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Few headwear staples are as versatile as the beanie. Plenty of outfit possibilities come to mind when we picture the beloved accessory that gained immense popularity during the ’90s. The knit hat has been reimagined for decades, as designers continue to churn out fresh iterations each season, appropriately correlating thread colors, patterns, and materials with current overarching trends of the moment.
Of course, the beanie is also entirely functional and helps to keep your head (and ears) nice and toasty in the wintertime. Fear that keeping warm may sabotage your outfit? Don’t worry, we’ve got the street style references to turn to for inspo. In fact, throwing on a beanie will likely score you extra fashion points because they’re so on-trend right now. And while it may be true that beanies are frequently paired with casual weekend combinations (think: hoodies, denim, and sneakers), you shouldn’t be afraid to sport one with sophisticated office wear (think: a chunky turtleneck and a maxi skirt) or a slinky slip dress and heeled boots. If you’re looking to update your current beanie collection, solid shades are easiest to mix and match. Be sure to also consider bright prints and iconic logos for beanies that double as conversation starters and speak to your personality. Keep scrolling to load up on the best beanie inspiration, thanks to our most favorite (and bookmarked!) street style moments. Then, shop stylish beanies on the market right now in a range of price points.
— Additional reporting by Nikita Charuza and Hannah Weil McKinley