10 Ways to Leave Your Hat On

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10 Ways to Leave Your Hat On
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"Wear a hat?" you say. How exactly does a modern, hip fashionista do that? Sure, you've probably seen them in your grandma's closet, but never on her head. Same goes for your mom. And now they're popping up all over the fashion landscape. Get the 411 on how to wear a hat, and you'll turn heads when you walk in the door.

Fedora
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Fedora

Actress Gillian Zinser dons a true fedora for a party for television networks in Los Angeles in August 2011. A fedora is a felt hat, creased down the center, with a wide ribbon band and a somewhat wide brim. Channel Humphrey Bogart and you'll have them at hello.

Trilby
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Trilby

Actress Jaime Pressly chose a trilby hat to top off her outfit at the premiere of "Beats, Rhymes & Life" in Los Angeles in June 2011. Frequently called a fedora, the trilby hat is often made of straw and has a shorter brim, which makes the turn up in the back sharper.

Cloche
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Cloche

Actress Michelle Yeoh was glamorous in a cloche hat at the June 2011 wedding of Monaco's Prince Albert to the former Charlene Wittstock in Monaco. The cloche was a must-have during the Roaring Twenties and has recently earned that status again.

Bucket
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Bucket

Soap opera actress Eileen Davidson makes a casual look pop with her bucket hat pulled down low at a charity event in Los Angeles in November 2010. The all-purpose bucket, worn by both men and women, keeps the sun out of your face and your cool intact.

Narrow Brimmed
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Narrow Brimmed

Stylist Rachel Zoe stood out in a narrow-brimmed black felt hat during Spring 2012 Fashion Week in New York in September 2011. The narrow-brimmed hat, whether in straw or felt, works especially well with a bohemian look. It's called narrow only in comparison to its wider-brimmed sibling.

Wide Brimmed
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Wide Brimmed

Actress Katherine Kelly made a huge hat statement in her wide-brimmed straw at the royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in Edinburgh in July 2011. A wide-brimmed, or picture, hat conjures up images of times gone by and is most often made of straw.

Fascinator
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Fascinator

Actress Aylie Kell got all dolled up in a black fascinator with veil for "Teen Vogue's" Young Hollywood Party in Los Angeles in September 2011. Made popular by the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, the fascinator exudes a young vibe and gives just the right pop to many outfits.

Beret
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Beret

Lady Gaga channeled a bit of Chanel style in a black beret at the MTV Video Music Aid event in Chiba, Japan, in June 2011. Long a staple of classy French style, the beret ranges from casual felt to dressed-up velvet.

Scarf Wraparound
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Scarf Wraparound

Actress Shannon Woodward sported some twenties sass on the street in Los Angeles in July 2011. Scarves of all types are at the top of the trend list, and wrapping one around your head like a hat is trendiest of all.

Kentucky Derby
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Kentucky Derby

TV personality Kate Gosselin showed up with a wide-brimmed hat with requisite pizzazz at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville in May 2011. The typical Derby hat has an exaggerated wide brim with serious embellishment.

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