Hello again, friends,
If you have read any of my past posts you have probably noticed in the photos that I love hats. Like, I have a thing for hats. All hats. I love hats. Yeah...
I wear them fairly frequently and find they add so much to any outfit. And they are appropriate for any season. They make curating a wardrobe for the whole year very easy, adding fresh dimension to any outfit. So they are pretty much the best accessory. Ever, IMO.
Anywho, over the last few months I've been on the hunt for an affordable camel colored, wide brimmed hat, preferably one without a band to keep it versatile. But I was not aiming to pay over $100 for a hat. I might like hats but I am way too frugal to invest that much into an accessory. So I was thrilled when I came across this one from Pink Lily. It was less than $35 and I got 20% off for my first order. Win/Win.
Anyway, I wanted to make sure I was able to really show off the ability for one hat to work for all seasons without looking out of place. And even to show a more elevated option as well as a casual one. You don't have to use this particular hat, of course. You could pick another color, or another style.
When it comes to choosing a hat appropriate for a year round wardrobe, I personally don't think a straw hat looks proper in winter time, but spring and summer they're great. So for that reason, I find myself investing in wool or polyester hats that don't look silly in cool weather, and also are acceptable to wear with denim cut-offs in 90 degree temps. You see my thought process? I have three neutral colored wide brimmed hats, along with a couple other spring hats, and two floppy hats for fall and winter. But my investment pieces can be worn year round.
Maybe you're the type that feels like hats don't look right on you. I know some people feel that way. But when you find a hat that fits well (I always try to look for adjustable hats) both in size and style, you may be surprised at how flattering they actually are. If they don't fit great sitting directly on your head, I like to tilt mine back just a little and have it sit with the brim pointed up more. It depends on the look I'm going for. It doesn't work great in the wind, but if you don't wear it during a storm, or on the plains of Wyoming, you'll be fine.
So if you haven't tried hats for your wardrobe yet, I would encourage you to at least experiment with them. Try different styles, bring someone along who will be honest about how they look. Don't be afraid to stretch outside of your comfort zone and try something that you wouldn't necessarily attempt without prodding. If you are only going to own one hat, make it work during all seasons.