The Bolero Hat Is Fall’s Must-Have Accessory
And here’s how you need to style it
We’re fanning the flames of a trend we’ve spotted on fashionable women out and about: the bolero hat. Whereas previous seasons were all about swooping fedoras and floppy ’70s hats, this fall fashionable headwear has a flat crown, a razor-straight brim and a stiff body made of wool felt.
Boleros dramatically frame the face and hair. Here are some styling tips to pull off this dramatic yet wearable look.
Want to ease into a more constructed hat? Start with a modified boater with a narrower brim. Wear it at a rakish, sideways angle.
Similar style by Free People ($68)
Tip It Back
Unlike with fedoras, you want to wear the bolero pushed up off your forehead. Ideally, the brim forms a sort of halo around your head.
Hat Attack ($80)
In Los Angeles, you don’t have to wait for cool weather to wear a wool hat--don it with short sleeves and sunglasses.
Hats by Westerlind ($89)
An edgy version of the bolero is topless, to be worn over just your locks or a headscarf.
Hat by Brookes Boswell ($175)
The bolero’s clean, straight lines are especially attractive in lighter shades like winter white or cream.
Similar style by Brixton Buckley ($98)