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3 Ways Every Brown Boy Can Rock the Hat this Summer

3 min read

by Preeti Singh

All images in the post below are courtesy of Vivek Singh.

Ever wondered if there’s a better way to style that huge stack of hats you’re storing in your wardrobe? What are the rules and basics of carrying a cool cap and making it appear cooler than it really is?

Dressing up is all about mixing and matching the right way. While every accessory you’re sporting should be well coordinated with the look, it should still be allowed to stand out—each piece should have its  own statement! Wondering how that could be? Well, let’s use a hat as the perfect example.

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Move on over to your stash of hats and pick the one you love the most (if that’s possible it at all). Now, keep reading on to see how you can style your favorite head gear to make a statement everywhere you go this summer—we’re going to use a little bit of help from Mumbai-based actor/model (featured in the images), Vivek Singh.

1. Keep it casual

Basic shades like black, blue and beige are a must-have for all men in their wardrobes. A hat could add a statement to a casually worn t-shirt with a cool pair of jeans; hats look great when matched with the color of the T-shirt because pairing the two makes the colors look noticeably visible and catches the eye.

2. Match it with a scarf

A hat could also be teamed up with a matching scarf—and I can tell you that it looks cooler than you think. A simple touch of a nicely blended scarf with the same color hat helps to bring out the tones of the basic tees and look more attractive.

Don’t be afraid to play with the scarf at hand either. Scarves could be worn in many ways. You can go with the traditional “draping around the neck,” make a knot, or even wear it sideways with one end crossing over the shoulders.

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3. Play up the color theme

Another great way, apart from the contrast color theme, is to go with the same color theme but in different tones. Blue is the age old classy choice. Mix up all different shades of blue, or the color of your choice, to carry out the above look.

If you wish to go bolder, rock your denim style with a half jacket and a vest in the same colour to give it a contemporary touch.

Preeti Singh, based in Mumbai, India is working as freelance French-English language interpreter, trainer and a media professional who is engaged in writing and acting projects. She has a Bachelors degree in English, Psychology, and Sociology with first division. After completing her graduation she attained a postgraduate diploma in Applied Journalism and Mass Communication. Currently, Ms. Singh is an under-process blogger at The Huffington Post and a member of the Film Writers Association (FWA), an association for television and cine writers. She has assisted in film pre-production and script writing for the Indian film fraternity. In addition, she enjoys working as an artist and has portrayed different roles for Indian television series. Ms. Singh is a multi-linguist and can communicate in English, French, Hindi and other regional languages with adequate fluency.