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 »
That whole “heart on your sleeve” stuff is so retro. From now on, a new digital-age-appropriate adage: “She wears her iPhone on her hand.” Perhaps this is what Karl Lagerfeld was angling for when these iPhone glove holders showed up in his Fall ’09 runway show. The fingerless, leather gloves feature a ruched strap that allows the wearer to secure a phone to the outside of her hand. It would seem that Apple could be the source of inspiration for a whole new direction in fashion as designers look to incorporate its chic accessories into styling and garments. OK, fine. It’s not like the iTie is about to be the next couture hit, but we’d actually gladly take a chance on Karl’s glove. [Trendhunter.com] Keep reading »
Don’t have time to give yourself a manicure? These leather-and-nails gloves by London-designer Dominic Jones are the perfect answer. Slip them on, and you’ve got yourself an insta-cure, with permanent, perfectly-painted fake fingernails. The handware with hardware comes in two different styles: black leather with silver nails or hot pink leather with gold nails. These aggro-accessories are part of a punky new line from Jones — other accoutrements include taloned rings, fanged studs, and toothy necklaces. The designer’s on-site lookbook features the fashionable body-mods worn by the likes of Alice Dellal and Elizabeth Jagger, so they come It Girl-approved. If you’re thinking about taking your look a little punk this fall, these are sure do the trick. Just try not to get into a catfight. They look like they could do some real damage. [Pipeline] Keep reading »