A collage with a bucket hat, brown hat, and a black hat.

Stop Second-Guessing Yourself—Wear the Hat

We’ve all been there: You’re casually scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest and notice someone who’s flawlessly styled a hat—any hat. Could be the perfect wide-brim hat and dress combination or a bucket hat paired with a graphic tee and jeans. It doesn’t matter, because this person can pull off a hat like it’s their job. And you think to yourself, “Man, once I figure out how to wear a hat like that, it’s over for you hoes.” (Or something along those lines, at least.) But let me tell you right now: you can already wear the hat. Maybe you need a few plus-size hat outfit ideas to get you started, but I truly encourage you stop second-guessing yourself and wear! The! Damn! Hat!

Life is just too short, folks. People who wear plus-sizes have been told for way too long what they can and can’t wear—and it’s high-time that became white noise. If you’ve ever had some strange, pre-conceived notion that you can’t wear a hat because of your body—or, quite frankly, any other reason—throw it all to the wind. This season, it’s all about the hat, and absolutely anyone can wear one.

Western hats, bucket hats, baseball hats—the list goes on. There are so many different types of hats, I feel a bit like Dr. Seuss naming them all. The fact of the matter is, though: they’re all perfect ways to top off an ensemble. Add a bucket hat to a cozy autumnal look, and suddenly you’re a street style god. Give your favorite summery baseball hat new life by pairing it with an oversized sweater and leggings. The possibilities for plus-size hat outfit ideas are endless—so toss aside any fears you may have about them.

If you’re in need of a little bit inspiration (Aren’t we all?), you’ll find some easy ways to style all your favorite hats below. This season, take it from me and just wear the hat. The messy hair will be worth it.

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1. The Terry Cloth Bucket Hat

Ah, our old friend the bucket hat. It’s low-key cool in any style, but I’m particularly loving it in terry cloth form. Think the fabric has too much of a summer vibe? You just haven’t seen it in action for autumn! In a nice green hue paired with animal print trousers, an oversized white button down, and booties, it’s a can’t-miss fall look.

A collage with a green bucket hat, black booties, white blouse, and leopard print pants.

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hat — $99 from Lack of Color
shirt — $72 from Madewell
pants — $128 from Anthropologie
boots — $69.99 from DSW

2. The Bright Baseball Hat

Like terry cloth, the baseball hat is something many of us associate with the summertime—but it’s a seriously fun addition to most fall outfits, too. Throw on a bright baseball hat (pink is a personal favorite) with leggings, a cozy sweater, and sneakers. The perfect casual weekend look? Check, check, and check.

A collage with a gray sweater, New Balance sneakers, black leggings, and pink baseball hat.

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hat — $29.50 from Nordstrom
sweater — $34.99 from H&M
leggings — $17.99 from H&M
sneakers — $79.99 from New Balance

3. The Western Hat

Can I get a yeehaw? Western hats don’t have to scream “cowboy”—unless you want them to, of course. For fall, add a fun floral dress, over-the-knee boots, and your favorite sunglasses. Maybe if the rodeo were this chic, we’d all be fans.

A collage with a floral dress, brown boots, brown hat, and pink sunglasses.

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hat — $129 from Lack of Color
dress — $75.50 from Torrid
boots — $89.50 from Torrid
sunglasses — $79 from Crap Eyewear

4. The Plaid Bucket Hat

Yes, another bucket hat. But this time, in fall-favorite paid (!). Let this accessory be the star of your outfit by wearing it with a silky black blouse, dark-wash jeans, and booties. Even if you’re a little afraid of bucket hats (I get it!), this outfit is a no-brainer, and will definitely look great on the ‘Gram.

A collage with dark wash jeans, black blouse, plaid bucket hat, and brown booties.

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hat — $78 from Shopbop
top — $24.99 from H&M
jeans — $79.50 from Torrid
boots — $156 from Everlane

5. The Wide-Brim Hat

Before I let you go, I have to remind you of the wide-brim hat. A classic look for fall, this hat pairs well with almost any ensemble. It’s especially cute when worn with an animal print dress, booties, and some drama sunnies, though. This is one style of hat that definitely deserves a spot in your wardrobe.

A collage with a leopard print dress, black hat, black booties, and gold sunglasses.

shop the look

hat — $79 from Madewell
dress — $168 from Anthropologie
boots — $129.95 from Chinese Laundry
sunglasses — $184 from Revolve