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Hats have made a big come back!

Sunday, January 25, 2015


I always loved wearing hats, not caps and beanies but proper wool round lady hats and already have a nice collection of wool hats for Winter and Fall and beautiful straw hats for Summer. This post goes to this mysterious, nostalgic but ohhh so romantic and fabulous piece of clothing. A properly styled hat makes any outfit more chic and lady like.

It's not only important how you style your hats but also how you care for them and how you pack them.  If you love hats but don't know how to wear them and where to get them, this post is for you! 

One doesn't need a special occasion to wear them, you can wear hats every day as they protect your face from damaging effects of sun and you don't even need to wear make up if you don't want to.

HOW TO CHOOSE A HAT FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE?

My face is somewhere in between oval and round so I wear floppy hats and fedora hats mostly both for cold weather in wool and for Summer in straw. I don't really like to wear sports hats and fur cossacks, well...in general I don't like fur and rarely even wear faux fur.
 

HOW TO STYLE A WIDE BRIM HAT?


Woven hats look great as part of casual outfit worn with distressed jeans, white blouse and sneakers or flats or a with a flowy patterned sun dress. Wide-brimmed hats in color look great when combined with all black outfit. They take a spot light and pick up the whole outfit. Floppy flat hats in burgundy, black or camel look great as part of Fall outfits worn with poncho, jeans and thigh high boots.  Beret looks great with men's inspired look. Make a statement, be brave and combine your big straw hat for a fancy event or a wedding together with gorgeous fitted silk floral cocktail dress.

Major no-no is wearing a hat that doesn't fit (just like any other piece of clothing) or matching it to perfectly in color with the rest of your outfit. Be sure to have your hat fitted if you are investing in it and buying it from hat maker. If you are buying your hat from a fast fashion store, rather don't get it if it's to small or to big.


HOW TO STYLE YOUR HAIR WHEN WEARING A HAT?

Whenever I am wearing a hat I wear my long hair down, I french braid it or I just do a regular side braid with a couple of hair strands hanging messy on a side, I just curl them a bit with hair iron. Important thing for me is to spray my hair against static especially if it's the day when I just washed it. 



HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HAT?

STRAW HAT: For oily stains, sprinkle the stain with cornstarch or talcum powder to absorb the oil. Leave it for a few hours and then brush away. To remove perspiration stains, wipe the area with a wet cloth as soon as possible to prevent body salts from staining the straw. Allow the hat to air dry completely before wearing it again. Always store your hat covered to prevent it from crushing and dust getting to it.

WOOL HAT: To remove oily stains from hair products, lotions or body oils, sprinkle the stained area with cornstarch or talcum powder to absorb oils. Allow to sit for at least a couple of hours and then brush away. Do not use liquid cleaners on the hat unless the fibers are synthetic. You can use a bit of mild detergent (I use the one for delicate clothing) mixed with water on a clean, white cloth to spot treat stains. Store your fedora in a covered hat box to prevent dust settling onto the hat. Store upside down to prevent the brim from becoming misshapen.



DID YOU KNOW?


- Elisabeth I had a law according to which every person older than 7 years had to wear a cap on Sundays and holidays.
Fedora was first a women’s hat than men’s. Now it is both.
- In 1920s there was an odd custom in America that it was common that if people wore straw hats after the 15 September they were beaten up.
- Panama hat has never made in Panama. It is made in Ecuador.
Those who supply men’s hats are called hatters while those who supply women’s hats are called milliners.
There is still a law in Kentucky that forbids a ma to buy a ten gallon hat if his wife is not present to assist in choosing a model.

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1 fabulous comments

  1. So cool Winter Hats that I never came across... Theses are looking very nice and beautiful.. All designs are also nice and special.i must try these lovely Hats .

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