Hats are an excellent mode of expression. Whether stylish or casual, they play up your look and add life to any outfit. With a few simple fashion tips, you’ll be ready for a night on the town; this season’s statement-making accessory was designed to turn heads. As Naples, Florida’s premier luxury shopping boutique, Marilyn’s offers exclusive European fashion to fit every style. Here, owner Marilyn Hellman shares a helpful, hat-wearing guide for any occasion.
HOW TO WEAR HATS
The key to a flattering look is finding a hat that suits your personal style. While some women love the look of large, floppy sun hats, others prefer the elegance of fascinators. Whether you’re into bold, bright looks or darker designs, there’s something for everyone. Of course, you want to feel comfortable— how you wear the hat is just as important as the hat itself. To make the look a truly stylish standout, keep your clothes simple and let the accessory speak for itself.
Marilyn’s hat guide has helped many women find a flattering style, offering fashion tips for every face shape. While a bold, checkered piece might look great on display, that doesn’t mean that it will fit or flatter your head correctly, two factors you should take into account.
When out shopping, use a full-length mirror to make sure the hat is proportioned to your overall silhouette. European fashion varies among body types, and accessories are no exception. A hat with a brim that’s too wide will make you appear shorter, for instance. For an even look, wear the hat straight across the brow or hairline. For round or square-shaped faces, hats with asymmetrical, slanting shapes are incredibly flattering.
Keeping the accessory on-tone with your outfit adds length to your silhouette, regardless of body type. If you’re wearing neutrals, try hats with an accent shade to bring the eye up toward your face. Wearing the same color shoes and hat creates a color balance, inviting the eye to dance up and down visually—another trick for elongating your silhouette.
Generally, larger, wide-brimmed hats can work in an array of settings. Fascinators are seen as special occasion styles, since they’re small enough to wear comfortably throughout the duration of the event.
If you want to stand out this season, make Marilyn’s is your first stop. Offering exclusive European fashion and over 500 hats, you won’t discover this boutique’s hat designs anywhere else. Stop by the store at 375 Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Florida to try on the perfect hat for your next special occasion or a casual wide brim hat for fun in the sun.