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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Top It Off

Like those of a street style aficionado during New York Fashion Week, this Fashionista’s accessories instantly caught my eye as she was heading to a lunch meeting on campus. Every piece she was wearing was covetable, between the lace-up heels, matching suede materials, contrasting horsehair pocketbook, perfect white T-shirt, fun glasses and, of course, that standout fiddler cap. Even with all these trendy items, however, her overall black and white theme was understated, and she was able to make the cool hat work like a true trendsetter.

As she proves, a hat is an easy way to bring a look together and elevate it from something simple to something stylish. A fiddler cap is definitely daring, but like the beret trend of last fall, it’s a more standout option for the tried and true styling trick of topping off a look with a hat. This season, it serves as the perfect transition piece, because even though we don’t get dramatic weather changes at the University of Southern California, we’re still looking for creative ways to switch up our look. A fiddler cap is much more unique than the classic wide-brimmed felt hat, so it feels much more fresh for fall. Her hat is from Brixton.

Besides the cap and a cool pair of shades like these, this Fashionista admitted that the rest of her outfit was definitely from her go-to store, Zara, including her amazing suede heels. It’s obvious that she’s a girl who loves to be on top of accessory trends, but style them with a few other strategic pieces in a way that makes her stand out, rather than blend in.

Add a fiddler cap to top off your wardrobe. It will surely leave your outfit looking complete and polished!

How To: Want to work a fiddler cap into your wardrobe, too? It can be an intimidating accessory to style, especially with its history in European culture and its similarity to many honorable uniforms. When wearing it, avoid anything that could make it look too costume-y, like military jackets or nautical references. A simple color combo and other modern pairings is the call.