How to Style A Fedora Hat

How to Style A Fedora Hat

Wearing a hat can be the perfect accessory to keep the sun out of your eyes, hide your bad hair day, and/or add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. And, a fedora hat is both functional and stylish. Therefore, I believe every girl should have at least one fedora in their hat collection.

Many people ask, “What exactly is a fedora?”

A fedora is a type of hat with a tear-drop shaped, low-sitting crown and short to medium-sized brim that usually curves up along the edges, and runs around the entire crown. Fedoras have a hatband around the bottom of the crown, made of grosgrain ribbon or leather depending on the style.

The fedora is a timeless hat for both men and women and can be worn in a variety of ways. When worn appropriately, it can be very effective in making you look fashion-forward.

I am inspired by classic looks that can be styled in many ways and one accessory that’s the perfect addition to my look is always a fedora. It’s the perfect stylish yet functional fashion accessory.

How to Style a Fedora Hat

Tip 1: Keep It Simple

How to Style A Fedora Hat

When wearing your fedora, keep it simple. Pair with a classic or tee! This outfit is perfect for a summer outfit. The fedora is so functional with this style because it will keep the sun off your face and shoulders while maintaining a chic put together look.

Tip 2: Add a scarf or a belt

How to Style A Fedora Hat
Style Tip: Used the belt from the dress, and added it to the straw fedora to pull the whole look together.

Tip 3: How to Wear Your Hair

How to Style A Fedora Hat

With a fedora or boater, there are two different avenues you can take. If you want a laid-back look, wear your hair down but a little messy. The softness of soft hair with the harsh angles of the hat makes a great pairing. For a sultry look, draw your hair back into a ponytail or bun underneath the fedora.

Tip 4: Placement: Make sure it’s completely flat or if you want it tipped back make sure you are showing a little bit of your hairline.

Tip 5: How to choose a fedora

Finding the right hat style to compliment the shape and size of your face is crucial. After all, the shape of your face determines the style of hat that will look best on you. For instance, someone with a square-shaped face would look best in a hat with a rounder crown and a slightly wider brim. Panama hats and wide-brim fedoras like this one should come to mind.

On the other hand, someone with an oval-shaped face would want to wear a fedora hat with slightly boxier with a medium-sized brim.

How To Store Fedora Hats?

You’ve just bought your first fedora, and now you’re wondering how to store it.

How do you keep your hat from getting crushed or damaged? How long can you store your fedora without worry? Is there some kind of special hat box or other containers I should use?

I’ve got the answers! Here are some tips for storing your hats properly:

  • Keep it upside down. The crown is usually stiffer than the brim, so if you keep your hats upside down on their brim side, they’ll last longer. Think about how many times you wear a hat in a year—the last thing you want is to find yourself with a crumpled crown after only one season of use.
  • Keep them in an enclosed space with plenty of air circulation. If they’re exposed to too much moisture, or if there’s not enough ventilation in the room where they’re stored, mold can develop on the felt—and not just any mold: black mold! (That’s right—black mold.) You don’t want that anywhere near your beautiful new fedora!
  • Hang them upside down on a hat rack or organizer so they don’t get crushed or wrinkled in their storage area. If you’re looking for long-term storage, hanging them upside down on a rack or hat organizer is one of the best ways to do it. This not only prevents crushing or wrinkling but also makes them easy to find when you’re ready to wear them again.

Now that we learned all the tips on wearing and storing your fedora, below I’m going to share a few ways that I love wearing the fedora out in about in this fashion world.

Outfit Ideas with Fedora Hats

How to Style A Fedora Hat

These styled outfits are all a part of my summer edit and are so versatile. Add a tank of any color, cut-offs or jeans, a belt bag, and sandals and you are ready for a casual day at the pool. If you are looking to go dressier for a date night; I’ve styled the fedora with a white dress. Lastly, another way to style is an easy button-up with cut-offs and white sneakers. All of these pieces are perfect for your summer capsule wardrobe with a straw fedora or a wide-brim boater as well!

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lace dress

A cotton or lace dress is the perfect and easy way to style with a fedora. Dress it up for date night or dress it down and wear it with sneakers.

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striped tee
Classic Stripes and denim

Here I added a little dimension with a striped tee to compliment my wool-felt fedora! For an edgier look when it comes to a fedora I typically look to Johnny Depp for inspiration. Depp has made the fedora an iconic and classic fashion staple.

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white crisp button down shirt

One of my tips was to keep it simple! A white crisp button-down shirt and a pair of cut-offs make the perfect spring and summer look. And the same goes for jeans and a tee. If I want to be edgier, I would add my favorite graphic tee.


styling a fedora hat

There are numerous types of colored fedoras such as wool felt, brim hat, indented crown, straw fedoras, and the classic fedora. When styling; the boater and the classic fedora are my favorites whether it’s in a felt or straw. I wear my wool fedora year-round but the straw is more for spring and summer. The wide-brimmed is next on my list to round out my collection.

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