Style Advice of the Week

The ambiance on campus has shifted this past week. It appears that a blanket of jubilance has covered UCI’s entire proximity, causing students and faculty to interact with each other more kindly than usual. The 60 to 70 degree weather jump is more than likely the puppeteer controlling such actions. Bralets and denim cutoffs dominate the wardrobes on campus. After leaving the library and spotting yet another pair of cutoffs, a plaid, earth-toned fedora impeded my sight.

Shortly after catching the hat’s owner, my eyes trickled down to the Fashionisto’s entire look. He wears simple and neutral separates that are pulled together by his headpiece. Fedoras have bounced in and out of “trendland,” but they are nonetheless a closet staple. Since its popularization in the 1930s, we’ve seen this piece atop many heads. More recently, rag & bone designed a few fedoras for their spring collection proving that the fedora will prevail — camel colors and woven textures are the most classic, also seen in rag & bone’s collection.

To execute a look like this Fashionisto, keep your details minimal with basic colors and embellish with a neutrally patterned hat. Personalize your hat with feathers or studs. Or even try something more vibrant in various brim sizes. Vans has a straw fedora, which is more summer appropriate, while NASTY GAL has an orange wool version to brighten up those dark winters. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or keep your head warm, a fedora is a great style option for any weather.


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