Brr. It’s freezing outside. Cold shouldn’t have to cramp your style, though. • Just for fun, we’re going to tout a few chilly-weather items you can buy for the sake of fashion, even if you don’t really need them. • We think they’re pretty kitschy. But worth the money? That’s up to you.
Hair extension earmuffs
Basically it’s a fleece glove for your ear with hair on it. The hairy ear muff is supposed to blend with your natural hair color. Kapelli earmuffs cost $25.
They’re just that — gloves with no fingertips. The 1980s fashion accessory has returned to us in various fabrics, textures and colors.
But people say they’re not wearing them to make a fashion statement. The gloves serve a purpose, especially for a plugged-in generation.
With fingerless gloves, you can type on a keyboard to check your email or text someone from your iPhone.
Depending on the retailer and style, fingerless gloves can cost between $5 and $20.
Say you want to get a pedicure, but there’s snow outside. You can’t wear closed-toed shoes immediately after your pedi because they’ll ruin your paint job. And it’s too cold outside for flip-flops. That’s where Bootie Pies, shoes that flap open to expose toes, come in handy. Several celebrities, including Scarlett Johannson, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson, have been seen in a pair. The shoes come in two styles: low-boot for $68 and high-boot for $88.
The popularity of fedora hats exploded five years ago. Now there are wider options for men and women. There’s something Huggy Bear-ish about the look. But it’s what’s in. You can find them as for low as $20 online or spend $300 on a Gucci wide-brim fedora.
Feather fur vest
Here’s another fashion item that leaves us shaking our heads. But it’s true. Feather is in, and faux fur is out. The more exotic the feathers, especially ostrich feathers, the better. A quality feather fur vest costs between $40 and $200.
Would you wear these trends? What are some of your favorite cold fashion finds?
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A few of my favorite cold weather fashion pins: