zara fur vest

matchy beanie hat look

rag and bone harrow booties

I am so excited about the return of beanie weather! It was unusually warm throughout almost all of December & the temps are just now cooling down.  I know I'm going to regret saying this, but... finally! Bring on the hats, scarves & gloves!  Not only is a beanie hat another way to accessorize in cold weather, but hats are the ultimate accessory for hiding a less-than-perfect hair day.  Two thumbs up!

ny and company sweater

zara faux fur vest

When it comes to beanie hats, there are 3 fun ways I like to use these accessories to spice up a winter look: 

1. Matchy-Matchy: Like I did today, matching your beanie to your outfit is just another way to coordinate your look from head to toe ;). I prefer a matching look in neutral tones so no single piece outshines another.

2. Opposites Attract: I love dressing down a fancier outfit by adding a casual slouchy beanie. With a pair of boots & a hat,  girly dresses look instantly cooler, or try out the juxtaposition of glam heels and a beanie.

3. Monochrome: If there is ever a time for an all-black look, it's the winter time.  But no look is complete without a pop of color (at least in my book!); rather than a scarf or shoes, make your beanie your pop!  Fire engine red, royal blue or even leopard with an all-black outfit is unexpected & fun.

neutral winter look

aerie beanie hat
Sweater: c/o NY & Company (seen in blue here) | Jeans: Zara (similar) | Vest: Zara (similar) | Hat: Aerie | Bag: Michael Kors | Booties: Rag & Bone | Jewelry: Michele, Michael Kors, Stella & Dot, David Yurman

How do you style beanie hats?

Michelle Paige

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Meet our co-host for this week's Start The Week Stylish linkup: Jasmine from Color U Bold.  Jasmine is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger who's blog is all about loving yourself & being bold! Be sure to stop by her blog this week and say hello!

Last week, we loved from Shannon from Upbeat Soles and Brooke from Pumps & Push Ups sparkly & festive New Year's looks!