Stylish and Functional Fall Headwear

Embrace the functionality of hats this fall with these runway to real way picks.

Fall means bundling up in a fashionable way so throw on a jacket, grab a scarf, but don’t forget fall’s stylish essential – the hat. Hats are often left out because they mess up hair or can’t be worn inside, but we often neglect the positives of the hat like the fact that it keeps us warm and takes our look to a whole new level!

The New Fedora

The Inspiration: Lanvin Fall '11 Collection (L); The Look: Nordstrom Wool Hat (R)

The wide-brimmed fedora is the must have hat this fall.  This style exudes confidence; after all we have seen it predominately on men, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and John Hamm in Mad Men.  So embrace the masculine trend this season and check out this version of the wide-brimmed fedora at Nordstrom; the Bordeaux color offsets the masculine trend and incorporates your feminine side while the wool keeps you warm.

Nordstrom Wool Fedora | $48 | Available at Nordstrom


The Floppy Hat

The Inspiration: Christian Dior Fall '11 Collection (L); The Look: H&M Wide-brim Wool Felt Hat (R)

Transitioning to fall is often hard so take a tip from summer and get the wide-brimmed floppy hat.  The wide-brim, which used to shield your eyes from the sun, will now cover you from the rain. So swap out your wicker sun hat and opt for this H&M wool floppy hat in the hues of fall.

Wide-brim Wool Felt Hat | $14.95 | Available at H&M


The Beanie

The Inspiration: Vanessa Bruno Fall '11 Collection (L); The Look: Free People Knoxville Oversize Beanie (R)

It is only appropriate that the beanie was included in fall fashion week due to its functionality in the city and on the mountain.  This time around the beanie was reworked in lighter materials and oversized.  Free People, always on trend, offers this Knoxville Oversized Beanie in gray and a fun leopard pattern that is just enough oversized to keep your ears warm on windy days.

Knoxville Oversize Beanie | $38 | Available at Free People