Expressing individual style may seem futile when we’re all bundled up. The bulky coats, the knits, and the base layers can leave one uninspired when dressing for the day. But there’s a key outlier: winter hats for women. Whether you’re a year-round hat enthusiast or don pragmatic styles only in brisk temperatures, the fall and winter are ushering in fresh hat trends aplenty to inspire stylish cold-weather looks.
When shopping for winter hats, there are a few primary considerations. First, which silhouettes suit you best? A wide-brim hat, such as a fedora, boater, or rancher style, in timeless in felt or wool. If a winter beanie is more to your taste, you can have fun with a playful pom-pom style or keep it luxe in knitted cashmere.
Trends, of course, play a big part in winter hat shopping. For a fashion-forward look, timeless berets, faux fur fabrics or shearling trims, and textured bucket hats are among the season’s leading styles. For the ultimate in coziness, a plush trapper hat will keep you toasty warm—we’d wear one as a finishing touch to après-ski attire.
Keep reading for our pick of the 11 most stylish winter hats for women this year. From newsboy caps and trendy buckets to timeless wool fedoras, boaters, and beanies, we’re confident you’ll discover the perfect style—or several!—from Chanel, Fendi, Valentino, and more.