Hat Trick


If you been reading my blog for awhile, you know I’m a big fan of hats. I love the stye, but I also love the added benefits of keeping the sun off my face and out of my eyes. A lot of women shy away from hats because they don’t believe they look good in hats or they’ll have “hat hair”. First of all, saying you don’t look good in hats is ridiculous because there are so many types of hats that you’re bound to find one that fits you right. Secondly, there’s a simple trick to combat hat hair that I’ll share with you today:

Normally I part my hair to one side, so if I put on a hat, I’m covering up my part and one side of my hair will look thicker than the other. So before I put a hat on, I brush my hair straight back. This not only evens out each side’s hair thickness, but also avoids “hat hair”. It’s a win-win! I do have courser hair, so for those of you whose hair ‘dents’ a little quicker, I recommend using a dry shampoo, taking your hat off periodically, and also running a comb through it.

My hat above was sent to me by Harding-Lane. I’ve been wanting a needlepoint hat for awhile because it’s such a classic, preppy style, and they had so many wonderful choices. My favorite part is the strap on the back is made from sailboat cloth. It’s extremely well made and very fun to pair with any outfit. You’ll be seeing more from me about Harding-Lane later this Spring.

How do you combat hat hair?


6 Comments on Hat Trick

  1. Alex
    March 27, 2015 at 11:57 am (8 years ago)

    I love Harding Lane’s hats! I find they’re not as shallow as Smathers and Branson hats, so they’re less likely to blow out of place if you’re wearing them on a windy day. Love the coral color of this one!

    Alex | Mrs. Mason Dixon

    • thedressdecoded
      March 28, 2015 at 10:58 am (8 years ago)

      I’ve never tried Smarthers but I know they don’t have the sailboat cloth strap. Good to know about the fitting!

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. rose
    March 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Ahh how cute is that hat! I love the fish, and the colors are adorable. Thanks for sharing, I have never heard of that brand but it looks amazing. I will have to check it out!


    • thedressdecoded
      March 28, 2015 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you! Yes, check them out, so many great designs for summer. 🙂

  3. Meagan Roll
    March 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm (8 years ago)

    I love this trick of yours, to brush the hair straight back–it’s perfect every time. I used it just today! I love wearing hats, and wear baseball hats all the time and wondered how to even out my hair. Thanks for the tip, girl!

    • thedressdecoded
      March 29, 2015 at 10:55 am (8 years ago)

      No problem! I read that somewhere and now I do it, it makes a lot of sense. Glad you like hats too! 🙂

      Thanks for reading!


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