19 Balaclavas To Hide Your Face From The Cold

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Balaclavas are quickly becoming one of this season’s biggest accessories.

We should have seen this coming: During the summer (yes, summer), Kim Kardashian sported a full face covering, courtesy of Balenciaga, to one of Kanye West’s Donda listening parties. A few weeks later, the Skims founder traded the style for a leather “face mask” to step out in New York (when it was still hot out, no less!). In September, she attended the Met Gala in a full face covering and dress that launched a thousand memes, accompanied by Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia in a similar mask. (Gossip Girl actor Evan Mock also wore a full face mask, paired with a shorts suit, to the American-themed red carpet.)

Since then, similar accessories have been trending online, with people on TikTok recreating Kardashian’s outfit to see just how hard it is to pull off the no-face look. Others are opting for more wearable (and winter-proof!) option: balaclavas. Last year, searches for the cold-weather accessory rose by 64% on Lyst, prompting the global search website to name balaclavas “fall’s most wanted accessory.” It’s a good thing then that designers like Miu Miu, Tod’s, and Bevza included ski masks and balaclavas in their fall 2021 newest collections.

Now that winter is in full swing, here are some options to battle the cold in style.
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& Other Stories Wool Blend Knitted Hood, $, available at & Other Stories

The Arrivals Sanne Balaclava, $, available at The Arrivals

Stone Island Wool/Nylon Balaclava, $, available at Stone Island

Cecilie Bahnsen Gigi wool knit balaclava, $, available at mytheresa

H&M Knit Balaclava, $, available at H&M

Dakine Bergen Fleece Hoodie Balaclava, $, available at REI

Pangaia Recycled Cashmere Balaclava, $, available at Pangaia

Bally Balaclava, $, available at Bally

Eliza Faulkner Ivory Balaclava, $, available at Eliza Faulkner

ARCH4 Manuela cashmere balaclava, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Stella McCartney Unisex Shared 3 Intarsia Wool Balaclava, $, available at Nordstrom

RUS Off-White Wool Ranpu Balaclava, $, available at SSENSE

Bevza ‘Knyahynya’ Red Balaclava, $, available at Bevza

Sinoon Knit Balaclava Face Warmer, $, available at W Concept

Corridor Eco Baby Alpaca – Balaclava, $, available at Corridor

Clare V. Balaclava, $, available at Clare V

Marni Women’s Blue Ribbed Wool Balaclava, $, available at Lyst

Marc Jacobs Monogram Balaclava, $, available at Marc Jacobs

COS Cashmere Hood, $, available at COS

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