Style Advice of the Week

The rain has quickly set in and has become a permanent backdrop on campus. I wait every year for this exact weather so that I may finally don my cute and cozy fall and winter accessories. While chunky scarves and thick knitted gloves are fall staples for the cold, when you live in the Pacific Northwest, headwear is an absolute necessity. I’ve already been caught in a downpour after class, and rain is not the kindest to wavy-haired ladies like me. This Fashionista, looking cute, cozy and comfortably chic, reminded me to break out my cold weather hats ASAP.

Every season, there is a bounty of headwear styles to choose from. Bowlers, cossack hats and trappers are all super hot for fall, but my favorite is always a chunky knit beanie. Not only are they warm and keep your head dry, but they also are so easy to wear. You can easily pair one of these cute hats with dresses, jeans, leggings or lace-up boots. You’d be hard pressed to find an ensemble that a cute beanie wouldn’t look awesome with. This week’s Fashionista styled her slouchy gray beanie with a purple high-low top, black jeans and low western-style boots. I loved seeing a pop of vibrant blue on her nails to brighten up her dark palette.

If you don’t already own a cute knit beanie, I’m happy to steer you in the direction of my favorites. Urban Outfitters has a huge arsenal of choices this season. I’m loving this beanie and this beanie, both slouchy and perfect to add to any outfit on a rainy day. I’ve been begging some of my bolder friends to pick up this Double Pom Pom Beanie from Free People. For a pop of color, I adore this kate spade new york hat. If you’re looking for something unique that no one on campus will be sporting, I urge you to check out the great selection here on Etsy. Or if you’re feeling crafty, pick up one of these super cool DIY knit beanie kits from Wool and the Gang.

So my fellow Oregonians, when the rain comes down, be prepared! Be sure to store a slouchy knit beanie in your schoolbag for those unexpected downpours. You’ll stay chic and dry this fall, just like this week’s Fashionista!


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