TREND: Helmet Head

Some people are hat people. Most are not. As a member of the majority, I have gone through most of my life with nothing but hair on my head. I’ve never been particularly bothered by this, but as the first snowflakes of the year begin to fall, I have just one overwhelming thought, “my ears are cold!” Now, I’ve suffered for fashion in the past, but in this case, why fight it? It’s time to buy a hat.

In the past few years, the fall ready-to-wear shows of Diane von Furstenberg have presented some amazing and quirky headpieces. Like the Fashionista seen here, DVF features chunky knits with large girly embellishments. Positioned strategically to the side, these adornments can be crafted from the same knit fabric or a combination of plumes, tulle, lace, or fur. What’s more, this look is great as a head wrap or hat. The charcoal gray color of this Fashionista’s head wrap has become my go-to color of the season. When deciding on a color for yourself, consider gray. It is a neutral that will work with most of your existing outerwear.

In yet another nod to Diane von Furstenberg, this Fashionista is sporting an ethnic print scarf. In a gauze fabric, this scarf works well in a variety of climates.

Hint: If you feel like splurging, shop Nordstrom for this DVF favorite. This slouchy knit head wrap with flower detail is a great low-cost alternative–it is available in charcoal gray! 

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