How to Wear a Wide Brim Hat This Fall
Fall is right around the corner (sorry guys!), and it’s time to start thinking about some of those tried-and-true pieces that have been hibernating in the back of your closet. Summer is the time to rock those straw numbers, but the second September hits, we’ll be busting out cool weather styles, like your awesome arsenal of wool and felt hats. Since we’re all about finding new ways to wear our favorite duds, we’re going to go all Style Resolutions on this must-have piece. If you’re in need of some fall outfit inspo, this is it.
Blustery fall days call for a stylish topper, so whip out that wool hat and rock it on your way into the office. Get to layering with textured pieces that bring a bit of edge, like a leather skirt, knit sweater vest and an eye-catching printed top. Funky gold hoops introduce a bit of polish, while snakeskin boots give the overall look a sassy ’70s vibe. To complete the getup, toss on a lightweight duster that will give you an added layer of warmth without all the bulk.
Brixton Buckley Wool Hat ($98) + Topshop Long Belted Duster ($150), BDG Large Reversible Pocket Tote Bag ($69), Tiro Tiro Medius Earrings ($92), Warehouse Mono Print Blouse ($71), Madewell Sleeveless Tunic Sweater ($72), Zara Leather Skirt ($129), Aldo Shoes Innocentina Ankle Boots ($150)
Forget frilly and fussy. Fall’s party scene calls for something a little more funky. Pair that sleek, wide brim hat with a flowy, feminine frock to infuse your look with a little mysterious je ne sais quoi, then step into quicksilver steppers with a sharp silhouette. Faux fur is in this season, so swap out your classic box clutch for a shaggy number in bright, statement-making hues. Make those lips pop in a siren shade of red and finish the look with streamlined baubles.
Brixton Buckley Wool Hat ($98) + Big + Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick ($22), Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette ($58), Noonday Collection Streamline Earrings ($52), COS Dress With Padded Neckline ($135), River Island Mixed-Fur Clutch ($63), ASOS Socially Pointed Loafer Heels ($81)
Play up that wide brim’s rocker edge with a few “psychedelic” separates. A dark floral duster packs plenty of bohemian personality, while flared denim feels oh-so-on-trend. Go bold by wearing not one, but two statement necklaces and ditch your standard sack for a structured backpack in a bright shade of red.
Brixton Buckley Wool Hat ($98) + Noonday Collection Ibis Necklace ($48), Noonday Collection Tidal Necklace ($54), ASOS On a Roll Laced-Up Heeled Shoes ($81), Matt + Nat Chanda Backpack ($130), River Island Bright Mid Blue Wash Brooke Flare Jeans ($84), COS Relaxed Cotton T-shirt ($17), Topshop Dark Floral-Print Duster ($85)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!