How to Wear a Hat Year-round
Today I’m going to share with you how to wear a hat. A hat is a perfect accessory to share your personal style and it works year-round.
First, wearing a hat isn’t all that difficult. Plop it on your head and you’re good to go. It’s not how you wear it necessarily but what you wear it with. Since a hat is a stylish accessory appropriate for Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and even while traveling, the tricky part is making sure it goes with the rest of your outfit.
This is what I will share with you today. A breakdown of seasons, type of hats and outfits.
Ultimately, wearing a hat for style or function is never a bad decision. Of course, you should also have the confidence and attitude to pull off a hat.
How to Wear a Hat in the Winter Time
I believe this is one of the chicest accessories for Winter, in addition to a scarf.
When wearing a hat during the winter, you’ll most likely be pairing it with your coat, sweater, cardigan, and/or scarf. If you’re only purchasing one hat make sure you find a color that goes with many winter pieces in your wardrobe.
If you purchase two hats, look for a dark and a bright to add a pop of color to your winter outfits.
In these winter hat outfits, my dark hat is olive green and a bright red hat. I made sure my winter hats were very different in color because than I would have more outfit options.
The bright red hat adds a fantastic pop of color to a winter look. Red is also perfect during the holiday season. Wear it with plaid and tartan to coordinate with holiday colors. Wear it to a holiday event to spice up an outfit or just wear with your everyday outfit. Remember, you don’t need a special occasion to wear a hat.
How to Wear a Hat in the Spring Time
During the spring I switch for a lighter hat; in color and in material. I usually wear a Panama. Well, I borrow Peter’s.
A Panama is a stylish option for the Spring season because it adds a masculine touch to the feminine pieces of Spring. The juxtaposition of masculine and feminine makes for interesting spring outfits.
Don’t be afraid to play with styles. In the second spring outfit pictured above, I paired the Panama with a light flowy white dress and denim jacket. The white dress is feminine and free, the jacket brings the outfit structure and the hat adds some masculinity. Let’s not forget the sandals, those add a pop of color the outfit needed. Overall, the outfit is balanced and fun. Remember these points when putting together your spring outfits.
The same idea was used in the first spring outfit. Stripes, polka dots, and a large gold chain play on the nautical theme but still look feminine. The finishing touch is the Panama hat.
How to Wear a Hat While Traveling
Wearing a hat while traveling is a great idea, especially in hot temperatures. It’s function: shield your face and neck from getting sunburned.
You’ll most likely be wearing a comfortable outfit while traveling so a hat is a great way to add some style to your look. In both of these outfits, I’m wearing a t-shirt, jeans and flats or sandals.
In the first outfit, I’m in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada in February. It wasn’t very hot, but the sun was shining because it’s a desert, hence the need for a hat.
In the second outfit, I’m in Barcelona, Spain in August. This was a hat that I bought while I was there. You don’t have to have every hat outfit planned. It’s often hard to travel with a hat so when you can buy one at your destination. If you’re in another country buying a hat will not only add style to your travel outfits but it’ll also make a great memory every time you wear it at home.
How to Wear a Hat in the Summer Time
During the summer you’re given to green light to bring out your most wide brimmed sun hat! This makes wearing a hat during the summer so much fun!
If you’re favorite pass time during the summer months is lying on the beach you need a fabulous sun hat. It’ll not only protect you from the sun but you’ll look oh so stylish.
Note, you can easily transition a Spring panama into summer. That’s what I do.
Pair your summer hats with a maxi dresses, shorts, stripes, swimsuits or coverups.
How to Wear a Hat in the Fall
Fall is my favorite season to wear a hat! They look stylish with every outfit and something about the time of year makes wearing a hat that much more fun.
During the Fall, you can really wear a hat with anything you wish. Jeans, dresses, blazers, you can even dress it up with trousers and heels.
Wool or felt fedoras are my favorite style of hats to wear. Also look for fur felt fedoras, a bit more expensive but it’s high quality and you’ll keep it forever. That said, you don’t have to spend a lot to find a stylish Fall hat. Most of the hats above were $50 or less. This is the reason I have three different colors.
It’s important to note that hats are investment pieces. Hats will last for years so if you’re on the fence about purchasing one just know that you’ll wear them for at least a couple of seasons.
In my red Winter hat outfit I emphasized going to a hat shop and finding a hat style that’s right for you. This is very important!
Find a local shop that specializes in hats. If you’re not sure which hat to purchase during your first visit don’t rush. Try on as many styles as you can, take a photo of you wearing the hat, think about it and make sure you love it before buying. This criteria is especially important when it’s an investment hat.
So, I would love to hear from you!
Do you love wearing hats? What’s you’re favorite style? I hope this post has answered your question on how to wear a hat!