Autumn is well and truly here and before we know it will be winter and these seasons bring about a massive shift in style. This is the time of year when we have to invest in warmer, more insulating pieces to protect ourselves from the bitter cold.
We at SL Black Label have created an in depth guide of how to deal with the seasonal headwear changes.
Baseball caps are used all year round but tend to be seen less in autumn and winter, meaning that they lose their functional benefits. This is where the beanie takes over. Unlike caps and snapbacks, beanies are incredibly functional and fashionable this time of year and are truly the main cold season accessory.
Using insulating materials is possibly the most important factor to take into consideration. Light, breathable caps are great when beating the heat in summer, but they’re not going to be much use in the wet and cold. Warmer fabrics like acrylic, fleece and wool come to life in autumn and throughout the winter.
Dark and earthy colours such as pumpkin, forest green and maroon are on trend this time of year.
A quick history of the beanie
You would be surprised to hear that beanies have been worn for centuries throughout England and Wales. The modern beanie was originally designed for manual workers and labourers as it was a way to keep their heads warm without obstructing their vision. Moving into the 21st century, beanies keep their function but they are now a fashion staple that every clothing brand would be wise to stock.’
Because of the beanies success as a versatile accessory, there have come about many variations over time.
Make sure you view our second edition of this autumn/winter headwear guide for a breakdown of the different types of beanies and other cold weather hats.