It’s long been said that the arrival of fall marks the return of “real dressing.” That doesn’t mean dressing well comes easy in the colder months, though. The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is here to help you through the transition to (literally) bigger and better clothing.

A face mask can only do so much when it comes to keeping you warm. As fall and winter roll in, we're looking to supplement our PPE. What better way to do it than by inviting the face mask's mean older brother, the balaclava, into the mix.

While the balaclava won't provide any protection against the virus, finding one that works in tandem with your face mask can give your Covid-era fits new life.

We’ve rounded up some of the best balaclavas out there to give your PPE game a much-needed visual boost. From technical builds by Peak Performance to luxury options by 1017 ALYX 9SM and John Elliott, our selection stretches all bounds of the balaclava.

Shop the best balaclavas below.

Marine Serre

Textured Knit Balaclava

Textured Knit Balaclava

$320

Marine Serre

Buy at Browns

Marine Serre has been all over the wild headwear game in the past couple of years — from PPE masks to crescent moon pink balaclavas. This balaclava is actually pretty pared back for the house of Marine, but we're into it big time.

AMBUSH

Chunky Knit Balaclava

Chunky Knit Balaclava

$655

AMBUSH

Buy at Farfetch

There's a definite look going on at the moment that extends headwear items like balaclavas beyond their usual silhouette and into other areas of the neckline territory. This one from AMBUSH, with a bib attached, is perfect for adding to the ultimate modular wardrobe.

Jacquemus

La Cagoule Balaclava Cap

La Cagoule Balaclava Cap

$150

Jacquemus

Buy at Farfetch

Part cap, part balaclava, Jacquemus provides an accessory with a sporty twist. Orange is far more welcome in fall, too.

Rick Owens

Skull Cashmere Hat

Skull Cashmere Hat

$540

Rick Owens

Buy at Farfetch

Another big look at the moment, simple knit balaclavas like this one by Dark Lord Rick went from novelty to cold weather essential pretty much overnight. Yes, you could knit your own and save 500 bucks — but who has time for that?

Marni

Virgin Wool Balaclava

Virgin Wool Balaclava

$370

Marni

Buy at Marni

When Marni makes a balaclava, you just know it's going to be cute as hell. Available in a black colorway, too, but the blue version is at the top of my fall shopping list.

Aries

No Problemo Balaclava

No Problemo Balaclava

$154

Aries

Buy at Slam Jam

The DIY aesthetic still reigns supreme, and the balaclava department is where the look really thrives. Case in point: this frill-free option by Aries.

Isa Boulder

Knitted Balaclava

Knitted Balaclava

$170

Isa Boulder

Buy at ln-cc

Since we're all used to covering our faces, we might as well go the whole hog and only let our eyes show. Winter or no winter, I'm feeling the incognito mode this one equips.

GX1000

Detached Fleece Hood

Detached Fleece Hood

$38

GX1000

Buy at GX1000

Mix and match your favorite fleece with this detached hood in the same fall-favorite material. Cozy level 10.

Celine

Logo-Appliquéd Wool Balaclava

Logo-Appliquéd Wool Balaclava

$455

Celine

Buy at Mr Porter

Is it a balaclava? Is it a sweatband with eyes? Whatever it is, it's stamped with the signifier-of-luxury Celine logo.

Lisa Le Strange

Strange Paisley Balaclava

Strange Paisley Balaclava

$120

Lisa Le Strange

Buy at union la

Bank robber vibes.

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