New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Don’t wear a hat just because it fits your head. Experiment and follow the recent trend in head coverings that are not the traditional, the ordinary or the average.
One of the greatest dilemmas for both men and women is finding a great winter hat that doesn’t leave them with helmet head. You know the look: flat, static ridden, and matted down.
Among today’s favorite options are hoods. Seen frequently on both men and women are black hooded tops worn under a quilted zip-up vest. When flipped up, the hood shields against wind, rain, sleet or snow, leaves hair intact, and looks both fashionable and fabulous. Hoods are increasingly appearing on tees, sweaters, jackets and coats.
Long oblong scarves, sophisticatedly draped around the neck and casually wrapped over the head, are also very in and so movie star chic.
Also popular this season are brimmed hats. Felt fedoras are particularly popular. But finding the right size and proportion makes pulling one off a bit of a challenge. For men, wide brimmed hats work well for both work and the casual wardrobe.
Vintage hats for women are best when donned with evening gowns and for dressy nights on the town.
Tams, or slouchy berets, are another option for winter headwear. Also in vogue are leather Army style caps, shearling, sheepskin and bucket hats. Leave the trapper hats for hunters.
Hats are more than just a common accessory during the winter. They add style and panache. A great hat stands alone.