While most guys in Prairie View right now are composing end-of-summer outfits from simple shorts and basic tees, some Fashionistos can’t help but go the extra mile. These guys can’t walk across the quad without cap-turing (pun number one) the attention of all those they pass. They are the style stars on our campus season after season because they know that it’s just as important to create a strong lasting impression as it is to make a positive first one. Whether you are gathering sartorial inspiration for these last few weeks of summer or you are looking forward to the new semester, this cap-tivating (pun number two) Fashionisto can give you a head (pun number three) start.
This Fashionisto took classic blue chinos and a lighter blue Oxford shirt to the next level with chic accessories, to include headwear. Hats have the power to hide a bad hair day, keep your head warm, shade you from the sun’s harmful rays or even just take your outfit up a notch. Whether you wear it backwards, forwards or sideways, a hat is a must-have accessory no matter what time of year. Next time you’re rushing to get ready and your outfit is feeling a little incomplete, throw on a hat! This is a simple styling trick adored by celebrities whether they are incognito or making an appearance at a fancy event.
This Fashionisto’s white Kangol hat is a brand that has been seen on celebrities ranging from Princess Diana to LL Cool J. There aren’t many brands averring 75 years of history that includes outfitting the British army, the royal family and famous hip-hop artists, but these are just some of the highlights for Kangol. Get the look yourself by trying a similar cap. For additional styling tips, read what Kangol recommends. Lastly, be sure to check out CollegeFashionista’s tags for hats and caps.
There are lots of other hat styles out there: flat cap, newsboy cap, fedora, porkpie, homburg, bowler, derby and the list goes on. Some people try to pull off these styles and end up looking like the hat is wearing them, not the other way around. My advice is to find one that fits your personality and face shape as well as your head. The best way to decide if a hat is a good match for you is to look in the mirror and decide if you see you, or if you see you with a hat.
Hint: No matter what style of hat you ultimately pick, the key to this look is en-cap-sulating (pun number four) confidence. You can’t pull off a hat if you feel awkward, so believe that you look great. Likewise, you can’t pull off a hat if you actually look awkward, so please take heed that in adopting the hat as your fashion statement you should also adopt the responsibility of hat etiquette. Hat etiquette will prove that your star quality extends not only to your clothes, but to your character.