The Street Style Guide to Wearing Beanies

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In a world filled with off-the-shoulder tops, cropped turtlenecks, and wide-leg jeans, a beanie seems like the easiest thing to style: You put it on your head. But as evidenced by a friend who seemed truly perplexed recently—“I just don’t know where it should sit on my head or if it should flop over or stick straight up” is an actual, verbatim complaint she texted me recently—it’s not always that simple.

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You may thing you’re just not a hat person, but you’d be wrong: Literally everyone, no matter your hairstyle or head shape, can pull off a beanie. It’s just about finding the right one: while we’d never deprive anyone of the newly on-trend pom pom beanie, long faces are better off with something a bit chunkier, and round faces can pull off something tighter. To prove our point, we found 26 models, bloggers, editors, and other stylish folk wearing the winter essential, as well as a similar style to shop.

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AEO Snowflake Beanie, $20; at American Eagle

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Tna Glacial Slouchy Hat, $30; at Aritzia

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ASOS Oversized Boyfriend Rib Beanie, $13; at ASOS

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ASOS Rib Bright Blue Faux Fur Pom Beanie, $19; at ASOS

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ASOS Fluffy Super Soft Beanie, $16; at ASOS

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Eugenia Kim Felix Wool Hat; $175; at Barneys New York

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Acrylic Watch Hat, $10; at Carhartt

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Christobelle Bow Hat, $70; at Club Monaco

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Soyer Reversible Cashmere Hat, $290; at The Dreslyn

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FW15 Supreme Grid Beanie Black Gray Cuffed Box Logo Classic Hat White Plaid Cap, $60; at Ebay

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Ribbed Knit Beanie, $4; at Forever21

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Pompom Hat, $13; at H&M

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Wool-blend Hat, $10; at H&M

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Pom Knit Beanie, $12; at Hollister

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Cozy-Knit Beanie, $40; at Madewell

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Bright Ideas Knit Beanie in Pink, $10; at Nasty Gal

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Seed Bobble Beanie, $100; at Need Supply

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Ribbed Beanie, $65; at Need Supply

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Fiesta Beanie; $58; at Nordstrom

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Hat 97023, $18; at Oak + Fort

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Lightweight Beanie for Women, $5; at Old Navy

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1717 Olive Cable Knit Beanie, $44; at ShopBop

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Inverni Cashmere Beanie with Tonal Pom, $295; at ShopBop

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Plain Fluffy Beanie, $22; at TOPSHOP

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Clyde Arp Knit Hat In Acid Yellow Reflector, $88; at Garmentory

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OBEY Linden Beanie, $10; at Urban Outfitters

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