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Sunday, April 14, 2024

How to combine a Hat with Sunglasses—and Make It Look Stylish

by Mitchelle Uzorka

Wearing a hat and glasses really pops but it all comes down to the style of the hat and the shape of the frames that you pair it with. Note that the order of that is very important, as your hat will inform the sunglasses you should choose. Let’s get into it.

• Baseball Cap

We can all agree that this is the sportier headgear option, and your frames should complement that fact…or at least exist in harmony with it. So this is not the time to go for frames that feel too glam (yeah, you might want to leave your jewel-encrusted Guccis behind). Instead opt for sunglasses that embody an athletic feel. In this case, a sleek aviator is a good pick, like Krewe’s super-streamlined option—that (bonus!) comes with extra sun protection. Or, go for an updated Wayfarer shape that feels slightly more feminine, like these rounded Ray-Bans that come in a sleek tortoiseshell (even Kate Middleton is a fan). Leaning into the sporty aesthetic will feel less like you’re on the run from the paps and more like you’re wearing this covered up combo for a reason.

• Beanie

Depending on your region, there are lots of different names for the beanie. Some of these include burglar cap, bob cap, tuque, and stocking cap (knit cap). As winter fashion accessories go, this is a must-have.

Pairing it with glasses: With a pair of thick rimmed, hipster inspired frames, you can geek up your beanie.


• Flat Cap

For Bluebloods and British upper class, this is a style icon. For the alternative Hollywood crowd, the flat cap is also quickly becoming popular. Think Ethan Hawke, David Beckman, etc. Your gentlemanly manner will only be increased by the combo of flat cap and glasses.

Pairing it with glasses: Consider an urban, retro vibe for your frames. Think wood-like, thick rimmed rectangular glasses to combine a countryside hunter look with a bit of urban cool

• Straw Hats

Simply put, if you want to look—and feel—glamorous in a hat and sunglasses, go for a trendy woven topper.

Look for a style that has a grosgrain ribbon at the crown so it will be snug on your noggin—just like this country chic straw hat from Gigi Burris that will provide ample coverage from the sun. Wear it with a geometric pair of sunnies in classic black and white  for a retro vibe.

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