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KFC released bucket hats in 2019 that are shaped like their iconic chicken buckets!

KFC released bucket hats in 2019 that are shaped like their iconic chicken buckets Source: wk.com/work/kfc-bucket-hat

  • Baseball caps
  • Visors
  • Sun/Floppy hats
  • Panama hats
  • Bucket hats
  • Boaters
  • Cowboy hats
  • Boonies

These styles are perfect for the summer as they shade your face and are breezy and comfortable. Try to avoid hats made from heavy materials since they can make you feel overheated and sweaty.

  • Beanies
  • Aviator/Trapper hats
  • Newsboys
  • Ascot caps
  • Deerstalkers
  • Berets
  • Cloche hats

If you want to make a fashion statement, the cold weather is also a great time to wear canvas hats like homburgs, bowler hats, and pork pies. All you need is a matching scarf and gloves, and you’re good to go!

Did You Know?

Mark it on your calendar! National Hat Day is January 15th in the United States.

  • Cotton
  • Canvas
  • Wool
  • Felt
  • Twill
  • Suede
  • Straw
  • Jute
  • Leather
  • Acrylic
  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene
  • Mesh
  • Nylon
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Taffeta
  • Tulle
  • Velvet
  • Hard plastic
  • Foam
  • Rubber

It takes a different technique to clean these materials, so be sure to do your research! You always want to keep your hats in pristine condition.

Face shape

Face shape

Your face is either an oval, square, circle, heart, or triangle. The hat’s crown should be a shape other than your face shape. For instance, if you have a round face, you should avoid round crowns.

Hairstyle

Hairstyle

Let’s say you have thick, curly hair. You might have to look for stretchy or elastic hats. Someone with coarse hair, on the other hand, can get away with a more structured look.

Size

Size

Take some time to measure your head with a tape measure before you go shop for a hat. That way you’ll know your circumference and be able to easily find the right size for you.

Color

Color

Think about the type of clothes you wear most often, and choose a hat in a color that won’t clash. When in doubt, it’s never a bad idea to stick with neutrals like white, black, or gray.

Personal style

Personal style

Fashionistas will likely experiment with different hat styles, while people who are more casual will probably stick with baseball caps or beanies. Only you know what you’re comfortable wearing!

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Are you in a softball league? Get a baseball cap. Do you go skiing every winter? Buy a trapper hat. Think about what you do and which hat style will get the most use.

Budget

Budget

Above all, know how much you want to spend before you hit the stores. If you have enough to splurge on that dream hat, go for it! Just make sure you’ll get your money’s worth by wearing it all the time.

The Bottom Line

Whether you throw on a dad cap, complete an outfit with a fedora, or snuggle up in a beanie, you can never have too many hats in your wardrobe. Variety is the spice of life, so have fun shopping and become the hat person you were always meant to be!

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