The Mad Hat/ Talk through your hat
There used to be a time when a hat was worn if one was having a bad hair day. But there is no tolerance in today’s world for a ‘bad hair’ day and hats have now been upgraded to being more than a cover up and transformed into a fashion must-have.
Choosing your hat well is important. There are summer hats and winter hats. Wear any one in the wrong season and they will laugh their hats off at you! In summer, hats work more as a shield from the searing sun that devours all your beauty. So, the trick is to get a summer hat that is fashionable and protects you from the raging sun.
Here are some:
The Prince of Summer Hats
To save yourself fashionably from the scorching heat in the summers, Panama hats are the best. The Panama hat is of Ecuadorian origin and is brimmed hat that works perfectly for the hot months. The most significant aspect of the Panama hat is that it works on all face types and sizes. They are cool and comfortable as they are lightweight, light colored and breathable. For someone who loves to spend their summers at the racecourse, this hat is your pick. Created out of colorful straws, the Panama hat comes in an array of colors, designs and sizes. So pick out beige, ivory, khaki, nude or any other colour and hat your way stylishly into summer.
There used to be a time when the Fedora hat was made out to be a trend that only gangsters sported exclusively. Times have changed now and the Fedora hat can now be seen on many a fashionable head. It is a felt hat that came to be known Fedora because of a hat worn by Princess Fedora in a play of the same title. So, the Fedora started out as a female fashion and then moved onto the stylish male head. The Fedora hat comes traditionally in its classic shape with a pinched front and wide wrap-around brim. Hat makers have taken this act a notch up and given the Fedora a twist. So, if you are looking for change from the Panama hat this summer, choose a Fedora in a neutral shade, brown or emerald green, ivory etc. The Fedora hat is versatile too as it suits all face cuts and also can be teamed with formal wear, denims, shorts, t-shirts, jackets, etc. For the uber stylish look, opt for a Fedora hat with a thinner rim and smaller front. Sometimes one can even wear a band around the crown with a feather in the band. The trick to wearing a Fedora is it should always be worn a little askew.
The Sailor Hat
Summers are all about being colorful and exotic. There is a lot more one can do with their outfits and make themselves look stylish. There is plenty one can do with summer hats too. For e.g. get a summer hat that is made along the lines of a boater hat. It is the dressiest straw hat that is distinguished by a flat top crown. The boater hat comes in a variety of colors with ribbons in myriad colors. Typically, in the bygone days, it was worn to formal dos’ but now it is an all-day hat. It can be worn for a walk on the beach or even a casual night out. The good thing about a boater hat is that it can be custom-made to suit your sense of style. So, if it is for a serious affair, one can add a silk ribbon or feather or even precious stones. The addition of a rose petal, real or fake, lends a characteristic boater look.
Flop Your way into summer
Your summers are incomplete without a super special floppy hat. Get a pretty embroidered one with a wavy brim that comes in colors that stand out such as pink, green, purple, yellow etc. Even a printed or floral cotton floppy hat could do wonders to your summer wardrobe. These hats are not just made of fabric but of straw too sometimes. There are several straw hats to choose from in the summers. A traditional pattern with a flat and wide brim, it is the most popular summer hat as it saves your skin from the scorching sun. Use them while walking around or on the beach. Also, a sun hat made of straw sporting a clipped brim would give a modern look.
Summer comes with a lot of outdoorsy things such as beaches, walks in the park, garden parties etc. There is a certain classiness that comes with wearing a sunhat. You put one on and suddenly; you are in a movie, read Audrey Hepburn or Marlon Brando. They are instantaneous outfit changers. So give that stylish head of yours some shade as well as some company with a hat.