Never leave home without a coat, Mum would often say ... but add a warm beanie, scarf and gloves, and you’re ready to battle the elements. Tops of ears, fingertips and toes are parts of our bodies that often feel the winter chill immediately, so it pays to invest in decent knit accessories that offer warmth and mileage to last the season and beyond. Local brands such as Muse Boutique and Elle & Riley provide stylish and timeless offerings with their cashmere accessories; while local gems such as Standard Issue and Zambesi provide some beautiful options for beanies and gloves that you’ll cherish for winters to come. However, no one knows knitwear like the Scots do; it’s worth taking a look at the extensive range of knitted wool and cashmere blend accessories on offer from Johnstons of Elgin — made to last — and you’ll be spoilt for choice by the multitude of knit socks, beanies and scarves designed to add some colour to any look on a dreary day. Stay warm.
A fisherman’s-style beanie from Dion Lee, pre-fall 2017.