11 Reasons Beanies Are the Perfect Winter Accessory

Keeping warm in the winter without completely compromising your style is no easy feat. Bundling up in practical layers doesn't always translate to the most fashionable ensemble, and cold-weather accessories aren't always designed to make a statement. However, there is one winter accessory that delivers in both practicality and style: a beanie. The casual knit hat looks just as good mixed in with elevated pieces as it does topping off a laid-back athleisure look. To prove it, we've rounded up 11 cute outfits with beanies that showcase a variety of styles while still keeping you cozy whatever the weather brings. There are so many ways to work a beanie into your look—here are a few ideas.

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An all-white outfit already makes a statement but looks even cooler with the contrast of a black beanie and boots.

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For an especially cozy look, a pom-pom detail makes for an adorable touch.

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Mixing in a pastel beanie with a head-to-toe athleisure look is effortlessly cool.

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Add a pop of color to an otherwise dark outfit with a bright beanie in a bold hue.

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Beanies are an easy way to bring a playful infusion of color into your outfit without overcommitting.

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Or pare back a bold, colorful ensemble with a beanie in a neutral shade and coordinate with matching accessories.

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Similarly, opt for something subtler on top and finish off an all-black outfit with a black beanie for a cool girl–approved uniform.

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Black, unadorned beanies are always a classic, no matter what you're wearing.

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A patterned beanie is an easy way to switch things up.

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Getting matchy-matchy with your outfit and the shade of your beanie makes your ensemble instantly more polished.

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A white beanie goes with almost everything and is the easiest way to work winter white into your wardrobe.