For Outdoor Dining or Nature Walks, the Best Winter Gloves

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Photographed by Craig McDean, Vogue, December 2017

This winter, heading outside is no longer a quick test of endurance during your morning and evening commutes. From alfresco dinners to long walks in fresh air, the great outdoors has become the best place to gather (with masks!) and get a change of scenery. But all this time spent outside has swiftly transformed accessories, like winter gloves, from nice-to-haves into must-haves. Shoving chilly hands into coat pockets may have worked just fine in winters past, but numb fingers make navigating a fork and knife all the more difficult.

Months into 2021, most of us have a trusty winter coat on call for days with snowy conditions and near-freezing temps, but we may have overlooked the just-as-important wintertime accessories. With a good swath of cold days still ahead of us, now is the time to stock up on some of the best gloves of the season. For nights spent out of doors and socially distanced, consider a dressed-up version in leather, like this slick black pair from Saint Laurent. And for uninterrupted texting and TikToking, opt for a knitted style with technology-friendly tips designed to work with touchscreens, like ones from The Arrivals in bright orange. Here are the best winter gloves and mittens that are as warm as they are stylish.