I love wearing hats, especially in the winter because they look great and keep my head warm. Wearing hats during the winter months can be much more than just keeping warm, it can be a fashion statement that sets you apart from the rest of the group. There was a time when it was fashionable for women to wear hats year-round but now it seems more common during the cold winter months. Hats as accessories come in a variety of styles, shapes and colors to compliment your entire wardrobe. Beyond coordinating your winter hat to your outfit, there are several tips to help you wear a winter hat with style.
1. Wear the correct size – Hats do come in different sizes just as clothing and shoes. Therefore, you need to find the correct size hat for your face. Wearing a hat that is too large or too small may be unflattering.
2. Keep warm – Winter hats made from wool knit, tweed, herringbone or velvet are good choices to keep you warm and looking stylish.
3. Know the shape of your face – Oval faces look great in just about any hat but if your face is long you should chose a hat with a wide brim and low profile. Square and round faces look best in low profile, straight brim hats.
4. Know your hats – There is a hat for every person but knowing which hat looks best on you means you must know your hats. A knitted beret is great with short hair or hair that is tucked away; however, if you have long, straight hair try a fitted beanie. My favorite winter hat has to be the knitted newsboy cap because it looks great dressed up or casual with either short or long hair.
5. Flatter your hair color – Many women just worry about matching their hat to their outfit; however, do not forget to look at the hat against your hair. Try on the hat and pay attention to how the shade of the hat looks with your hair. Just as their as some colors of clothes that do no look as good with your skin tone, there will be colors of hats that do not look well with your hair color.
6. Avoid bad hat hair – The type of hat you chose can enhance your hairstyle or leave you looking like a clown. For example, tight hats tend to make frizzy, big hair look just like clown hair sticking out from under the hat. However, a hat with a very tight rim will flatten bangs causing them to appear distorted. Try the hat on and take inventory of how your hair appears from the front, back and sides – – does it stick out in strange ways or is it flattened or frizzy.