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Want to elevate your summer style? Big hats are all the rage right now, so you should definitely get yourself one. The big hat, aka the ''giant super hat'' is a great accessory that protects your head, face, and shoulders from the smoldering sun rays. Plus, these types of hats are a lot of fun to wear! So, if you’re ready for a style evolution, try unleashing your fashion potential with big hats. There are plenty of ways to pull them off, so keep reading.

What’s the Secret to Wearing Big Hats?

Have you noticed that big hats look great on some people? There's a little secret to wearing them and it lies in hat's proportion! To choose your perfect oversized hat, you need to examine the brim of the hat and compare it to your body's frame. For example, if you’re shorter, an extremely large, floppy sunhat will completely obscure your body. On the other hand, if you’re tall, you’ll need to choose an oversized hat like that for it to look big on you.

The big hat will also become the focal point of your summer outfit. You’ll want to limit the accessories and choose simple clothing that won't stand out too much. In this case, accessories and clothing won't compete with the hat.

Another little secret – pick a tighter, sleeker top, when wearing a big hat. This will prevent your outfit from looking ''off'' when you'll add an oversized brim to your look. You’ll still have your choice of bottoms.

woman on a beach holding a big straw hat in front of her face
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Have Confidence When Wearing a Big Hat

Another key to making a big hat look good is confidence. Remember that big hats are statement fashion pieces. These accessories draw all the attention, so people always notice you. If you wear your hat with pride and embrace the attention you get, you will look stylish and fashionable to others. Confidence also sends on-lookers a message that you are proud of your style. As a result, it immediately elevates your appearance.

Interestingly hats can make you feel more confident since they offer some privacy. Since these large statement hats have a wider brim, they can provide you with even more privacy than regular hats, making you feel more secluded and protected from unwanted attention. See how polar can be the effect of this trendy summer accessory?

How Big Hats Improve Your Style?

As with any other bold accessories, the big hats elevates your style in several ways:

  • They make a bold statement: Big hats instantly draw attention and add a touch of drama to your overall look, allowing you to make a strong fashion statement and stand out from the crowd.

  • They are versatile and adapt to different occasions: Whether you're attending a formal event or enjoying a casual day out, big hats can be styled in various ways to complement different outfits and suit different occasions, making them a versatile accessory in your wardrobe.

  • They show off your individuality: By choosing a big hat that reflects your personal taste and style, you can express your unique personality and showcase your individuality, adding a distinct flair to your overall appearance.

  • They're glamorous and timeless: Big hats have a long-standing association with glamour and sophistication. Their timeless appeal transcends trends, making them a classic accessory that can effortlessly enhance your style with an elegant and timeless touch.

  • They improve your confidence: Wearing a big hat can provide a sense of confidence and empowerment. It's a bold accessory that can boost your self-assurance, making you feel more self-assured and ready to take on the world.

  • They push you out of your clothing comfort zone: By incorporating a big hat into your outfits, you might find yourself exploring new fashion styles and experimenting with different combinations. It encourages you to step outside your comfort zone, inspiring creativity and allowing you to discover exciting new looks.

Big hats can completely transform your look and evolve your sense of fashion. You’ll have fun practicing wearing different outfits with them and can leave a long-lasting impression on others.

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How to Choose The Perfect Big Hat?

When it comes to finding the perfect big hat, you have so many different styles and options to choose from as they're always trending in the summer. To help you better understand what to choose and how to wear them, let's take a closer look at some of these hat styles.

  • Floppy Sunhats

When you hear ''big hat'' one of the first styles that come to mind is probably a large, floppy sun hat. These hats are excellent for many reasons. They’re stylish, easy to wear with anything, and are very functional. The wide brim can protect your skin from the sun and keep your eyes shaded.

Floppy sun hats look great with bohemian-style outfits. These clothes are light and flowy, so they’re also perfect for the summertime. Most sunhats are made from straw, so the natural texture looks good with this style.

  • Fedora With a Large Brim

Another stylish option would be to wear a fedora with a large brim. This sort of hat would be great for a special event. You can match your clothes with the color of the fedora for a monochrome outfit. This can work with neutral and bright, eye-catching colors.

Denim jackets, white t-shirts, and jeans can also look outstanding with a wide-brim fedora for a casual outing. You want to avoid wearing anything baggy or puffy with this hat because it can make you look too small for the wide brim.

You can try tilting the fedora at different angles for different effects too. Angling your hat is casual and playful, so you’ll want to experiment with how you wear it. Tilt the brim back so the cap is just sitting at your eyebrows. You can try tilting it to the side too.

  • Straw Hats

Perfect for summer, straw hats offer a breezy and laid-back vibe. They are typically lightweight and breathable, making them an excellent choice for sunny days at the beach or outdoor events. Whether you opt for a classic Panama hat or a trendy boater hat, straw hats exude a sense of effortless style.

Pair your straw hat with a flowy maxi dress or a breezy kaftan for a bohemian-inspired beach look. Complete the ensemble with sandals, oversized sunglasses, and some delicate beachy accessories. And don't limit your straw hats to just beachside occasions, incorporate them into your city outfits for a stylish and sun-safe look.

  • Cowboy Hat

Everyone can wear a cowboy hat! You can find plenty with large brims and in various styles and colors. These hats are great for your style journey. Try pairing an oversized cowboy hat with fringe jackets, cowboy boots, and denim for a classic Western look. You can also try changing it with patterned or colorful cowboy hats for a modern look.

Cowboy hats are a classic accessory. There are ones with wider brims that are sure to attract attention. You’ll want to learn about cowboy hat etiquette before wearing one.

  • Top Hats

Another great choice would be a top hat. These hats can be quite large, and you can add a lot of decorations to them. They’re very formal and are best suited for white and black-tie events. You’ll need to ensure that the rest of your outfit complements the hat without clashing with it. Proportion and balance are crucial to styling this type of hat.

Top hats can also be fun and edgy. Try pairing yours with leather jackets, band t-shirts, and ripped jeans for a quirky style. You’ll enjoy using this accessory to express your unique fashion sense.

Let's summarize...

This was such a long blog post, but, hopefully, you were able to find an answer to every hat-related question you had! Summer is the best season to start wearing this trendy accessory, which never goes out of style. Wearing a big hat is all about embracing your personal style, making a statement, and feeling confident. Have fun experimenting with different hat styles, outfits, and hairstyles to find the perfect combination that reflects your unique fashion sense.

Lots of love,

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