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FashFood Trend Report: Style and winter hats aren't mutually exclusive

Above: This Hanna tweed patchwork cap is $49.99 at Failte Irish Imports in Lexington.
On Page E1: A floppy felt hat from Apt. 9 comes in orange and an array of other colors. It's $42 at Kohl's.
Above: This Hanna tweed patchwork cap is $49.99 at Failte Irish Imports in Lexington. On Page E1: A floppy felt hat from Apt. 9 comes in orange and an array of other colors. It's $42 at Kohl's.

Just because winter is here, style has not gone out the window when it comes to headwear. That goes for men and women.

So leave the tired sock hats to the ski slopes or for winter yard work and instead slip on one of the warm, stylish toppers in stores now.

For women, the cloche, a classic 1920s flapper look, never seems to go out of style. Perhaps it's because of the feminine lines of this slim hat that fits over the ears.

Old Navy's wool version ($16.94) comes in an eye- catching ruby red. Pair this style with an unfussy silhouette such as a fitted pea coat.

A floppy felt hat with a '70s vibe from Apt. 9 at Kohl's ($42) has a ribbon bow accent and is available in an array of colors.

For a menswear-inspired look on women, try a fedora or newsboy cap. Nine West offers both styles in a host of materials including tweed, an angora blend and suede, all less than $50.

For men, add interest to a classic style with textured fabrics such as tweed or suede. Failte Irish Imports at 113 South Upper Street carries Hanna caps and walking hats made in Ireland. Store owner Liza Hendley Betz says she sells a lot of them; she shipped five hats on Thursday alone. Styles include bright patchwork tweeds and toasty wool toppers with feather accents.

And Len Cox, owner of Graves Cox & Co., says men's hats are as popular as ever at his store at 325 West Main Street and a kiosk at Fayette Mall. The store carries classic sporting looks including driving caps from brands such as Wigéns of Sweden and Barbour, beloved brand of the British royal family.

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