No one wants hat-hair so we tend to shy away from these fun outfit toppers. However, the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate renewed some interest in them. The important thing to remember is if you wear a hat to an event, you sometimes wear it for the entire event.
Another option is to bunch your hair up into a slightly larger hat by hanging your head straight down, allowing the hair to freefall into the hat, pulling the hat into place as you return to an upright position. Later, when you take the hat off, you hair can tumble down and doesn’t have that “matted” look.
Maybe you’re simply not a hat lady, but you go for early morning walks. In a chilly or cold climate, hats are sometimes required head gear. They have the added benefit of cover up your bed-hair and if you choose a color that compliments your morning skin, you can look and feel good while you’re exercising or shoveling snow.
If you have thick hair that isn’t weighed down by a lightweight hat and think a little sass would brighten your style and day, try a tam placed slightly off center. Make sure it’s in one of your best colors or a combination of them. With a plain or patterned scarf in the neck of your coat, you can define your style and stay warm.
For those of you who battle cold winds, but can’t stand the thought of a hat, (they aren’t for everyone) a large scarf worn loosely around your head is a good choice for both protection and style. They double up your style if they match your outfit as well; after removing you coat, simply slip the scarf around your shoulders. You can let the ends hang loose, flip one end over one shoulder, or take a long a scarf clip for a quick and easy fashion shift.
Hats can truly make an outfit, and if you’re gutsy enough to a stylish one a try, I guarantee you will get comments and compliments.
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sandy jablonowski says
Nice article, I wish American women would wear more hats. I would love it. I have a hat I bought on vacation, its not an everyday hat but I enjoy wearing it during the summer months.
Thanks for the comment, Sandy. Hats can be fun – maybe they’ll make a comeback.