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Bohemian Fashion Essentials: The Hat

Posted on 19 September 2016

If you could only choose one accessory for your bohemian wardrobe, it should be a hat. Well, preferably you should have as many accessories as you like! But the right hat can turn any outfit from dull to gorgeous in the three seconds it takes to put on.

1970's Bohemian  Hat

The first hat you might think of is a floppy-brimmed, 1970's inspired hat. No bohemian wardrobe is complete without one of these beauties. They've appeared on the head of pretty much every bohemian style icon ever, from 1960 to 2016. In recent years, these hats shot back into fashion and it seemed like every single high street store had at least a couple of colors in stock. With a rounded crown and large brim, these hats are perfect for a more glamorous approach to bohemian style.

Straw Hats

For a more unusual approach to bohemian headwear, what about a beach-inspired straw hat? A sunhat is perfect for protecting your face and hair from the sun, and a straw version keeps your head nice and cool. Keep it sleek and simple for a casual but retro look - think Jane Birkin. Alternatively, go all out with an oversized, dramatic straw hat to make a serious bohemian style statement on the beach. Straw hats are also breezy, summery perfection paired with a flowing maxi dress.

Bohemian straw hat

The Russo straw hat

Menswear Inspiration

Bohemian style is as much about grit as glamour. Channel an amazing rock and roll style by choosing a menswear-inspired hat in a fedora shape. Bonus points if it has a vintage, beaten-in feel. This is the perfect hat to combine with a battered band tee and cowboy boots.

Bohemian fedora hat

The Mac fedora hat

Western Hats

Western-inspired hats are another hat style that lend themselves perfectly to bohemian fashion. Don't go for a full-on cowboy hat replica, but look for subtle details that hint at a cowboy influence. Wear with bohemian maxi dresses and vintage t-shirts to avoid looking like you're headed to a costume party.

Western style bohemian hat

The Tan leather hat

What's your favorite style of bohemian hat? How do you style your favorite hat?

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