The mad hatter
Headgear is no longer an obscure topic in the fashion-world. It has become as much a part of the wardrobe of a fashionable girl as, say, good shoes. Headgears draw a lot of attention to themselves, and in a good way. They have the ability to turn anything into a fashion statement, and headgear can no longer be clumped into the homogeneous wholes of caps and hats. Various kinds of headgear have today flooded the market so that you have something for almost every kind of look, and every outfit.
What exemplifies chic more than any other kind of headgear, is the beret. There are various kinds of them, to go with various kinds of looks, but whichever kind it may be, the beret instantly adds a lot of style statement to any outfit. From the basic beret to the military beret, or even the original, artsy, French beret, one can opt for any of them depending on the kind of look one wants to go for. The military beret adds an edgy look to any kind of wardrobe. Teaming it up with a jacket and a plaid skirt will give you a preppy but edgy look. The French beret should be paced very carefully on the head, and it adds a very delicate look to the person wearing it.
At the same time, it lends the whole outfit a very sophisticated touch. The regular beret though, can be teamed up with everything, from jeans, to skirts and dresses.
The bowler hat is the new “in” thing. Very often accompanied by the androgynous look, the bowler hat too, is quite chic, and looks especially good when worn with feminine shirts and pants. They can also be teamed up with a trench coat for a very striking effect. A more feminine hat very similar to the bowler is the Cloche. This particular hat used to be quite popular in the 1920s, but has returned to take over the fashion scene. It covers up the head, but still maintains a very feminine appearance.
The fedora is no longer exclusively for men. An increasing number of women have begun to take to this particular headgear, and designers are also coming up with variations for it, so as to suit the fashion preferences of women. They look smart, they look attractive, and they look like you mean business.
Beanies are a great sort of headgear for the more free-spirited ones. Loose and comfortable, they are usually crocheted, but a number of variations to them have come up. The woollen ones manage to cover up the head and keep it warm while looking incredibly fashionable. A more elaborate headgear very similar to the beanie is the snood. It is very striking, and it has a distinctly indie flavour to it. There are various kinds of snoods available in the market, which are made of various materials.
Finally, if you cannot be bothered to buy a whole costume for a party you MUST go to, just grab a top hat, or a cowboy hat from somewhere, to stand out without putting in too much effort. Want to go for a more feminine look? Grab an elaborate, floral, wide-brimmed hat, and watch all those uncovered heads turn!