10 Chic Stay-Warm Accessories Inspired by the Runway

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It's official: Temperatures are on a steady decline. But instead of digging out your sorry excuse for adequate winter accoutrements, turn to the runway for guidance and inspiration. At Tracy Reese, the designer did away with monochromaticism and topped models off with fluro beanies. Mulberry designer Emma Hill reinterpreted short-sleeves for the winter, pairing them with sexy opera-length leather gloves. From girly trapper hats to faux fur snoods, see all 10 ways to look stylish (and most importantly, insulated) amid blistering cold blizzards and turbulent winds, and you'll have mastered the art of cold-weather dressing with the greatest aplomb.

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Colorful Beanies

Tracy Reese: Colorful Beanie

Instead of going monochromatic this season, think like Tracy Reese, who styled moodier cool-weather looks with DayGlo-bright beanies. Andrea Pompilio, fur, $71; luisaviaroma.com

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Topshop beanie

Acrylic, $32; topshop.com

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Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim beanie

Wool, $210; scoopnyc.com

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Fur Stole

Marni: Fur Stole
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If your go-to scarf is rendered useless against the blistering cold, take inspiration from Marni and bundle up in a heavy-duty fur stole-it's both fashionable and functional. Charlotte Simone, fur and polyester, $395; avenue32.com

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Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge faux fur stole

Modacrylic and polyester, $44; missselfridge.com

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Over-the-Knee Boots

3.1 Phillip Lim: Over-the-Knee Boots
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We all know black boots are a winter staple, but this season, elevate your pair to new heights-literally. The boots seen on the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway reach up and above the knees for an over-the-top look. Aldo, rubber and leather, $200; aldoshoes.com

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Steve Madden

Steve Madden boots

Leather and man-made materials, $230; stevemadden.com

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Cozy Trapper

Chanel: Cozy Trapper Hat
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The traditional trapper hat got a girly makeover from Chanel this season. Pick one blanketed in pretty pastel fur. Betsey Johnson, polyester, $40; betseyjohnson.com

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Club Monaco

Club Monaco trapper hat

Leather and shearling, $299; clubmonaco.com

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Long Leather Gloves

Mulberry: Long Leather Gloves
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Here's a novel idea from Mulberry: Revisit summer tees by pairing them with opera-length leather gloves, which double as sleeves. For chillier days, wear them under sweaters to ensure an extra layer of warmth. Carolina Amato, leather and rayon, $200; shopbop.com

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Coach gloves

Leather and silk, $228; coach.com

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Faux Fur Snood

Yigal Azrouel: Faux Fur Snood
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Treat a fur snood like a luxe statement neckpiece-throw it on with your winter topper or team it with a cocktail frock. A dressy jumpsuit works too, a la Yigal Azrouel. Dorothy Perkins, acrylic, modacrylic and polyester, $28; dorothyperkins.com

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Tinley Road

Tinley Road faux fur snood

Modacrylic and polyester, $75; piperlime.com

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Menswear-Inspired Hat

Dsquared2: Menswear-Inspired Hat
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Strike a masculine-feminine balance by partnering a wool fedora rich in deep, lush shades like oxblood or aubergine, with a skirted coat or flirty cape. Or, take on the menswear trend full force, like at Dsquared2, where models were decked out in dapper styles, complete with bow ties and pocket squares. Club Monaco, wool, $99; clubmonaco.com

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French Connection

French Connection hat

Wool, $60; frenchconnection.com

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Faux Fur Vest

Alice + Olivia: Faux Fur Vest
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For a timeless look, shrug it over a simple black shift. Got an eye for opulence? Pair it with a jacquard dress. For an edgy-chic ensemble, copy Alice + Olivia and rock out with a detailed tunic, gold lame leggings and sky-high-heeled boots. Georgie, polyester, $395; calpsostbarth.com

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Fashion Union

Fashion Union faux fur vest

Polyester, $39; fashionunion.com

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Knit Pom-Pom Beanie + Scarf

Karen Walker: Knit Beanie-Scarf Set
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Add a touch of childhood whimsy to your winter wardrobe with a knit pom-pom beanie. Double the fun and coordinate with a matching chunky scarf, like on the Karen Walker runway. Beanie: Forever 21, acrylic, $7; forever21.com
Scarf: Forever 21, acrylic, $15; forever21.com

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Gap beanie-scarf set

Beanie: Acrylic and wool, $20; gap.com
Scarf: Acrylic, polyester and wool, $40; gap.com

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Furry Mittens

Alexander Wang: Furry Mittens
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At Alexander Wang, the designer sent bundled-up models down the runway, rounding out their looks with beanies and bicep-high furry mittens. Follow suit and pull on a fuzzy pair to keep hands insulated. Echo Design, leather, fur and polyester, $89; lorisshoes.com

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Asos mittens

Polyester, $27; asos.com

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