The frigid air, the snow starting to stick to the ground, a painfully cold commute… you can’t deny it anymore. Winter is in full swing, fellas. Whether you like the winter season or not, if you’re living in a cold area during this time of year, you’re going to want to have these accessories and items handy to stay warm while you await the promise of spring.
These items are no-brainers that you might already have, but here are six top picks from the Sprezza team for the best of the best in quality, style, and bang for your buck:
First up, we’re loving this Bluetooth beanie with built-in headphones from Robotix. Beanies are an essential when it’s extra cold outside, but this one has some awesome features you never thought you needed and is tailor-made for those on the go. Not only will it keep you warm, but you can take calls and listen to your favorite tunes, podcasts, and audiobooks while keeping your precious ears warm and cozy. You can get yours here for just $39!
For that extra layer of warmth while you’re strolling outdoors, you’re not going to want any old scarf – you’re going to need one of the best quality scarves around. Uniqlo is known for some of the most innovative and unique technology integrated in their clothing, and their HEATTECH line is no exception. With its insulating fibers and stylish look, this super-warm and super-affordable accessory will last you a long time and is a must-have in our book. Check them out here!
Much like the beanie and scarf mentioned earlier, a good pair of gloves go without question when you’re layering up for your commute or any outdoor activity. Our team is always out and about and on-the-go, so these Metog fingerless gloves are ideal, especially since they flip back to become mittens when you need full coverage. Talk about versatile! Made with Thinsulate thermal insulation, as well as 50% wool-and-fleece material inside, pick these up and you’ll be all set to take on the harsh conditions this season.
There’s going to be some days where you’ll really need to stay warm from head to toe, when regular socks just won’t do the trick. We’ve got some awesome boot socks from FourFiftyFive in a cool camp stripe pattern available on our site for just $15. Since they’re super thick, they’ll be sure to keep your toes nice and toasty 🙂
While this next item is unrelated to being a functional style accessory, gloves alone aren’t going to save your hands from the frigid temperatures this season. If you’re suffering from dry, cracked winter hands, Trader Joe’s Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Cream will do just the trick. Made with 20% natural shea butter, coconut oil, and hemp oil, it is sure to nourish, treat, and smoothen your hands. As an added bonus, it’s paraben free! I’ve been keeping a tube at my desk and it’s more than enough to last the entire season and most likely will into the next! These are available at Trader Joe’s stores for just around $5, but can be picked up on Amazon if you just need your fix now.
Lastly, we have one more item that isn’t related to style or fashion, but has been a cold-weather favorite here with the team at the Sprezza office here in chilly NYC. If you’re an avid coffee or tea drinker, you’re going to love this portable camp mug from Ello. Stainless steel lined with vacuum insulation and room for 16 ounces, your drink will stay hot for up to 5 hours and is perfectly portable. For just $16.99 and in a variety of color options, we think this pick is a steal if you’re looking to stay warm this winter!
We know that these items will be just perfect for getting you through the season. Good things are always ahead and warmer weather is only a few weeks away, if Punxsutawney Phil ‘s opinion is even relevant anymore…
We’re going to stop daydreaming and stay patient, and you should too. Now this is the part where I usually say “stay dapper”. We’re confident that you’re going to stay dapper this season, but make sure to stay warm too!
Joe V. // The Guide