I realized that I have never posted about a cowboy hat for summer. Even though they are at every hat store at the beach and one of the most recognizable styles of hat, I think that it’s actually pretty difficult to pull off the look. If you work too hard on your outfit it could like a Halloween costume and if you just throw it on you could look like Britney Spears on one of her bad days.
If you are a cowboy hat kind of girl then you probably already know what works for you. If you do like this look but have been wondering how to wear it, then I have some ideas on how to make the cowboy hat stylish.
- Do get a straw crushable cowboy hat made for women. It will be small and fit tightly to your head with a short brim. These are more like “cowboy hat inspired” hats because they’re not like the real thing that big cowboys in Texas wear.
- Do wear your hair down. I would suggest a messy tousled beach hair look, so try using a texturizer or spritz some hair spray on long strands and scrunch them.
- Don’t dress in a cowboy theme. This will definitely give you the Halloween look! Unless you have real experience on a farm, you probably won’t want to do this. No cowboy boots, checkered shirts, or overalls!
- Do try a casual boyish look. Again, you don’t want to go overboard with daisy dukes or a short skirt with a tiny tank or you will look like Britney Spears. I would wear loose-fitting distressed jeans, a colored cotton V-neck tee, and flats.
I wouldn’t say that cowboy hats are “in” right now, but with the right look it can definitely work for a casual beachy vibe.