Everyone has, at one point or another experienced a bad hair day. You know those days when you look in the mirror and your hair is completely unpresentable, and you don’t know what to do? It can take your self-esteem down by a few notches. If you’re staying at home all day, then it doesn’t really matter because you won’t have to face anyone, and you can always tuck it under a bonnet and go about your business. The problem comes in when you have to leave the house. The way you present yourself is super important, and that’s why you have to find quick fixes.
Hats are one way of fixing a bad hair day. They take little to no time and can have you looking much better than you did before. You can use your hats to enhance your look and style.
Here are 5 types of hats that every woman should invest in.
- Baseball cap
This hat leans towards a more casual look, like snickers and jeans. If you have long hair, you can let it hang through the hole above the back strap. It completes your casual look and makes you presentable. Ever wonder what the origin of the baseball cap is? Well, the baseball style of cap derived from earlier brimmed hats popular in the late 19th century. The earliest baseball caps were made of wool with a leather bill and were worn exclusively by baseball players in the mid- to late-19th century. Today, the headgear has moved off the field and into everyday wardrobes. When buying a baseball cap, first go for neutral colours that can be paired with many of your fashion pieces. Once you have a collection then you can buy specific colours.
The beret reminds me of Kenyan scouts. It has an authoritative and confident vibe. Apparently this hat has been in existence for centuries. In fact, archaeologists found traces of hats similar to the beret inside Bronze Age (3200-600 B.C.) tombs in Italy and Denmark, as well as depicted in sculptures and paintings across Western Europe. Although the style and shapes may have evolved over the years, this type of hat is considered stylish and easy to pull off in our world today. You can even wear them a little bit to the side to give off a slightly edgy vibe.
- Bucket Hat
The bucket is possibly the most versatile hat. It can be paired with many outfits, including skirts, dresses, and even jeans. This hat was first conceived in the early 1900s as a purely functional item worn by Irish farmers and fishermen as protection from the rain, which was made possible by its wide downward-slanting brim. The fact that it can be folded to fit inside a pocket was also a major appeal. Later it was used to protect the necks of troops in the 1940s and during the Vietnam War from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. The best thing about the bucket hat is that there are very many variations to it, including floral, patterned, and even denim.
4. Fedora Hat
This hat, to me, looks like class and elegance. The fedora hat sets you apart from the rest of the people in the room, and for a good reason. It first appeared as a female hat in 1882. That year was the first production of a play “Fédora” by the French author Victorien Sardou. He wrote the part of Princess Fédora Romanoff, a title role, for then famous actress Sarah Bernhardt. Today this hat is used widely by both men and women. I would advise this hat for old braids or even mini twists.
5. Turban hat
If you’re like me, you find it a little hard to tie the turban. The good news? There are certain stores that sell turbans that are already tied and sewn up. All you have to do is wear it and you’re good to go. Two minutes and your look is complete. This turban hat is particularly advantageous because it can also be worn to the office or to a formal setting.
The earliest evidence of a turban-like garment is from Mesopotamia in a royal sculpture dating from 2350 B.C.E. The turban, which has also been a symbol of royalty and spirituality in different cultures, has now made its way to our wardrobes as a classic fashion statement. Use the turban hat on a bad hair day and you will be sure to elevate your outfit and complete your look.
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