How to Choose a Hat

Stylish hats! They are one of my favourite accessories! Along with adding some pizzazz to an outfit, a hat can completely change a look. An outfit can go from simple to interesting just by adding a stylish hat. If you’re wondering how to wear a hat or how to look good in a hat, that is why I put together this guide for you!


How to Choose a Hat
How to Choose a Hat

Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra will have nothing on you when you put on your own fedora with either formal wear or business suits. However, fedoras are so versatile that you can also wear them with a polo shirt or T-shirt.


Pick a hat that matches your proportions.

If you're petite, a huge wide-brimmed hat could totally overwhelm you. Instead of using size to make a visual statement, choose a hat with bold colours or vibrant trim instead.


Select a hat that flatters your hairstyle.

You can wear a small hat to one side and twist a chignon on the opposite side. This effect also makes your neck appear longer.


Wear a hat that complements the shape of your face.

1. If your face is round, choose a hat that has a broad brim to balance out the fullness of your face.

2. If your face is long, choose a softer design.

3. For a square-shaped face, choose an asymmetrical hat to balance the angle of your jawline.

4. People with heart-shaped faces are the luckiest. They can carry off almost any type of hat.


Choose colours that flatter your skin tone.

If you have a bold hat, tone down your makeup so that you don't look clownish.


Connect your hat to your outfit.

If your hat is bold, tone down accessories like jewellery so that you don't look garish.


Secure your hat to your head.

This advice may sound obvious, but the last thing you want to do is to spend your entire day clutching your hat against your head. Use thin elastic bands, ribbons or combs to make sure that your hat stays in place.