The Best Cold-Weather Accessories to Help You Survive the Season

Bundling up never looked so good

December 13, 2021 11:45 am
The Best Cold-Weather Accessories to Help You Survive the Season

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Please, don’t be that guy. You know, the one who swears by his cargo shorts in the dead of winter; the one who “doesn’t get cold.” Beyond the permanent threat of frostbite, adverse weather can wreak all sorts of havoc on the temple that is your body if you’re not careful to protect yourself for wintery conditions. There’s nothing manly or cool about freezing your ass off — you just look like a dork.

And it’s not like there aren’t options, either. From the mittens grandma knit you to designer cashmere scarves, gear for beating the unquestionably worst season exists in more or less every form, including some downright stylish offerings. Like any good accessory, the cold-weather add-on is a total sartorial game changer. Sure, you could pick up a cheap-o beanie from your local dollar store, but as we are with most things, we at InsideHook are a little more particular about our winter accessories. 

We’ve pulled some of our favorites here, from berets to balaclava to beanies to buffs, all in an attempt keep you comfortable, protected and warm this winter. Browse our picks for best cold-weather accessories below, and remember, bundle up!


Patagonia Brodeo Beanie 

A very solid beanie at a very solid price.

The North Face

The North Face Colorblock Fleece Bucket Hat 

The wavy choice of hats, fleecified.

Alex Mill

Alex Mill Cashmere Neckwarmer

Keep your neck luxuriously warm.

Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren “I Heart Polo” Gloves 

We heart fun gloves!


Adsum Fleece Run Hat 

For running or otherwise, the fleece run hat from Adsum is a winter must have.

Buck Mason

Buck Mason Donegal Scarf 

Embrace your inner aging therapist.


Filson Workshop Shearling Mittens 

These mittens are the definition of sturdy.

Snow Peak

Snow Peak Knit Balaclava

Mask on.

End. Clothing

Gramicci Down Scarf 

Like a puffer jacket for your neck.


Noah Wool Knit Beret 

Ah, très chic!

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Knit Cuff Leather Gloves 

Handsome leather and classy kitting means these gloves can get as formal as you want.

Rowing Blazers

Rowing Blazers Warm and Wonder Sheep Beanie 

What’s the opposite of a black sheep?


Naadam Signature Ribbed Cashmere Scarf

It feels illegal for a scarf to be this cozy and this good looking.


Carhartt Cold Snap Insulated Gloves

Perfect for trekking through the desolate tundra (or maybe just shoveling some snow).

Mr. Porter

Howlin’ Moscow Discow Wool Scarf 

They said, “which pattern should we go with?” Howlin’ said, “all.”

Todd Snyder

L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder Wool/Cashmere Watch Cap

L.L. Bean x Todd? It doesn’t get much better than that.


Everlane Cozy-Strech Snood

A cozy little woven hood, with some very big-fit energy.


Outerknown Project Vermont Sweater Mittens 

Outerknown are hopping on the sustainable wagon with their Project Vermont; trust us, the backstory is almost as good as these striped mittens themselves.


Tracksmith Brighton Neck Warmer 

Tracksmith’s running buff is the perfect cold-weather protection for your exercise get-up. .

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