We love the pop of personality a hat can add to almost any outfit, and we believe hats can look great on anyone – yes, even YOU!
If you love hats but aren’t sure where to start, Wardrobe Stylist Brittany Noble Newcomb, owner of B. Noble Styled, is here to help.
“Topping off a great outfit with accessories is the key to pulling off the ultimate look,” says Brittany. Any chance I get, I like to add an unexpected element my client wouldn’t normally do alone – and sometimes a hat is just that!”
A Hat for Every Occasion
Move over cowboys – Brittany says hats don’t belong only in the west. Any occasion can be the perfect moment to don a hat. For example:
- The perfect straw number for gardening
- A bucket hat with a bright swimsuit
- A preppy boater hat for sunny New England days
- A rancher when you need to feel Texas chic
- The list goes on and on
The best part? A hat is an accessory that doubles as UV protection and a disguise for a bad hair day, all while showcasing a sophisticated vibe.
Hat Shopping Secrets
Brittany likes to shop for hats while on vacation. Not only is doing so a great way to bring home a piece of local flair, but nothing beats being able to try on in-person.
The downside: Traveling with hats can be a struggle. (Brittany admits to more than once wearing multiple hats through an airport to make sure they make their way safely onto the plane for her trip.)
Traveling with a hat – or hats? Check out TOPTOTE, Brittany’s go-to accessory for taking her favorite hats wherever she goes.
Brittany’s Favorite Hats
“Today’s hat makers offer endless customization options to satisfy every customer,” says Brittany. “From feathers and embroidery to vintage ribbons and knick knacks, you can create your dream hat that will be part of your wardrobe for years to come.”
A few of Brittany’s current favorite hats and hat makers include:
Goorin Brothers, which offers a variety of styles and customizable options. “You will likely leave with the perfect sun hat that will easily transition from summer to fall and beyond,” she says.
The Freya Gardenia Hat with pinched crown and grosgrain band
The Teressa Foglia Renata handwoven Panama straw hat in blue
The Eclipse, Caramel Hat from The Avenue by Lyndsey Zorich
The Juno Bucket Hat from Byrdie Golf Social Wear for style on and off the course
The floppy raffia Plumeria Sun Hat from Sarah Bray Bermuda
Brittany’s bottom line: Have some fun and challenge yourself to find a hat that elevates your look, then make it your own!