Everyone's talking about hats for fall, but I don't know what to wear them with!
Fall is officially here, and we can't help but get a little heady with all of the seasonally chic accessories that surround us. So what's topping our list? Hats, of course! We love two distinctly different styles for our autumnal wardrobes, both of which are easy to wear and worth trying. Must-Try #1: The wide-brim felt hat. Check out the Hermes and Giorgio Armani F/W 12 shows for runway inspiration. Who: Glamour girls will love this dramatic style. What: Look for a fedora shape, but with an exaggerated brim. Bigger is definitely better for maximum '70s jet-set chicness. A basic black version is a good starting point, but we also like them in caramel and dusky pink. If you're more boho, go for a floppier style or a hat with some feather embellishment. Wear: This hat calls for pants, pants, pants! Whether it's with flared jeans, a menswear-inspired suit, or skinny leather leggings, the wide-brim felt hat looks most relevant when paired with a leggy look and lots of confidence. Must-Try #2: The slouchy knit beanie. Look at Christian Dior's F/W 12 collection and off-duty models like Dree Hemingway for ideas on how to style this hat. Who: Your inner rock 'n' roller or anyone looking for a nonchalant accessory needs this hat. What: Beanies might not be a new hat silhouette, but there are more fashionable options than usual this season. Add a little hattitude to your wardrobe with a chunky wool beanie in olive, berry stripes, or even charcoal gray with a black pom-pom. While those options will definitely come in handy for winter, if you want something that's a more transitional weight or has a subtler look, try a fine-knit beanie; we like it in pink, but dark gray and cobalt will work too. Wear: Instead of styling your beanie with leather skinnies and an army jacket, go for a less expected look and pair it with feminine dresses and coats. Think: a grunge riff on Downton Abbey! Pop a knit cap on with a floral dress, lace-up booties, and a knee-length coat for an edgier take on a girly outfit.