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Brunch is the perfect occasion to wear a hat. Why? Because brunch is casual but still requires some style effort. Hats aren't worn enough by women seeking fashionista status. Feel free to rock out a hat on your way to meet up with your sweetie or friends. And, by the way, hats are a sure-fire way to cope with a bad hair day.
Big Hat, Big Glasses
If you had a late night out, you're not exactly in the mood to put yourself in plain view. But, you can't ditch the brunch plans you made the night before. So grab your pair of big, black sunglasses and your wide-brim, floppy straw hat. Wear a little wrap dress and a pair of ballet flats or chunky-heeled sandals. A feminine, over-the-top hat needs feminine shoes and a chic little dress.
Actress Cameron Diaz loves her newsboy caps. Take a cue from her style book and sport one to your next brunch date. Wear a pair of chic, slim-fitting jeans and a slouchy, boyfriend top. Keep it simple. The hat is accent enough, so ditch tops made of anything but plain cotton in a solid color. Throw your hair back in a low ponytail and tilt your newsboy caps ever so slightly to one side.
Every girl should have a fedora hat in her wardrobe. Think of it as insurance for bad hair days, sun protection and a quick resolution when you're having an "I don't know what to wear" moment. You can wear any outfit with a fedora. Try a sweet skirt and tank top or a jeans and sweater. Cut-offs and flat sandals work just as well. It's the ultimate cool girl's accessory.
Berets can sometimes come off as cheesy, and not every girl can pull them off. But the cloche, an ode to '20s flapper style, is chic and feminine in such a womanly way. It adds a touch of mystery, it'll keep your head warm, and it will highlight your face and cover your hair. Wear your cloche with a touch of fur -- faux or real -- to hint at sophisticated style. The way to wear this hat is to wrap your hair in a low, side bun that peeks out of the bottom of the brim.