How I Styled It: Favorite Winter Accesories

It’s been over two months since my last fashion post. I was doing so good for a while, but the holidays really distracted me. Today I am back! Once again I am teaming up with Becky, Meghan, and Whitney and this time we are sharing our favorite winter accessories.

Winter in the Midwest is a roller coaster ride. One day you need a parka, the next your sporting short sleeves. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Over the years I have learned the best way to be prepared for whatever comes your ways is to layer. I try to keep several versatile pieces on hand that I can wear in many different ways.

Today I am going to show you 4 of my favorite winter pieces.

 

Pardon the angry face, the wind was driving me absolutely insane while I was trying to take these photos.

HELLO, pattern mixing! I took so many itty bitty baby steps to finally get to this point friends and I LOVE it. The “new” Beth is always looking for ways to mix patterns in new and exciting ways. In fact, I wore this exact outfit with leopard shoes. 3 patterns may have been a bit much, but I thought it was fun. 

The piece I want to point out is this blanket scarf. Right now it is the only one I own, thanks to a very sweet friend, but I REALLY want to pick up another. This scarf is perfect for adding warmth to an outfit or wearing with my coat on a really cold night. 

This is probably my go to running errands kind of outfit. Skinny jeans, converse, and a simple shirt. So if you bump into me at the grocery store or Target, this is probably what I would look like.

Let’s talk about the vest. I bought this vest earlier in the year for less than $10 thanks to a crazy sale and a coupon at JCP. But I also have a thinner quilted vest and a fleece one from Old Navy. Vests are some of my favorite winter pieces. I love the extra layer of warmth around the house. I love being able to throw them on over different jackets to mix things up. And I love being able to wear them instead of jackets or coats on those warmer winter days. Everyone needs at least 3 vests in their closet, right?!

When it’s really cold this is what I would probably have on. Actually that is a lie. I really don’t leave the house when it is really cold. Yes, I am 90 years old.

But seriously, a neutral coat (I bought this one for under $30 at Kohls) with fun, bright gloves and scarfs is my go to. I’ve actually had the ear-warmer and gloves for years now, I knit them back when I actually had time to knit. The scarf was a gift from one of my dearest friends and it matched perfectly. I haven’t stopped wearing this combo for weeks now!

My final look is a brand new one for me. This is my first and only poncho! It is the perfect little something to throw over any simple shirt to dress it up or I can even wear some of my favorite sleeveless shirts under it in the cold months too. I love having something warm to wear that isn’t a coat. I also love that this one is open in the front. I think the technical term for it is a batwing poncho, but I could seriously be making that up.  I would definitely be open to adding another like it to my wardrobe.

So there you have it, 4 of my favorite winter accessories this year!

What is your favorite winter wardrobe item?

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  • Jessica

    You always look so amazing!! I love the outfits. Your boots are all awesome. Where are you taking these photos because it’s such a neat place.

    • Oh my word it is grade A ghetto. I’ll tell you what, the next time I go, I will take photos of where I take my pics and share them okay! Thank you friend.

  • Amy Smith

    Oh you are darling! I want to shop your closet please!

  • Heather Bramlett

    What great pieces! I love mixing patterns! It is so fun!!

    • It IS so fun. Can’t believe I missed out for years.

  • Gah, I love all the looks! I actually don’t own any vests. I feel like I’d never know how to style them. These are some good, and easy looks. And am secretly jealous you have such an awesome spot for snapping pictures. πŸ˜‰

    • I love my photo spot more than anything. It is literally falling apart though. I worry about the future of it :P. Thank you!

  • Lizzie Simantz

    I love it all Beth! Where is that black and white striped peplum top from in the first pic? That poncho is amazing, and that green looks so, so good on you!!

    • That was from Target but I hear it is now out of stock :(, Thank you so much. I don’t really have anything else that color, maybe I should buy more!

  • I love the first peplum top but also that green poncho- that is a great colour on you!

    • Thank you! Maybe I should look for more stuff in that color :).

  • Cute outfits! Love the poncho! Thanks for hosting.

  • You look great! I really like the yellow and the gloves especially!

    • You understand just how much dang work those gloves were. SO crazy and NEVER again.

