I’ve heard many people say that they dread the cold because they hate bundling up. While tis true that many fluffy furry layers can obscure our beloved baubles, I personally welcome the cold because of the opportunities it affords–namely, truly massive headwear. You know what I always say, the bigger the hat the smaller the bum. Well, come winter my bum is truly minuscule in relation to my winter hats; no exercise involved. Winter hats also provide ample opportunity for accessorizing with jewelry as they provide a textural backdrop for brooches and earrings to shine. Well, lets face it, if your hats and scarves are enormous then it also follows that your jewelry must also be grandiose. We must keep up with proportions my dears! The end result is a very teeny tiny little you showcasing all your fabulously over-the-top accessories.
Case study #1, the turban. Given my obsession with turbans (read my turban tutorial here and check out my Pinterest turban board here), it logically follows that I had to track one down for winter. I searched high and low last year and found the cashmere knit turban by Verdel, a British label (unfortunately no longer around). Curious kitten that I am, I thought, “Well, if a cashmere turban is amazing, then how mind-blowing would a fur turban be!?!?!” Let me stop you there. Do not google fur turban. It’s not what we think it is. Anyway, a wooly knit turban needs sunnies and earrings, one would look naked without them. The earrings are non-negotiable. Without big earrings a turban looks like you’re covering a bad hair day (which you very well might be) but add the earrings and you’re just too glam for words bad hair or not.
A littler bigger. This fox fur hat gets a little extra burst of excitement with a brooch pinned into the fuzziness. When pinning a brooch into a fur hat mind your fingers–I pricked myself 4 times. The hat below would probably be considered huge for normal person standards but I consider it my conservative fur hat. It also provides an excellent yet portable hiding space (see second photo below).
Biggest. Once the hats get really huge then you’ll need to counterbalance with other accessories. For a casual day, I just throw on a large chunky scarf (first photo below) and then add massive earrings for evening. The earrings need to be sizable or they get lost in the voluminous hat.
Worn with Larry Vrba earrings.
What if you don’t wear hats you ask? Plenty of accessorizing can be done over gloves and on your coat as well. I only wear leather gloves because I don’t subscribe to the polar fleece or Gortex belief system (skiwear is an exception only because I don’t want to get water-bogged and die). On a leather glove with fur trim try wearing a glitzy cocktail ring; on a glove with no trim a sparkly bracelet looks super elegant.
You see my DMD darlings? Plenty of ways to stay warm without losing yourself in winter drudgery.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,