3 Ways to Wear Beanies

Beanies are a fall & winter favorite of mine. However, pretty much a year ago you would've never seen me in a beanie. Why? Simply because my style is constantly evolving. I am consistently learning more about myself & life & fashion in general.

Beanies are extremely flexible when it comes to styling. You can dress them down or you can dress them up. They're so versatile that you can either look like a hobo from one of those old time films or a beautiful modern day princess, depending on your stylistic choices. 

What we have here are three ways to wear beanies. I was originally going to go with titles like "casual" & "dressy," but I decided what works for me is figuring out how to style it with certain articles of clothing. Here you can see how to style a beanie with pants, a skirt, & a coat or some sort of outerwear during the fall & winter months. 


Pants - A casual, comfortable outfit. You could go grocery shopping in this & then head to lunch with your boyfriend. It's all about a relaxed, easy fit to keep you mobile & looking chic wearing it. This look features one of the new Wang sweaters from the Alexander Wang collection at H&M. To me this look is very California cool. This is something we would wear any day or night during winter & fall, seeing as it doesn't get too frigid here in Southern Cali.

Skirt - You may be a little freaked out wearing a beanie with a skirt but that's just because you haven't opened your mind up to the possibilities of beanies. This outfit is the ideal edgy night look. Heels, skirt, & a beanie are definitely for the risk takers in life. You're not going to be afraid or shy to rock this look. Depending on the beanie, it can either be your statement piece or just something to pull the look together. In this case, it's both -- some rhinestones for sparkle, but it's not super loud.

Coat - Not everyone lives in SoCal where we can survive off a light cardigan in winter/fall. There are people going out & doing day-to-day things -- or nightly things -- & they're wearing giant coats, jackets, parkas, layers, because it's literally freezing. This way to wear a beanie look is for those who really have a winter. The vibe of what's going on underneath your outerwear could be totally different that what's on the surface. You can mix & match your beanie accordingly. First things first, choose your beanie! Next, determine what clothes to wear underneath. Lastly, style your outer layers. Ta da!

For me, women who wear beanies are strong, independent, forward thinking ladies. A beanie has been seen as masculine but that's why it's called style. Style is about interpreting fashion & trends to mold them into your aesthetic. There are many ways to wear beanies. But it's all up to you! Which one of these is your favorite? Pants? Skirt? Coat?

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66 comments

  1. Oooo love these! The sparkly version is my favorite~!

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    1. Can't go wrong with some embellishments. :]

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  2. Love all of these, such great styling!

    xxx
    Camilla
    http://avenuecamilla.com

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  3. These are allll so adorable, but my favorite one has to be the first look. A beanie with some slouchy, comfy pieces is just so appealing. And ugh, that Wang sweatshirt. Get in mah life.

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    1. Upon first look, I didn't really like anything from the Wang collection. Some are growing on me, but no purchases yet. :p

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  4. I like look #1! I live in Toronto where it's super cold. I'd love to see some recommendations for beanies (we call them toques!) to wear on my way to work. I dress fairly casually, but I feel weird about wearing the same hat I wear at the ski hill when I'm out and about downtown.

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    1. Toques, eh? I'll sound cool when I say that. I feel like you could make a spin off look #3. Since it's wayyyyy cold over there, you can choose a beanie & then style your layers/coat with it! :]

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  5. I love beanies .....and you´re post is so inspiring ...thank you <3


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  6. Love these... especially number one!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  7. I love all of these looks, especially the look with the skirt! I need to find a couple new beanies for winter :)

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Me too. I have a couple old ones. Nothing fresh. :]

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  8. I still need to get my hands on a beanie, but I've been holding back because I don't think that they suit me. Love the third outfit with the Mickey beanie!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Come on, Alice! I'm surprised. I feel like would beanies totally suit your style. 90s, grunge, pale, punk. You could incorporate it in so many ways. :]

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  9. I'm loving that Mickey beanie what a cutie!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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  10. Aw I love these outfits! To be honest, I think I look pretty silly in a beanie, but I think they look great on other people :)

