Knit sweaters, vests, dresses, and cardigans boomed this winter. However, thanks to South Florida’s nearly nonexistent winter weather, most Miamians have probably never heard of balaclavas. A balaclava, pictured below, is a ski-mask of sorts that exposes your face but keeps the rest of your head warm. This trendy headgear has entered high-fashion and is being styled beautifully with various winter outfits. “Balaclavas are everywhere in New York – they look cool and keep us warm,” says Swedroe, who attends Parsons School of Design in New York City. So, if you are planning on vacationing in a cold climate, a knit balaclava is a fashionable and functional must-have.