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Smarter Style: Fashion 911 -- Find me a slouchy beanie hat!
January 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I've now entered Year 3 of my Eternal Search for it. It being a cool, hip slouchy beanie hat. We've all seen them donned by celebs in those mags in the checkout aisle. With scarfs just so, jeans, boots and that hat. A little baggy on the back of the head, perched askew. They are perfect for chilly city days, not too tight to muss the hair, can almost leave them on all day, inside, outside.

I want one. But I have yet to find one that works on me. During my quest, I've tried on quite a few. This is my year I will find it, I know I will. I won't give up. Okay, yes, I'm now obsessed. I'm channeling my inner Gollum...image me whispering, "My preeeecccccioussss!"

Here are ones I'm going to try next:

This is a  super-cute one from Nordstrom's, with a hint of angora and cashmere. Comes in so many colors...if it works, I can grab a couple more to mix it up. I just fear it may not have enough "slouch" to it.

ASOS has one that definitely looks to have the slouch factor, but am wondering if it may be too small. I like the gray color too. Hmmm....

I like the raw edge on this one and it looks to have the right slouch and is classic black...over at MissKL, but could be too short? Might be a good contender.

I'm not afraid to venture into the men's section to find this hat, my friends. This one on Urban Excess says it is the type worn by David Beckam. And who is cooler than Becks? Right, no one.

Or perhaps I just should not wear a slouchy beanie hat...perhaps the fashion gods are telling me something. Perhaps I need to switch it up all together. Earmuffs from Saks anyone?

Do you like the slouchy hat look? What do you use to keep your ears and head cozy?

© Michael1959


  • powow65
    by powow65
    January 9, 2013 at 7:27 AM
  • bmw29
    by bmw29
    January 9, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Those just look like toboggans to me. :/ What am I missing?

  • keeckhardt
    January 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM
    I wear a beanie with built in headphones when I run, but that is it.
  • MamaJane
    January 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

     The slouchy hats are silly looking and impractical. I can imagine it just flying off your head.  I'd go with the ski band or ear muffs.  When it's that cold out I pick warmth over looking cute anyway.  Plus chances are I'm shoveling the driveway not walking the runway :)

  • fraujones
    January 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    I think it's cute. I'd go with the ribbed or gray one. 

  • GypsiSky
    January 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I like the one from Nordstrom (I'm biased... Love that store ;)

  • othermom
    January 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Not my style

  • mamivon2
    January 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    I dont like ear muffs.. they give me headaches

  • SlightlyPerfect
    January 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Are the 90s fashions coming back!? Sign me up for flannel and flared jeans.

  • pampire
    by pampire
    January 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I have a few hats that cover my ears but aren't slouchy beanies.  Not sure if I like the look yet.

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