holidays (and holiday presents!) and hot chocolate by the fireplace and winter break…

But with the snow comes slush, boots, puffy jackets and that ridiculously long walk to class where your fingers freeze and your nose runs and your eyes tear and then the tears freeze. And it’s a wonder how you become such a hot mess given how damn cold it is.

But on the upside, at least for fashion-lovin’ ladies like myself, winter brings a whole new crop of accessories. And cute accessories to boot! Scarves, pom-pon hats, earmuffs, mittens, berets and the like. So if you have to freeze your ass off… you might as well look damn good doing it!

Here are my favorite chic and cheap winter accessories. Scarves, hats and gloves are a great way to bring some color to the dreary snow ridden streets of your campus and an affordable way to play with trends.


Clockwise from top: Sparkly Beret – Gap, $24.50; Oversized Flower Earwarmer – Urban Outfitters, $28; Knitted Rose Earmuffs – Forever 21, $5.80; Bow Beret – Top Shop, $16; Faux Fur Trapper Hat – Forever 21, $12.80; Fair Isle Pom Pom Knitted Trapper Hat – Top Shop, $32.


Clockwise from top: Charcoal Lace Embellished Knitted Gloves – $36; Olive Green Gloves – Lulus, $27; Popcorn Knit Gloves – Target, $10.99; Pins and Needles Starburst Crochet Convertible Gloves – Urban Outfitters, $14,99; Studded Motorcycle Gloves – Express, $29.92; Jojo Skull Glove – Delia’s, $12.50.


Clockwise from top: Leopard Print Caterpillar Scarf – KMart, $12.60; Soft Frilled Circle Scarf – Forever 21, $6.80; Cozy Plaid Scarf – Gap, $29.50; Blue Infinity Scarf – Lulus, $21; Chunky Knit Pom Pom Scarf – Old Navy, $7; Colorful Knitted Scarf – Forever 21, $14.80.

Want more fashion on a college budget? Jill’s got your back.

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