I Never Thought Beanies Could Look Chic Until I Saw These

Keeping warm in the winter without completely compromising your style is no easy feat. Bundling up in practical layers doesn’t always translate to the most fashionable ensemble, and winter accessories aren’t always designed to make a statement. However, there is one cold-weather staple that delivers in both practicality and style: a beanie. The casual knit hat looks just as good mixed in with elevated pieces as it does topping off a laid-back athleisure look. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 11 cute outfits with beanies that showcase a variety of styles while still keeping you cozy, whatever the weather brings. There are so many ways to work a beanie into your look—here are a few ideas.

Style Tip: Color-blocking always yields an exciting result.

Style Tip: For anyone wondering whether or not that mini leather skirt belongs with that beanie, it does.

Style Tip: We call this “neutrals with a pop.” Both a leather jacket and a bright-colored beanie make a statement in their own way.

Style Tip: Take a break from traditional fall and winter tones, and play with pastels instead.

Style Tip: Make beanies fun again with stripes and a top to accentuate the print.

Style Tip: With a classic camel trench, even a beanie can look sophisticated.

Style Tip: Honestly, name a black turtleneck outfit that turned out badly.

Style Tip: You can count on a chunky pair of boots to lend your beanie some edge.

Style Tip: When in doubt, marry two winter holy grails: your beanie and a checked trench.

Style Tip: Let a refined, faux-shearling jacket do all the heavy lifting.

Style Tip: Spice up that beanie-meets-puffer-jacket combo with a maxi option.

In case you want another option to balance out the beanies, luckily, beret hats aren’t going anywhere either.

This post was published at an earlier date and updated.