It will be hard to find a fall or winter season that could not be fashionably improved by wearing the perfect fedora.
Amidst all the crazy hat trends surfacing this season like the balaclava- seriously who is wearing this besides Pussy Riot- thankfully there is one uber wearable ultra chic head topper that I can totally get behind, the fedora.
Fedoras made a strong showing on the F/W 18-19 runways. Saint Laurent delivered Classic Hollywood-esc eye-sweeping fedoras, Dolce & Gabbana played with banded, bedazzled and patterned fedoras and models at Michael Kors strutted down the runway in mixed media fedoras (hello leopard x plaid print fedora)!
The right fedora can add that perfect understated cool factor to any look. They are like the chameleons of hats blending well with a multitude of styles. They say yee-haw when paired with a western look, give off those Alexa Chung vibes when worn in a floppy boho style and can ooze silver screen glam when worn with structured silhouettes.
Intrigued? Wanna give a fedora a try this season but not sure where to start?
The most important thing is the fit. You don’t want your fedora to be too tight or too loose. It should fit snugly but not so snugly that it leaves a red mark on your forehead and it should rest about 1/2 way down your forehead. Keep the back brim of your fedora tilted up and the front brim can either be tilted up or left straight.
The crown should rise about three to four inches from your head with about half an inch of space from your hair. The crease (also referred to as the pinch on cowboy hats) should be a valley no deeper than an inch. The brim, for most head shapes, should reach no further than three inches on all sides. And, the band that wraps around is totally optional (but, absolutely recommended).
I personally prefer a fedora with a floppy brim but you can choose a more structured brim as well.
Floppy brims will soften the edges of your face which is great for square shaped faces, while taller fedoras will lengthen a round face.
Got an oval face? Lucky you – most hat styles will look great on you. Long faces should steer away from fedoras with too much height and look for full or upturned brims to add width.
What I’m Wearing: Scotch & Soda Fedora (I nabbed this one at the Premium Outlets Scotch & Soda Boutique here in Vegas for a crazy good price) | Sam Edelman Necklace (which was a gift at the Forum Shops Blogger tour event similar found here) | Donald Pliner RIVVER Velvet Bootie | DOEN Elix Dress | TOPSHOP Velvet Bag |
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