What seemed like such a fall staple perfectly translates into a stunning winter accessory, and for good reason! Floppy, felt hats are here to stay for the season and lets just say— I’m loving it. Surprisingly, the Windy City wind has not been as insane as in years past and we Fashionistas are not complaining. The freedom from cookie cutter winter gear is a breath of fresh of air, even if it’s just for a day or two. This particular Fashionista was spotted on a peaceful snowy afternoon enjoying less than the typical three plus layers. No need to self inflict hat hair or soggy curls when this wide brimmed hat protects your locks and face while looking adorable.

This hat is not only a cute statement but also practical and wearable almost year round. To accompany the piece, she opted for a warm, knit sweater with sheer peplum detail and of course the classic black legging. To finish the look, she opted for these charming leather booties and a couple simple rings. This Fashionista is ready for a day of class, exploring the city or nestling up in coffee shop.

How To: Avoid the traditional beanie and top off your look with a ravishing felt hat. These hats can be found in so many colors and sizes, you’re sure to find one that highlights your facial structure. To complete this entire look, start with your go-to pair of black leggings or jeans, a soft and pretty sweater like this one, a pair of chic booties and, of course, the hat.