How to Wear Earmuffs
By Christina Sontag
, last updated December 11, 2011
If you have some good tips up your sleeve about how to wear earmuffs stylishly, then you’ll have the insider information about how to avoid hat hair and keep your head warm at the same time. Earmuffs are not always considered a fashion statement, but if you wear them correctly, your head will look cute and you’ll be preventing the escape of excess heat. Read on for some suggestions about how to wear earmuffs this winter, and take the first step towards a warm head and static free hair.
Earmuffs are a good alternative to hats because they provide warmth while allowing your hair to remain loose and static free. For a nighttime stroll through a snowy park, or a romantic horse and carriage ride, match your earmuffs to your coat or scarf, and let your hair blow free above them. Try the cute, yet understated, Winter Fuzzy Ski Earmuff by SK Hat Shop, available on Amazon. With a matching black scarf and a red peacoat, your ears will be toasty and you’ll look like a million bucks. Wear the muffs like a headband, so that they hold back your hair, or underneath your loose hair, so that they keep your ears warm while not interfering with your hairstyle.
For a daytime earmuff look, try something quirky and cute. If you’re grocery shopping, shopping at markets outdoors, or just running errands, the Winter Extra Fluffy Earmuff in pink, by SK Hat shop, can add some fun and character to your otherwise drab jeans and a tee. Throw your hair up in a messy bun, and wear the muffs like a headband. These extra fuzzy pink muffs are also available at Amazon. To make a bold, pink statement, pick up some matching mittens.
If you’re looking for a good pair of earmuffs that won’t fall off your head during your daily jog, try the 180s Degrees Eco Fleece Suburban Ear Warmer, available at Target. These muffs will work well under a high ponytail for maximum ear warming efficiency, and will stay snug against your ears as you run or work out. If you prefer to work out with your hair loose, use the muffs as a headband to keep your hair from blowing into your face as you move around. Having a pair of these on hand is great for working out outside during the winter, because sometimes a hat makes your head a bit sweatier than is entirely comfortable. Earmuffs will prevent the extra sweat, and still keep you warm.
If you’re not a hat person, earmuffs are a great alternative; they’ll keep your hair looking its best while also protecting your head from the cold by covering your ears. If a bright pink color makes you nervous, go for a fuzzy black pair to dress things up, or a less out there fleece pair that will keep your ears just as warm, but attract less attention. Wearing earmuffs stylishly is all about confidence, so even if you want to wear those fuzzy pink ones on a quiet romantic date, go for it! Just make sure they at least match your gloves.