Winter Accessories Inspired by Iris Apfel

Coco Chanel once said a woman has the age she deserves. In the case of Iris Apfel, the 90 year old interior designer and New York fashion fixture, this could not be more true. The octogenarian describes herself as “the world’s oldest teenager. I have such a good time and I try to get as much of a kick out of things as possible.”

Known for her eccentric “more is more,” over-the-top boldness, Ms. Apfel continues to be an inspiration. She doesn’t do dull, muted, or greyscale (even her hair is stark white). She is a rare breed of beautiful, elegant and creative, all things that we should all aspire to! In her honor, and just before the many days of cold that lie ahead start chilling us to the bone, I’ve put together a few accessories that will brighten up your chilly weather wardrobes that are also great excuses to not let this winter be so dark and dreary.

Topshop’s rich teal faux fur crossack ($45) will look gorgeous with black, gold, and yellow, with hair braided or wisped out the sides.

Dannijo’s Jovita’s earrings ($195) are a perfect mix of coral and turquoise that will look phenom with black, light grey, and ivory.

Maybe it’s because Coco’s quilting will never get old, but American Retro’s fingerless quilted gloves.

Alloy’s triple ring set is costumy and modern!

Ha ha to the winter blues! Kate Spade’s two tone wide brim hat ($125) is everything about happiness.

Goldenrod velvet? orange suede? This Marc by Marc Jacobs bucket bag ($400) is like the hippie teenagerdom I never had. And again, great with grays.

Modcloth’s Treasure Nest bracelet is such a statement (and bargain!). ($27.99)

Just because you’re bundled up and wrapped in sweaters, scarves and whatever else does not mean you can’t wow as soon as those layers peel off. Lia Sophia’s turquoise resin collar necklace will do just that. ($350)

Could anything spice up your winter wardrobe faster than Karen Walker’s hot pink sunnies ($180)?! (oh, uh…no).

Completely obsessed with Kelly Wearstler’s prints, how amazing is this pop of orange scarf ($215) with every shade of gray?