The beanie might be considered something of a style staple, but with nearly 2,000 people asking their search engines “how to wear a beanie” each month, it seems we’re in need of some styling assistance. 

One of the most practical hats around (it’ll keep you warm, fold-down neatly enough to keep in your pocket, and it won’t blow off your head in unexpected gusts of wind), the humble beanie will more than earn its keep in your closet. A piece as versatile as your best jeans, they can be used to add personality and color to your outfit, as well as make smarter pieces feel more casual. Beanies are relatively inexpensive, too, especially compared to investment accessories like designer bags. Add one to your capsule wardrobe, and you’re guaranteed to max out on cost-per-wear in just a few short weeks.