December is here, and with it comes holiday parties, gifts and more peppermint-flavored treats than you know what to do with. However, this festive month also brings with it cold, cold and more cold. Did I mention cold? Before you grab your hot chocolate and head for hibernation, take a look at this Fashionista, who proves that with a little bit of creative accessorizing you can beat the chill in style.

She stays warm in black leggings, a hooded coat with faux fur trim and a gray scarf. By sticking to a monochrome ensemble, she lets her superstar cross-body bag do all the talking. Fun and whimsical, this rad accessory is a unique way to add a touch of personality to your everyday looks. Not just for daytime, this bag is also a natural companion for your sparkly party looks and the perfect size for all your night-out essentials.

As if they weren’t useful enough already, statement bags like this one also make fantastic gifts for all the Fashionistas and Fashionistos on your list. Keeping with the astronomical theme, I’m obsessed with this half-moon clutch from The White Pepper that’s sure to be a hit with fashionable dreamers and night owls alike. Looking for something a bit quirkier? Here’s a bag that’s cute, cuddly and looks like a Totoro dust bunny—you really can’t go wrong.

Not to forget this Fashionista’s other great accessories, she completes her ensemble with cool-girl pieces fit for any season: a funky pair of printed ankle boots and oversized sunglasses.

How To: Want to rock a statement bag this winter? The bolder the better! Don’t be afraid to take a risk with patterns, colors and textures (think sequins and faux fur.) Keep the rest of your outfit simple to let the bag stand out, or experiment by matching it with your shoes or other accessories.