With rain, rain and more rain already pouring down in New York City I have been on the serious hunt for chic toppers to tame off frizz but add an element of glamour to my drenched look. The fedora is adorable and definitely on trend, but for any girls like myself with a longer, more oval face it can create an even thinner look. I stick to wide brimmed, floppy hats which add width to the face rather than slimming it more. Vena Cava Fall 2010, Louis Vuitton Resort and of course, Marc Jacobs for S/S 2011 showed floppy hats all over the runway. And celebs like Kate Hudson, Vanessa Hudgens and more sport them constantly…
Nicole Richie shows boho chic perfection with her floppy hat and edgy accessories. A large black hat paired with a leopard print scarf is instant glam! Nicole is seen in wide-brimmed hats often weather with a maxi dress in the summer or with chunky knits in the winter. It’s a year round accessory that is both elegant and intelligent–keeping sun off the face!
This adorable option is both chic and cheap at only $13 from Forever 21. Forever 21 is absolutely my favorite place for trendy items. Investment pieces are important to last through multiple seasons but fashion items that I might get sick of: like tribal prints, military inspired, or on-trend accessories are perfect at Forever 21!
As a rule of thumb: For girls with rounder faces– try taller styles to add height. For those with heart shaped faces– try floppier looks to soften harsher lines. For oval shaped faces– wider brimmed hats look best to widen thin faces. But we all know that especially in fashion, some rules are meant to be broken! If you like a certain style that’s not “right” for your shape, wear it! Do whatever makes YOU happy!!