In theory, on a bad hair day, all you need to do is don a cute hat and you’re good to go. In reality, sometimes this can do more harm than good. Ever tried to hide long locks under the top of a beanie and ended up looking more Conehead than ski-chic? It’s not a good look on you. Or any of us, for that matter. Instead, wear your hair in a way that complements your hat. No need to put your thinking cap on — we’ve already done the dirty work for you.
Fedora with a low messy bun.
“I love a loose, low bun with a fedora because it's the perfect soft and feminine contrast to the menswear style of the hat. Also, the contrast of the messy, slightly undone bun against the structure of the hat gives the look personality as well,” says certified image stylist Laurie Brucker of LaurieBstyle.
Beanie with loose waves and sideswept bangs.
A beanie is a great solution for a lazy day. To keep from looking lazier than you feel, pair your beanie with loose waves and sideswept bangs or a side part. “The laid-back hairstyle creates a whimsy while the beanie adds the edge. Totally downtown chic,” says Brucker.
Floppy hat with low braided pigtails.
A wide-brimmed floppy hat is such a great look, no matter the season. The right one can protect you from all kinds of weather, while adding a nice touch to your outfit. This look can conjure up Old Hollywood, so to maintain a balance, pair it with a carefree style. These low pigtails with small braid accents are amazing on their own, but we think they look particularly great when paired with a floppy hat.
Try these pairings next time you want to wear a headgear, and everyone will soon be tipping their hats as you walk past.
Which hat style is your favorite and how do you wear your hair with it? Let us know in the comments!