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Christine Vartanian standing in a room with racks of clothing and a mirror behind her, wearing a navy blue blazer and large circular pearl earrings, holding a black sun hat, standing in front of a women customer wearing a plaid blazer with gold teardrop earrings

Hats on to you

lisa said, “a hat, do people still wear hats?”

absolutely! hats are fun & functional, and they make you feel chic. not only are they a cool fashion statement,

but they keep you warm in cool weather and dry in wet weather.

how do you pick the right hat?



one. What shape face do you have?

two. Now use the guide below.


“oval face.

Try all kinds of hats! You face shape is versatile.  Women with oval faces can pull off most hats.

“round face.

A fedora, a newsboy hat, or a baseball cap are perfect for you. This symmetrical face cries out for a new angle: asymmetry.

Steer clear of round crowns, which can emphasize the roundness of your face.

Slanting your hat forward draws out your face and is flattering.

“oblong face.

Try a hat with a flared brim and low crown, such as a sunhat, a cloche, or a fedora

with a large brim. The large brim of a sunhat will offset the length of a long face.

Avoid any hats with tall crowns, which only elongate your face even more.

A cloche worn low to your eyebrows can help minimize your high forehead.

“heart-shaped face.

Go with a medium brimmed hat, such as a fedora with a medium sized brim, a boater,

a cloche, a homburg, a beanie, or a beret. These are all good choices!

Slanting the hat to one side will slim your face and draw attention to the eyes.

Stay away from wide brims which only accentuate your forehead and narrow your chin.

“square face.

Experiment with circular styles. Your defined and symmetrical face requires circular features

to soften the edges of the face. Round crown and brim will do the trick,

smoothing a boxy face and giving the illusion of height and roundness.

A sunhat, a cowboy hat, a homburg, a cloche or a toque, give you a feminine touch.

A beret will elongate and cushion your facial contour.

Tilting the hat off to one side breaks up the symmetry pattern of your square face.

Don’t wear a hat with a short brim, no brim or a square hat. These two types of hats will

both emphasize your angular face shape.

“triangle face.

Feel free to try many hats. A triangle face is like an oval face shape

that the options are virtually endless when it comes to a hat.

In the end allow your STYLE INSTINCT TO KICK IN!

Do this by trying on the hat, look in the mirror and see if you like the way you look & feel!

When Lisa was resistant to the idea of a hat, I asked her to consider it and test it out.

It took her outside of her comfort zone for a while but thinking outside of her box

got her to elevate her style and STYLE UP in a way she never thought she would.

Now she rocks that hat and has inspired others around her to try on a hat too!