How to Rock a Beanie

by Pamela Simmons

Ashley Benson keeps her beanie casual by pairing it with a white t-shirt.

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Beanies don't just keep your head warm -- they also make a fashion statement. Whether you've been wearing this fall hat for a while or you've just bought your first one, perfecting your look is a cinch. Beanies are incredibly versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways. So pick your favorite style -- or pick a few -- and rock your beanie with confidence.

So Many Choices

Wearing your beanie pulled down on your forehead looks fashionable and it's also an effective way to accessorize on those bad hair days. If you have a slouchy beanie, let it fall back or get a bit more daring and wear it straight up. If you don't want to completely cover up, wear your beanie at the crown of your head and let the rest slouch back. Wear your hair down and parted to either side. If you're wearing your beanie at the crown of your head, you may need a few bobby pins to keep it in place.

Cool And Casual

Keep your look comfortable by wearing your beanie with skinny jeans and a blazer or an edgy leather jacket. Slip a basic t-shirt on under your jacket and finish the look off with a pair of boots. Go a bit more nonchalant in distressed jeans -- they'll toughen up your look just enough to keep it cool without making it sloppy. In warmer weather, swap your jeans out for shorts for a more exciting look like a pencil skirt or short dress.

Borrowed From Your Boyfriend

Pair your beanie with slouchy-fit pieces for a cool and comfortable look. An over-sized shirt or sweater works well with leggings, shorts or even skirts. A slouchy-fit pant like a harem also pairs nicely. For a more streamlined look, slip on a fitted t-shirt or tank. Make your outfit more of a stand out by finishing it off with an army jacket. This look works with flats but can also be dressed up with heels.

Dress It Up

Go for the unexpected and discover a new world of fashion. Sometimes the unexpected looks can be the best ones. Pair your beanie with ladylike skirts and dresses to create a cool juxtaposition of grungy and girly -- a flowy floral skirt or dress can do the trick. If you want to toughen the look up a bit, wear a pair of leather leggings underneath your dress or opt for motorcycle boots instead of heels for a surprising finishing touch.

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About the Author

Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.