Hats are one of the most stylish accessories a woman can own. Next to her clothes, it has to be the more important item. A proper hat can jazz up an outfit several notches. Granted they take up a lot of space in your wardrobe. But ladies, you just cannot do without.
Wear them with confidence, as any professional outfit planner will advise you. There are a few guidelines to follow though. As with any other outfit, one needs to keep in mind certain factors. For instance, the weather, the occasion and the outfit- everything comes into the picture.
There is a saying, “She wears many hats”. Meaning the same person takes on different life roles. This could also be interpreted in the fashion sense. Those different hats present the same person in different styles each time. Chicisimo is a fashion app that can guide you in this aspect and that can be downloaded here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). As in any other aspect of fashion of course! Check it for valuable suggestions and tips for the right choices. Below are listed some fashion tips to make the most of hats.
Up the fashion quotient
It not so much the hat that you pull out of your wardrobe that sets the tone. That is what the right hat does to your outfit. It can transform a simple dress into something ethereal, just like that. Needless to say, there are as many hat styles as dresses. And you just cannot go randomly about. Consult your outfit planner.
Get a hat for every season
Summer, winter or spring, one can wear a hat through the year. All you need to know is which is for what. As well as choose the material of the hat carefully. A floppy straw hat is great for summers and vacations, but certainly not for winter. Similarly a beanie or pom pom hat will be perfect for the winter months. Not only do hats ward off seasons, they are so good to look at.
And every reason
Sometimes you wear it, sometimes you flaunt it. Sometimes it protects, sometimes it adds oomph.Ladies, begin stocking up your wardrobe right now! There are just so many styles out there. But of course, that’s what we are! A sunhat for the beach, aah! A pom pom for the winters. A fedora that is in the ambit of women these days. There is a beanie for the cool casual look. A beret that ups the style quotient like anything. And then there are the fascinators. These spell delicacy and class. Their very name tells a story. If you are attending a ball or the races, these are called for. Remember Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Yes, you got it now girls.
Hats can range from sturdy to cool to delicate. Any outfit planner will advise you to go for lace hats for the delicate style. These can be crochet hats that are easily available. Straw hats with wide brims are wonderful for summers. Beach vacations too demand straw hats. Not only are these super light, they come with wide and floppy brims. Ideal for the weather. Explore options in leather for the rugged cool look. Cowboy hats for example. These make a style addition to your wardrobe. Fascinators are a different category of delicate altogether. They are embellished with ribbons, feathers etc.
Try hats with different outfits
There is no end to different hat and outfit combinations. One canactually wear hats with any and every kind of dress. Wear floppies with dresses as well as jeans. Same goes for berets and fedoras. Wide brim fedoras look very stylish with dresses or tops paired with shrugs. In the winters pair your hats with jackets and scarves. Shorts go very well with hats of different types too. One can also try floppy hats with jumpsuits. With gowns and elaborate flowy dresses however, fascinators look best. The whole outfit imparts a delicate and regal look. Make sure you include one in your wardrobe.
Best way to wear hats
Ladies, it is good to remember that not every style is for everyone. A hat that looks great on one need not compliment you adequately. It is best to consult stylists or an outfit planner regarding this. Use an app like Chicisimo to get latest trends. However, the best way to hit upon a suitable style is to try it out. As simple as that. Going in person to a store and sampling the types. A lot depends on the length of your hair too. If you have short hair, it is quite okay with all types of hats. If on the other hand, you wear your hair long, think about it. One can either let hair loose on both sides, or plait it up. Either way will look good under a hat of any kind.
How to store hats
A problem with having multiple hats is storage. Ladies, plan for a big space in your wardrobe. While you can get any number of suggestions from Chicisimo, space is your own. It is obvious you cannot just cramp them into a corner. This would take the shape right out of them. There is nothing worse than a crushed and crooked hat. A big no-no for style. And you do not need an outfit planner to know this. The especially delicate ones come in their hat boxes. They need lot of care and attention.
Head moulds work great to store hats. A few lend themselves to hanging. An organizer is a good idea too. Hat stands of yore were very useful for temporary storage. Woven hats like beanies, pom pom hats and berets are easier. You can pile them up one on top of the other. Make sure you keep hats covered to keep away dust.
As already stated, hats add extra dimension to your style. Juggle different hats around in search of the perfect look. Add an element of mystery and style to your outfit.