The leaves begin to change from green to gold, the skies begin to grey and the air begins to chill. Winter dictates a dramatic change in wardrobe. Put away the tank tops and straw hats, and pull out your winter hats. Cold weather hats come in many styles including cloche hats, beanies, newsboy caps and bucket hats. The style of hat you wear can add a dash of style to your outfit. Here are a few of the most popular hats for winter.
- Cloche Hats – Cloches are a timeless style of hat that go back to the beginning of the 20th century. Movie starlets and studio queens popularized this style and they have stayed in vogue ever since. Similar to bucket hats but with a slight brim in the front, these types of caps are available in many fabrics such as felt or wool and come in many colors. The most elegant of winter hats, it is sure to keep you warm as well as dress up your coats.
- Berets – Though associated with French culture, these hats have been worn all over Europe for centuries. They are a flat cap that can be shaped in different ways, the most popular being pushed to the side. Berets come in various knits and fabrics that can cover the ears and most of the neck. Though felt is the most popular material, fleece and wool are also common. Pair this hat with a leather jacket and jeans for a chic and casual look.
- Newsboy Caps – Made popular by the working class of the 19th and 20th centuries, these hats have crossed over to modern day women’s fashion. Made of felt, twill, tweed and wool, they may not cover your ears but they fit snugly over the top of your head, preserving your hairstyle. These hats look adorable paired with a slouchy sweater.
- Skull Caps – Also known as “Skullys” or “Beanies” are snug fitting hats that fit over your head and cover your ears. They come in many different fabrics such as fleece and wool but are most popular when knitted. Available in many colors and patterns, with pom-poms or not, they are easy to match with any casual or active outfit. Because of the way this hat can interfere with your hairstyle, it is best to wear your hair loose, in a low ponytail or pigtails.
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