If you walk around the mall these days you will notice a couple of things, less kids running around and more fall fashion, including tons of variations on stylish scarves and hats. Hats are very special, not only are they functional when trying to keep your head warm, but they look great too with the right hair style!
When rocking a fall hat, the perfect hairstyle must compliment the hat and give life to the ultimate fall accessory. Here are some suggestions on the best hairstyles for certain styles of hats.
The Knit Cap or Beanie: Unless you want to look like a depressed Eminem in the movie 8 Mile, the side swept bang is the way to go. Wear the hat a little bit towards the back of your head showing a little bang in the front. It helps to secure the bangs first and then add the hat for the perfect look. This look looks great with your hair out or all tucked in under the hat just as long as the hat is secure.
Tip: Secure the hat with hair pins to ensure that it doesn’t fall off especially if you wear it towards the back of your head.
Tip: Line the interior of any knit hat with something satin to protect your hair from the friction and the drying properties of wool or cotton
The Fedora: You know you have to be totally confident to rock a Fedora, especially one with a feather on it! The Fedora has a certain masculinity about it so the goal when wearing one is to balance that feature with some extra feminine hair. Fedora’s look great with the hair out and free, curly or with a slight wave pattern. There is nothing like pairing a hard core Fedora with wild and crazy girlie hair.
The Riding Cap: You know the cap that jockeys wear so that you know they mean business. This hat is super cute and is great when worn slightly off centered. Definitely the best hairstyle for this hardcore combat hat is a fun and flirty side pony tail. Again the idea is to create a balance, you are not trying to win a horse race so to take the edge off adding some fun to the look and nothing is more fun than a ponytail.
The Aviator and the Trapper – For the colder months this hat is a life savor for your little ears. But because of its shape, you generally just want to wear a style that’s comfortable and functional so that the hat fits correctly. In this case, just leave the hair out and loose, straight wavy or curly! This hat is definitely more about functionality than style. But style is a very close second!
The Floppy Wide Brim Hat – The epitome of sophistication! This hat is super functional because it protects your skin from the sun but the best hair for such a statement piece is big fluffy hair. Don’t be afraid to ‘volumize’,’ fro out’, ‘pick out’, ‘blow out’, ‘mousse out ‘, whatever it takes to achieve huge hair when wearing this hat. No worries they will get out of the way when you walk down the street they will know to give you the space you need. Just Bring it!
What are some of your favorite fall hats and how do you wear your hair when you rock them?