Miu Miu Fall 2021 RTW Collection

Balaclavas and knitted hoods are this season's must have style | Source: Fashionista

Balaclavas are This Winter’s Surprise Fashion Trend

As the days get shorter and the mercury begins to drop, it can only mean one thing: winter is almost here. And it’s time to update our wardrobes. For inspiration on looking chic while combatting the cold you needn’t look far. Our stylish friends in the northern hemisphere have introduced us to this season’s surprise accessory, the knitted balaclava.

Also known as knitted bonnets, these head accessories have been seen framing the faces of just about every fashionista, including the style icon herself, Alexa Chung. They’ve also sauntered down many a runway including Miu Miu, Jacquemus, Gucci, and Balenciaga.

Below, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best knitted balaclavas that are sure to keep you on-trend and toasty warm this winter.

Zara Cable Knit Hood

In a flattering camel colour with cable-knit details this knitted hood is the perfect winter staple to keep you cosy and chic.

Zara Cable Knit Hood, A$55.95 | Source: Zara

TheOpen Product Beige Zip Up Balaclava

This balaclava is crafted from a rib knit wool-blend with a zip closure at face, meaning getting it on and off won’t interfere with your hair-do.

TheOpen Product Beige Zip Up Balaclava, A$135 | Source: Ssense

Shrimps Pauline Balaclava Blue

Knitted from a soft alpaca wool blend, this balaclava is detailed with scalloped edges and even has a fan in Alexa Chung.

Shrimps Pauline Balaclava Blue, A$445 | Source: Shrimps

Cecilie Bahnsen Gaia Mohair and Silk Balaclava

Rib-knitted from mohair and silk for optimum comfort and warmth around your noggin, this delicate balaclava is effortlessly elegant.

Cecilie Bahnsen Gaia Mohair and Silk Balaclava, A$459 | Source: My Theresa

Bogner Berny Appliquéd Wool Cashmere Hood

Knitted at the label’s German studio from a soft wool and cashmere-blend, this balaclava has ribbed trims and a tonal logo appliqué at the side, plus the neutral black makes it a winter wardrobe staple.

Bogner Berny Appliquéd Wool Cashmere Hood, A$314 | Source: Net A Porter

Marc Jacobs Heaven Striped Balaclava

For something more eccentric, try this striped balaclava from Marc Jacobs’ latest label Heaven. The grunge-inspired balaclava looks best when paired with its matching sweater.

Marc Jacobs Heaven Striped Balaclava, A$170 | Source: Ssense

ROWS Bug Hood Blue

This balaclava is hand-knitted from a snug blend of alpaca, cotton and wool, making it durable and super soft. Wear it as a balaclava, hood or snood.

ROWS Bug Hood Blue, A$133 | Source: ROWS

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