Women are known for having the tendency to skip comfort, especially when the ultimate goal is to achieve a flawless head-to-toe look. This usually translates to wearing heels despite the amount of time spent walking or standing easily surpassing the first bearable hour, or forgetting all about headgear when the temperatures start dropping at a considerable rate. Most of the times it’s all worth it in the end.
But if the heels situation is kind of a perpetual sacrifice, the fall 2013 fashion trends bring back the taste for convenience, as they are all pointing towards keeping warm in style. Due to the revival of ’90s neo grunge, the beanie has, as of last fall, taken center stage, moving from ski resorts to town and growing from a casual week-end accessory into a Monday-through-Sunday statement of edginess.
The beanie attitude agrees with a full spectrum of styles for fall, encouraging creativity and inviting you to step outside your comfort zone. Sk tells you all about the beanie types that will be trending come autumn / winter.
The beanie for fall 2013.
Just like many of the other accessories to have stood the test of time, or experienced a rather sudden revival over the past couple of seasons, the beanie evolved from being a mere manifestation of casualness, to becoming an acclamation of contemporary style. For fall 2013, the beanie is that appendix that will set you apart, especially when approached from a unique and unexpected angle.
The slouchy beanie.
Cool and carefree, the slouchy beanie achieves a more chic status when paired with structured garments, fitted ensembles and clean layers during fall. High-heels and an oversized bag help set the needed contrast between classy and casual, preventing your entire outfit from looking too slumped. The key to sporting the slouchy beanie in a cool way lies in finding that perfect masculine/feminine balance.
The oversized beanie.
Playful and dramatic at the same time, the oversized beanie looks best whenever paired to sleek, minimal cuts, and fabrics that are both light and delicate. The exaggerated knit headwear design is the kind that will automatically set you apart, so it must be worn with confidence and poise. For more contrast, pick your beanies in mild tones of dusted pink, lilac or camel.
The women’s straight-up tall beanie.
You may recognize this particular type of beanie as being the exact same style to have invaded the streets and the blogosphere alike, all throughout last winter’s months. The good news is that if you haven’t got the chance to give it a try, the straight-up tall beanie transitioned into fall 2013, sky-high attitude and all. But if you care for a style that will truly set you apart during the upcoming season, the saturation of this style means it’s simply not it.
The pom-pom beanie.
Practical, pretty and playful, adding up to femininity where the other styles cut, the pom-pom beanie becomes key to a fashionable fall season. Pair it to easy ensembles in light colors and set the contrast upon whimsical prints and lightweight textures. A short dress, a miniature clutch and a pair of heeled booties are all the accents you’ll need in order to set-off balance.
The fitted beanie.
Tight and hanging low, the fitted beanie is not only the answer to a bad hair day/situation, it is also what cool girls all over the world will be sporting with ease come fall. We love the contrast of long and loose dresses and skirts, flawlessly paired with lightweight beanie hats. Talk about unexpected combinations.