The jury is still out on whether a guy can wear earmuffs and look great, but if you are a gal who doesn't enjoy cold ears in wintertime, then read on for this guide to how to look great in earmuffs this winter season. Earmuffs can be both a style accessory and a comfort necessity, especially if you live or vacation in very cold places, and there is a way to wear them not only for pure function, but also only in a manner that incorporates your own unique sense of style. Learn how to wear earmuffs by combining style and function for a fun and fabulously warm winter season this year.
Choose the Right Earmuffs
The first step in learning how to look great in earmuffs is to make sure you choose the right earmuffs. Earmuffs that are too big for your head size will flop off the back of your head and possibly fall off. Earmuffs that are too small will pinch your head and, as your headache builds, probably your facial expression as well. Earmuffs that have very big or poufy earpads may look ridiculous if you have a small head, and conversely earmuffs with very small earpads will look out of place if your head is larger. Try on the earmuffs you are interested in and spend a few minutes in them, making sure you are comfortable and that they look appropriate to your head size from the front, side, and rear.
Choose the Right Hairstyle
Choosing the right hairstyle is an absolute essential to looking great in earmuffs. If you have straight hair, consider putting it back in a snazzy medium-height ponytail or even a loose bun. This style looks great with earmuffs. You can also opt to follow stylista Jessica Simpson's lead and style your hair in loose curls that will swirl and fall around your earmuffs, making them resemble nothing so much as an essential accessory to your chosen hair style of the day. Two ponytails, braids, and other low styles that concentrate hair in a location similar to where the earpads will be are generally to be avoided, although these styles can look very cute with a winter beret or ski cap.
Choose the Right Outfit and Accessories
If you are planning to wear earmuffs on a cold winter's day, then carefully consider your style accessories. You wouldn't want to choose a hairband, because the earmuffs will function in a similar way. You also will want to stay away from showy earrings, and especially hoops, which can look ridiculous competing with the earmuff earpads for ear space. For comfort's sake, you may want to opt to leave your earrings at home, and concentrate instead on choosing a few cute sequined hairpins or tiny clips, or even some shiny hair bling to sparkle in your tresses like snowflakes. Also be mindful of choosing a seasonally appropriate outfit if you are wearing earmuffs. Turtleneck shirts, cableknit sweaters, cute cowl neck cardigans, or even girlish sweater sets will look great with earmuffs, while a summer sundress will not.