Most people wear a top (1 piece) and a bottom (2nd piece). I describe it as a flat piece of paper. But when you add a third piece, it pops off the page. You now have a 3rd dimension and you’ve now created an interesting outfit. Hats create a instant 3rd dimension and it doesn’t require you to actually wear anything. In other words, if you run hot or prefer a minimalist look, you don’t actually have to add a layer to your body. When styling men and women I’m constantly making them aware of the notion that lots of 2 piece outfits are boring. You become invisible in a sea of 2 piece-wearing people. Adding the third piece adds texture, layers, and visual interest. Hats add all of these extras plus provides you a health benefit of protecting your head and face! Boom!
Here are the rules to wearing hats:
Just like clothing, when you layer it, you immediately add more visual interest. I often talk about the third piece: most people just wear a first piece, a top, and a second piece, a bottom. The third piece adds dimension, personality and lots of optical excitement. Add a third piece to your neck, ears or hands, too!