How To Pick The Right Winter Hat
Since it’ll be nothing short of a necessity for the next few months, you should absolutely put some serious time and effort into picking out your next hat for this winter. They can be hard to pull off since it’s quite often that style points will have to be sacrificed in the name of comfort and functionality.
Designers have been aware of this tradeoff for some time now and are doing everything in their power to try and bridge the gap between warm and wearable. Those who think that hats don’t suit them will be surprised to learn that there’s now so many different iterations of common winter hats that it’s more or less statistically impossible to not find at least one or two that’ll compliment them nicely.
Here’s how to figure out what winter hat will work best for you:
Consider Your Face Shape
Much like choosing glasses or hairstyles, the face of your shape overall will play a big part in what hats work best with you. The common face shapes are: oval (long face, curved jawline), oblong (long, narrow), round (as wide as it is long), heart-shaped (long pointy jaw with strong cheekbones), and rectangular (long, wide, strong jawline).
Look in the mirror and figure out which of these shapes best describe your face before moving forward.
A classic look and an absolute staple of the winter wardrobe, the beanie works great for those with an oval shaped face as it won’t make your face look longer and uncanny. Beanies are now available in just about every color under the sun and they’ve even branched into some more interesting concepts like the knitted ponytail beanie that will allow you to wear your hair up but still get all of the benefits of a warm and comfortable hat.
The bobble hat is much like a beanie except it has a pom pom on the top for a little extra flair. Nearly all face shapes are complimented well by the bobble hat, with oblong and oval faces seeing the most benefit. These knitted caps are great at keeping you warm and also have a very inviting and laid back vibe to them, which is probably why they’re so popular in the first place.
A glamourous and formal choice, the fur hat or faux fur hat is perfect for those with a rounder face. If your head is smaller overall, a fur hat might not be the best choice as you risk looking like you’re more hat than human.
The winter headband has been making significant inroads into the wardrobes of the nation as they are a great way to keep your ears and a bit of your head warm without having to commit to a full piece of headgear that might end up ruining your hair. Those with the heart shaped face or round face are served well by the headband.
Buying the right hat sometimes means you’ll need to take your facial shape into account and figure out what compliments it best. A good hat will frame your face nicely by accentuating your positive features and minimizing the negative. If you choose your hat poorly you might end up looking a little out of place or that your face is actually a bit shorter or longer than it really is. Always try on a hat before you buy it if you can!