If a little cold, snow, and ice isn't going to keep you from running outside, make sure that you're properly dressed. An essential part of any good Winter running ensemble is a beanie — and not just any old beanie. Since it's a tricky thing to be sweating out in the freezing cold, you are going to need something to keep you both warm and dry, like the Smartwool Beanie ($25) (a favorite of FitSugar editor, Jenny). Not your style? Keep reading to see five more excellent picks for Winter running beanies.
>> Stepping outside your cozy abode can be a cold and scary thought. No fear, our cuddly knit accessory picks are sure to alleviate your anxiety: Thinsulate-lined mittens from Lauer, wool blend scarves from Rag & Bone, and DVF head wraps are sure to keep you looking stylishly warm while you trek all over town. Peruse the slideshow for more of our favorite knits.
We love mixing together classic Winter essentials — like a cable-knit sweater — with unexpected pairings for a new twist on cold-weather dressing. Take cue from this street style snap and contrast our cozy cream pick from American Eagle with a flirty floral skirt from Vanessa Bruno Athé, a Lot78 leather jacket, polka dots tights, and clay-colored boots from Coach for a refreshingly sweet vibe.
Left to right: Lot78 Ziggy Leather Biker Jacket ($1,390), Vanessa Bruno Athé Watercolor Print Skirt ($193, orginally $275), AE Cable Knit Sweater ($60), Mulberry Alexa Bag ($1,150), Coach Sydney Bootie ($348), Asos Turban Headband ($14), Roxy Footprint Tights ($11, originally $16)
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There are many moments in fashion when I can't believe someone made that! But that's what makes it all so fun — the industry encompasses the chic, the not-so-chic, and the flat-out bizarre. Like these chain shoes; they make Alexander McQueen's armadillo platforms look like a breeze to walk in. I may not want to own them, but I can appreciate them. Proceed to see more similarly unusual pieces, some worth considering, some totally not.
We often look to Diane Kruger for red carpet inspiration — now let's take a lesson from her cold-weather routine. The actress was spotted shooting a movie in Berlin wearing a bundled-up outfit that's cozy cool. She kept her look dim but injected some light via an ivory knit beanie and red hoodie. Mortal combat boots lend a rough edge.
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Fab reader allthingsgrow recently wrote in asking for chic Winter hat suggestions for her upcoming trip to Prague. Good thing she did; it inspired me to embark on a major hat hunt. Not only will my finds keep your head toasty, they'll also make it look ahead of the game. Get it? Whether your preference is berets, trappers, beanies, or turbans, there's a chic Winter hat waiting to be worn by you.
I can't think of a better time than now to present you with De*Nada, an emerging accessories line that gives a whole new meaning to the term cozy chic. It specializes in knits, more specifically beanies, gloves, and amazing roped scarves ($58). Peruvian designer Virginia Blanca Arrisueño started De*Nada — translating to you're welcome in Spanish — in 2005, and yearned to mix modern styles with ethnic touches. The latest Autumn/Winter '09 collection makes me want to smother my body in its delicately cool knits and frolic in bed all day.
Slouchy beanies are always adorable, but what makes this Light Gray Soft Beanie fresher are the creases. With them, you can achieve a part grunge, part polished look. Throw on some ripped jeans for a too-cool finish. Buy it now for $6.99. The auction ends on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and there are more beanies where that came from.
Davida10 and I are on the same wavelength. See, we're both wearing Wang(ish) sweats today. I like how she paired her casual bottoms with a crisp black blazer for maximum contrast — smart! The beanie also adds a funky grunge touch.
Here's what she has on:
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Fab reader Sabina Tarnowka needed our help. She recently moved to Michigan and is in dire need of a warm Winter jacket. She's on a budget, so I challenged you to find items under $200. Remember, Sabina wants snazzy, not sporty. I started you off with this EEK! by Eugenia Kim Bow Beanie ($38) for inspiration. Let's see what you all came up with!
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