With the holiday season laundry list piling quite high, don't add unnecessary styling stress to the agenda. By tapping into that wealth of styling creativity of yours and rifling through your already awesome wardrobe, you can update and transform any ensemble in a minute's time. We've employed the help of our fashionable community and our chic Fab editors for simple styling tricks to instantly breathe new life into the back of your closet. For today's tip, it's all about the hat trick: top off your look with a floppy hat.
- Chances are, you've probably accrued some version of a wide-brimmed floppy hat and then never found a fit occasion to rock it. That time has come. Before the Winter cold sets in and we opt for functional warmth-trapping beanies instead of stylish alternatives, don the floppiest hat you can find, preferably as the ensemble's focal point. Throw on a casual pair of denim and oversize sweater, a long maxi skirt and sheer button-up blouse, or a textured mini paired with wool tights and let your floppy hat polish off a Fall-perfect outfit.
- Don't let the floppy shape fool you. The boho-style feel of a bigger, more "cumbersome" hat can translate into easier accessorizing capability and a higher return on fashion daring. Drape the front wide brim artfully over one side of your face — without blinding yourself, of course — and reap the benefits of the heady dramatic effect.
- Use color to your advantage. We love the vibrant merlots and deep reds of showing up atop our readers' heads. It's a flattering statement piece that, unlike a lot of bolder pieces, doesn't require the rest of your outfit to be color-matched accordingly. We'd like to think of it as "fashion freedom."