The latest trend in accessories is on everyone’s minds! By scrolling on social networks, you must have seen that your favorite influencers come out well covered. And for good reason: the balaclava has become a must have this season. Originally, the balaclava (balacalava in English), has Russian origins and was used more than a century ago to protect English soldiers from the cold, unaccustomed to the icy climate, during the Crimean War. For today’s fighters, the balaclava is simply an infallible weapon to show off your style!
The traditional accessory has evolved over time, and in 100 years it has transformed first into a useful ski hat, and now into a must-have to wear even in town. And as always, the trend was born on the catwalks, during several Fall Winter 2021/2022 fashion shows. During the Miu Miu show, all models wore colorful mesh balaclavas. The imposing beanie has also been seen in the Raf Simons, Tod’s and Marine Serre fashion shows.
The coolest versions
The knit ones reputed to be very warm and already validated by our friends the stars. How can we forget the balaclava worn by Beyoncé in the Superpower video ? We love the models in down, stretch, even in crystals (also Queen Bey, for the Ivy Park campaign). In short, if before the advent of face masks the balaclava had been the subject of accusations of cultural appropriation, today it is whitewash and approve as a fashion accessory with a rebellious attitude among designers and designers. Celebrities.
So that we can wear it every day, without looking like we want to rob a bank, the designers have thought of suitable models that leave the mouth uncovered. There are also balaclavas that only show the eyes, less versatile, but perfect for making a splash on the ski slopes. As far as colors are concerned, the classic black, white and nude, but also the logo, jacquard or stretch versions are the most popular.
How to wear the balaclava without making a faux pas? Nothing could be simpler: wear it as a cool replacement for the beanie! Its best allies will be the ski suit during your winter holidays but also the maxi-blazer, the shearling coat, the turtleneck sweaters to fully cover the upper body, and the oversized maxi-down jacket in the city. Final touch: a pair of sunglasses to play the daring card to the end!
Want to wear a trendy look in the next few days? Here is a selection of our favorite balaclava models to pair with your everyday outfits.