A lot of women avoid hats because they’re not sure how to style them. But fear not, we are going to show you how to wear hats in your everyday life, and yes, there is a hat out there for every head shape and size!

Designers and retailers have brought back the tried and tested beanie for winter, along with some new players – like cowboy hats and berets.

Every hat has a place and a role to play in your wardrobe, and a hat an easy way to instantly add a touch of chic style to any outfit.

The beanie

Beanies can really be as stylish as they are practical. They really do look great on everyone, and you don’t have to fiddle around looking for the right size for your head either. The most important thing to remember when choosing a beanie is to wear one that is outfit and occasion appropriate. This means that what you wear a night out, will not work for your office wear.

Choose thin, ribbed beanies for the work place (if your workplace is beanie-friendly). Team your beanie with a structured jacket and fitted top for a tailored look.

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The beret

Tap into your inner Parisian with the “it” hat for 2018, the beret. Popularised in the 1930s by fashion icons like Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot, berets have made a huge come-back for winter 2018. Because of the history of this hat, it can easily look like a costume. The key is to keep your outfit simple and sleek.

Tailored trench coats, skinny jeans or a pencil skirt are the perfect accompaniment to a beret. Positioning is also important when it comes to a beret. Stand in front of a mirror and play around with how far back, or to the side to wear it. It’s all about making the beret fit your face shape, and wearing it with confidence.

 

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The cowboy hat

We never thought we would be saying this but, yes, you can wear a cowboy hat and look chic! Cowboy hats have been all over the runway and of course all the fashionistas have followed suit. The biggest tip to pulling off a cowboy hat is to buy one with a less obviously folded rim. A slight curve and more of a nod to the trend is the way to go. You should also buy it in darker, neutral shades like black or tan. Lastly, make sure the rest of your outfit is streamlined and tailored.

The newsboy cap

This is one of the easiest hats to pull off, believe it or not. It is so versatile and can be worn with pretty much everything. Wear it with jeans and a long line cardigan; or switch it up and borrow from the boys with a structured coat and wide leg pants. Anything goes with a cute and versatile newsboy hat.

The wide brimmed hat

The wide brimmed hat is an old favourite for days by the pool. But this winter, the brimmed hat has been upgraded and made super chic and modern. And best of all, you don’t have to save it for the warmer months. A brimmed hat looks just as good with a trench coat or a sleek pants suit. Be sure to get one that is more structured than floppy, to give your look a more elegant feel.

 

The fedora

If every other hat on this list frightens you, then the fedora is the perfect hat to start. It’s perfectly proportioned to look good on every head shape, and it can be worn with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. Team with an over-sized scarf and a great pair of jeans for a day out with the girls, and you’ve got a winning outfit.