The Coolest Looks For Your Cranium
Hats are oftentimes a deeply personal shopping experience. Not everyone thinks they can pull them off, and it’s often a very specific style that one grows to love on their particular face and frame. While Texas can be casual enough to sport a baseball cap to school or a cowboy hat to the rodeo, there’s a chic new crop of caps that hit the runways this fall and would be the perfect fit for a fun night out or lunchtime meanderings.
Suede or wool fedoras dipped over one eye will be seen everywhere this season, with options like this Eugenia Kim model adding a touch of glamour with a ruched ribbon. Pair with a sleek cape jacket and faux leather leggings as the weather cools. I’d even venture to add a pair of riding boots and channel your inner English duchess. Regardless, a Panama hat or fedora is a classic look that will simply never go out of style.
Believe it or not, the ‘90’s are back, and with them have come a slew of bucket hat styles that look retro without being outdated. Switching up the materials in favor of leather, velvet, or utilizing unexpected colors means designers are feeling freshly inspired by this silhouette. Avoid an LL Cool J moment and pair with feminine pant suits or layered sundresses with fitted t-shirts. Whereas last Fall we saw berets all over Instagram, the bucket hats seems to have knocked them off their throne this season.
Statement pieces don’t have to be relegated to simply jewelry or handbags; hats can also provide the extra oomph to any outfit. This Gucci beanie would be a simple knit option, but the added silk scarf brings it into 2019 and the realm of cool. Pair with a trench coat, booties, and light fabrics elsewhere to keep the style fresh and new. Logo baseball caps and unexpected finishes like rockstuds, clever embroidered phrases, and over the top fur have also been seen on the runway, meaning the rules are: there are no rules.
Of course, the added bonus to hats is removing the need to do one’s hair for an event, and the essential luxury of anonymity with the addition of sunnies or a scarf. Mix in a few of these options with your fall wardrobe and you’ll be cozy while looking cool.
By Aquila Mendez-Valdez