    Simplicity Relished

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    1. I bet you wouldn't look silly. Don't think that about yourself! :]

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  11. Just the simple act of insulting my head makes me so warm and that is much needed where I live. I love how beanies manage to do that and still look cute! These outfits are perfect :)

    Enclothed Cognition
    @mskerih

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    1. Oh yeah! Gotta keep your feet, hands & head warm! :]]

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  12. Love the middle outfit the most, very classy look with a touch of edginess through the sparkly beanie!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  13. I love wearing beanies with cozy sweaters for an edgier look!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina


    P.S. Giveaway for a $25 gift card to THE LOFT on my blog!

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  14. These look really great, I love them!! :)

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can find the post here:
    http://lipstickandmocha.blogspot.com/2014/11/liebster-award-2.html

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  15. Wow that skirt is amazing!! Great selection, and I never would've thought to style a skirt with a beanie! Great tip :) xx

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    1. Just try something new. It may feel odd, but it doesn't look odd. :]

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  16. Absolutely love the first outfit! Were you able to get any of the Alexander Wang stuff before it sold out? It was crazy here!

    www.danikamaia.com

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    1. I didn't. Well, I didn't go haha. I knew it was going to be CRAZYYYY!!! :]

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  17. Those are the cutest beanies!!! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. :]

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  18. Amazing post. I love other people's style when they're wearing beanies but I'm never thought I could pull it off. I really like the idea of styling it with a skirt. So edgy, yet still classic xx

    Viva Epernay

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    1. Try it out. I NEVER thought I'd wear beanies. So perfect on bad hair days. :]

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  19. My style is constantly changing too and this year for the first time tried beanies. They are fun. Like the looks you put togethers.
    xo
    Elmira
    http://www.wellputtogetherstylebyelmira.com

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    1. Congrats on trying beanies, Elmira! Woohoo! :]

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  20. Love #1 the most :)

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  21. Love the first one and third one!
    Great job!
    Love
    Pili
    pils13.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Carmen! Love your style! Nice casual with some chic accents. Do you have any ideas for Christmas outfit? If so, would you like to join our campaign "Christmas with Style" and write a guest post for our community?

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    1. No ideas yet. But I'll keep them simmering. :]

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  23. Loving this post! I've been wearing my beanie almost every day now. xx


    TOPCOAT

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  24. Fab looks! I love beanies. They can also be styled in dressy looks.

    Jasmien x

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  25. I WANT to wear beanies, but they don't sit well on my head. I'll try to use this inspiration to find the right one for me :)

    Catherine | TheSingleDiaries.com

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    1. Don't give up yet, Catherine. They come in MANY shapes. Only certain ones work for me. Basically, keep trying them on. :]

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  26. Such cute looks I love the roll neck and skirt outfit, might have to try it myself xx

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  27. Cute outfits :) I think my fave is the coat look. I really want a Mickey Mouse beanie!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Me too. Maybe we should put it on our wishlists? Haha:]

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  28. Wow, they are all so great, number 3 is insanely beautiful! Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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  29. Beanies are my fave! I love that it is winter and I can finally wear them again!

    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Great article! I love the beanie you are showing with the skirt.

    xoxo
    Cathy

    www.bayareafashionista.com

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  31. Ah I'm not usually a beanie girl, but I adore that Mickey Mouse one! Definitely need to get my hands on one and release my inner child!
    Great post :)
    www.thetechgypsy.com

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  32. Beanies really don't look good on me but I like all three versions you picked :)
    xx

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  33. I rarely wear then cause I don't know how, thanks for sharing some tips ;) xox
    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  34. I've never dared try beanies. I think it's because how silly my dad made them look when I was younger. I have to admit I'm intrigued by styling it with a skirt, I might just have to give that one a try! :)

    http://xfallenmoon.blogspot.com/

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  35. These are three awesome looks :)
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  36. Love the Skirt version.

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  37. Love the first outfit, casual and comfortable is definitely my style.

    eastofsiam.blogspot.com

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