Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real and it’s a menace! Help beat the winter blues by bundling up in these colorful cold weather accessories. Seriously, it’s kind of difficult to be in a shitty mood with a hot pink pom-pom hat on.
At the risk of sounding like my dad, who is genuinely appalled that there are pants in this world that cost more than $15, have you seen the prices of gloves and mittens lately? I was poking through some accessory racks over the weekend and only found a couple options for less than 50 bucks. So, in the interest of warm fingers and non-empty bank accounts, I went searching for some stylish options for $20 or less. From stripes to plaid to studded leather, click on the gallery to see what I found!
The worst thing about having to wear gloves in winter is having to take them off to send a text on your iPhone. Now you can return emails and snap Instagram photos without getting frostbite. These stylish Echo Touch Gloves– aside from keeping your hands nice and toasty — all come with touchscreen sensitive finger tips, so you don’t have to take them off while fiddling with your technology. A truly ingenious invention.
Sometimes you can’t help loving something despite the fact that you know it’s kind of wrong. (Except this scenario makes it all the more desirable. For further reading see: most great works of classic literature.) Take, for example, these Juicy Couture sequined fingerless gloves, or “hand warmers” as they are referred to in the description. Aside from being slightly impractical, they’re also something you don’t really need, and the price isn’t exactly budget-friendly. But sometimes you just know what will make you happy.
I am going to stock up on these gloves. The next time a guy requests a Hand Job, I’ll just give him a pair. Hey, better than nothin’. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
When I think of ways to guard my hands from winter’s chill, I recall wool mittens, cozy fireplaces, or glamorous faux fur handwarmers. I don’t usually think of sticking my hand in a dude’s underwear. And even if I did, I’d probably go for plaid boxers over tighty-whities. But hey, to each her own. ["Handerpants" Fingerless Gloves, $16, Fred Flare] Keep reading »
The downside to texting in winter? Freezing fingertips. The upside? Cute fingerless gloves that let you show off your manicure (added bonus). We’re digging these ribbed cashmere-blend “glovelettes” from J.Crew for their extra-long sleeves, which add warmth on days when you don’t have a long-sleeve layer on under your coat. Or, use them to extend the wearing period of your cape-like jackets by another few weeks.
These nail gloves might be all design-snobby, but we could actually see them coming in handy for scratching itches and opening tough packaging on cold days. [AnOther Magazine] Keep reading »
Office temperatures are spastic. During the summer it’s like an arctic chill of air conditioning, and come winter, you’ll do anything for more heat. I’m certainly the first one to snuggle under piles of sweaters and scarves, but these gloves might be just a little too much. Hook them up to a USB cord, and they heat your hands — sort of like the butt warmers in cars. A pair of hand-warmers with faux fur trim will cost you $27.75, but if your fingers are consistently freezing, this may be a great option. I’m not sold yet, but ask me again in a few months when the wind chill in Manhattan is below freezing. [CNET] Keep reading »
The first sign of cold, and we’re already eagerly scoping out winter goods. (We know. It can be a problem.) So we were smitten when we came across these Steven Alan mittens—the perfect cute-combo with their fingerless gloves, cozy-looking cashmere, and cool metallic leather. Even the name is rad: Glittens!
But alas, the $128 price tag cast a harsh frostbite over our find. Sure, when it comes to a winter coat, it’s natural to invest some bones … but justifying the idea of gloves as an investment piece? Not so sure.
Would you spring for (or ahem, fall in this case), these “Glittens”? [StevenAlan.com] Keep reading »