Top Tips for creating that ‘hat outfit’
There’s honestly no better way to feel hip & happening than by topping off your outfit with some of this season’s hottest hats.
To be frank with you guys, it can be super challenging trying to style around that cute hat you bought online and have no idea how on earth you’re gonna pull it off (*sits in closet for forever and a day*) In my yellow-crop outfit above, I kinda just drew the inspo from my hat and mirrored its beigey color in my sandals & sling bag. So it’s really all about experimenting, especially with an accessory that just spices up your whole life!
Here are my Top Tips for that ‘hat outfit’… and lemme just add, the hat shopping guide below is just the thing you need to bring great purchases straight into your summer (and winter) closets. It’s basically Hat Heaven (you’re so welcome).
This has gotta be my fave tip of the bunch #sidenotevibes
Having a bag hair day? Well forget the dry shampoo, coz throwing on a hat is literally the best & most stylish solution. Soooo often I’m rushing ’round and my hair literally does its own thing. When there’s zero time to make any hair magic happen, I just pick a cute hat and style my outfit around it. It’s seriously simple… which brings me to top tip number two.
You first need to choose a hat style & color. This will determine the vibe you’re going for and your outfit’s color scheme. So this nude floppy brim hat is ideally worn in the winter (it’s wool) and for me personally, it’s definitely a statement piece that can totally scream summer! The vibe I was going for was something flirty, fun, bold & energetic. The hat was the perfect outfit inspo that really helped me get that playful vibe: add in a striking crop, a little camo pattern… and it ended up being one of my boldest (and most fave) looks.
Bold Outfit Idea: If you feel like you want to be a little extra, go for a nude brim hat, a mustard yellow/olive green romper with a subtle pattern on it, and add some brown or nude strappy sandals or heels. Might not sound the most appealing but things are always better on than off… so try the outfit on before forgetting the idea right off the bat (I swear it’s defs worth it!)
Looking for a little more edge and a lot more spunk?
The Baker Boy/New Boys hat is a personal favorite of mine right now. If you haven’t noticed them yet, we might be living in two completely different fashion worlds haha! They are a huge trend at the moment. I am absolutely loving mine. They are defs less for those elegant occasions and more for those badass moments. Love this hat for the perfect street style outfit.
Kickass Street Style Outfit Idea: Baker Boy hat meets black dress/short overalls, a band inspired tee, and defs some black ankle booties. Cannot forget round sunnies as an extra accessory.
Needing that texture & color?
Hats act as the best accessory to add in a color or break the matchy-matchy vibes. Often I will put on an all-black or white outfit, look in the mirror, and be like “Oops that’s waaaay too harsh”. So to soften things a bit I will change up my accessories. A straw hat is always a good option this season… super affordable & trendy. The straw hat’s texture brings a casual, feminine vibe to your all-white outfit. Or perhaps introduce a dark red, floppy brim hat to change up the color palette. All-black & red is such a great combo.
Breaking an “All-White outfit” Idea: Straw hat, white skinny denims, white off-the-shoulder top.
Same same but (needing that) different?
Okay let’s be real here… we all have that one outfit we can never get enough of. So the best way to wear it 100000 times is to change it up with accessories (all hail the hats!) Mix up your hair styling too and there you have it.
Hat Shopping Guide
1.) Revolve, Klint Hat
2) Asos, Baker Boy hat
3) Free People, Garden Grove Straw Boater
5) Asos, Glamorous Straw Floppy Sun Hat
6) Revolve, Brixton Amarillo Fedora in Ivory
7) Lord & Taylor, Banded Wool Floppy Hat
8) Urban Outfitters, Brixton Field Hat
9) Urban Outfitters, Felt Faux Leather Trim Panama Hat
10) Revolve, Brixton Joanna Hat