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Controversgirl’s Column: Back In Hat/Chic On A Budget

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Welcome back to Controversgirl!

Since this is only the second column, I’m not gonna throw anything too crazy at you just yet, we’ll keep it nice and simple.

So, this week let’s talk about the elephant in the room: hats. Are they in? Are they out? Who knows!

But first things first, before we start chasing after social trends it’s important to get a good grip on what YOU want and what suits YOU.

Forget the trends for a minute and let’s trim it back to the basics: beanies, berets, fedoras, baseball caps. These are the most common types of hats, so we’re gonna focus on them for today.

When you’re choosing a hat it’s essential to take into account the type of head and hair you have- it’s no good saying it looks good on Alexa Chung with her cute little bob if you’ve got dreads hanging down to your knees.

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You have to find what suits you.

It’s also just as important to find what doesn’t suit you. From my experience, I can tell you baseball caps don’t work with fringes (unless you love having to pull hair out of your eyes every two seconds).

You also have to consider your own personal style. I know- this seems super obvious to me too, but you’d be surprised by how many people drop their true style just to pick up another fast fashion trend.

For example, if you’re a vintage queen through and through then do yourself a favour and don’t start wearing Yankee hats just because everyone else is- stick with the berets, sweetie trust me.

That being said, I’m a big advocate for pushing the boat out and trying something new.

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with new trends and styles, if that’s what
your feeling at the time.

Remember you don’t have to label your “style,” you could be hardcore Gothic-esque today and pink princess tomorrow- that’s the beauty of fashion.

At the moment Penney’s have really great hats for even better prices.

But if you’re like me and don’t want to end up with the same thing as everyone else then try taking a peek in the charity shops- you never know what gems you might find.

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With that said, don’t go too far in the other direction – there’s a reason Macklemore peaked in 2013
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