Header Affirmation 2 – STYLIST ADVICE
Header Affirmation 2 – STYLIST ADVICE

Make the most of what you've got by mastering fashion stylist skills to be the "celebrity" in your own life. I'll show you how.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

  • How to wear a floppy wide brim hat and not look like a pimp

    Statement making BoHo wide brim hats have continued to be a major fashionista statement this season.

    It’s a fashion trend that’s just as tricky to pull off as the other biggie, faux fur vests, and can have as many, if not more, catastrophic style results. Not worn the right way, what is meant to look dramatic and chic ends up looking like the wearer is channeling a 70′s gangster pimp character. Just look at KK and –albeit a favorite movie score– force yourself not to hum a tune from Superfly.

    Ranging from wide brim, gaucho to BoHo floppy with portrait shape thrown in for good measure, there are a few basic style guidelines to consider when trying to pull off a wide brim hat with real style.

    The Eugenia Kim  Honey Wide Brim Boho Floppy Hat  is 70% off at press time!

    The Eugenia Kim Honey Wide Brim Boho Floppy Hat is 70% off at press time!

    Contrary to the uniform of a certain Hollywood stylist, a big hat should be the focal point of your outfit and not compete with too much hair, glasses or the aforementioned fur vest. What works as someone’s signature look doesn’t necessarily translate when it gives you the look of a copycat clone.

    Although all beige, Paris Hilton has far too many things going on that compete with her floppy hat.

    Although all beige, Paris Hilton has far too many things going on that compete with her floppy hat.

    If you do wear your hair down, keep it easy, undone, and natural looking as to not compete with your topper.

    By Malene Birger Elliso Hat from ShopBop is styled effortlessly and offhanded, as it should

    By Malene Birger Elliso Hat from ShopBop is styled effortlessly and offhanded, as it should

    How to get a large hat right:

    • The hat should sit squarely on your head and just about cover your forehead.
    • Avoid the 80′s mall rat look of having your hat sit too far back on the crown of your head.
    • Your hat should not look like an afterthought and work in balance with the rest of your outfit.
    • If you’re unsure, take it off. There is nothing worse than not feeling confident in something this so full of personality.

    SHOP some of these pretty wide brim hats…

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    Photos: Zara, focusonstyle.onsugar, shopbop

    Published on January 19, 2012

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