By Alexis Bennet Parker, January 7, 2022, Vogue
Over the years, the best beanies have evolved from mere functional winter gear to attention-grabbing accessories, gracing red carpets, runways, and standout street style moments. Remember Rihanna’s latest Met Gala look? The drama of her voluminous Balenciaga gown was heightened with a crystal-trimmed knitted topper. Most recently in New York City, Bella Hadid gave us a lesson in cozy glamour dressing by wearing a charm-adorned, bonnet-style beanie by Verconiik with windbreaker pants and an oversized jacket.
The love for festive beanies is moving far beyond fall and winter dressing. For the Boss x Russell Athletic collaboration, the duo sent models down the runway (or should I say baseball field) in knitted hats paired with crop tops and sweat shorts. In the same vein, Anna Sui and Wales Bonner demonstrated how beautifully the slouchy caps thrive in tropical environments too, styling them with floral board shorts and infusing colors that pay homage to Caribbean culture.
So whether you’re looking for a way to stand out next spring, an easy way to enliven your winter wardrobe, or an unexpected way to zhuzh up evening looks à la Rihanna or The Row’s latest collection, you’ll find 24 of the best beanies to shop just ahead.