A Dashing Gentleman’s Wool Hat

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Hat gifted by Sole Society | Embellished Booties gifted by Naughty Monkey | Cardigan from Forever21 | Dress from Juicy Couture | Scarf borrowed from the bf

A Winter Wardrobe Essential – A Gentleman’s Hat

The women I’ve talked to don’t wear a gentleman’s hat because they’re not sure what to look for when buying one and they’re unsure how to style the piece into their personal style.

In this post, I will teach you what to look for when buying your own Gentleman’s Hat and provide advice on how to fit the hat into your winter outfits using the clothes you already have in your closet.

Hats are new additions to my looks. It was difficult for me to incorporate a Gentleman’s Hat in the beginning because of the variety and the immediate attention a hat brings to a look, which can either be good or bad. But today, I know that hats are eye catching accessories that are largely overlooked. A designer bag or vintage jewelry can convey how you feel but a menswear hat is an accessory that immediately demands attention. If you feel hats are reserved for the select few who can pull them off, think again. You can and do have enough cachet to pull off this hat trick.

How to Wear a Gentleman’s Hat

There are a variety of hats designed for men that now are adopted by women; the fedora, trilby, panama and the outback just to name a few. The one I’m wearing in this outfit is a wool outback hat. It has an embellishment of a brown belt along the side for an added touch of attitude.

I must admit this is by far one of the easiest hats to wear because of its laid back appeal. If you want to venture into the hat world with baby steps than I would suggest something like the one I’m wearing. Look for an outback hat in gray, brown, dark brown and even camel but I would advise staying away from black unless you want to look like a desperado.

Because of the causal essence of the hat I went with a very casual outfit. A flat pair of ankle boots, loose dress, boyfriend cardigan and plaid scarf. All in the same color family and the same style.

The overall look you’re going for and your personality determines the hat that is right for you. For example, the fedora carries with it the essence of mystery and menace, due to its common association with gangsters and detectives. If you want to have an air of mystery or pay homage to the great Frank Sinatra then tip your hat and own a fedora.

The trilby is often associated with musicians and this style of hat has been made popular more recently by the one and only Justin Timberlake. It can be both very casual or high style, a la Victoria Beckham, depending on what you wear with it. You can wear a trilby hat with a classic trench, high heeled booties and structured handbag to dress it up or denim jeans, t-shirt and black leather jacket just make sure the hat color goes with the overall outfit.

Every woman needs a hat to call her own a hat she feels comfortable in. But no matter how you choose your outfit the one thing you can’t forget when wearing your gentleman’s hat is your confidence.

I would love to know how you feel about this attention grabbing accessory! Let me know in the comments!

Stay Stylish,
-V

Photos: @peterlang


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34 thoughts on “A Dashing Gentleman’s Wool Hat

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    Juliane

    That hat is wonderful. I love to wear hats, caps, headbands as well…
    They make every look special.
    xoxo Juliane

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      Vanessa

      Yes, they can completely change an outfit! Glad you like!

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    Tara

    Awesome blog!!!!

    Can you tell me where one might find those incredibly delicious boots?!

    xx

    Tara

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    This is such an informative but interesting article! You’ve definitely inspired me to mix it up a bit and try a hat 😀

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      Vanessa

      Yay, that was my goal =). I’m very happy you like and that you’re inspired to try something new!

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    Adara

    Your hair looks amazing! I love this entire outfit, the hat really brings it together yet it remains very feminine. Great job love!
    -Adara
    adaradella.blogspot.com

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      Vanessa

      =) Thank you Adara!!

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    HL

    I really love that sweater. Where’d you get it?

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      Vanessa

      It’s from Forever 21 but it might be out of season already.

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    love your hat! you got a great look!:) happy new year!

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    Love the style! The boots are my fav! ♥

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    What a cute look! I love this pretty hat and it suits you perfectly. 🙂
    Whishing you a happy new year.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Andrea! Happy New Year to you too!

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    liz

    love the hat and scarf!

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    love that scarf!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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      Vanessa

      Thank you, I borrowed it from the BF.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE those boots! Great look.

    Check out my newest outfit post when you have a chance.

    xo,

    http://www.lustingforleather.com/

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    Alison

    The hat looks fantastic on you! Somehow I think grey is much more flattering on everyone than black…I have yet to find one I love enough but, the search continues! Also, those boots are kickass <3

    Blog à la Dupras
    <3

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      Vanessa

      It is an easy color to work with – a great neutral for a hat and for most or all skin colors. =) These boots are comfortable too!

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    Love what you’re wearing! Lovely blog, I’m a new follower! x

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      Vanessa

      Yay thank you for becoming a reader!

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    this hat is totally fantastic!
    ladies in navy

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Kelsey

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    Emma

    So so pretty!!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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    I am such a sucker for a fedora, and this hat looks fabulous on you!

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      Vanessa

      I love a good wool hat. And thank you, I’m very happy you like!

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    Perfect hat!!

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      Vanessa

      Thank you <3 <3 <3 <3

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    CHAMA FASHION

    I want a hat like this!! So pretty

    XO CHAMA FASHION
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      Vanessa

      This one is from Sole Society! Happy you like!

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    You look adorable! Love your blog and wish you all the best for the new year!

    LovE

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      Vanessa

      Thank you Stella!