Hats with Cardigan Empire

Hats are tricky accessories. I often hear my clients say, "I'm just not a hat person," or "I just don't have a hat face." That's so silly! There's a hat for everyone out there. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors.

I got together with my style pal Reachel Bagley of Cardigan Empire to talk about this very subject. She is such a delight to be around. I encourage you to follow her blog and subscribe to her amazing videos. Reachel really breaks things down to the how and why certain clothes work for different body shapes. Check out this really cool infographic Reachel made to help you choose the right hat for you, and then watch this video for our personal thoughts.

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My Favorite Accessory: Hats

Hats are one accessory I can always have more of, I'm not sure what it is about them; maybe because putting on a hat makes you look mysterious? Or more likely, because putting on a hat hides your bad hair day. Whether it's a wide brimmed fedora, an athletic baseball cap, or a Jil Sander veiled beanie, a hat is the perfect topper for any outfit. hats6

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Images by: Grazia.it, We Wore What, Garance Doré, The Blonde Salad, Jak & Jil

Head-turning Hats

Last Friday, I spent the morning shopping with my good friend Jessica Williams, and we started talking about hats. I kept telling her how much I LOVE her in hats, and found myself saying, "I like people in hats because it makes them stand out in a crowd." Aside for the typical baseball hat, IT'S TRUE! I have only three to four fashion hats, and after that conversation and the photos below, I think I need to add more to my collection. Some hats add a touch of mystery, and I think all hats show off personality. Don't you agree?

Pictures from Jody Rogac, Fashion Gone Rogue, unknown, Mizhattan, The Simply Luxurious Life, Fashion Gone Rogue,

Floppy

Last year it was the fedora. This year it's the wide brim, floppy hat.

 

I just recently bought a navy blue, straw hat from Buffalo Exchange, and I love it. They are perfect for the beach and Arizona.

 

Wear it with sun dresses, shorts, jeans...whatever. These hats a great accessory to almost every outfit.

 

I will say though that these hats do look best when you can see your hair.

Images from Face Hunter, TFS, Free People, Top Shop and unknown.

Menswear Monday - Hats

Every guy should have a good hat. Think about it...

1. If you have a bad hair day you can still look stylish with a hat.

2. If you are losing your hair you can cover it up with a hat.

3. You will get noticed because most people don't wear them often.

4. Hats protect your head from the sun

5. Some hats keep your head nice and toasty

Now, I should clarify and say that I'm not talking about baseball caps. Though they are functional and appropriate for athletic activity, sporting events, gardening, etc., they aren't "stylish" at the moment. Here are some examples...

You can find hats like these at any department store, Urban Outfitters or GAP. My husband has a hard time finding hats that fit well, so if you are in the same boat, try knit hats as shown in the last photo.