A snood is the combination of a scarf and a hood. I‘ve seen the concept made of polar fleece in sporting goods stores and ski shops, but I haven’t seen the item make a fashion statement until this season. The ones you see below are designer and exorbitant, but my guess is that it won’t be long before the likes of H&M, Topshop, MNG and Zara have it knocked off to perfection at a fraction of the cost.

The look is pretty over the top, but practical at the same time. I guess you could wear a woolly hat and scarf, or a hooded jacket and scarf to achieve the same cozy effect. You’d have hat hair either way, but at least with a separate hat and scarf, you’d have the advantage of your hair peaking through which is often more attractive.

Will you be wearing a snood this winter?

Missoni Wool Knit Snood