02/04/2013 12:45 pm ET

Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey And Other Celebrities Show Us Why Earmuffs Are The Way To Go (PHOTOS)

Winter is cold, grey and wet, and it can make getting dressed a nightmare. You need waterproof boots, wind-resistant coats and something to cover just about every part of your body. Although it can be tricky to find lightweight footwear and non-bulky jackets, there is one area of your life that can be simplified. Instead of getting hat hair from a beanie, why not try something that is equally stylish but will leave your locks looking perfect?

Enter earmuffs. Not only are they warm, but they are also far more versatile than a hat. You can wear your hair up, down or in a braid, and they won't ruin your 'do. Earmuffs are especially great on balmier days, as your head won't get overheated like it would in a wool hat. And the best part? Some earmuffs even feature built-in speakers so you can listen to your tunes while you walk -- we're sold.

Click through the slideshow below to see how celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Mariah Carey sport earmuffs, and shop some cozy, fashion-forward options.

Earmuffs: The Best Alternative To A Hat

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