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7 Vintage Accessories You Need This Winter

Bundle up this season with some fabulous vintage accessories. They’ll not only keep you warm and toasty, but if they’re made well, they’ll last you for years to come.

1. Leather Gloves

The first must-have winter accessory in the round up is a pair of delicious leather gloves, like these brown vintage leather gloves from Maeven. Not only will these gloves keep your hands from freezing, but these stylish gloves are long and would look ultra chic paired with a three-quarter-sleeve coat. Keep in mind that vintage gloves tend to run smaller than today’s gloves, so either try them on at the store or look for the gloves’ measurements when shopping online. The online post for this pair includes their measurements and instructions on how to measure your hands.

2. Fur Stole

If you don’t want to invest in a vintage fur coat, try a vintage fur stole instead, like this exquisite brown marten stole from the late 1940s from Vintage Martini. The rectangular stole features tails on its edges and is lined in brown satin with pockets on the underside. Pair this amazing piece with an evening ensemble or throw it on with jeans and a simple blouse for a casual elegant look.

3. Maxi Vest

Maxi vests are hot again this season. Opt for a long, warm vest that’s versatile, like this cool Ted Lapidus Diffusion green mohair maxi vest from the 1980s from Amarcord Vintage. It instantly dresses up a simple black turtleneck and black leggings. Or pair it with jeans and a long-sleeve tee or a simple black shift dress and tights. The possibilities are endless with a great statement vest like this one.

4. Oxford Shoes

Manly oxford shoes are back in a big way this year. And thank goodness, because these classic shoes are easy to walk in and keep your feet warmer than heels during frigid weather. These vintage Chanel black suede lambskin oxford heels from Amarcord Vintage are perfect to pair with wide-legged pants or a simple black dress and black tights. Opt for a comfy pair of oxfords and you’ll want to wear them all season long.

5. Fur Hat

Fur hats are such a classic, sophisticated way to keep your head warm during the winter months. Plus, they never go out of style. They’re very romantic in a Julie Christie in “Dr. Zhivago” kind of way. This raccoon fur hat from the 1960s from is a super chic choice. It’s the ultimate winter statement piece for anyone who wants to incorporate mid-century glamour into her wardrobe.

6. Poncho

Knit ponchos are an easy way to add another layer of warmth and style to your winter ensemble. This vintage black-and-white poncho from the 1950s/1960s from features a fantastic geometric print, black fringe and a built-in scarf. Throw it over a long-sleeve black shirt and black leggings and you’re ready to run your weekend errands. Or throw it over a simple black dress and black tights for a day in the office.

7. Statement Knit Scarf

It’s easy just to buy a new knit scarf. But vintage knit scarves, like this Miss Schiaparelli handmade muffler from the 1950s in shocking pink and tomato red from, really make a statement. This scarf will brighten any ensemble and will keep your neck extra warm this winter.

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