#nylongirlproblems: a hat for all seasons

the definitive guide to finding the perfect topper.

by rachael wang

Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:

Help! I really want to wear a hat, but I don't know how to find one that looks good on me. 

The Answer: 

In case you didn't notice 

hats are kind of a big deal right now

. It's time you learned how to wear one well. Now, people will judge you on your taste so I created an easy how-to guide to ease you through the transition between fear and loathing to stylish bliss. 

If you listen to hip-hop ... you'll love a fitted hat


Kenzo New Era Fitted Cap -- $60

If you're preppy in an ironic way ... you'll love a bucket hat


Stussy Paradise Bucket Hat -- $36

If you worship Chloe Sevigny ... you'll love a straw boater


Missoni Straw Boater -- $190

If you're a surfer or want to fake it ... you'll love a lifeguard hat


Obey Fedora -- $40

If you're a Francophile ... you'll like a beret


American Apparel Beret -- $24

If you like a dramatic entrance ... you'll love a wide brim fedora.


Yestadt Fedora -- $270

If you like striped sailor shirts ... you'll love a marine cap


Eugenia Kim Elyse Hat -- $215

If you like sports or want to attract someone who does ... you'll love a snapback ball cap

TRY: Ferris Ball Cap -- $45

If your favorite movie is The Princess Bride ... you'll love a jeweled head piece

TRY: 8 Other Reasons Homage Headpiece -- $84.95

If you like reading novels under willow trees while wearing floral dresses ... you'll love a dome

TRY: Clyde Dome -- $338