ACCESSORIES REPORT: Hats Off For Wraps

Accessories Report

If you’re like me and not blessed with the innate ability to rock most hats, then this is the winter accessory post for you. Shielding myself from the cold has recently turned into my latest and most consuming hobby as cold weather looms closer and closer. In any shape, size and pattern there’s no way around it. Hats are a pain to pull off the right way. Throw a picky Fashionista into the mix; you might as well suffer in style without one (although it is not recommended, even for the sake of fashion).

Head wraps aren’t only limited to keeping your beachy tresses out of the way during summer days. With a thicker fabric, they are turned into any freezing, hat-challenged Fashionista’s best friend. From experience, I can vouch for winter headbands, as they are both fashionable and downright warm. This Fashionista chose to keep her ears toasty with her Anthropologie gray twisted headband. The width of the earmuff is just wide enough to cover her ears, while not hiding her entire head under the weight of a full-blown winter hat.

Embellishments are a great way to spice up any hair accessory and earmuff wraps are no exclusion. Rhinestones, fur and bows make the perfect stylish addition to this winter must-have by branching far from the traditional knit skullcap. rag & bone incorporates their classic gray, red and white color scheme into their striped headband while Urban Outfitters adds delicate pearl detailing on their pastel colored earwarmer.  Wintertime is no excuse to slack off in the accessories department; embrace the opportunity to wear multiple layers of equally fabulous (and fabulously thermal) accessories.

Spotted: Chanel fall 2007, as expected, went above and beyond the norm by adding feathers and intricate veil decoratives onto the model’s earmuffs.

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