Hats are often the forgotten accessory and even though they can have such a big impact on your look. While notas significant now as they were way back when, hats are still key components to any wardrobe. What’s amazing to me is how persevering hats are and the fact that the same styles have been reinterpreted from one generation to the next. I mean, something like the fedora is associated with anything from middle-class working men in the early 1900’s to gangsters and detectives of the 40’s to Michael Jackson to modern day hipsters.
Hats allow you to go in all sorts of directions with your look and the same outfit can go from sweet and sophisticated to rebellious and edgy with the simple switch of hat. Top off your look with a cute cloche when you want to summon the roaring 20’s, with a beret for a dose of Parisian-chic, with a slouchy beanie for laid-back look, and so on. Use a hat to tone down an amped up style or add that little something extra to a subdued one. The point is, hats can help take your look in whichever direction you chose- just check out the celebs pictured above for hat-inspiration galore!
Now that we’ve learned what hats can do, let’s check out some of the must-have styles.
Deena and Ozzy Straw Top Hat, $28. Adorable yet slightly irreverent, I love it!
Asos Bowler Hat, $34. There’s something to be said about a style that has been around since the 1800’s.
Plush Barca Slouchy Hat, $48. The perfect way add in a dose of street-chic.
Staring at Stars Short Brim Straw Floppy, $28. Your go-to hat on those bright and sunny days.
American Apparel Cotton Beret, $20. Add an instant shot of chic and color with on swoop.
Juicy Couture Sequin Beret, $65. A great way to bring a bit of glam into your everyday style.
Goorin Brothers Pinstripe Fedora Hat, $44. A pinstripe fedora will never get old, seriously. Never. tobi
Forever 21 Felt Floral Cloche Hat, $14.80. An updated take on a timeless style.
– SABRINA ALEXIS
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