The best thing about winter is that it’s prime beanie season! In the colder months, we get to play around with cosy headwear that the hot summer sun just won’t allow for. From pom poms to chic and slouchy there’s a beanie in every colour and shape imaginable. Here are 5 fabulous beanies and how to wear them this season.

1. Embrace color

Beanie red

For a daring winter look slip on a red beanie and match it to striking red lipstick. Keep the rest of your look simple and you’ll be sure to attract attention. We love this Knit Beanie from Woolworths (R 99.95), it’s snug and oh-so-chic.

outfit 1

If the matchy-matchy vibe isn’t your thing then opt for a colourful beanie with a neutral outfit like the one pictured above, to really make your headwear pop.

2. Show-off your parting

Mr Price beanie

If you love beanies but think they make you look like a 12-year-old then wear your beanie slightly back on your head to show your parting. This will highlight your locks and give you that laid-back fashionista look we all crave. We love this pom pom beanie from Mr Price (R59.9) – it’s perfect for accentuating your newly blow-dried tresses.

3. Ride the wave

If you’ve got long hair then grab your curling iron and create large barrel waves for an edgy but pretty look. This looks especially fabulous when paired with a slouchy beanie like this one from Woolworths (R249).

outfit 2

For the complete rock festival look rock your beanie with a checked shirt, skinny jeans and combat boots like in the image above.

4. She bangs, she bangs!

Beanie Mr Price

If you’ve got bangs then show them off! Wear your beanie folded and slightly back on the crown of the head to keep your face-framing fringe front and centre. This colourful pom pom beanie from Mr Price (R59.99) is perfect for showing off your locks.

5. Let it all hang out

beanie black

If you want to show off your tresses then make sure you wear your hair down and to the front when wearing a beanie – the ideas is to go for more street chic and less street urchin. We love this black pom pom beanie from Spree (R140).

outfit 3

To get that ‘tortured creative’ look pair your pop pom beanie with a matching thick knit jersey, skinny jeans and brogue style ankle boots like in the picture above.