The right hat can do wonders for both the shape of your face and your current outfit. Once you’ve found one that fits you, it can be worn to give you the elegant look you’ve been trying to find. A lot more goes into choosing the right hat than you might think though, especially when there seem to be an infinite amount of options to choose from depending on your style and look.
How to Choose the Right Hat
Hats can be for everyone, but you need to find just the right style that will suit you. For the best style and appearance, think about these considerations.
Size and Proportion
It’s very important to find a hat that will be the right size for your face. If you have a smaller face, don’t get something that has an extremely wide brim that will only make your face look smaller. Instead, go for something shorter to medium. By contrast, if you have a larger face, find something with a little more width to offset that.
Believe it or not, the shape of your face does happen to work better with one hat style over another. Depending on what shape your face is, you might be able to find a hat that works better for you.
When you have a round face, you’ll want something that can create length, meaning you should look for a tall crown that’ll give you a little more height. Try something with a medium to long brim, but avoid hats that are low to the head and rounded. It’ll only make your head appear more round.
If you’ve got an oval face, you’re able to pull off pretty much any style. In this case, try anything that is more fashion-forward, especially the fur options by Chesca.
For longer faces, try something that has a little width and a shorter crown to balance out the length of your face. Anything medium-sized will look great, from a floppy or cloche to a crusher or bucket style.
Soften the angles on square faces by choosing something that has a curved silhouette. In this case, you want to round out your features.
Finally, with heart faces, you’ll want to slim the forehead to make it look a little narrower. Go for something with a brimmed style that’s medium in length.
Different colored hats work better with certain skin tones and colored outfits. If you have a cooler coloring, go for something neutral like black, dark navy, greys, or whites. Warm coloring, by contrast, means you need neutrals like brown, beige, caramel, and olive green.
Buy a hat that’ll work with many outfits for many years to come. This means buying one of the more timeless options, such as a beanie, beret, newsboy, fedora, panama, or flappy straw. These have less frill, so they’re more likely to match with any outfit you have in mind.
When you do find something timeless, try to buy a couple in a few different colors or designs to match with multiple outfits. All you’ll have to do is throw it on before you leave the house, which is perfect when you can’t quite get your hair to sit right.
Hats at Chesca
Determine if you feel comfortable wearing a hat, since if you don’t feel comfortable, it won’t look good no matter what hat you buy. Chesca has a lot of stylish options for you to choose from that should work, ranging from fur hats to wool hats that will look good, feel good, and compliment your face and your outfit.