Forget woolly hats and ear muffs, this winter it’s all about the balaclava. Yes, if there was anything good to come out of the Panny D, it’s been the new found respect for face coverings and headgear. We didn’t see it coming either but balaclavas are back and with the likes of Givenchy, Shrimps and Alexa Chung all doing it, we’ve wrapped up our faves to be seen in (or hide in) this winter…


This knitted hood from Weekday is the everyday cover up you didn’t know you needed. Made from recycled poly blend yarn, it also features a ribbed neck for a snug fit. Get it in black or dusty green depending on your vibe.


Like a hug for your face, this Pangaia balaclava is made from recycled cashmere meaning it’s not only super soft but thermo-regulating too. With its thick rib knit, thin opening for the eyes and pom pom on top, you’ll be staying warm and on trend.


Mixed knit is always a good idea and this one from ASOS is pretty pared back compared to some of the others out there, but we’re into it.

Acne Studios

Made from 100% wool, this lightweight balaclava features a bright striped pattern and snug fit to keep out the winter breeze.


Cozy levels have reached their peak with this one. This soft knit also has a collar and drawstring opening so it’s perfect to wear under a jacket.

Stella McCartney

Knitted from warm wool and boasting a swish abstract print, this one will fit right into your winter wardrobe. Wear it in the city or on a ski trip, it’s a cold weather essential.