  • Claudia Justalittleblush

    I just discovered vests this year and love them! For some reason I thought they wouldn’t be warm enough since they don’t cover the arms, but they are surprisingly warm.

    – Claudia

    http://justalittleblush.com/

    • That is SO true, right? They are so warm and cozy. I wear them all the time.

  • Meghan Flinn

    I love your striped peplum and pattern mixing! And you are such a model!!! I’m loving everyone’s winter fashion! I feel like I’m the only one who can’t leave the house without a puffer coat on though πŸ˜‰

    • Such a model, oh my goodness Meghan I just want to hug you. I think you are probably right on that too. It was almost 70 here yesterday…. it’s supposed to only be 40 today though.

  • All adorable! The yellow looks so great in you!

    • Thank you so much! I avoided yellow for YEARS. I am not sure why now!

  • So cute, friend! I am loving your mustard accessories!!

    • Anytime I see anything mustard I always think of you :).

  • Ashley

    I’m loving the stripes and blanket scarf – I’m going to have to replicate that!! And that green poncho is spot on!! Love it! Do you have a link to it?

    • It is my favorite combo EVER! Sadly I don’t have a link for the poncho anymore. It came from an online store and is out of stock now :(.

  • Whitney Jordan

    So pretty!! Love your striped top & got one for myself this season. You look SO pretty in green!! And I’d like to give an honorable mention to your gray booties from the last outfit πŸ™‚ I’m loving scarves, my utility vest and booties this winter.

    • Several people said they like the green on me (yall are so sweet). Maybe i should look for some more green stuff too. I really want to get another pair of brown booties like yours now. I have been LOVING my gray ones too.

  • Why hello super model! If only I had someone who could take pictures of me without complaining. Oh wait, you guys don’t want to see 10 pictures of me in yoga pants πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Oh my goodness you are so sweet. I wish I had someone to do that too. I usually end up setting up a tripod, lololol! And the only time I actually get dressed is for these posts :P.

  • Hot Momma!!!! That black and white top is amazing! I want I want I want! And you are pattern mixing like a BOSS! I love every single one of these looks, Beth.

    • You are so sweet Lindsay. I got it at Target, go figure. But they are out of stock now :(, Thank you so much friend.

  • I love all the outfits! The stripe top is my fav!

    • It is my favorite too. I have to be careful because I pretty much want to wear it EVERY day, lol.

  • Such cute ideas! I love that coat from Kohls! And vests somehow make even casual look good!

    • Yes! I would totally agree. Vests make casual feel more finished or something like that.

  • I didn’t realize you had the hat and gloves to match the scarf! That makes me love gifting it to you so much more.

    • Isn’t that so much fun! I didn’t realize they would match SO perfectly when I decided I wanted the scarf. It is perfection.

  • Shut up- the cuffed jeans and booties is a darling combo! I actually have a mint puffer vest that I dont wear anymore and would love to pass it on to you, would you be interested? You can make it 4 vests in your closet πŸ˜‰ But seriously, love all the layers.

    • Lol! #givemeallthevests! I am really wanting a denim one or a denim jacket too. But then I think that I would pretty much only wear either of those with dresses or skirts and I convince myself I don’t really need one. Thanks friend. Cant wait to hear more about your idea for next time.

  • I LOVE that first look! I have a blanket scarf but rarely wear it, it’s usually not that cold here, not cold enough to need it at least, but I swear the AC is on at work and not the heater and it’s been FREEZING. I just may wear it tomorrow!

    • I heard that if you have a super thick one you can actually cut them in half diagonally to make it thinner and more easily wearable. Then you could swap with a friend and have two! I always HATED freezing at work.

  • I love all of these pieces and I adore you! JCP has the best sales and coupons. I need that vest in my life. Now, can we talk about how gorgeous you are? Model status, friend!

    • Oh my word, you are so stinking funny and way too sweet friend. You could totally rock a vest like that too!

  • Love all your pieces and all the ways they were styled! #TuesdayTalk

    • Thank you so much. I love doing these posts!

  • I love all of these, you have come so far in your wardrobe lady! Good job! πŸ™‚ That poncho, yes!

    • Thank you so much Sarah. I really have changed A LOT!