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How to Wear Wide-brimmed Hat: 5 Stylish Tips

Wide-brimmed hats were a popular fashion staple back then in the 1950s and 1960s. But these days, people scarcely wear them. However, some do and do it perfectly. Those who still do are fashion-conscious individuals who understand the value of every fashion accessory. Plus, they also know the stylish tips on how to wear a wide-brimmed hat.

If you’ve been admiring these hats on people, it’s time to get on your feet and wear one yourself.

And since we know that you may get it wrong at your first attempt, we’ve prepared this style guide for you on the ways to wear a wide-brimmed hat.

What are Wide-brimmed Hats?

African ladies wearing straw wide hats in the market

These are one of the headwear for women and men with a wide brim designed to keep the sun off your face.

They can be paired with anything you want to give you the outfit you desire whether formal or casual. This headwear goes a long way in expressing your style. It also lets the world know how much of a bold fashionista you are.

Our style guide doesn’t comprise text alone because we believe showing has more impact than telling.

Hence, we’ve included pictures of the stylish ways to wear a wide-brimmed hat. This way, all you have to do is read and save the pictures that strike you immediately.

Stylish Ways to Wear a Wide-brimmed Hat

lady in a pink hat and palazzo pants

If you love attention and you like to draw it to yourself, put on this headwear. You get noticed instantly especially if you can pull it off correctly and confidently.

That’s the essence of this guide: to show you the ways to wear a wide-brimmed hat. This way, any day you decide to pull it off, you do it well.

Celebrities and style influencers do this. And that’s why you immediately screenshot their photos when you come across them.

You deserve to be screengrabbed too whenever you wear hats. Keep reading this post to see how.

1. Wear with Jeans, Tees and Other Tops

lady in a black hat with jean shorts and black top

This outfit is your go-to casual attire. You can give more life to it by pairing it with a wide-brimmed hat. You can as well pair with boots to get that cowgirl look. Or go for sneakers and heels, depending on what suits your taste.

lady wearing a hat with jeans
lady wearing a hat with blue jeans

2. Wear with Your Beachwear

lady in a brown wide-brimmed hat with bikini

Do you plan to go to the beach with friends soon? Make sure you add this headwear to your beach outfit.

lady wearing a straw wide-brimmed hat with net over her beachwear

You know, you’ll be taking plenty fine pictures at the beach. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat adds more details to your bikini and other beachwear photos.

lady wearing a wide hat with beach wear

3. Don a Hat with Suit

lady wearing a white hat with matching suit

You can as well wear this head accessory when you look formal in a suit. Picture yourself all dressed in a neatly tailored suit with a hat on your head and all other necessary accessories.

lady wearing a hat with matching suit

You’ll not only steal attention but will also command respect.

Beyoncé wearing a hat with matching suit

However, if you decide to pair your hat with a suit, the brim shouldn’t be too wide.

4. Pair with Your Maxi Dress and Other Types of Dresses

lady wearing a wide-brimmed hat with a red polka dot dress

The good thing about maxi dress is the fact that they are versatile. Furthermore, they can be work to any occasion.

Therefore, if you’ve got a picnic with friends at the beach or a lovely garden, wear this headwear especially when the sun is raving hot.

lady wearing a yellow wide brimmed hat with a maxi dress

You can as well wear the headwear with your tight-fitting, loose-fitting, short and other types of dresses.

lady wearing a hat with a simple short dress

5. Pair with Your Pants/Skirt and Shirts

lady wearing a big ankara hat with matching top and palazzo

A top paired with a skirt or pair of pants, preferably palazzo pants, will look greater when you grab on this head accessory.

lady in a black hat, black top and white patterned skirt

 Try it one day and see.

lady wearing a red hat, black top and red pants

6. Jumpsuits and Playsuits aren’t Left Out

lady in wide-brimmed hat and playsuit

These are great options for casual outings. Give them more accents by pairing with this accessory.

lady rocking a black hat with jumpsuit
lady wearing a pink wide-brimmed hat with playsuit

Choosing the Right Colour of Wide-brimmed Hat

lady in a maxi dress with a hat

The colour you go for has to complement your skin tone.

That is, if you have a warm skin tone, blue, green, golden yellow and creamy white hats will look good on you.

If your skin tone is cool, go for lavender, grey, navy blue, bright blue, etc.

 If you have a neutral skin tone, try yellow, peach and off-white.

What You Need to Try Out the Stylish Ways to Wear a Wide-brimmed Hat

lady rocking ankara wide-brimmed hat with matching top and palazzo

All you need to pull off this look is confidence. You need to know how to dress confidently because this head accessory comes with some attention. And as such, if you aren’t confident, you may end up taking it off before you arrive your destination.

In addition, always select the right clothing for your hat to accentuate. That’s it purpose: to highlight your overall look.

And aways remember that this head accessory is multifunctional. While they keep the sun off your face, thus wading off sunburn, they also serve as a means to express your style.

So, go ahead and try out the stylish ways to wear wide-brimmed hats and get yourself some attention ASAP.

smiling lady wearing a black wide-brimmed hat with a playsuit
lady wearing wide-brimmed hat with a suit
white lady in wide-brimmed hat and jacket and jean shorts
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