Hats Are Back – Here’s How to Wear One and Look Great

Hats for both men and women are making a big comeback in the style world. Have you always loved hats but never felt really comfortable wearing one? That’s probably because you weren’t really sure how to select a hat that suited you. Should it be a fedora or a pillbox? A beret or a panama? Here’s a few suggestions that will help you choose a hat that truly compliments you.

Hats Need to Fit Your Face There are so many styles of hats available, it’s no wonder you are having a difficult time choosing amongst them. When you’re trying hats on, remember to keep the shape of your face in mind. If your face is long, a tall hat will only emphasize that fact. A round face, however, is complemented by a hat that boasts some height.

Think about your skin tone as well. If you have a sallow complexion, you may want to avoids hats that are have a yellow or green tinge. Brown hats can tone down ruddy complexions and pale colored hats may accent pale skin.

Make Sure Your Hat is the Correct Size You don’t want to look wear a hat that doesn’t fit you properly. A correctly fitting hat will not come down over the top of your ears unless it’s a sock hat and your wearing it in the middle of winter. A hat that is too big will slide off when you   tilt  your head. If it is too small it will leave a red mark on your forehead when you remove it, cause a headache or perch awkwardly on your crown. The right size hat will be comfortable and almost allow you to forget you are wearing it.

Consider Changing Your Hair Style When You Wear a Hat Most hats look best when you’re hair is drawn back or your hair is styled simply around your face. Sleek styles are the best to avoid ‘hat head’.

Pick the Right Hat for the Right Outfit Common sense will usually guide you here. You wouldn’t wear a straw garden hat with a wool suit or choose a cowboy hat to top off your little black dress. Make the hat suit the occasion, just like you do with your other style choices.

Figure the Angles Most hats look best if they are  tilted  at an angle. Fedoras should be angled down towards the eyes while sun hats look best on the back of the head. A beret takes on a jaunty air when you give it a  tilt  towards the side. If the hat you like just doesn’t look quite right, try giving it a  tilt  in one direction or another. Personalize Your Hat

Don’t be afraid to add your own touches to your hats. Use a vintage brooch to pin up one side of the brim or wrap a gauzy scarf around a garden hat. Flowers, ribbons and feathers are good ways to add a special touch to a plain hat.

A hat can take a simple outfit from just okay to charming in only a moment. Why not top off your look with a hat that’s perfect for you.