The Finishing Touch

Hats, caps and toppers

wardrobe styled by Mercedes Grainger
photography by Jordan Weiland
makeup by Ciara Liebl
props styled by Lisa Malott

Accessories have a way of instantly pulling a look together. Like a classic red lip, hats are unique to each person who wears one. Spring, summer, fall, and winter, hats are always in season and always chic.

If you think you’re not a hat person, it’s probably because you haven’t found a style that suits you. To dismiss hats entirely, though, cuts out a huge chunk of your accessory wardrobe. There’s a wide array of hat options covering many styles and price points, and once you start looking, you’ll be sure to find your signature style.

Are you headed to the Derby this season? Opt for something a bit more subdued than your typical derby hat. By choosing a hat you can wear for more than one season, you’ll add more value to your wardrobe than by choosing a style you will wear only once. Feeling bold and want something a little more out there? Scarves, brooches, clips, or ribbon are great ways to spruce up your topper.

So, if your outfit is feeling a little drab, or you just need to cover up on a bad hair day (we all have those days), simply try adding a hat before leaving the house. I promise, it will become your new favorite way to add flair to any look.

 

Look 1: hat J.Crew, top Ann Taylor, skirt Old Navy

Look 2: hat Target, dress H&M

Look 3: hat Old Navy, top Zara, shorts Old Navy, slides Old Navy

Look 4: hat J.Crew, dress Zara