5 Cheerful Beanies for a Winter Pick-Me-Up

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Fashion Week’s greatest peacocks might believe tights are optional even in February, but the perennially chic agree that cold weather is more bearable with a fuzzy beanie. As we wait out these last gusts of cold air before spring, we’ve rounded up five simple beanies you can buy last-minute to keep your head happy. Scroll down to see five accessories to get you through winter’s final stretch.

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Unless you’re French, the threshold for looking ultrapretentious in a beret is fairly low. But think of yourself as an extra in a Gucci ad or imagine that you’re wearing a “Freedom Hat” (as America intended!) and wave away your fears.

H&M wool-blend beret, $10 at hm.com

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If you prefer a tighter-fitting masculine beanie (and agree that slouchy knitted hats are best worn by elves), try a graphic ribbed knit option in an unusual shade of forest green.

Dravus porter beanie, $17 at zumiez.com

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This & Other Stories beanie comes in a more conservative color, but the pretty beaded appliqués are a nice touch for a dressier beanie option (yes, they exist).

& Other Stories swallow embroidered wool beanie, $38 at stories.com

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Wear a Technicolor beanie if you’re looking to finish off your outfit with a happy jolt of color. This one looks like it was constructed out of woolen sprinkles: Lisa Frank fans, plan accordingly.

Eugenia Kim hand-knit cable beanie, $225 at neimanmarcus.com

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If your head can only tolerate luxury beanies, here’s a leopard-print version that pairs well with an all-black ensemble.

Saint Laurent leopard-print beanie, $375 at saksfifthavenue.com