Not only do we get to exercise our layering chops and increase our marshmallow intake by 200 percent (hot chocolate wouldn't be as indulgent with out an extra marshmallow, or three), we finally get to accessorize in a major way.
Here's what some writers in our StyleList Network are hot for in this cold weather:
Claire of Faboo Madness has a very specific perspective: "No matter how cold it is outside, the addiction to texting, tweeting, Facebooking and sending e-mails out on tiny keyboards won't cease. I really love this clever (and simple) hat and texting-glove set from Saks Fifth Avenue (above, $49). Instead of constantly taking your gloves on and off, you're saved the trouble by the fold-back flaps on the index finger and thumb... I personally like the simple patterns that won't interfere with an ensemble and the travel bag is too convenient!"
(And can we say how much we love her in these adorable high-heel boots that she dares to wear in the snow?)
And really, these women have a way with winter. Ice-skater chic, yes, please.
Geri at Because I'm Addicted jumped at the chance to show off her SoCal style with these biker-chic gloves from Club Monaco ($79). And to keep her head warm, Geri would snag this Rag & Bone "Kingsley" hat ($160) -- the sandy hue is reminiscent of Western trends, but would integrate well with East Coaster wardrobes. And animal-print gets a chance to rear its head with this bright Echo scarf ($38). So layer on for a California-cool approach to the chill.
And if you are just so over winter, here are the amazing jeans Geri will wear this spring. Hint: Not skinny!
Vintage-inspired accessories are a dime a dozen these days, so why not go for the real deal? Audrey of Homerun Ballerina covets this '50s Black Mouton lambs wool hat from Mattie's Menagerie on Etsy for only $28.99. Plus, she'd add this quirky Anthropologie scarf ($138) that will instantly put a little pep in her step as she travels through her Brooklyn neighborhood.
Audrey has a way with vintage hats, by the way. This one just makes us happy. (Scroll past the soup, though that sounds like it'd make us happy, too.)