Hat Accessories: Different Types of Hats

More often than not, when we think of accessories we immediately and only think of accessories like handbags, shoes, and jewelry. When you get dressed in the mornings these accessories and always part of your outfit. You wear your shoes, put your stuff in your handbag and wear some jewelry. Some people might do without jewelry or even a handbag but a shoe or some kind of footwear is a must if you want to go out.

Compared to the practicality of shoes and handbags, it’s easy to consider hats an afterthought. Everyone needs footwear to walk in, and bags store all the things you would otherwise have to carry individually. That being said, hats are plenty practical when they’re protecting your head from heat, cold, or rain. Plus, they’re major styling pieces. If it’s winter, perhaps you’ll grab a scarf and some gloves for extra protection against the wind and cold temperatures. If it’s summer, maybe I’ll pick out a pair of sunglasses and a hat. You also need hats in the winter but more often than not hats are usually not as popular as the other accessories mentioned like jewelry or a handbag. A lot of people don’t own a hat and some have just one perhaps a beanie or a baseball hat and then there are those that go all out with the accessory who own different types of hats from fedoras to berets and even Artisan Hats.

Hats have an effortless nature that can communicate and elevate style, and also reveal a lot about the wearer. This is one of the reasons why a lot of millennial basics can’t do without a fedora. It kind of gets too much and starts to feel overbearing when everyone is wearing the same hat all the time. Walk into any hipster cafe and you can count at least two or three fedoras in the room. While different types of hats have different types of personalities, the same is true when someone puts one on their head. Instead of sticking with the nom, it’s always nice to switch it up and try different types of hats. You could try a beret that’ll make you look foreign or a bowler hat of you feel you can pull off the douchebag look. Never wear a bucket hat though, they are ugly. Sorry

There are many types of hats maybe even up to 20. Let’s discuss a few classics and perhaps they can encourage you to try one of them out.

Beanies

Everyone knows about a beanie and if you live in a cooler climate, chances are you probably own one or have owned one at some point, or will own one soon. One thing about beanies is that they can either run or improve a bad hair day situation. Beanies have a snug fit around the head. If you have long, wavy hair and you’re looking to try something different, a bright, pretty beanie might just become your new best friend. They are a great way to infuse color into your outfit as well. I have a pink beanie that becomes the center of attention whenever I wear it out, It gives that urban chic street style look.

Berets

Berets are a classic headpiece that is recognizable anywhere. A good way to rock a beret is to cock it to one side. Neutral colors are best for berets like black, navy blue or grey. Bright colored berets might come on too strong and are not easy to pull off. But if you feel you can then go ahead. It’s your look to pull off.

Boater Hats

Boat hats are not meant only for those who sail or go on boats. Their flat top and flat brim, usually made of straw or a similar material, provide for a sleek look alongside structured clothing pieces, and even with a preppy style. They are great

Bowler

While the hat that is correctly identified as a bowler — with a round and slightly larger top, and an upturned brim — quite often people will misuse the term to describe either fedoras or pork pie hats. While bowler hats might be on the more formal side, they’re quite the cheery and charming piece. A lot of bowler hats are artisan hats.

Bobble Hat

A bobble hat is often confused with a beanie because of how similar they look. Bobble hats are shaped like beanies but feature something of a poof at the top. These hats are, quite honestly, the cutest and most adorable out of the bunch. Ideal for jazzing up a winter weather ensemble, bobble hats are easy to come by and are designed in lots of shapes and sizes.

Chupallas

If you’ve never heard of chupullas, you’re not alone. But the funny thing is you’ve probably seen them. Chupallas are a type of straw hats. They are of Chilean origin and take the same form as a boater hat but have a distinctly wider brim.

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy hats are arguably one of the most recognizable hat forms next to baseball hats. Cowboy hats may have originally been designed to keep the sun out of American cowboys’ eyes while they worked on farms, but they can easily be accompanied by bohemian, natural styles.

Fedoras

Fedoras are infamous. They are great and then they are not so great. Fedoras most commonly have shorter brims and folded tops and a silk ribbon around the base. It’s easy to call any suede, soft hat with a ribbon a fedora, but their distinct swallowed tops are what makes them so different from other hats. There’s no doubt that fedoras can take an outfit to the next level. Wearing one can also result in you ending up in the bad place.