Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to ease up on style. Perhaps it is your husband, your brother or your boyfriend who has given up trying to dress well this winter season. We get it – it’s cold outside and you don’t want to leave your house, let alone plan an outfit. There is, however, some truth in the saying “look good, feel good”. So, whoever it may be that looks a bit old-fashioned, help him to be the best version of himself by giving him a winter-style accessory to enhance his aesthetics.
The right accessory can truly make or break an outfit, so get the man in your life the perfect piece so he stands out from the crowd.
Best Winter Accessories for the Stylish Man
1. Cashmere scarf
This cold weather and those sub zero temperatures aren’t messing around, so your accessories shouldn’t either. Invest in a cashmere scarf made of one hundred percent cashmere. Make sure to pick a neutral color that will last multiple seasons. The best part of a cashmere scarf? It’s perfect for both casual and formal occasions.
2. Leather gloves
It’s time to channel your inner James Dean with a pair of amazing leather gloves. If you’re shopping for the style-challenged male in your life, a pair of leather gloves is probably a huge step above their woolen, holey gloves from their college days. Ideally, you can find a pair that is touch-sensitive so they can still use their phone while wearing them.
3. Designer backpack
Say goodbye to the Jan Sport backpack of his childhood days. It’s time to get a grown-up backpack that says, “I have a job and I don’t live in my parents’ basement at thirty years old.” Herschel backpacks are a great investment and look clean and professional.
4. Cashmere beanie
The best part of a beanie is that you can wear them on days you’re having a particularly bad hair day and nobody will be the wiser. A beautiful cashmere beanie can also add polish to an otherwise basic outfit.
5. Nice socks
Just because nobody sees your socks doesn’t mean that you should skimp on them. A nice pair of cashmere socks will keep your man warm and toasty during the frigid winter season. Maybe it will convince them to stop wearing mismatched socks, too. Only time will tell.
Does your boyfriend want that devil-may-care look, but comes off a little too goody-two-shoes? A pair of subtle sunglasses for men will solve that issue and up his style quotient. It’s a great gift for the man who has everything.
7. Leather wallet
If your husband has a fabric wallet that’s ripping at the seams and is overstuffed, it’s time for a serious upgrade. Go for a nice leather wallet that’s slim and sleek. It’ll last way past winter and continue to up your husband’s style game.
8. Beard oil
It’s easy to forget about taking care of facial hair in the pursuit of a perfectly coifed look. However, if your man’s beard needs a pick-me-up, a bottle of beard oil is the perfect solution.
9. Hand salve
Winter wreaks havoc on skin. Those dry, wintry winds can do a number on the sensitive epidermal layer. Hands are especially at risk to winter’s negative effects. Consider giving your boyfriend or husband an awesome hand salve to keep his hands soft and moisturized.
Does your man hike, bike, or run during the winter? Those winds are cold. So, help him face Old Man Winter by protecting his delicate facial dermis. Get him a balaclava which has an opening for his eyes but otherwise covers his chin and face.
11. Trapper hat
Is your boyfriend not afraid of being the trendiest man at the party? Then get him an accessory that stands out like a wonderfully bold trapper hat.
12. Over-the-ear headphones
Not only are these type of headphones super stylish, they’ll also help block out all of the haters. They’re just jealous anyway. Pick ones that are Bluetooth-enabled so your boyfriend doesn’t have to get tangled in wires every time he wants to rock out to some tunes.
It takes a little bit of creativity when it comes to buying gifts for the men in your life, but with a bit of guidance, you can surprise them with a thoughtful present that will make them smile. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean they should lose that fashionable edge. It simply takes some planning and lots of layers to get the right winter aesthetic.