It seems the whole country has fallen under a bit of a cold spell. Darlings, as a born and raised Midwesterner I know firsthand it is NOT EASY to look chic when you are freezing! I love my beautiful Chicago, but the city has absolutely forced me to invest in adorable winter wear, especially with my home being so close to frigid Lake Michigan! So here I am dear readers to share with you my tips and suggestions for buying outerwear that will keep you feeling good and looking fabulous. Today it’s all about the hat.
Generally speaking, your body gets cold more quickly if your head is not covered. So in cold temps, it is crucial to give your head a little extra help with a hat. This can cause quite a conundrum. What about all the time you spent on your hair? Does a hat have to match all your coats? Warmth vs. style? And etc. etc. So today I’m going to go through some of my favorite hats and do a little online shopping with you to help you find the hat that is right for you.
Winter hats for women over 50
I know it is quite popular to have a big furry ball bouncing on top of your head. I like the look, but it isn’t really my look. I go with a sleek and simple black beanie. It matches most things, but the knit gives it a little extra flair without being over the top.
Left: Fisherman Wool Blend Knit Beanie Hat – Buy it here: $33 at LUISAVIAROMA
Center: FRAME – Cable-knit Wool And Cashmere-blend Beanie – Black – Buy it here: $85 at Net-A-Porter
Right: LAUREN Ralph Lauren – Modern Jewel Beanie Beanies – Buy it here: $45 at Zappos
This is a beautiful cream hat by Louis Vuitton. I told you earlier in the season how to shop my winter white look( read the story here) but now I’m going to make the case for light winter accessories. Winter and cold weather are automatically so dreary, dear readers. Be a ray of sunshine for people! Go light! That could mean blush colors or icy blues or creamy ivories, but it will help break up all the dark and black out there. It will lighten up your face as well!
Left: Cashmere Knit Hat – Buy it here: $44.99 at Vineyard Vines
Center: Women’s Free People Everyday Slouchy Beanie – Buy it here: $28 at Nordstrom
Right: Portolano Folded Brim Cashmere Beanie – Buy it here: $75 at Saks Fifth Avenue
A beret can sometimes bring up the style or warmth debate. Any hat is better than no hat! So when the temperature dips, but it’s not shivering cold out you can opt for style over function. Like these adorable berets!
Left: Apt. 9 Women’s Apt. 9® Rhinestone Floral Wool Beret – Buy it here: $15 at Kohl’s
Center: BCBGeneration Star Wool Beret – Buy it here: $24 at Lord & Taylor
Right: Urban Outfitters Knit Beret – Buy it here: $29 at Urban Outfitters
If you won’t be traversing through the frozen landscape( meaning you will only be outside for a reasonable length of time and aren’t anticipating freezing outside) a headband is a good way to do minimal hair damage. I also really like headbands when women have shorter hair. You can still see the ‘do that way and it becomes a fashion piece really.
Left: UGG – Quilted Nylon Headband Headband – Buy it here: $65 at Zappos
Center: Jo Headband- Buy it here: $54 at AHAlife
Right: Jack Wolfskin – Plait Headband Headband – Buy it here: $17.99 at Zappos
Always always always safety before style darlings! Frigid temperatures are no joke and no hairstyle or event is more important than staying warm and being safe at low temperatures. So wear the hat and the gloves and the scarves: Matching and style and “your look” must always come secondary. Stay warm!
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