April 16th, 2015 at 2:00am

Good hats are like best friends: they are always there for you, even during desperate times. Having a bad hair day? Throw on a cute baseball cap. Need to take your look to the next level? Find the perfect black wide brimmed hat.

In terms of dependability, nothing quite beats the beanie. Essentially the easiest hat to incorporate into almost any look, beanies are for everyone. Want to go for a grunge look? Throw on a beanie with a color that matches your plaid shirt. Trying to achieve a more feminine outfit? Find a pink beanie with sequins to bring out your girly side.

The easiest style to rock with a beanie is definitely the casual-boho look. This Fashionista shows off a simple way to showcase a free spirit vibe that’s perfect for the rising temperatures. I especially love the way she plays with colors and patterns in this outfit. Since her beanie is brightly colored, she could have easily chosen to keep the rest of the ensemble monochromatic. Instead, she also opted for a red pair of sneakers for another pop of color.

The striped shorts also balance nicely with her graphic print tank top. Any other patterned bottoms may have made the look too busy, but these shorts work perfectly with the mostly black top. All together, while someone’s focus may immediately sharpen on the adorable beanie, the rest of the look will wow them as well.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Any time I wear a beanie, I go for a boho look or a punk look with a band shirt. I’m trying to give off that ‘I don’t care’ look.”