The Leopard Print Bucket - I think this hat would pair nicely with a simple tailored pea coat. Something that doesn't detract from the hat itself. The brim is great if you have a fuller face (like I do!) and are looking for something to make it look slimmer.
Headband and Pillbox hats - These are great if, like me, you have a larger head or very thick hair because they either stretch to fit (the headband hat) or sit on top and attach with an elastic that hides under the hair or little combs stitched into the hat. Headband hats come in tons of styles and can be cute with a dress or to add a little visual interest with your winter coat. Pillbox hats are also cute with a vintage suit or coat.
There are many other styles that I will cover in a later post. There's the toque, the beret, the fedora, there are fascinators and tilt hats. Hats to suit everyone's taste! As you can see, my tastes run towards the older pre-1960's style hats, but there are some fun hats in later years as well (the floppy brimmed 70's style hat comes to mind..)
I will leave you with a few pictures of me in some of my favorite hats for ideas on how to style them. Feel free to leave any questions you may have in the comments!
|A really neat 60's red velvet hat|
|50's/60's Cream colored Pillbox|
|A gorgeous 40's/50's beaded beret|
|A Red Fur Felt Beret circa 1960|
Hugs and Smooches,