Our shopping list is growing by the minute with every scorching brand putting up its end of season sale. The one thing that we are knocking off the list is coloured denims. We have drawn inspiration from Philip Treacy and India’s Little Shilpa’s designs to add hats to our seasonal wardrobe. Hats play a central role in dressing, be it for a casual day out or as power-packed dressing. The best part about them is that they can complement the rains, winters and summers. We saw a slew of them on the runway this year and it’s about time that you find the one that suits you to the hilt.
These add-ons include a touch of elegance, femininity, good taste and style. They distinguish your personal style and reflect your personality. From prints to preppy casual, we have spotted many trends! Everyone from the roaring ‘20’s (Think Gatsby style) to Kate Middleton has been spotted with this headgear. This season we pick out 5 hats that will be peeping out of the head of every fashion victim. Stock these lovelies now!
The 1920’s celebrated the cloche hats and have revived it to live it up this 2012. Shaped as a form fitting bell, these hats cover the crown to show off short crops. So, if you’ve gifted yourself a shortened crop this summer wear this hat. Cloche hats are best suited with short hair as it covers the forehead, almost hugging the head. It’s an item that’s both classic yet modern so don’t be afraid to add your own feathers to the hat.
Usually for the summers it’s better if they are made of straw and have a big brim. Big brims shade your eyes and face out of the sun. Pair such hats with a sun dress, or a maxi dress. Throw in some chunky beads, smoky eyes and a nude lipstick. Sunny hats are best worn with flats. Let there be no light (heat), at least on your face!
Born in the 1800’s to depict a woman’s class, this item of immense fashion has come a long way to be suited to our style quotient. A classic style, it looks great with formal outfits, especially with blazers and trousers. Fedoras also look really good with waistcoats. Teardrop crown fedora is also a good option for those looking out for a casual and chic look. This can even be paired with classic khaki shorts and tank tops as well as button down white tees. We say test the waters with this one!
These can be worn in winters if made in crochet or the one’s in cotton are well suited for the summer. It covers the crown and lets the rest of your hair rest in place. Sequenced berets are a great accessory for a cocktail party too. Make sure they fit your head well or berets can look bad.
The famous, rugged cowboy hats which look unruly and uber stylish are back! Princess Kate was seen sporting this androgynous look at a rodeo event. For the ‘unruly’ rocker girl in you, this hat will add that edgy look you’ve always wanted to wear. If you wear your attitude on your sleeve, smudged kajal, ripped t-shirt, denim minis then bring home this hat.
Hats are a lost art in fashion. They must be brought back in vogue as they’re absolutely classic items of timeless fashion. They bring back the times of the 20’s with the quirkiness of the new age millennium. Wear the hat to make some happy heads!