There are some accessories that are synonymous with summer and some that are synonymous with winter, but here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, we are particularly partial to the accessories that work all year round, such as hats. To be specific, right now we are coveting floppy felt hats, as seen on stylish stars like Nicole Richie and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. After all, not only do they have a cool, bohemian vibe, but they are the perfect accessory for a bad hair day, they look great with just about anything you pair them with, and they will instantly elevate your outfit from simple to statement! On that note, click through to today’s Accessory Report for all the need-to-know details on which stars are working felt hats and how they are styling them!
Nicole Richie has often expressed her love of the 1970s, so it is no surprise to see that she uses her felt hat to emphasize her modern-boho vibe. For example, back in June, Nicole was spotted out and about in West Hollywood wearing a lace-trimmed tank top, wide-leg jeans, wedge heels, and a black felt hat. By teaming contemporary pieces such as her tank and heels with 70s-inspired pieces like her hat and jeans, Nicole has struck the perfect balance between hippie chic and contemporary. Inspired? Pair a hat like Eugenia Kim’s Corinna Fedora ($275) or ASOS’s 70s Floppy Felt Hat ($45.74) with pieces like American Apparel’s Leaf Flower Tank ($45.74) and Free People’s Pocket High-Rise Flares ($78).
Back in April, Vanessa Hudgens was spotted arriving off a flight into Los Angeles wearing a shearling-trimmed leather jacket, boyfriend jeans, a crochet top, and a taupe felt hat. We love the way her ensemble feels so fresh, young and modern—the vibe is signature Vanessa. Even more so, though, we love the way that the hat elevates the ensemble from a simple off-duty outfit to a stylish outfit for the modern girl-on-the-go. To make this look your own, first pick up a hat like DKNY’s Felt Fedora ($60) or Christy’s Hats’ Felt Fedora ($40). Then, simply pair it with pieces like Acne’s Rita Leather Jacket ($1,230) and Current/Elliott’s The Boyfriend Cropped Jeans ($229).
One of the things we love most about this trend is that it can be so minimalist. For instance, take a look at the outfit Jessica Szohr put together for a party in Los Angeles back in April. Her outfit—leather skinnies, a chunky sweater, and a black hat—is decidedly unfussy, but still fashion-forward. The hat gives the otherwise low-key outfit an interesting twist, as all good accessories should, but the ensemble is still casual enough to be worn during the day. To try this look, pick up a hat like Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Felt Hat ($298) or Lulu’s Floppy Felt Hat ($24) and pair it with pieces like Topshop’s Faux Leather Trousers ($60) and AllSaint’s Filix Sweater ($150).
If you thought that felt hats were wholly casual, think again. For proof, just look at the smart and sophisticated ensemble Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore while out and about in New York City in May. By pairing her brown felt hat with an embellished Isabel Marant jacket, jeans, and slouchy Isabel Marant boots, Rosie has created a chic ensemble that would be right at home at an industry party or fashion week event. To take style cues from Rosie, pick up a hat like Hat Attack’s Jenoah Floppy Brim Hat ($78) or Deena & Ozzy’s Felt Hat ($34) and pair it with pieces like Zac Posen’s Silk-Blend Tweed Frayed-Edge Jacket ($705) and Aldo’s Cirocco Boots ($80).
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