10 Ways to Wear a Hat

10 Outfits How to Wear a Hat for Spring and Summer

Back with this month’s edition of “10 Outfits!” I think I might have skipped March accidentally? Maybe February, too? IDK. But May is here and we’ve got another round up of ten ways to style one of my favorite summer accessories — hats! I have a bit of a hat obsession… From baseball caps to fedoras and straw boaters, I’m a big fan. They really are the perfect accessory because they can both dress up your outfit and take it down a notch, too.

PS: Did you know that on my “Style Guide” section of the blog you can actually filter outfits by a certain item? Yep! (Honestly, one of my favorite features of my website, but I feel like most people don’t know it’s there.) So if you want to see ALL of my hat outfits over the years, click here! You can also filter outfits by season, occasion, and location, too.

1. A Straw Boater Hat + Dress + Denim Jacket = Summer Uniform

Bows & Sequins styling an Old Navy sundress with a Janessa Leone hat in Chicago.

Outfit originally posted here!

2. And another one!

Chicago-based lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling a high-low floral dress with coral sandals, a straw hat, and a dark denim jacket.

Outfit originally posted here!

3. A Well-Placed Bow

Bows & Sequins styling a Vineyard Vines bow hat with a little white dress in Chicago.

Outfit originally posted here!

4. Can’t Go Wrong With a Baseball Cap

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a casual outfit for sightseeing in Europe: Yankees baseball cap, casual v-neck tee, printed bandana, and boyfriend jeans.

Outfit originally posted here!


5. Dress Up Jeans & a Tee

Chicago Blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins styling an Express t-shirt and black skinny jeans with black criss-cross leather slides, a Janessa Leone straw hat, a black and gold Gucci bag, and big round sunglasses in Millennium Park.

Outfit originally posted here!

6. A Straw Fedora at the Beach

Bows & Sequins styling a navy striped swimsuit with a Clare V tote and Echo silk scarf.

Outfit originally posted here!

7. Accessorize a Tee + Skirt

Bows & Sequins wearing an Americana Red, White, and Blue outfit for July 4th weekend! A white Old Navy knotted tee, a blue and white J.Crew gingham skirt, a Club Monaco straw hat, a red Ralph Lauren handbag, and Vince Camuto leather espadrille wedges.

Outfit originally posted here!

8. A Felt or Wool Hat is Great for Cooler Months

Outfit originally posted here!

9. Derby Day, of course!

Outfit originally posted here!

10. A Tonal Band to Match Your Outfit is Always a Good Idea!

Bows & Sequins wearing a Banana Republic ruffled v-neck dress, Club Monaco straw hat, Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Neverfull Tote, Express cat-eye sunglasses, and Vince Camuto leather espadrille wedges to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New York.

Outfit originally posted here!


What did I miss? What are some of your favorite styles and ways to wear hats?




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  1. 5.15.18
    Allie said:

    You can really rock a hat! I always try and wear a hat, they look so cute and are almost necessary in South Florida with how intense the sun is, and have gotten way better about it. At least better enough to justify adding another hat or two to my collection ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Iโ€™m thinking basebal and that VV bow one. Hope you have a nice Tuesday, xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  2. 5.15.18
    Briana said:

    I love it! Hats are seriously my favorite accessory!


  3. 5.15.18
    Mariah said:

    I’m also so afraid to wear a hat but I always love them! You look so good in them and they add so much to the outfits.


  4. 6.22.23
    Lisa said:

    Looking so adorable in all these styles. Love the way you style the hat.