The fashion pages have spoken and what you need to wear on your head this winter goes beyond your favorite wooly hat. Having skimmed through every fall catalog, tackled the Google, and paid more attention than I ought to Refinery 29, I present to you things to wear on your head this winter, from the highest of fashion to the silliest of parody.
A floppy hat: The wide-brimmed, slightly floppy felt hat has been all over the fashion pages. You could pick up this Emilio Pucci model for $355 from Net-a-Porter, or you can do as I will and ask your mom if she still has hers from the 1970s. That’s cheaper and won’t make you cry when all of the floppy felt hats go on sale in January and don’t come back in style next year.
A Beret: My favorite of winter headwear, the beret looks chic and classic and will always be in style. Though be sure you don’t get your name embroidered on it, or else I will make fun of you and call you Rusty Griswold.
A Trapper Hat: If you live in the frozen north and must spend any time outside in February, do yourself a favor and get one of these. I personally own the Bomber Hat from Eddie Bauer, and I have personally had to keep boyfriends from stealing it.
A Scarf: At some point this winter you are going to have done your hair, and at some point it is going to be windy, snowing, and cold, putting your beautiful curls or blow-out in jeopardy. The only thing I can recommend in a situation like this is a light-weight scarf (those fake pashmina ones are perfect). Wrap it loosely over your hair and ears and pretend you are some movie-star from the 1960s. Whip it off before going to wherever you are going, stuffing it in your purse or the sleeve of your jacket. You’ll look gorgeous, I promise.
Something Silly: Of course, if winter gets you down, you can always perk yourself up with a side of cultural appropriation with one of these Spirit Hoods.
For those who don’t actually want to look like an animal, one of our fellow Persephone editors snapped a picture of these hats at her local mall.