Kids Winter 2012 Accessories Guide

Active, adventure-loving kids want to look good as well as keeping comfortable and parents can make sure their adventurous offspring wrap up warm while keeping their cool this winter thanks to the vast range of fun, funky and winter accessories on the market this year.

Whether they are heading off for some serious skiing or snowboarding action on the pistes of Europe or just tobogganing down the nearest hill, the kids can let their wild side run free while dressed in a hip range of hoodies, beanies, gloves, scarves and jackets that protect against the harsh elements while keeping your kids` reputations as stylish, sporty young things perfectly intact.

Brands such as Billabong, Quiksilver and Animal are best known for their hip, fresh approach to surf wear, but these and other surfwear labels are still favourites with stylish, sporty kids even when the weather is more about wrapping up against the cold than chilling on the beach. Even the simple beanie hat gets a cool makeover with Animal`s winter accessories range – kids can be cool and cosy at the same time in wool knit beanies with the distinctive Animal logo. There are bobble beanies in contrasting colours and beanies with chin straps to make sure they don`t fall off, even if the wearer takes a tumble off a sledge or snowboard.

Surf brand gloves will keep kids` hands warm and cosy without losing them any vital `cool` points either in the playground or on the slopes, while this year there are some cool hats to choose from – for example, Animal`s range of boys `Aviator` hats with ear flaps are fun to wear, in bright colours and mock-animal fur, while the girls` range, with its emphasis on hot pinks and cool blues, is fresh and feminine but also cool and sassy. The ear muffs and Tibetan-style hat with ear flaps are huge hits with funky young girls everywhere, while the range of cute backpacks is the ideal place for storing extra layers when not being worn.

Both boys and girls can look good throughout the winter months with surf wear brands` range of comfy, laid-back hoodies, whose distinctive design and prominent branding are popular with sporty kids of both genders. For extra cosy heat, many brands have this year developed a range of hoodies with fake fur lining and can be teamed with summer tees to take the wardrobe from warmer weather right up to the depths of winter.

Surf wear clothing and accessories appeal to the type of sassy, street savvy youngster that isn`t afraid of a bit of rough and tumble and the girls and boys that make a beeline for this funky clothing range know that looking good is nothing if the clothes won`t allow you to get stuck into some serious adventure sports. For this reason, Animal surf clothing and winter accessories are built to withstand active wear and tear and can take on whatever the weather throws at them. Come rain, snow, sleet or shine, one thing`s for sure – your kids will be happy as long as they are dressed for the weather and looking good.

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