If there's one thing I know to be true, it is that winter accessories are highly likely to be worn over and over, so spending a little more on them could be justified.
If you're thinking that you'd like to delay planning for winter as much as possible, we completely get it. But someday soon, you're going to wake up, and the ground will be covered with snow, and that Toteme beanie you were thinking about ordering won't arrive until approximately five business days later. So instead of letting that predicament happen to you, why not think ahead?
Plus, when you're wrapped up in layers, there's nothing better than a chic accessory to help elevate your cold-weather look.
We took a long, hard look at the vast assortment of luxury winter accessories on offer and narrowed it down to 41 excellent contenders for your wardrobe that are actually worth the money. Keep scrolling to see the ones that are worth adding to your basket.
1. The Best Designer Gloves for Women
Style Notes: Gloves are not only practical attire when the colder months hit, but they also add a chic element to any outfit, just like Marilyn. Whether leather or knitted, fingerless or mittens, gloves are an underrated essential that are worth splurging a tad more on.
Toteme excels in winter fashion, and their accessories certainly aren't an anomaly.
For all you practical people, these fingerless gloves will keep your palms warm without having to scrimp on style.
I don't think I've worn mittens since I was a child but this shearling pair from Raey are making me think that I need to invest in some.
2. The Best Designer Hats for Women
Style Notes: Hats can be a hit-or-miss item but Alexis proves how easy they can be to style. From beanies and bucket hats to balaclavas, headwear will have you ready to take on the day whatever the weather. Match with a co-ordinating scarf and gloves or just let the hat do all the talking.
This Yves Salomon option shows us that bucket hats don't just have to be a summer accessory.
What a way to declare beanie season is here than with this subtly striped buy.
Hitting the slopes soon? Nothing says winter like Moncler.
No one does cashmere like The Elder Statesman.
3. The Best Designer Capes for Women
Style Notes: Capes are an easy item to quickly throw on before heading out the door. Style with tailored trousers and heels for the office or dress it up in the evenings. Choose from a cosy knitted style or smarter coat-esque iteration.
With its exaggerated roll-neck, this cape is like wrapping yourself up in a blanket.
This fringed Moncler cape is a must-have for the colder months.
Made from pre-loved vintage fabrics, this Stella McCartney cape makes sustainability a priority.
4. The Best Designer Bags for Women
Style Notes: You've probably heard everyone talking about cherry red accessories this season, and we're not about to stop anytime soon. Emily shows us how it's done by styling a merlot-hue glossed leather mini bag with a checked jacket, wide-leg jeans and ballet flats.
With its on-trend burgundy shade, a woven front panel and adjustable knotted cross-body strap, what's not to love?
Shearling + suede = ultimate winter combo!
If you love Saint Laurent's iconic Le 5 À 7, let me introduce you to this forest green version which is perfect for autumn/winter.
I adore any Bottega Bag, but this chocolate shade, in particular, has a firm place in my heart.
We're suckers for anything Gucci, and this quilted leather Horsebit bag certainly doesn't disappoint.
If you don't already know, UGG and Telfar are two of the biggest accessory brands right now, so when I saw this bag, I immediately added it to my wish list.
6. The Best Designer Scarves for Women
Style Notes: Other than bags and shoes, luxury scarves are worth spending just a little bit extra on - think quality cashmere, logo intarsia and fringed trims. Borislava spotlights her checked ACNE Studios scarf with a relaxed-fit wool coat and ultra mini UGG boots.
Steal Borislava's look with the iconic Vally scarf from Acne Studios.
Introduced by the brand for AW23, Loewe's blurred print scarf is even more beautiful in person.
Anything Chloé has my name written all over it, especially this bouclé scarf.
This timelessly chic Celine offering will last you year-upon-year.
For those wanting a fail-safe option that will go with any outfit, this is your answer.
Get your hands on one of the most sought-after collaborations right now with this checked wool scarf from Barbour X Ganni.
If logo-adorned accessories aren't your thing, this fringed scarf from Toteme might be more up your street.
7. The Best Designer Belts for Women
Style Notes: Belts are a great way to subtly accessorise your outfits. Choose from those boasting designer plaques or perhaps opt for a more quiet luxury option, such as Neelam's style from The Row.