I was not always a hat wearer. I used to love seeing looks accessorized with hats and wonder if hats had a place in my life. Once I just went ahead and bought a couple of hats, I realized they totally fit into my wardrobe and are the most fun of all accessories! Now I have a collection of hats that I lovingly display on a wall in my office. You can wear hats too! There are so many beautiful hats out there, you might decide to start your own hat wall!
How to Wear Hats with Long Hair
Find some inspiration
First, hop on Instagram and look for some hat inspiration! Think about the scenarios and outfits you might like to wear a hat with. When looking for hats, use these examples as your guide. Do you see yourself wearing it with boho dresses to a music festival? Maybe you live by the beach and frequently lunch outdoors? Or perhap a pair of ripped jeans and jaunty boots is more your vibe? There are hats to go with all kinds of looks, and many of them can work in multiple ways.
Find a hat that speaks your style language
What is your typical style? Laid back? Perhaps a fedora is for you. Chic? A wider brim floppy hat in black with feathers could be more to your liking. One of my favorite hats is an upcycled hat. An old Louis Vuitton bag was given new life by being cut into strips. One strip was placed around the rim of the hat to make it “fancy”. And fancy it is, when I wear this hat or post myself wearing it on Instagram, I get so many compliments. Find something that is unique to you and makes a statement about your style!
Buy a hat of good quality
The hats I share range in price from under $20 to just over $200 Buy one you feel is of good quality and you will feel that much more comfortable wearing it.
Consider the season
Some hats are made for boho chic fall looks, while others are suitable for summer. I have a gorgeous floppy hat with trimmed with peacock feathers that I wear during the summer while next to the pool. In that way, this hat feels fresh each season because I wear it during the summer months. I’ve had this hat for ten years and it is still as chic and stylish as the first year I bought it. That’s the thing about a good hat. They never go out of style!
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Hats make the outfit
Here are some hat inspiration images of some of my favorite hats. I’ve also included a couple images from NYFW where I sat front row at the Global Fashion Collective and was photographed by Getty Images. Swear it was the hat that elevated my outfit, what do you think?
SHOP MY FAVORITE HATS FOR WOMEN:
Do you like to wear hats? What kind of hat is your favorite?
24 thoughts on “How To Wear Hats with Long Hair”
I love your hat collection! So many gorgeous outfits too! Lots of great ideas. Definitely having hat envy over here.
Thank you Lizzie! I love your style, so super flattered by your comments! Jaimie
long hair and hats is such a great combination! We are heading right into hat season and i am so excited!
cute & little
I am excited about hat season too! Boots and hats galore! xo Jaimie
These are great tips! I also love how you have your hats showcased, how pretty! You’re hair looks gorgeous with hats on as well! Xx.
That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you! xo
Such great tips! im just getting into hats after feeling for years like they didnt work for me. I really love them though and got two lack of color ones for fall!
I love Lack of Color, and I bet you look great in your hats xo
I’m a huge hat girl! I wear them all the time. these are great tips!
Love hearing from other hat lovers! Thanks for reading xo
I miss my longer hair some days, but these tips are great. Loving your hat collection too.
Thank you Anna xo Jaimie
I appreciate hats for what they bring to an outfit (and extend a styled hair day, lol). Great tips!
Thank you Sarah, I love the benefit of hiding hair at times too! xo
SO many awesome looks with so many great hats! you have quite the collection!
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Thank you Rebecca, yes, hats become an addiction I must say! xo Jaimie
I used to avoid wearing hats too, and now they’re some of my very favorite accessories! I love your selections, these are all so gorgeous!
Hi there Annie! Completely agree with you, they became one of my favorite accessories too! Thank you for your kind words xo Jaimie
You literally rock hats like no other. I love your immense collection, and also how you bring the entire look together!
That’s so sweet of you to say Adaleta! I do love my hats xo Jaimie
I love how you have your hats displayed! I am hoping to pick up a fall hat this fall.
Thank you, and love to hear that. I am so in to hats, now. Be careful, it might become an addiction! xo Jaimie
By far My favorIte post of yours. I love my hats and have collected for some time.
Thank you Stefani, I love the feedback and am glad you enjoyed this post. Nice to “meet” a fellow hat collector! xo Jaimie