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Mom Style How To: Spring Fashion Hats

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This statement accessory makes celebs and style icons so cool as they breeze through LAX or wander through the weekend farmer's market. And lately every time I spot one of my favorite celeb mamas in a new fashion hat look, I impulsively purchase a more affordable version of my own. But when it came time to incorporate my new hats into my everyday mom ensemble, I suddenly felt more costume-y and less cool and instantly abandoned my stylish hat wearing dreams. How do these cool hat-donning celebs do it? What is their hat style secret?

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After a little hat recon, I realized that rockin' my favorite spring fashion hats wasn't as complex as I thought. Here are my favorite style tips and looks that easily add our new hats into our everyday mom outfits and take our looks to a new fashion level.

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Best Fashion Hats by Face Shape:

  • Oval: The universally flattering face shape. Wide brim (no more than shoulder width), floppy, or fedora styles are my personal favorites.
  • Round: Assymetrical fedoras and other defined crown silhouettes create a visually appealing look by elongating this face shape.
  • Rectangle: Full or uplifted brimmed hats (avoid the small brim and high crown!) win at softening the jawline.
  • Square: Irregular brims and defined crowns work best to elongate the square face shape and soften the jawline.
  • Triangular: Hats with higher crowns and assymetrical brims look perfect since they add forehead height.
  • Heart: Medium brims, defined crowns, and angled styling are the best ways to narrow the forehead.

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Fashion Hat Styling Tips:

  • Extra Accessorizing: Less is more when we add a hat to our style mix. Go easy on the bold jewelry and printed scarves and opt for simple pieces instead.
  • Complementary Colors: Infuse similar shades of your spring fashion hat's color story into your outfit. Jessica Alba paired her sage hued hat with a similar shaded shirt, Kourtney K opted for a navy clad look, and January Jones stepped out in shades of gray.
  • Denim and Neutrals Always Win: Don't fight the fashion statement your hat is making with too many crazy colors or insane patterns. For an easy, understated look, denim/chambray pieces and neutral solids or stripes sing well with any spring fashion hat.

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Spring Fashion Hat Look No. 1

Topshop Swoosh Crown Fedora Hat

Madewell Inlet Stripe Cardigan

Anthopologie Francophile Tee

Gap Floral Pointy Flat

Splendid Layers Flare Mini Skirt

M.A.C Pro Longwear Lipglass in Whoops!

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Spring Fashion Hat Look No. 2

Nordstrom Stone Wash Sun Hat

Lou & Grey Loopstitch Sweater

Old Navy Rockstar Camo Zip Pants

Minnetonka Feather Moccasin

Anthropologie Petelottli Necklace

Urban Outfitters Alexa Round Sunglasses

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Spring Fashion Hat Look No. 3

Urban Outfitters Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat

Old Navy Jersey Tank Maxi Dress

Gap 1969 Cropped Denim Jacket

Gap Stripe Terry Infinity Scarf

Sam Edelman Gilda Sandal

Essie Good as Gold Nail Polish

What spring fashion hats are on your wish list?

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