This article may not be appealing to all as not everyone is a hat person but it does apply to all because there is no such thing as a Boston winter without the protection of a hat. This is why I have searched all of Back Bay for the most universally flattering hats on the market. I found ones that were cute enough for weekend runs down Killington and warm enough to protect you from those unforgettable Boston wind gusts. The best part of Back Bay is that it can accommodate all of your winter needs. It has Kate Spade and Intermix for style and City Sports and EMS for athletes and for those hardcore winter days. In addition it has H and M for the budget conscious and indecisive. It doesn’t matter what your style or need is Back Bay is sure to have it
H and M is known for converting runway themes into affordable everyday pieces. In fact The Today Show just announced that Versace, one of the most reputable fashion labels in the world, is creating a special line for H and M. This is very exciting for the fashion enthusiast on a budget! This season their winter hat line is one of the best I have seen. My favorites are the traditional chunky knit hat and cap with pom pom in cream ranging from eleven to thirteen dollars. They also have an angora blend band hat that is perfect for any holiday dinner or party. I especially like the price tag of forty dollars. Their Newbury store is the best place to find these hats as well as so many other fun finds with minimal price tags.
Intermix is great for finding the hottest designers and typically my latest obsession. This season that happens to be Rag and Bone including everything from coats to hats. Marcus Wainwright & David Nevillee created the line with no formal training but a joint goal in making high quality clothes that they and their friends could wear. The result has been a prosperous company delivering classics with a stylish edge. Their accessories and specifically their winter hats are no exception. The Milton Beanie is perfect for a casual dinner out at Anchovies or Hungry Mother’s or grabbing lunch at a ski resort. It is priced somewhat high at one hundred and twenty dollars but really worth it. The other must see hat this season is
City Sports growing popularity is greatly due to their emphasis on one stop shopping. The buyers seem to have a knack for weeding through staple athletic brands and selecting the hottest styles from a fashion and sport point of view. This year their hat collection seems to trend towards either bright stripes or ski lodge cozy. I am partial to ski lodge cozy but find both to be very flattering. Patagonia has a Beatrice Beanie in green and blue for thirty five dollars that is perfect for an evening run or a snow ball fight in the Boston Commons. However, the North Face Fuzzy Earlap Beanie is so cozy and perfect for any ski run whether you are at Killington or Mount Snow. Their Boylston store is your best bet as it has the newest inventory and best variety.
Boston does not really give you a choice on whether to wear a hat during the winter months. Therefore, look at this as the freedom to flaunt any hat that you desire as long as it is warm.