Warm­ing up your win­ter wardrobe

No mat­ter what trend style you pre­fer, you can’t es­cape the whirl­winds of bold colour bright­en­ing up the blis­tery streets this win­ter.

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Win­ter is ac­ces­sories’ time to shine. In no other sea­son is it more im­por­tant to get it right when it comes to ac­ces­sories.

So layer up and get dar­ing. You have so much to choose from: scarves, gloves, boots, tights, ... the list goes on.

Here are some 2012 win­ter trends to look out for in the shops and keep your cosy.

La­dy­like leather wrist gloves are warm­ing the pinkies this win­ter in colours such as pale pinks, reds, black and nude. For the more ca­sual look, Ki­wiana merino arm warm­ers are ex­tremely pop­u­lar in our crafty stores. Most are printed with Kiwi

de­signs.

Glo­ri­ous stock­ings give us the abil­ity to hide our al­most trans­par­ent win­ter-white legs, keep us warm, make our chicken legs look wider or hold our chunky bits taut. Opaque stock­ings come in a mul­ti­tude of colours, pat­terns and prints – flo­ral, stripes, polka dots and bird prints can all jazz up our legs. Don’t be scared to mix and match other pat­terned gar­ments with them – for ex­am­ple, flo­ral dresses with stripes or polka dot tights.

Scarves are an es­sen­tial ac­ces­sory for win­ter warmth and com­fort. They’re my favourite ac­ces­sory – they can trans­form your en­tire out­fit, breath­ing life into a plain Jane jacket or jersey.

A new trend that you may not have heard of is "snoods", which is a weird name for a cir­cu­lar scarf. There are heaps around in knitted cot­ton or wool, and they can also be found in faux fur. Lux­u­ri­ous faux fur is a huge trend for win­ter, and it looks so glam­orous when wrapped around the neck. Brighter colours make a state­ment this win­ter, or opt for pas­tel or nude hues for a more el­e­gant look, depend­ing on the out­fit. No mat­ter what you are wear­ing, there is a scarf out there to com­plete any win­ter wardrobe.

Be dar­ing this win­ter; try bright state­ment pieces, items that cre­ate a stir.

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