When it’s frigid outside, it’s only natural to want to preserve every last bit of body heat you’ve got. Proper layering is essential, of course—but if you’re not topping off your wintertime look with a hat, you’re doing it wrong (yes, Mom, you were right).
Fortunately, thanks in large part to errand-running celebrities, NYFW-going editors and off-duty models, beanies couldn’t possibly be trendier than they are right now. Slouchy, soft and wonderfully casual, a knit hat’s the perfect way to polish off any cold-weather look without looking like you tried too hard. And while absolutely essential, a beanie needn’t bust your seasonal budget, either. For proof, click through above to shop 50 snuggly outfit-toppers, all under $50.