When we think of accessories, the thought of leather handbags, high-end jewelry and beautiful shoes immediately comes into our minds. That’s normal since when I dress up, those will be the first things I’ll need to finish up any look effortlessly. Just throw on my pretty jewelry, wear those nice pair of shoes, pick up my sunglasses and grab my sling bag before going through the door. Or if it’s cold, gloves, scarves and boots will work for me.
But after giving it a thought, I’ve come to agree that hats make it to the style hall of fame too! While everyone will wear shoes and grab hand bags, not everyone will remember to wear a fabulous hat for a fine finish unless it’s is actually so sunny out there or even rainy. That’s practical!
Come to think of it, if the baker boy hat rocked during the Paris Fashion Week while the beret hat, a classical 80s piece was heavily worn my models during the London Fashion Week, why don’t you consider getting one for your street swag too?
While there are so many types of hats that you could incorporate to start your own legacy, there are some basic types that will actually elevate your street outfit instantly. Ones that will suit your fancy like crazy!
THREE TYPES OF HATS YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR STREET SWAG
1. THE HIGH FASHION BERET HAT
Take me to Paris and I’ll bring along my beret hat! If Ralph Lauren’s runway collection includes this basic type of hat, it’s actually one to acquire! French hats can be so distinct and gorgeous, right?
The silhouette of a high fashion beret entails a disk of wool poof that hugs the wearer’s head. While you can rock it in any color or pattern, remember to always cock to the side for a finished Parisian vibe.
In this set, the black beret hat does all the talking since it blends so well with the olive green for a pretty complete set. A classic hat for an accessory actually polishes up the look as much as the thigh high boots and the bag aid in making the whole look glamorous.
2. THE FLAT BERET HAT
Think ’flat beret’ and imagine of a 70s French peasant by the fields. Think ‘flat beret’ and imagine of a guerilla leader looking sullen wearing one.
Needless to say, the flat beret has been around for ages and has made such a comeback in the fashion arena!The flat beret actually differs from the high fashion beret since it’s got less poof.
So if you want to add some sass to your laid back casual look, then accessorize with a flat beret hat. To rock this hat, get that cute pair of denim jeans and pair with that bandeau top before throwing a gorgeous coat atop.
HOW TO STYLE THE BERET HAT
- Dungaree Love
Already bored about rocking your awesome beret hat with your jeans combo? Then dress up your plaid dungarees and accessorize with a contrasting beret hat. The Fashionable Step Mum just knows how to rock the beret like the fashionista she is, right?Wouldn’t you want to rock like this to the streets? Or even to a function?
- All Shades Of Grey
When it’s all about dressing up to look expensive without too much effort, then a monochromatic look is the best combo to consider, especially when you’re thing about spring coming! And when it is cold out there, leave alone the all black look and opt for the grey-on-grey combo!
3. THE FAMOUS FEDORA
Today’s fedoras come in so much fabrics: straw, mesh and even firm organic cotton. Actually, some fedoras hats actually look like the bowler hat or the boater hat just that the fedora has a flatter brim while the boater hat is a hard hat with a round crown, an upturned brim and mostly made from straw or mesh.
Read Also : The Floppy Hat
HOW TO STYLE THE FEDORA HAT
- Rock perfect outerwear
When styling a fedora, take the look to ultra-cozy heights with comfortable outerwear and dress it up. Mbaire Wangui accessorizes the hat on the Canadian Tuxedo. It’s so nice to see how the hat and the coat blend so well for an awesome finish,right?
- Embrace Contrast
While it’s so easy to rock a black fedora on any sort of combo or even an all-black everything look, the problem can set in when rocking bold hats. But Mbaire wears it so perfectly; going all denim, contrasting with pink and embracing some rugged swag!These shades of blue and pink don’t look so bad at all,right?
- Mix and match prints
When it’s cold out there, not only the outerwear should be your concern but also the hat you take on to the streets. Choose to bring a plain hat along with a plaid coat and you can be sure of standing out all way long! Mbaire took this look to lunch with her mom and I swear this one killed it!
So what hat are you rocking to the streets this season? And what hat do you prefer most from the three hats?
Please share your thoughts with me below…