The Fall Accessory Every Girl Should Own

As we’re sure you know by now, the Who What Wear staff has a thing for hatsWide-brimmed, baseball, fedora — you name it! However, while we enjoy experimenting with new shapes and textures, there’s something just so perfect about fall’s go-to chapeau: the beanie!

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  • Knitted, ribbed, printed, and more; we’ve gathered a slew of styles for you to peruse and plenty of ladies in inspiring looks to help you get your beanie on.

  • Jessica Hart
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    Jessica Hart

    Every since Hart stole our iPhone we’ve had our eye on her! The Australian model stepped out in New York in this delightful pastel ensemble. We love how she doubled up on the ribbed texture with her beanie and sweater, and kept the rest of her look simple with a white button-up shirt.

  • Arizona Muse
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    Arizona Muse

    There’s no better way to break in your beanie than to wear it with a warm-hued coat! Muse attended the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week last month in their Metal Plate Cashmere Caban ($2595) and a beige beanie, and we’re still talking about it.

  • Daniela Halova of My Magic Fashion
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    Daniela Halova of My Magic Fashion

    Beanies and turtlenecks are like peppermint and mochas: perfect seasonal pairings. We love how Halova chose a sweater in a neutral shade and let her H&M beanie (and lip color) pop.

  • Sara of Collage Vintage
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    Sara of Collage Vintage

    The Beauty Beanie [n]: a hat that serves as an accessory and as part of an overall beauty look, drawing attention to accents such as a strong brow and smokey eye.

    Photo credit: Courtesy of BCBG


    If you’re in need of a beanie update, we suggest you try it with your favorite dress for a grunge-inspired outfit. BCBGMAXAZRIA’s F/W 13 runway was chalk full of looks showcasing ways to wear their Jacc Knit Beanie ($68).

  • Zina Charkoplia Of Fashion Vibe
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    Zina Charkoplia Of Fashion Vibe

    Searching for the ultimate downtown look to introduce your beanie to? Try this. Charkoplia’s American Apparel beanie and Ray-Ban sunglasses pair perfectly with her black Zara blazer and Chick With Guns crop top. That black nail polish is pretty rad, too.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    You guessed it! It was Paris where this chic street styler was snapped wearing a plaid, quilted jacket with jet-black aviators and a minimal, gray beanie. Oh, the French. 

  • Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules
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    Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

    It doesn’t get much cuter than this! Our jaws dropped when we spotted this layered look courtesy of Sarinana. Her Missguided Petera Tweed Boyfriend Coat ($106) was the perfect addition to Madewell’s Denim Boyshirt ($70) and Alexander Wang t-shirt. Her leather Primary skirt gave the look a nice polish too, we’d say.







  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    This look is some parts woodsy and all parts feminine. The secret? Gray matched with soft colors, like this baby pink coat.

  • Ji Hye Park
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    Ji Hye Park

    The always-stylish model sported her rendition of the beanie after Valentino’s show during Paris Fashion Week. Tres bien!

  • Tommy Hilfiger
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    Tommy Hilfiger

    We’d be lying if we said we didn’t love this look partly because it’s on Cara Delevingne, but there’s no denying the F/W 13 Tommy Hilfiger runway showed a bountiful collection of fall pieces to try out; including this Hat ($129, 212.223.1824) and Jacket ($1199, 212.223.1824)!


  • Rihanna
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    We know it’s a touch avant-garde, but how could you resist trying out a veiled beanie this fall after seeing Rihanna don her Silver Spoon Attire Mesh Bow Beanie ($128)?

  • Wommelsdorff

    Stella Beanie ($385)


  • Forever 21

    Heathered Open-Knit Beanie ($7) in Navy/Cream


  • BCBGeneration

    Winter Veil Beanie ($68)


  • H&M

    Knitted Hat ($10) in Beige


  • Lea Clement

    Fur Hat ($187)


  • Madeleine Thompson

    Waever Neon Cashmere Beanie ($135)


  • Saint Laurent

    Mohair-Blend Hat ($290)


  • Zara

    Knitted Hat ($50) in Black


  • Surface to Air

    Lexia Beanie ($125)


  • The Elder Statesman

    Echo Bunny Ribbed-Knit Cashmere Beanie ($270)


  • Anthropologie

    Steppe Knit Hat ($32) in Mustard



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