Aren’t hats convenient? They’re there for you in multiple times of need: to jazz up a simple outfit; to strategically hide greasy, unwashed locks; or to offer sun and wind protection, even though you still want to look cute!
With spring well and truly here, and summer not far behind, hats are set to become the go-to accessory for the season. With this in mind, here’s how to makeup match those luscious lips with our favourite multi-use accessory, hats!
1. The classic camel Fedora
The camel-coloured fedora can top off your outfit, winter through to summer, making it one of those must-have accessories for any season. Tie your ensemble together with a bronze eyeshadow look and the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche lip colour in 235 Nude for the perfect lipstick colour match.
2. The navy or black boater hat
For a little Parisian-chic, the boater hat is a must-have this summer. Pair this très chic accessory with a stripy tee, basic jeans, simple black eyeliner and, of course, the ultimate in lipstick makeup: the statement red lip. We love the super soft and nourishing NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Lip Pencil in Red Hot for this look! Plus, it’s double or quits with this all-in-one lip pencil and lipstick.
3. The charcoal or black floppy hat
The wide-brimmed floppy hat is always a summer essential and perfect for daytime outings to lunch, or an outdoor market in the sun. Pair with a simple smoky eye look using bronze and pewter metallics for summer and a simple nude lip. We recommend the beautiful gloss finish of the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in Burgundy Bronze or Sandstone Shimmer.
4. The oversized straw brim hat
Another summer sensation is the oversized straw brim hat, ideal for beach days; an outdoor picnic; or meandering through markets. Complement this accessory with a simple makeup look of soft, glowing skin, lashings of mascara; and a simple, yet luscious lip colour with the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick in Plum Tuxedo.
5. The fiddler cap
Bang on trend and just about everywhere you go, you’ll see the slouchy fiddler cap making an appearance in stores. This cute hat trend, modelled on the fisherman’s cap with a short brim, is here to stay for summer and is a stylish accessory for just about any outfit. Pair with toned-down makeup and either a signature lip for simple fiddler hats, or a nude, barely-there lip for more textured, patterned fiddler caps.
If hats aren’t your ‘thing’ then maybe they ought to be! Give any of these simple looks a try this summer, and you’ll soon consider yourself converted!