4 Winter Hats That Aren’t a Beanie
For most people, it’s getting seriously cold out there, which means it’s time to start bundling up. It’s a fact that keeping your head warm is key to keeping the rest of your body toasty—just ask a scientist (or your mom). But this season, instead of relying on your trusty ol’ beanie that you store away year after year, try something new, something with a little more panache. Hats have had a total resurgence, no longer devoted to strictly fancy attire or queen status. You can throw on a topper for any occasion, from grocery shopping to a birthday soiree. So don’t be afraid of this once old school accessory, but rather embrace it by stepping outside your hat zone this winter. Below we break down four alternatives to your boring beanie that will knock any outfit out of the park.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The beret is back. The beret renaissance hit its stride with the FW17 collections (ahem Dior’s parade of leather berets) and have since been styled by all your fave ladies, Alexa Chung, RiRi, Bella Hadid, on the daily. So grab a baguette and glass of merlot because there is no better time than right now to tap into your French girl style.
This so-called sporty hat has become an off-duty staple and is the perfect year-round accessory. For obvious sun protection reasons it’s great for the summer, but wear it in the right fabric—wool, leather, or quilted–and this bad boy is also a winter wonder. Not to mention all the bad hair days it can save.
The Brimmed Hat
A forever classic that will keep your noggin warm and the snow out of your eyes. With countless styles, the brimmed hat is a great statement piece for any outfit. Vintage jeans, a chunky knit, and a felt, wide brim hat? Check. Oversized sweater dress, wool socks, oxfords, and a broad brim round hat? Check. We could go on forever.
Okay, so you’re not a hat person. Well don’t worry, we thought of you, too. Enter the headband. No, not the skinny plastic kind you wore when you were five, but rather the luxe, knit beauties that keep your head and ears cozy. It’s the simple yet striking accessory that no one will see coming.