Hats are so hot right now, but before I even begin, let me say this- there is no such thing as not being able to pull off a hat. Every woman can pull off a hat- you just need to choose the right hues to match your skin tone and hair colour, and the right shape to suit your face structure. However, there are no hard and fast rules to wearing hats. For instance, a black felt hat looks dazzling on blondes, but that’s not to say brunettes can’t wear them. It’s only a matter of who can carry it better. The most important thing is to be comfortable wearing it- hats are seriously attention grabbing; it’s right at the eye level where people look at your face- so if you can exude confidence while wearing it, half the job is done.
Hats go well with basically anything to everything- jeans, dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, shorts, ponchos, what not- you name it. Right now though, they’re hot teamed up with kimono tops, maxi dresses and flare cardigans and trousers, echoing the ‘70’s, retro fashion. In true bohemian style, hats look great with long, free-flowing hair, but short hair and bobs look equally good too. My current favourite is the messy braid pulled to a side.
Hats come in many different shapes and sizes- wide brimmed, floppy, cloche, with flat tops or a domed crown. They also come in different materials, felt and straw being popular choices. When wearing hats, make sure you accessorise- in fact, the more you accessorize, the better. Sunglasses, scarves, bracelets, huge rings and earrings, long, dangling necklaces with clunky pendants are cute additions to the look. Invest in either a huge, structured tote, or a large envelope clutch- whatever you carry, ensure it’s as attention-seeking as the hat itself. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with colours- colour blocking is huge right now, so go for a mix of different colours and even patterns! Don’t get me wrong- I love black on black, but when a woman wears a black hat and a black dress with black boots, it kind of reminds me of the witches in children’s books! Unless you’re Kate Moss or Angelina Jolie, try to steer clear from black on black when wearing hats! Look for hats with detailing, like ribbon or leather bands, knotted ties, feather details and even graphic prints, as seen here on the models.
I’ve just shared my thoughts and tips on wearing this hot trend. Now it’s your turn- would you wear a hat? If so, how would you style it up? I’d love to hear from you! And if you don’t own one yet, go get yours today! They’re selling like hot cakes at ASOS Australia, so don’t miss out!
Have a fantastic week ahead,