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Are you looking for ways to wear and style your hats but aren't quite sure where to start? We've got you covered! In this handy hat guide for men, we'll provide 10 helpful tips for wearing different styles of hats. Read on to learn how you can match your hat to a specific setting, face shape, outfit, complexion and more.
When adding hats to your wardrobe, think of specific settings you can wear them in. For a more casual event such as a sports game, you might consider a color-coordinated baseball cap or snapback hat. A trip to the beach may call for a bucket hat. Meanwhile, a black or brown bowler hat might be suitable for a more formal setting or evening out. Carefully consider the environment and occasion before choosing a hat to wear.
Keep in mind that certain styles and materials of hats tend to suit different seasons. You'll want to wear a hat appropriate for the weather and time of the year. For fall and winter, consider wearing a beanie or toboggan that covers your ears to stay warm and stylish. For spring or summer, more lightweight hats, such as straw hats, visors, bucket hats and baseball caps, are ideal for warmer temperatures.
Hats come in many different shapes, materials and styles, and it's important to find one that fits your face's natural proportions. While it's a good idea to try on different types of hats to see which ones most flatter your face shape, here are some general styling recommendations that may help you out:
Similar to choosing clothes for your skin tone, try matching your hat to your complexion as well. For light and pale skin tones, darker hats in charcoal, brown and navy blue add a nice contrast. If you'd prefer a more lively color to balance your lighter skin tone, you might consider a rich burgundy or dark green hat.
For warmer complexions and olive skin tones, choose a hat color that's either slightly darker or brighter than the middle ground. A lighter gray, mustard brown or olive green tends to complement warm skin tones.
If you have a darker skin tone, you may want to avoid hat colors such as black, dark brown or navy that could clash with your complexion. Try out some contrasting shades such as khaki, red, gray or light blue.
When deciding how to wear a hat, keep your variety simple. Try not to mix patterns, go overboard with accessories or add excessive amounts of color to your outfit. For a more understated fit, a more elaborate or brightly colored hat tends to be more acceptable. If your outfit is already extravagant with lively patterns or colors, you'll likely want to opt for a more modest hat in a neutral color.
Try to choose a hat that coordinates with your outfit. Here are some hat and outfit styling tips to consider:
Before selecting a hat for your outfit, consider if you'll be wearing any other accessories such as a scarf, belt or jewelry. If you already have ample accessories, you may want to reconsider adding a hat or replace one of these accessories with your hat to avoid a chaotic look. Carefully plan your outfit to ensure an even balance of accessories.
When choosing a hat and outfit to wear, select and match colors strategically to organize your look. Here are some color matching tips to consider:
Comfort is a key element to consider when selecting hats. Try on some different hats to see which materials, shapes and styles fit most comfortably. Maybe you've found that softer wool and knit hats are more comfortable than sturdy straw or plastic. On the other hand, cashmere or certain wools can feel itchy against your skin. Prioritize your comfort when choosing hats and select your preferred materials.
Finally, it's important to feel confident and stylish in any hat you're wearing. If you don't normally wear hats or assume they won't look good on you, think again! You can easily find the perfect hat to define your unique features and style while feeling confident in your decision. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try some new hat styles — you may find it's the best decision you've made.
Looking for some new hats to add to your wardrobe? At Penner's, we offer an extensive and stylish selection to choose from. Whether you're on the hunt for a classy cap, a trendy felt hat or another style, you'll certainly find something to define your unique taste. Browse our men's hat selection today, or give us a call at 210-226-2487 and let us help you find the right piece!