How to wear a hat is one of those deceiving tricks in fashion that seem to be a no-brainer, until you actually attempt to try the look for yourself (remind me again how to cuff my jeans and pants?). The hat-adorned looks so simply pulled off by the models and muses of our favorite street style blogs, are maybe not (definitely not) as easy as they seem. Perhaps the solution to this fashion conundrum is in realizing what exactly it is we admire so much in our street-style heroes. Their statement accessories are obviously killer, but the personality they exude is what really makes us covetous. These women know the secret to how to wear a hat.
Until we realize what to wear with a hat, we’ll never match those we aspire to. Hats have personality. They have character. They have the ability to transform you. But you can’t put on a wide-brimmed floppy hat like Maison Michel’s and assume you’ll instantly become a boho-chic rock groupie fit to join Kate Hudson in Almost Famous. The whole outfit must be considered as a whole, and a hat alone can’t take you where you want to be. Sorry to say, Ale Et Ange’s hat won’t make you look any cooler than that guy with a Bluetooth headset, unless properly paired with the necessary kicks and leather.
How to wear a hat is a question that doesn’t deserve more than a fleeting thought once you know who you want to be. Realizing the importance of what to wear with a hat gives you foolproof success (I’m ready for you, Scott Schuman).