prepare to take cover (in hoods and snoods, that is).

by liza darwin

Who knew the fashion world was so into being shady? (Uh, not like that.)

We're talking about hoods, the latest trend that has everyone all wrapped up. Whether it's on the runway at shows like Katie Gallagher and Vena Cava or in real life, these cover-alls are quickly replacing classic scarves and hats as our go-to winter accessory.

Why shouldn't they? The multitasking pieces are the best of all worlds: they're cute, wearable, and perfect for cold weather. And whether you're ready for an all-out hood or just want to test-drive the trend with a cozy snood, you've got plenty of options.

We've rounded up our favorites below. Check them out, and let us know if you're going to swap out your basic scarf for the hood this winter.

American Apparel, $18.

ASOS, $17.24.

BCBG, $48.

Forever 21, $16.90.

Spring & Clifton, $70.

Vena Cava, $245.

Alexander Wang, $265.