November 16th, 2015 at 2:00am

There is no doubt that the simplest way to turn up the notch on any given look is to add a hat. Whether it’s wide brimmed, floppy or fitted, topping off a look with such a statement accessory is key when achieving a goal of effortless street style. Considering autumn is the perfect season to experiment with new accessories of the hat variety, a floppy hat is not only ideal for dressing up for class but also keeps your hair intact given the unpredictable wind that students have grown accustomed to. This Fashionista chose to style a black wool fedora with a LBD hidden under an oversized jean jacket, completed with an ankle leather boots—another key item for fall, turning an otherwise simple and understated look into the epitome of street chic.

Though black may be your go-to on all things fashion, try and switch up the status quo by venturing out into pieces in other opulent shades including maroon, emerald and a deep navy. Not only are they hottest color trends for the season, but those particular shades have a way on enhancing the visual appeal of an item and making it look of higher quality.  If you’re not ready to take the plunge into color, stick with minimalistic tones like camel and gray!

How To: Use a hat for any occasion—formal or not—and style it to not distract from your outfit but to further enhance it. For morning exams and early coffee runs, keep it casual with loose boyfriend jeans or leggings paired with a chunky sweater and add in a beanie to complete the perfect fall look. If you’re seeking to sport a dressier ensemble, style a fitted knit dress with opaque tights and tall suede boots with a chic floppy hat to be the most stylish person in any room!