The Dos and Don’ts for Fall 2013 Hat Trends

Cool caps were scattered throughout just about every show during the fall 2013 New York Fashion Week. That means you’re bound to see them on the streets this season! Read on for tips and tricks for pulling off these hat trends without becoming a fashion victim.

1) DON’T forget a super-cute hat

DO remember this motto: When in doubt, put a beanie on it!

DON’T be afraid to experiment with various colors, lengths and textures.

Beanies at Fashion Week

2) DO embrace classic prints

Sick of the floral and kaleidoscope prints from spring? Well, say hello to classic prints like houndstooth for fall.

DON”T shy away from this print for the office. Menswear fabrics lend a chic and professional touch to your outfits.

DO keep in mind that houndstooth goes with everything! Some say, it’s basically a neutral.

Houndstooth

3) DON’T put away your leopard print just yet

Yes, you read that correctly. One of fall 2013’s hottest trends may already be in your closet.

DO play with different colors of leopard this season. Classic brown and black will always be in style, so have a little bit of fun and choose a pink or red version instead.

DON’T overdo it. A little leopard can go a long way, so stick to one piece featuring the cat print.

Leopard Beret

4) DO pick up an emerald green piece

Pantone chose the shade as its top color for 2013, so it’s no wonder that it was spotted all over the fall 2013 runways.

DON’T ignore how cute emerald green can look when paired with other jewel tones, such as garnet, amethyst and sapphire.

DO look for different ways to incorporate the shade into your wardrobe, whether it’s a flat cap or fedora. This vibrant hue is like an exclamation point at the top of your ensemble.

Kangol Lite Felt Vaulted Trilby

5) DO fall in line with military-inspired looks

There was a strong military presence at the fall 2013 Fashion Week, which means that khaki green is on its way to becoming a staple in your wardrobe.

DON’T avoid girly versions of the utilitarian trend.

DO add accents like lace or brocade to amp up the luxe factor.

Kangol Cotton Adjustable Army Cap