Some might think a beanie is an accessory you’d expect to find in a stylish man’s wardrobe but you couldn’t be more wrong. A quick look to contemporary fashion runways will convince you it’s a must for the girl that knows how to style an outfit or two. Beanies of all colors and shapes are a perfect way to update a morning outfit or even dress down an evening one.
Now, my editorial experience has shown me most women don’t know how to style beanies-and it’s a style chance lost as they can update and add that special sense of coolness to almost any day or evening outfit. What you might initially consider is the quality of the fabric, the style of the beanie and-most importantly-the style of coat and shoe to match.
From puffer jackets to luxurious fur, there are literally endless possibilities to wear your favorite hat, be warm and at the same time, impress with your fashion sense. And if you haven’t been already convinced here’s the definitive guide on how to style your favorite beanies and earn style points every day!
How To Wear A Beanie For Women
1. The ‘grunge’ version
You may be too young to know about Marc Jacobs’ controversial Perry Ellis 1998 grunge collection but you may have come across its 2018 relaunch in your favorite magazine or fashion blog, as it’s the talk of the season. Take inspiration from the runways and style your beanie with a dark floral dress and a pair of stomping boots to create a stylists’ favorite look.
You may also trade books for suede booties or an over the knee version matched with tights and top with a mid-length tailored coat or a black biker jacket. Keep in mind though that this style requires a short folded beanie that sits close to the head so avoid the loose version and opt for a tight-fitting wool one.
2. The ‘dress –down-the dress’ version
Beanies can go well with an evening dress-just choose one with a spark and wear it like a celebrity. Satin sling dresses and sequined minis work very well with more luxurious beanie versions such as velvet or a cashmere one-just pay attention to the color coordination and style your evening dress with black or metallic hat versions-or even sequined ones for extra sparkle.
In this styling idea, heels are the shoes too much but are clever and wear open evening sandals as pumps with overdress it- and we don’t want that. Keep accessories to the minimum of an earring and bracelet set for the certain allure of a movie star.
3. The urban streetwear version
Street style is a megatrend that shows no slowdown signs and beanies have always been a street style fans favorite for a very good reason. Build your athletic look over your hat-just pair it with some cool sneakers, a tracksuit, and an urban star attitude.
This look works marvels with a loose-fitting beanie worn further back in the head preferably in a bright red or neon color-or the occasional black. If you feel daring enough you can always make a statement with a logoed beanie and steal the show.
4. The dark princess-total black chic
Black is flattering for most women and a wardrobe staple for all those busy mornings you just can’t decide what to wear. Fashion designers such as Alexander Wang and Miuccia Prada suggest an ultra-feminine total black outfit with a touch of androgyne look and a gothic chic spark.
Pair a tailored coat of puffer with a mon jean in black and the ever-present beanie in black or try a patterned one to add some colors. Patterns such as stripes or Scandinavian prints work well-the bolder, the better. You can even try a visor beanie or a
5. The ‘Paris-chic’ look
This a combination favorited by street style stars, models and Instagram influencers by following our advice and you’ll find yourself sharing their style allure. The idea is to style the outfit around the oversized scarf and beanie combination with the addition of a statement coat in earth colors, grey or deep red.
Checkered patterns also work well with this style-and the beanie to match should be a cable knit, an open knit or a beret one. This is also a style that supports beanie pom-poms, strass details and other girly decorative elements-just add skinny jeans, t-shirt, and some all-stars or- surprise!-your beloved pumps.