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Fear Not the Trapper Hat: 9 Versions to Convince You of Its Cool Factor

Dec 11 2012 - 3:33am

We admit it: trapper hats can be intimidating. It's daring enough to wear a regular hat, but one with wild fur and long ear flaps? It's a toughie; we get it. But we're here to put an end to any of your hesitations and encourage your stylish foray into trapper hats. Why? Aside from being the best possible hats to ward off the Winter chill, they're also surprisingly adorable. Just check out Jessica Alba [1] looking wintry-cool in her furry trapper hat while in London. They're also the ultimate in fashion-meet-function — what better way to battle the cold and disguise a bad hair day at the same time? The key to working a trapper hat without looking silly is to really own it; exude major confidence, and keep the rest of your outfit a little sleeker (read: avoid layers of plaid and shearling, unless you're going for lumberjack-chic). Ready? Then get clicking. These nine trapper hats were made for staying warm and looking cool.

Additional reporting by Hannah Weil

This French Connection furry trapper hat [2] ($68) has the most adorable pom-pom tassels on the ends. Don't you just want to cuddle up to it?

If you prefer something darker, then try this Barneys New York reversible fox-fur trapper hat [3] ($525). Its ultraluxe design will ensure that you wear it for years to come.

Anthropologie's colorblocked trapper [4] ($68) has a fabulous pop of yellow that will brighten any ensemble. Imagine it with your favorite jeans and awesome brown lace-up boots.

We totally approve of the way this model is wearing her faux-fur Tommy Hilfiger trapper hat [5] ($62, originally $86): with a gray turtleneck and an army jacket.

Who said trapper hats have to have fur? This Eugenia Kim bouclé trapper hat [6] ($65) is just as chic. Sport it with your trendy high-top sneakers for a cool-girl play on casualwear.

Doesn't this Bop Basics faux-fur trapper hat [7] ($69, originally $98) just scream plush? We would never want to take it off.

Madewell's faux-fur trapper hat [8] ($50) has an awesome print detail and brown leather buckle that set it apart from the rest of the trapper gang.

Speaking of prints, we adore the wintry pattern on this Dakine knit trapper hat [9] ($35), as well as the mix of red, white, and navy.

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren's faux-fur trapper hat [10] ($90) is out of control, and we love it! It says wilderness chic, while the leather straps add a hint of polish.

Additional reporting by Hannah Weil

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