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resistant, and oh so chic!”

– Rebecca L.

September 21, 2023 · 4 min read

The Halfdays Guide to Functional Accessories

We love to love winter. We built an entire brand around loving winter. But let’s not deny the cold hard facts: our beloved, snow-filled months can be a real b*tch… that is, if you’re ill-prepared. We’ve all fallen prey to a cute beanie or seemingly-heavyweight scarf that ends up proving useless once we actually wear it outside.

Accessorizing takes on a whole new meaning throughout the winter months; your outfit add-ons have to be working overtime to keep you warm, provide easy access to your essentials (Aquaphor, obvi), and protect you from the harsh elements. Looking cute, feeling comfortable, and having accessories that function well on and off the mountain; we get it, it’s a lot. But we’re not gonna let you get down that easy. We’re conquering the bitter sting of winter one functional accessory at a time, and you’re coming along, too.

After searching far and wide for the best of the best in form, function, and style, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of Halfdays-approved functional winter accessories. Check the list, embrace the cold, and thank us later ;)

Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack

Once you get a taste of the hands-free life, trust us, you’ll never go back. Break free from the chains of backpack straps and inconvenient adjustments on and off the mountain with Dagne Dover’s 100% vegan Ace Fanny Pack. A Halfdays favorite, this highly functional accessory includes an adjustable strap, credit card pocket, interior key clip, and front zipper pocket. Take your pick between their 9 colorways, and be sure to check out their weekender bags for all of your ski trip luggage needs.

Halfdays Hayes Knit Neck Warmer

High up on our list of ‘outs’ for 2023 is the all too familiar feeling of being lightly suffocated by your neck warmer. We simply deserve better. That’s where the Halfdays Hayes Knit Neck Warmer comes in. Moisture-wicking, insulated merino wool ensures dry days ahead, while mid-weight construction allows for supreme, 2023-approved breathability.

Overeasy Lifestyle HoodE

The balaclava trend seems to be staying put in 2023, and we’re in full support. Overeasy’s Lifestyle HoodE provides the classic balaclava look, with the functionality to get you through heavy snow. Wear it under your helmet on the mountain, then let it shine on its own aprés style. Plush polyester is super cozy and quick-drying, and an adjustable cinch cord allows for versatility all season long.

Halfdays Hunter Merino Rib Beanie

The Halfdays merino knit beanie (an instant classic, if you ask us) is designed for your coldest powder days, afternoon walks in the city, and everything in between; she truly goes where you go. Made from 100% mulesing-free moisture-wicking merino wool, the Hunter beanie has it all: natural insulation, maximum warmth, and odor-resistance.

Capezio Leg Warmers

In case you haven’t heard, #balletcore is the latest and greatest in TikTok-resurged fashion trends. At Halfdays, we’re embracing the effortless feminine aesthetic with an old nostalgia-inducing classic: leg warmers. Live your ballet-dancer fantasy with Capezio’s plush 24” leg warmers, the perfect functional accessory for adventuring or just laying low and looking cute. A hidden elastic ensures the warmers stay in place, while the slouchy fit allows for endless styling opportunities.

Alo Yoga Cable Knit Arm Warmers

Why stop at your legs? Mix in a chunky knit arm warmer for plush coverage from head to toe. Alo Yoga’s cable knit  arm warmers are a favorite in form and function- the ultra-cozy knit construction feels heavenly against your skin, and thumb holes allow for easy layering. Plus, they’re thin enough to wear under chunky sweaters (a must, if you ask us).

Hestra Women´s Fall Line Mitt

Hestra products dominate the glove space for good reason. Their gloves truly do seem to be designed with every common glove-induced annoyance in mind. While you can’t go wrong with any of Hestra’s gloves, their new Fall Line Mitts are just next level, if you ask us. Hestra’s classically durable, good looking cowhide exceeds all of our aesthetic expectations, while a 5 finger fleece lining and an adjustable neoprene cuff provide maximum heat retention and versatility. Plus, an attached wrist strap ensures you never drop your gloves off the lift again.

Hestra Touch Point Dry Wool 5 Finger

Glove liners are a must for anyone prone to cold fingers. Wear them under your ski gloves or mittens, then use them alone while running, hiking, or stepping out on the town. Ideal for days on the mountain, Hestra’s Touch Point Dry Wool liners allow you to use your phone on the lift without ever exposing your bare hands to the elements.

Halfdays Ski Club Socks

Bring your Halfdays community wherever you go with the limited edition Halfdays Ski Club ankle socks. Made from a breathable, mid-weight cotton, the ski club socks will take you from long runs to aprés sipping without ever missing a beat. Durable, non-slip, and statement-making; socks, as they should be. 

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