STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Mad Hatter

Style Advice of the Week

There are just some days where no outfit in my closet seems right. Some mornings I will stand peering into my closet, dissatisfied with my options. On these days my outfit options seem plain, boring and generally unexciting. However, these days occur far less often now that I have discovered the spice which a good hat can add to an outfit.

This Fashionista used an wide brimmed hat to bring a element of excitement to an outfit which is relatively simplistic. Her outfit is made of simple pieces such as a black cutout maxi dress and teal cardigan. She then paired these simple pieces with spiked ballet flats and topped off the outfit with her maroon wide brimmed hat. The maroon color of her hat, alongside the brightness of the teal cardigan, make for great contrast against her black dress. Her hat not only coordinates in color, but brings together the whole outfit with some great detailing in the patterned ribbon tied around the hat.

To develop a similar look to this Fashionista owning a wide brimmed hat is a must. There are various styles of wide brimmed hats and colors to choose from. I recommend purchasing a hat which will go with the majority of your favorite outfits. Element sells a really great purple version of this Fashionista’s hat. Also owning a bright cardigan and a maxi are great simplistic pieces to pair with your new hat and will be good to incorporate into future outfits. Gap sells a variety of cardigans, and Forever 21 carries a maxi dress similar to the one worn in this Fashionista’s outfit.

Wide brimmed hats are truly the best way to touch up an outfit. The best part about a wide brimmed hat is that they are not an trend which is reserved for one season. Wide brimmed hats can be worn in winter and summer, in the sun and in the rain. Even better, hats can be worn with virtually every single outfit. The hat trend is a trend which is here to stay and is an item that you won’t regret buying.

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