Chances are you won’t be buying a new parka this deep into winter, but if your outerwear is starting to feel tired after months of bundling up, it’s not too late to snap up some earmuffs or score a new toque to refresh your winter style game! Even though we Winnipeggers tend to choose our winter gear for function first, hats are an opportunity to have fun and show some personality while you stay warm. Browse through these standout styles to get inspired.
Where to wear it: Skating
Why we love it: If you’re not into the slouchy beanie look or just need to change things up, a jaunty cap is a cool, more structured alternative. This cap has an equestrian-inspired style that begs to be worn with the perfect pair of tall riding boots. The brim will keep the sun out of your eyes as you skate down The River Trail, and the pom-pom adds just the right amount of cute.
Faux Fur Earmuffs
Where to wear it: En route to a party
Why we love it: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, earmuffs are ideal to wear on a night out since they won’t mess up your hair, and are compact enough to keep in your purse. We’re partial to this navy faux fur pair from Boes, since they protect our ears while being much more grown-up than that pair you had in elementary school. These would go perfectly with a hooded coat, sheepskin boots, and a swipe of shimmery lipgloss.
Where to wear it: On campus
Why we love it: What can we say? We have a soft spot for pom-poms – especially multicoloured ones! This quirky cap will keep your head warm as you head to class, while adding a pop of colour – and some serious fun – to your ensemble. As far the rest of your outfit is concerned, this toque would look great with a cable knit sweater, houndstooth skirt, and woollen tights.
Where to wear it: Date night
Why we love it: There’s something about a beret that feels so chic and European. It’s a style that you don’t wear every day, and you can’t help but feel like a movie star when you slip one on – think Marion Cotillard in Allied. Made from soft felt, this is a great option for milder days. Try it with a chunky sweater, leather skinnies, and heeled ankle boots.
Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks in this post (check stores for availability):
Cap with pom-pom: BCBG, $85.00
Navy earmuffs: Boes, $12.00
Knit toque with multicoloured pom-pom: Boathouse, $24.00
Maroon beret: Hudson's Bay, $24.99
Dual knit sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, $44.95
Skinny jeans: Hudson's Bay (Levi's), $98.00
Black parka: Reitmans, $199.00