Here’s a few of the hat tricks that I’ve learned that help achieve, in my opinion the optimal look:
1) You’ve got to have some hair sticking out. As you can see from my various looks over the past year, my hair has been at different lengths, but you can still gather that I have some locks sticking out. That way, you have a natural frame around your face, and the object on your had seems to be less of a foreign object, and more of a friend.
2) It’s arguably the best way to conceal a bad hair day. Sure, you can be ultra generous with the dry shampoo, or pull your locks up into a messy bun or ponytail, but usually when your hair looks crazy or is visibly greasy/dirty, this isn’t going to make that much of a difference. With a hat though, you conceal the worst part, the roots, and none is the wiser that underneath that hat is something you’d rather not show to the public.
3) You’ve got instant sass. There’s just something so cool about someone that pulls of a hat with confidence, and it can be become a quick and easy statement to an otherwise basic look. Depending on your hair style, it may give the impression that you’re stylish, quirky, or fun, and all of those things are certainly okay with me!
Here’s a look at the past year of me in hats, with a special last one; a custom-made fascinator that I opted to wear, instead of a veil, on my wedding day.