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How to Pick the Best Hat for You

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With the many styles of hats on the market today, how do you decide which hat best fits you? There are many things to consider when selecting your next hat, such as personal style, time of year, occasion, practicality and face type. As you can see, a lot of factors are at play when making the decision to find the right hat. By comparing these factors with the many styles of hats available you can find the best hat for you.

Your personal style is probably the most important thing to consider. Letís be honest, while some people love to rock cowboy hats, there are others that donít. You can say the same thing about every style of hat. The point is, weed out the styles that donít match your style. Take this time to consider not only your style, but the material and color that best matches you and accentuates your clothing.

Certain styles of hats, such as ivy caps, can be worn all year long. Other hats, like a straw trilby, are best left in the closet during the colder months. Consider the weather when picking the best hat. Some hats can keep your head warm and dry in the winter months, but would be unwelcome during the summer months. Another consideration is wind, a wider brimmed hat contains more surface area, making it more likely to blow off your head should a strong gust of wind occur. On that note, picking the correct size of hat is just as important.

Graduations, weddings, social events, fishing trips and mowing the lawn are all examples of occasions where your hat selection may differ from occasion to occasion. When choosing a hat, decide first on when and where you would like to wear it. Sun hats are great for shade when you are gardening, while a fascinator hat, top hat or a homburg hat work great for more formal occasions. Dress for success in the workplace with a classy cloche or fedora hat. Wearing the right outfit can go along way in your professional career, donít forget to accessorize.

When it comes to practicality, hats provide quite a bit. Capable of keeping your hairstyle in place, protection from the sun and the ability to maintain a comfortable temperature to name but a few. Hats work great when hiding a bald spot or a bad haircut (or hair day). Whatever the reason, remember that hats are more than just a fashion statement.

Funny as this may sound, there are several well defined face types. Round faces, characterized with soft contoured features. Fascinator hats work great for women with round faces and fedora hats work well with men. Square faces, defined by a strong angular jaw are nicely accentuated with a wide-brimmed hat or a knit wool cloche hat. Heart shaped faces have a broader forehead and a slender chin making these face types great for bucket hats and medium-brimmed hats. Wide-brim hats work really well with long faces. Oval shaped faces can make just about any hat look great. Keep your face type in mind when choosing the best hat for you.

The right hat can bring an entire outfit together, accentuate your features and provide some utility outside of vanity. Remember to consider that the best hat will match your personal style, fit with the season, and the occasion. Practicality and face type are important factors to consider in your pursuit to find the best hat for you.

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