A hat is more than ‘just another accessory’ – it’s a state of mind, a message to the world. Can you wear a hat? Most certainly yes! Regardless of what stories you tell yourself, sometimes a little open-mindedness and ‘hattitude’ go a long way.
Here are a few steps to help build confidence:
- Become familiar with your own basic face shape (oval, round, square, long, triangular, heart) and body type. Find more info in my Hat-hunting Tips
- Think about the when/where you want to wear a hat – practical, every day? protection? special occasion? vacation?
- Be curious … and a tad brave! Try a lot of different hats on. All rules aside, the best trick is to ‘experiment’ to develop a sense of what works for your individual style and features.
There’s really nothing too mysterious about it: we’ve been adorning ourselves with hats and headwear for many, many centuries, and for many different, evolving reasons. In more modern times, styles come and go through typical fashion cycles, and hats are more popular today than ever!