Life, Love & The Pursuit of the Perfect Hat

Hats are the ultimate fashion accessory, and can make an outfit quickly go from boring to chic in a matter of seconds.  Not only so, they are amazing for those days when you feel like hiding out from the world (ahem, pair them with sunglasses and you’ve got a hangover fashion cure), as well as work as a quick-fix for those bad hair days.

Nasty Gal, $19

Nasty Gal, $19

However, sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect hat for your face shape, and since they can be a bold statement, it’s essential to find one that is you.  Look no further- I’ve compiled a guide to finding a perfect hat for every personality and style.

United Couture, $34.50

United Couture, $34.50

See the rest of the picks after the jump below!

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What’s Trending: Velvet Crush

Although I have to admit, about 6 months ago, when I thought of velvet in clothing, an image conjured up immediately of my older sister’s numerous pairs of velvet pants from the 90’s (needless to say, cringe-worthy).  Nonetheless, velvet has become a big fashion trend this season, and the end is nowhere in sight.

Key point when rocking the trend: Soft velvet fabrics look luxurious, as well as add a very modern touch to the stiff velvet of the 90’s.

For your online shopping convenience, I’ve rounded up a few key velvet pieces that are undoubtedly on my winter wishlist.

Balmain, $4655

Balmain, $4655

See what other (lower-priced) pieces made the cut after the jump!

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What’s Trending: Soft Leather

Motorcycle-inspired clothing has been seen everywhere in recent times, from combat boots to biker jackets.  And everyone knows, motorcycles are synonymous with leather.  While soft, opulent Italian leather is the ideal, it is a bit harsh on your wallet, yet inexpensive- dare I mention the dreadful word pleather- tends to look, well… Cheap.  Thus, I was inspired to go on a mission to compile beautiful leather looks from the web that won’t break the bank.  Here are some of my favorites:

This skirt is from Mango, and is marked down from $179 to $89.  I love the pleats, and, of course, the two front pockets.  Find it here.

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