By Caitlin King / Special to Sunday Market
Don’t let the growing chill in the air get you down — it’s the perfect excuse to pile on chic, cozy cold-weather accessories such as scarves, hats and gloves.
Pick out a few new seasonal standouts for the entire family, including a goose-down vest suited for tailgating, a faux-fur collar that pairs perfectly with holiday party frocks, and hats that will keep kids warm and adorable.
Shop Asher Goods in Kirkland for a host of heritage brands that will stand up to winter’s dropping temperatures. Red Wing Arctic Wool Socks ($22) and a pair of durable Red Wing boots, such as the Lug 8146 Briar Oil Slick ($260) made with premium leather, are wardrobe workhorses you’ll wear all winter long. Add the Exposure Vest Fossil ($99) for an extra layer of warmth over a sweater or flannel.
Top off your look with a New York Hat Co. Herringbone Flannel Camp Cap ($29), available at new menswear shop Hammer & Awl in Madrona, and a warm, woolen Pendleton Portland Collection Sonora Jacquard Fringed Scarf ($118 at Hammer & Awl).
The easiest — and often most affordable — way to take on fall’s big trends is to add new accessories to your winter basics. Try the chic Snow Leopard Beret ($48 at Anthropologie) and a luxe-for-less pair of Leather Gloves ($24.50 at H&M) for instant Parisian flavor.
The grunge look is back, which is great for Seattle (where it never left). Channel ’90s style by pairing Cable Knit Knee High Socks ($7 at Forever 21) with lace-up boots, a flirty skater skirt and a chunky-knit sweater. Or get a little more glam by wearing the Pretty Polly Glitzy Embellished Tights ($25 at Nordstrom) with a black mini and combat boots.
Jewel tones are perennial fall favorites. Stave off the winter chill with the dark-blue Cashmere Scarf ($60 at H&M), made from 100 percent cashmere, and a sleek Harold Beret ($110) by local designer Kelly Christy, in stunning autumn colors.
Dress for a cold-weather date night with a pair of leather leggings and Sam Edelman’s Kayla Over the Knee Boots ($275 at Nordstrom) — both big trends for fall and winter. For a daytime look, opt for H&M’s Boots ($70 at hm.com), made of imitation leather with imitation sheepskin lining that will keep your legs and feet warm and cozy.
Update your favorite fall coat or dress with the faux-fur Lavish Collar ($68 at Anthropologie), which features a delicate ribbon tie and comes in colors that pop (green, red and purple) or more neutral tones.
Add a pair of fringe ankle boots, such as the Minnetonka Double Fringe Boots ($29–$40 at Nordstrom), to leggings and a sweater tunic to create a sweet girl’s outfit. The Crewcuts Merino Heart Print Gloves ($34 at J.Crew) feature a retro heart print that will make a fashion statement and keep her hands warm.
Little boys can keep out of the cold with the PrimaLoft Puffer Jacket ($50–$58 at Gap), a lightweight, water-repellent coat that comes in bright, cheery colors. A British classic, the Crewcuts Barbour Trapper Hat ($57 at J.Crew) is both hip and functional.
Bundle up your baby with the Mormor.nu Smocked Hat ($58 at Flora and Henri, Capitol Hill). Made from warm alpaca knit, the hat has enough stretch to grow as they do. Make sure to keep Baby’s hands toasty, too. The lambskin and fleece Petit Nord Nappa Baby Mittens (on sale for $24 at Flora and Henri), in dark lilac or off-white, are sure to please any style-savvy mom.