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How to Choose a Fall Hat

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I had the opportunity to share my favorite accessory on Indy Style yesterday morning. I want to personally thank everyone who voted on the next segment that you would like to see! Between all of the polls that were tallying, Fall Hats was by far the winner! We also were able to schedule the runner up for mid-November. I will make sure to keep all of you posted when the date is confirmed.

I always have a good time on the set of Indy Style. I think that if you were contemplating using television as a means to promote your business, and you are in the Indianapolis area, this would be your best option…hands down. From the hosts to the production team and just how incredibly smooth and at home the whole experience is, you are sure to be at ease on set. Indy Style is truly a first class run production operation. I usually share a little behind the scenes look through my Instagram stories. If you’d like to see some live action shots of the guests relaxing in the green room, or how I set up a nice on camera display follow @brandiepriceimage on Instagram. I was able to snag a few still images for today’s blog that I hope you will enjoy. Here are my notes from the segment. If you would like to schedule a personal hat consultation, send me a message. Have hats, will travel!


Choosing the Right Fall Hat

It is no secret that hats are back in style in a big way this fall, but how do you know which hat is the right style for you?  How do you fit thick or curly hair into a hat?  What if you have a smaller head that standard hats do not fit?  Where on earth do I find cute hats? These are all very relevant questions, and as a hat lady myself, I would love to share a little insight!   

Here are a few good rules of thumb to start you on your journey to Fall Hat Bliss!

Hat Styles

There are 2 basic hat styles. The floppy hat, and the stiff brimmed hat. Choosing the right style of hat for your face might seem overwhelming, but can really be a fun experience.  All you need is a little basic knowledge of your facial features.  To determine if a floppy or stiff brimmed hat will suit you better, we will look at the overall structure of your facial features. Think about your chin, your cheekbones, your jawline, your eye shape and your nose.

If you feel you have soft, more rounded features, try a stiff brimmed hat.

If you feel you have more angular, structured features, try a floppy hat. 

I have gotten many questions about the appropriateness of straw style hats in the Fall. Straw hats are still a good option in the cooler temperatures, bit keep in mind that you may not get any additional warmth from a straw hat. If your internal temperature tends to run warmer, the ventilation that a straw hat provides may help you be more comfortable.

Hat Color

2 ways to choose a hat color

Number 1- When you are just getting started wearing hats, it is perfectly fine to choose a color that will complement the wardrobe that you will be wearing with the hat.  If you tend to wear mostly black, try a charcoal gray hat.  If you wear mostly neutrals, try an oatmeal or blush shade. Not having a spot on color match adds dimension to your wardrobe.

Number 2- My typical suggestion for clients when picking a hat is to base your color choice off of your eyes.  I work with clients that are usually on camera in some capacity, so it is important for the eyes to pop. Think of complementary colors. Below are gorgeous examples of hat and eye color combinations. The intensity of color saturation will make more of a statement. 

Hazel eyes- rust or blush

Blue eyes- rust or deep charcoal

Green eyes- burgundy or black

Brown eyes- slate blue or light tan

Amber eyes- deep plum or navy

Violet eyes- mustard yellow or olive green

Hat Sizing

Typical hat sizing starts at 53cm and ends at 59cm with 2cm increments, though many companies are now making more of a variety.  If you have thick or curly hair, or even those of us who wear extensions, try sizing up one hat size to allow for a little more room.  

Most hats will have a small ribbon on the inside to help you get a better fit. If you still find that standard hat sizes are too large, or your hat does not have an internal sizing ribbon-try a little hat tape to help create a more custom fit.  

If you have thick hair, or use extensions, order one size up for your hats to insure you have the right amount of space, and do not damage your extensions.

When talking brim size there are a few key points determined by your hairstyle. You want to make sure that your hair is not styled in a way that goes beyond the edge of brim.  If you have fuller or curlier hair you can either pin the sides up and back a little, or choose a hat with a larger brim.  If you have a shorter hair style like a bob, try a smaller brimmed hat or a curl up brim. So chic! 

Hat Accessories

Can you believe that your accessory can have accessories too? How awesome is that? I love the detachable leather bands from GigiPip. They have 6 different colors and 2 different varieties that can really add a clean line as well as an additional layer of coordination to your ensemble. I have been dreaming of an ivory hat with a chocolate brown leather band. Such a clean look for the Fall. If you are looking to add more color or personality, you can tie a bandana scarf around the crown of your hat. Simply fold the bandana in half at ta diagonal and roll the scarf up. Then tie the scarf around the crown and you are set to go! My favorite bandana scarves are found at Madewell, they have so many options and many that fit my personal brand!

Links For Shopping Bliss

GigiPip Use Code “ILOVEHATS” for 20% off your first order *I am in no way sponsored by Gigi Pip, I just love their hats, and this code is on their website for first time hat buyers!

Free People or visit the Fashion Mall location just above the food court in the Saks wing

Madewell or visit the Fashion Mall location in the Nordstrom wing



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