Favorite Accessories for Cooler Weather

It’s obviously much colder here in Iceland than back home in Los Angeles, and I am so glad I packed the right accessories for this trip. When you live in warm, sunny California, you can never be quite sure if you have the right accessories. Los Angeles isn’t exactly a city with weather where you really need to worry about gloves and fleece lined beanies. Despite that, I am sharing my favorite gloves, hats, scarves, and boot socks for cooler weather.


Last year, I only owned three scarves – a grey one, a red one, and a pink one. This year, I tried stepping up my scarf game since we will be traveling to a few (extremely) wintry locations. I made sure to add a black scarf to my wardrobe, as well as a few multi-colored scarves such as this one, this one, and this one. I think my favorite new scarf addition is this oversized colorful striped one. It’s bold and goes with everything. Who says you can’t be bold and warm at the same time?


As someone who relies on technology quite a bit on her travels (#bloggerlife), the right gloves that actually work well with touch screens or cameras is pretty vital. I’ve discovered that it’s not the most expensive gloves who can get the job done. In fact, after seeing how well this affordable tech glove worked with my phone, I ended up buying it in grey and black as well. The one color I am missing is red, and I’ve got my eye on this one. When it comes to waterproof gloves, I have brought these gloves along on our Iceland trip.


I don’t think a day has gone by here in Iceland without me wearing a hat. My ears are extremely sensitive to cold weather, even if it isn’t below freezing. Hey, at least it helps cover up a bad hair day if I am having one (which I have a lot of)! As I mentioned in my faux fur post, I have been wearing a lot of beanies with faux fur poms on top. On this trip, I’ve brought along this one, this one, and this one. I’ve also brought this knit pom beanie along as it’s so comfy and comes in great colors. There’s also this chunky beanie with no pom that’s also very comfortable. When I don’t feel like wearing a hat, I grab my plush lined headband (similar one here) to cover my ears.


With winter boots, regular socks just won’t do. One of my favorites accessories for boots is thick knit knee-high socks. It keeps my legs and my feet extra warm in the cool temperatures. I’ve packed these socks to wear with most of my boots on this Iceland trip, as well as these socks that Tor introduced to me on my very first trip to Whistler back in 2011. Then there are also these socks if you want to feel like a Christmas elf (which I do!).

What are some of your favorite winter accessories?

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  1. I have been looking for tech gloves so I am glad I can buy some from your trustworthy recommendation! I just bought the Gap ones you recommend in the petal pink and I also found some 100% cashmere ones from Gap to that I also bought ( worth a look!!) Thanks for the advice!

    Posted 11.3.17 Reply
    • The A List

      Yay I am glad you liked the recommendation! I hope they keep your fingers warm but connected 😉

      Posted 11.6.17 Reply
  2. Francesca

    My favourite winter accessories are scarves and hats! Last year I bought a black hat with a faux fur pom from Zara (it’s very similar to the one you wore in Salzburg last year!) and I would like to buy a headband! Here in northern Italy we’ve already started wearing scarves (even if it’s not so cold) and I’m currently wearing a black scarf, because it goes with everything, but I can’t wait to wear my big and warm scarves (I already have two of them: a grey one and a plaid one) and I think I’m gonna buy another one from Accessorize because I can’t get enough of them 🙂

    Posted 11.3.17 Reply
    • The A List

      You can never have too many scarves! I have been adding to my collection despite living in California haha

      Posted 11.6.17 Reply
  3. Molly

    I am new to your blog but I wanted to say that I am loving it. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 11.4.17 Reply
    • The A List

      Aww welcome to The A List, Molly! And thank you so much!

      Posted 11.6.17 Reply