Winter is a hard time to be stylish. I’m usually bundled up against the cold and wind, trying to stay warm and hardly worried about how I look. So I had fun checking out the awesome winter hats from Yak Apparel that were both fashionable and functional. Being warm and cozy and looking good aren’t mutually exclusive after all!
Yak Apparel sells some really beautiful beanies and head wraps, fleece-lined hats, and faux fur lined hats. Probably the neatest thing about these hats, other than their great look, is that they are made in Nepal and sales help to support the families that make them.
YAK Apparel is a Boston-based clothing and accessories company specializing in wool hats and silk scarves handmade in Nepal. We founded Yak in 2009, after a trip to Nepal in which we discovered talented artisans crafting beautiful, colorful wool hats by hand. We fell in love with the hats, and the wonderful people who made them – and we knew our friends back in the states would too. Our mission at Yak is to provide sustainable, fair wage employment to the people of Nepal through the production of colorful wool hats, silk scarves and other handmade accessories that are as unique and beautiful as the people who wear them.
I love that Yak Apparel supports the community of artisans that makes these great hats, and I love that they are also all handmade with natural, sustainable materials.
So how do I like my hat?! I love it! I chose to review the Purple Faux Fur Lined Women’s Pompom Trapper Hat. First of all, it’s super cute. I love the colors, the best combination of shades of purple. And the faux fur lining is so comfy. Some faux fur can be stiff and uncomfortable but this hat is really soft and cozy. It feels so warm on your head.
I found the hat to fit snugly which is perfect for me. It’s not tight by any means, but it really fits just right on my head which makes it feel perfectly toasty. There’s no room for wind to whip through and give you a chill! The top of the hat comes down far enough to keep my forehead protected without it being anywhere near my eyes and the back of the hat goes right along my neckline. It definitely provides the best coverage of any winter hat I’ve ever had! And the pompoms on top and on the two tassels are so cute and fun! It was perfect for wearing to our family snowball fight this morning. You can see I’m waiting to see what my little boy is planning to do with that snowball!
Yak Apparel sells several styles of stylin hats. I love these two, a fleece lined hat on the left and another faux fur lined hat on the right. Aren’t the colors so fun and perfect for making you feel less drab over the winter?
They’ve also got cute beanies for both men and women and these cool wraps that just cover your ears and forehead. Don’t they look cozy and fashionable? I really do love my Yak hat especially when it keeps me so warm in blustery cold weather. If you need a stylish new winter hat (or a perfect gift!) be sure to shop around on Yak Apparel. They often have fantastic sales with huge discounts so you can get some great deals! Follow Yak on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be the first to hear about all of their awesome new products and promotions!
Yak Apparel has generously offered to give one of my readers their own stylin’ hat! This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on January 7, 2012. You can enter to win [HERE].
I was provided with a complimentary Yak Apparel hat to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.