Take your pick from some of this season’s hat trends
Regardless of how much heat you do or don’t lose from your head, some of us just like to wear hats in cold weather because they are warm and because they make a fashion statement.
Of course, hat-wearing is intrinsically linked to hair-styling and matching the two is an age-old art. Learn the techniques our grandmothers practised or bemoan the hat-hair that follows.
Most of us will, at some time — like a sporting event, enjoy the comfort of a classic wool-knit beanie with or without pom-poms.
Snug fit cloche styles are gorgeously romantic and retro but definitely need to match your gorgeously romantic, retro outfit. And let’s be honest, only a few can really rock a snappy beret and newsboy style — fabric please, never leather.
Winter hats are useful in protecting your skin from that harsh Queensland sun. Stick with felt Akubras for outdoor work and keep your fedoras and boaters for going out.
If you want to make a big winter statement try an Amelia Erhart aviator style but do keep the goggles for when you are actually in the air.
The real winter romantics won’t be able to resist a fur hat like Lara’s in Dr Zhivago. Julie Christie wore them so well and the good news is, most people can. This is one style that tends to look fabulous on everyone. They also tend not to be cheap. Luckily there are lots of fabric stores that stock faux fur — time to get stitching Lara.