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14 Reasons You Should Definitely Wear More Hats

Hats aren't just for bad hair days (although they are excellent for those). Nothing elevates an outfit quite like the right hat.

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Okay, so you're one of those people who thinks, "Nooooo, I can't pull off hats, they don't look good on me." I FEEL YOU, GIRL. But you're wrong.

1. And more updated beanie styles are surprisingly feminine-looking with long hair...

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Want to transform yourself into a gamine princess in one step? Here. Now go break like 12 hearts on your walk to the bus alone.

2. A wide-brimmed straw hat looks amazing at the beach.

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Bonus: It gives you extra protection from the sun! You should probably skip the fake pearls, though — that'd be one weird tan line.

3. And hats made with more heavyweight materials dress up ladylike looks even more.

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Admit it, if you saw this girl on the way to work, you'd be like, "I'm buying a humongous hat right this very minute, I don't care if I miss the fucking morning meeting."

5. ...but short-haired girls look especially amazing in them, too.

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I feel like these are the kinds of women that dudes write melancholy love songs about. So if you want to be a muse, just own this hat and let your hair peek all sexily out of it. Easy!

6. Did those guys on Okcupid scare you away from fedoras? This'll help you come back around.

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They're the perfect casual warm-weather accessory. I promise you won't look like a Redditor if you pair one with a simple t-shirt and shorts.

8. On days when your hair is doing something unforgivable, tuck it into a turban.

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Instantly go from looking like a mess to like a girl with amazing personal style that other people want to copy.

10. Want to be the coolest girl in any room? Wear a snapback.

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These pair particularly awesomely with superfeminine make up. Also, on days where you're keeping your outfit way low-key, a snapback will help you look like that laziness was totally intentional.

11. Berets aren't as cheesy as you think.

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Okay, personal anecdote time: Over the winter, I met a bunch of friends at a bar. One of them brought a girl I didn't know, who was wearing a beret like this, and she looked so beyond stunning and put-together in it that everyone else talked about it when she went to the bathroom. Wear this hat and you'll be that girl.

12. Make a statement at formal events with a pillbox hat, especially a veiled one.

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Even the extremely hat-phobic have to admit that a pillbox worn with an evening dress is pretty dazzling, style-wise. You can't wear this kind of hat and not be the embodiment of a "dame."